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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.

Our new communities platform is launched

We have a brand new and improved communities platform. After gathering your feedback, we’ve developed a members' platform with a range of new benefits:

  • You can follow posts and get notified about any updates
  • A choice of instant, daily or weekly email notifications
  • A chat function where you can chat to multiple users
  • Smarter categories for posts and a documents library
  • Easy setup of group events with Zoom details and calendar invites that integrate with your email
  • A better search function across the whole communities platform

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

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

Influence donor policy and practice to shift how donors work for a more equitable development system.

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

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

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

Share information, gather feedback and coordinate joint action on G7 2021.

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

Discuss and develop solutions for common IATI challenges

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

A closed group for members of the coordination committee for the locally-led development communities

A sub-group of the Bond Disabiltiy and Development group for organisations working on Mental Health or interested in engaging in this area.

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

Provide sector leadership on ethical approaches to gathering and using images

A space for people of colour to discuss issues, challenges and best practice, and to coordinate influencing.

Get political intelligence and insight on lobbying and campaigning related to UK aid issues

Leading the long-term policy discussions facing the aid and development sector.

Provide support INGOs to enable locally led development

Discuss issues, challenges and best practice related to project management in the international development sector

Discuss and share issues, challenges and best practice related to public fundraising

Explore ways of building long-term public support for development using a new narrative approach

Learn to drive enhanced resilience to natural and man-made disasters

An online space for members to share ideas, resources and good practice around safeguarding issues

Discuss the impact of sanctions and counter-terrorism regulations and engage with stakeholders to improve the regulatory framework

Coordinate the development of commitments to transform the sector into one that places communities at the centre of their work

Get support and develop links with small NGOs to improve your knowledge and practice

Discuss issues related to the role of sport in international development

Influence the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals across the UK and internationally

A space for members to discuss and share learning around economic development.

Understand the impact that new technologies can have on people's lives and international development work

Understand and discuss the value of transparency for the international development sector

Exchange knowledge, enhance analysis and coordinate advocacy on water, sanitation and hygiene issues

Understand and debate the conceptualisation and application of Value for Money at programme and organisational levels

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