Conference 2021: Transform

Day 4 of the Bond Annual Conference 2021 interrogated the systemic issues across the international development sector  to cultivate inclusive organisations, on 27 May online. 

As a much-needed light is shone on organisations’ cultures and practices, our thought-provoking sessions explored transforming organisations and the wider sector into a fair, diverse and equitable place.  

The Transform programme spanned institutionalised racism, consent and ethical communications, and embedding safe and supportive cultures. 

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Explore new research into racialised communities’ experiences of working in international development and the barriers they have face to career progression.  



Thu, 05/27/2021 - 10:30 to 11:15

The key barriers the UK's international NGO sector faces in supporting community-led development and how INGOs can shift power together.  



Thu, 05/27/2021 - 11:30 to 12:15

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



Thu, 05/27/2021 - 13:15 to 14:00

How to best support your employees to tend to their wellbeing and mental health in more complex environments.



Thu, 05/27/2021 - 14:15 to 15:00

An recorded address from FCDO and then reflections on the future of UK civil society.



Thu, 05/27/2021 - 15:30 to 16:15


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