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Delegates at Bond Conference 2019

Conference 2020 programme

Challenge your thinking and stimulate debate around crucial current issues across 34 thought-provoking talks and workshops at the Bond Conference & Awards 2020.

The programme features keynote speeches by renegade economist Kate Raworth, environmental activist James Wakibia and Pan-African feminist Aya Chebbi.
Our 30 break-out sessions are divided into six strands:

  • Connect: collaborations and partnerships across sectors to solve global challenges 
  • Fund: harness funding trends and diversify income from donors and government
  • Impact: engage communities and enhance real impact 
  • Influence: effect positive change through policy, advocacy and campaigning 
  • Lead: transformational leadership and strategy to drive your organisation forward
  • Nurture: cultivate powerful workforces and inclusive organisational cultures  

Explore the sessions

Connect strand

Experts explore the practical steps we need to take to solve the most pressing challenges of our time. 

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Fund session

Social enterprises, social movements and participatory grant makers share insights and experiences of how they raise and dispense money.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Lead strand

We examine how to overcome the barriers women face in progressing in their careers.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Connect strand

Interrogate the dynamics and structures that perpetuate the imbalance of power, resources and funds between northern and local organisations.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Impact

The latest research into different audiences and the issues that resonate with them to inform your fundraising and campaigning.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Influence strand

This session will explore the root causes of populism and its impact on civil society in different places around the world.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Connect strand

Experts explore the practical steps we need to take to solve the most pressing challenges of our time. 

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Connect strand

Interrogate the dynamics and structures that perpetuate the imbalance of power, resources and funds between northern and local organisations.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Connect strand

Explore any issues or challenges that haven't been covered at this "open space" session. 

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:30 to 14:30
Connect strand

Domestic and international organisations working on the goals are still operating in siloes with only 10 years to go until 2030.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Connect strand

Economic system change could be a gamechanger for global poverty, inequality and climate change. 

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
15:00 to 16:00
Fund session

Social enterprises, social movements and participatory grant makers share insights and experiences of how they raise and dispense money.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Fund session

Evidence and learning tend to be reduced to Western donors' typical accountability measures of logframes, indicators, targets and methodologies.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Fund session

More and more NGOs are working in commercial contracts from DFID to finance their missions. 

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Fund session

Government departments spending UK aid share their priorities and procedures for accessing their funds.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
15:00 to 16:00
Fund session

Hear from donors that see the long-term impact of strategic funding, and those that see the benefits of results-based financing.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:30 to 14:30
Impact

The latest research into different audiences and the issues that resonate with them to inform your fundraising and campaigning.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Impact

Interrogate the power imbalance between NGOs collecting content and the people who agree to have their stories and images shared. 

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:30 to 14:30
Impact

Hear how organisations in Africa are partnering with tech companies to empower communities.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Impact

More information coming soon.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Impact

 Learn from grassroots advocacy movements' methods to win change and what role your organisations should play in partnering with them.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
15:00 to 16:00
Influence strand

This session will explore the root causes of populism and its impact on civil society in different places around the world.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Influence strand

In this divided political climate, we bring cross-party politicians and parliamentarians together to achieve the SDGs.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:30 to 14:30
Influence strand

Leading thinkers interrogate what kind of Brexit could be positive for UK aid and policies that affect developing countries.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Influence strand

With a new government aid strategy looming, we interrogate how NGOs can ensure the UK spends aid effectively and how global institutions can support us.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
15:00 to 16:00
Influence strand

Civic space is shrinking globally, but some countries have bucked this trend and improved civil society’s ability to campaign.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Lead strand

We examine how to overcome the barriers women face in progressing in their careers.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Lead strand

CEOs and senior leaders share how to respond to the demands of a fast changing world. 

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
15:00 to 16:00
Lead strand

New thinking about governance and potental solutions for organisations and bodies like the Charity Commission.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:30 to 14:30
Lead strand

As organisational structures flatten out, leaders need to effectively steer organisations while letting go of some of their power.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Lead strand

Leaders explore how we can draw on our strengths and shared goals to become a more meaningful force for good. 

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Nurture strand

Counter-terrorism legislation and stringent procurement rules are exacerbating humanitarian challenges, such as security, impartiality and access. 

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Nurture strand

International development is a stressful business and more staff are experiencing mental health issues.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
15:00 to 16:00
Nurture strand

With the third sector being less diverse than the private and public sectors, we discuss how to nurture a diverse workforce and inclusive organisational culture. 

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Nurture strand

Successful partnership approaches and new ideas to build the skills, knowledge and expertise of partner organisations.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Nurture strand

NGOs have made a lot of progress on improving their safeguarding policies and practices, but we lack evidence of the difference we’re making on the ground.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:30 to 14:30
Connect strand

Experts explore the practical steps we need to take to solve the most pressing challenges of our time. 

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Fund session

Social enterprises, social movements and participatory grant makers share insights and experiences of how they raise and dispense money.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Lead strand

We examine how to overcome the barriers women face in progressing in their careers.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Connect strand

Interrogate the dynamics and structures that perpetuate the imbalance of power, resources and funds between northern and local organisations.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Impact

The latest research into different audiences and the issues that resonate with them to inform your fundraising and campaigning.

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Nurture strand

Counter-terrorism legislation and stringent procurement rules are exacerbating humanitarian challenges, such as security, impartiality and access. 

 

 

Mon, 03/23/2020 -
11:15 to 12:45
Influence strand

This session will explore the root causes of populism and its impact on civil society in different places around the world.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Impact

Interrogate the power imbalance between NGOs collecting content and the people who agree to have their stories and images shared. 

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:30 to 14:30
Influence strand

In this divided political climate, we bring cross-party politicians and parliamentarians together to achieve the SDGs.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
13:30 to 14:30
Impact

Hear how organisations in Africa are partnering with tech companies to empower communities.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
11:15 to 12:15
Lead strand

CEOs and senior leaders share how to respond to the demands of a fast changing world. 

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
15:00 to 16:00
Nurture strand

International development is a stressful business and more staff are experiencing mental health issues.

 

 

Tue, 03/24/2020 -
15:00 to 16:00

Schedule

Day one: Monday 23 March


8.15 - 9.15   Registration


9.15 - 9.30  Welcome address


9.30 - 10.30  Opening Plenary


10.30 - 11.15  Break, networking and exhibition


11.15 - 12.45  Morning breakout sessions


12.45 - 14.15  Lunch, networking and exhibition

14:15 - 15.30  Afternoon breakout sessions

 

15.30 - 16.00  Break, networking and exhibition


16.00 - 16.45  Closing keynote


16.45 - 20.00  Drinks and networking reception


17.30 - 19.30  Bond International Development Awards

Day two: Tuesday 24 March


8.15 - 9.15   Registration


9.15 - 9.30  Welcome address


9.30 - 10.15  Opening Plenary


10.15 - 10.45  Break, networking and exhibition


10.45 - 12.15  Morning breakout sessions

 

12.15 - 13.30  Lunch, networking and exhibition
 

13.30 - 14.30  Afternoon breakout sessions 1

 

14.30 - 15.00  Break, networking and exhibition


15:00 - 16.00  Afternoon breakout sessions 2

 

16.00 - 17.00  Closing keynote


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