Bond Conference 2021: Listen

Day 5 of the Bond Annual Conference 2021 showcased local perspectives and solutions for locally-led development, on 28 May online. 

We are committed to redressing the power imbalances in the international development system and to ensuring development is led by communities and civil society. So, our Listen programme was devised by practitioners and thought leaders from lower- and middle-income countries. 

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The challenging realities and experiences of running women’s funds in an untenable and unfair international funding system.



Fri, 05/28/2021 - 10:30 to 11:15

Local environmental activism, exploring what is leading to negative impacts on India's north-east region.



Fri, 05/28/2021 - 11:30 to 12:15

In this session Africans rising members will discuss what they need from the international development sector.



Fri, 05/28/2021 - 12:45 to 13:30

The role of funding in community-driven change and how international organisations can support shifting power to local organisations. 



Fri, 05/28/2021 - 13:30 to 14:00

Small organisations in Peru and Colombia discuss the demanding realities of delivering their missions and ideas for better international cooperation. 



Fri, 05/28/2021 - 14:15 to 15:00

How to move the conversation away from white saviorism to amplifying the voices of the people and places most affected by the climate emergency.



Fri, 05/28/2021 - 15:15 to 16:00


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.