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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. Here are some groups you can join to help your organisation and the sector respond to the crisis: 

  • 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 is posted through these groups.  
  • Join the Policy and Lobbying Group to find innovative ways to engage with political stakeholders and coordinate around key parliamentary processes. 
  • The Aid Effectiveness Group is monitoring the use of aid in the government’s Covid-19 response and discussing how the aid budget could be spent more effectively to reach the world’s poorest.
  • The Humanitarian Group is shaping advocacy asks to ensure humanitarian relief can best support measures to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on the most vulnerable countries. The Conflict Policy Group is exploring the issue of conflict sensitivity and Covid-19. 
  • The UK WASH Network is coordinating organisational responses and sharing learning relating to the virus.
  • The Small NGOs Group is sharing experiences and concerns around the instability and difficult decisions they face as organisations with already limited capacity. 
  • The Disability and Development Group is working with DFID to ensure a more inclusive Covid-19 response, and is regularly sharing practical advice, tools and suggestions.
  • Join the Sustainable Economic Development and/or the Sustainable Development Goals groups for bigger-picture policy conversations on the wider implications of the virus for developing countries and help develop recommendations we can all use in our advocacy with UK decision makers.
  • The Project Management Group is sharing knowledge, skills and tools to effectively and efficiently serve those who are in the most need

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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

Coordinate and facilitate advocacy and share practical learning on civic space and related issues

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

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