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Bond has over 40 working groups with more than 3,000 members, each focusing on key thematic areas in the development and humanitarian sector. 

Join these communities of practice to discuss challenges, share resources and network with other professionals. Groups meet online at present. Some groups also undertake advocacy and influence policy-making.

Connect during Covid-19

As coronavirus (Covid-19) spreads worldwide, Bond’s working groups are continuing to convene online and share learning during this uncertain time. At Bond, we're supporting our group's convening, advocacy and information sharing. We have already seen great examples of groups mobilising: 

  • Our funding-related working groups are working to influence DFID to relax their funding policies so NGOs can respond quickly to emerging challenges. A weekly update will be posted through the funding-related groups to keep members updated with the weekly announcements.  
  • The Policy and Lobbying Group is exploring how organisations can find innovative ways to engage with political stakeholders. 
  • The UK WASH Network has convened virtual meetings to coordinate organisational responses and share learning relating to the virus.  They've also shared relevant materials from their organisations to help each other manage their responses to Covid-19.
  • The Small NGOs Group is sharing experiences and concerns around the instability and difficult decisions they face as organisations with already limited capacity. 

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Learn and become involved in issues around the aid effectiveness agenda in the UK and globally.

Come together to push a zero-tolerance policy on corruption to alleviate its devastating impact on governance, poverty and development

Share information, updates and views on Brexit and its impact on international development

Discuss and collaborate on advocacy, awareness-raising and capacity building to overcome barriers of caste in development

Help put children and their rights on the forefront of the UK’s international development and foreign policy and practice

Network and undertake joint advocacy to promote fair and equitable access to DFID's commercial contracts

Discuss and share issues, challenges and best practice related to communications in the international development sector

Analyse, debate and share experiences of UK policy on conflict and security

A closed group for consortia leads funded through DFID's Aid Connect programme

Exchange information and coordinate advocacy at the interface of environmental and poverty issues

Influence government and other stakeholders to ensure disabled people are considered in all international development policies

Discuss the influences and impact of drug policy on governments and governance alongside gender, health and rural livelihoods

Share information, policy analysis and experiences on EU funding and policy issues

Share lessons, debate and critically engage with systems for listening and responding to feedback from community members

Share experiences of donor relationships and undertake joint advocacy with UK funders

Think through the implications of major changes on the horizon and harness your ability to seize new opportunities

Share learning on implementing and assessing programmatic work on gender equality, and girls' and womens' rights and empowerment

A space for Bond group chairs to discuss and share plans, problems and ideas

Join staff with HR functions to discuss issues, exchange experiences and provide peer support

Ensure aid reaches civilians in need of life-saving assistance during responses to natural disasters and conflict

Share learning and discuss challenges and best practice related to impact investing in the international development sector

Develop and share good practice in knowledge management

Share learning and experience to help improve the practice of MEL

Drive the effectiveness of partnerships across the sector through shared learning and applying innovative models