Conference 2021

Explore new ideas and opportunities to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges at the first-ever online Bond Annual Conference on 24-28 May 2021.  

Join civil society leaders, NGOs, researchers, funders, government and private sector to interrogate the future of the development sector in the wake of Covid-19 and the UK’s changing role in in the world.  You’ll address the systemic issues in international development, while getting insights and tools to make your organisation more impactful. 

Our five-day virtual conference will be truly global in outlook and reach, providing access to thought-provoking sessions to people all over the world. Our Listen programme is being devised by practitioners from lower- and middle-income countries. Each day delves into a crucial theme for civil society:  

  • Fund: harness funding trends and diversify income to build resilience 
  • Influence: forward-thinking policy, advocacy and campaigning   
  • Lead: transformational leadership and strategy to solve new challenges
  • Transform: action to address systemic issues and drive inclusion
  • Listen: local perspectives and solutions for locally-led development

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Highlights from the last Bond Conference 

The Bond Annual Conference 2019 was the biggest international development conference in Europe, bringing together over 1,000 diverse people from across global civil society, humanitarian assistance, government, donors and the private sector.  

Read our blog on the top 10 highlights from the conference or check out #BondConf on Twitter. You can also see the photos from the conference. 

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Main sponsors

Al-Khair Foundation (AKF) is a UK-based international NGO that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to those in the world’s most deprived areas.

Cigna is a global health insurance provider dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security.

GeoPoll logo

GeoPoll is a global research organisation using mobile phones to remotely gather direct, real-time feedback from communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 

Sightsavers is an international organisation that works in more than 30 developing countries to prevent blindness, restore sight and advocate for equal rights for people with disabilities. 

Small member Sponsor
StoneX logo

StoneX specialises in transferring funds to the emerging markets and complex countries.