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  • Day 1 (3 December 2020)
  • Day 2 (4 December 2020)

Networking-Led Interactive Conference Features

Match making networking and live delegate meet ups

Replay functions so you never miss a session

Live chat, questioning and polling tools

Real time resources and presentations

Next generation conference engagement platform

9:00 am
Virtual Conference Login and Registration
9:25 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Voluntary Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address: Covid-19 as a Critical Juncture
Dr Duncan Green
Dr Duncan Green
Professor in Practice, London School of Economics (LSE) and Senior Strategic Adviser
Oxfam GB
Confirmed
9:45 am
Morning Keynote: A Policy Update on the Future of the International Aid Sector
  • Understanding the merger of the Department for International Development (DfID)and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and how the new department will work in practice
  • Outlining the key priorities of the newly formed FCDO and how this will impact the UK international aid sector
  • Highlighting how the FCDO intends to support the sector throughout covid-19 and beyond, particularly in regard to funding
  • Considering how FCDO will seek to support international development charities and NGOs struggling to meet the needs of beneficiaries due to ongoing operational obstacles
Kumar Iyer
Kumar Iyer
Director General (Delivery)
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Invited
10:10 am
Finance and Funding: Surviving and Recovering from the Covid-19 Funding Crisis

With 41% of the international development sector’s funding at risk, Stephanie Draper will assess:

  • How can charities and NGOs maintain partnerships with major donors and funding bodies throughout the crisis?
  • How can organisations negotiate flexibility into programmes and budgeting to reflect ground level challenges?
  • What does the impact on funding channels mean for staffing, project delivery and operational output?
  • How can long term financial recovery be supported across the international development sector?
  • What alternative options are available to NGOs in need of funding?
Stephanie Draper
Stephanie Draper
Chief Executive
Bond
Confirmed
10:30 am
Keynote: Maintaining Value for Money and Transparency in International Aid Programmes
  • Exploring the role of effective scrutiny in ensuring investment translates into high impact programmes on the ground
  • Assessing the UK’s role in tackling corruption and illicit financial flows within international aid and developing an evidence base in understanding what works
Dr Tamsyn Barton
Dr Tamsyn Barton
Chief Commissioner
Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI)
Confirmed
10:50 am
Interactive Questions, Ideas and Polling Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers, share your ideas with fellow delegates via our chat function and participate in our new session polling.

11:10 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Reaching and Impacting Beneficiaries on the Ground within Covid-19 Restrictions and Limited Resources
  • Exploring the beneficiaries and groups at greatest risk of being pushed into deprivation and disadvantage following the crisis and the impact on long term international development projects
  • Assessing how charities can continue to support beneficiaries, meet the aims of projects and ensure vulnerable groups on the ground are not left behind
  • Sharing lessons and stories from the ground-level on how organisations are adapting their operations to deliver impact
  • Examining what the long-term outlook is for beneficiaries in the Global South as the sector seeks to recover
Gwen Hines
Gwen Hines
Executive Director - Global Programmes
Save the Children
Confirmed
Grethe Petersen
Grethe Petersen
CEO,
Orchid Project
Confirmed
Olivia Barker White
Olivia Barker White
CEO,
Kids Club Kampala
Confirmed
Paula Fabiana
Paula Fabiana
CEO
Institute for the Development of Social Investment
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Panel Discussion: The Funder’s Perspective – Adapting Philanthropy Practices to Support NGOs during Covid-19

Join some of the sector’s leading foundations as they explore how they have responded to the Covid-19 crisis and what this means for NGOs

  • Assessing how funding programmes have demonstrated flexibility on grant agreements and outcomes-based contracts
  • Examining the role of repurposed funding and adapted project delivery to continue to ensure front-line outcomes
  • Exploring changes to reporting requirements and impact assessments across the sector
  • Evaluating how foundations will support funding for new projects and support beneficiaries impacted by the Covid-19 crisis
  • Discussing what this means for NGOs applying for funding and offering guidance on how NGOs can maximise their chances of securing funding
Alyson Fox
Alyson Fox
Director of Grants
The Wellcome Trust
Confirmed
Max Rutherford
Max Rutherford
Head of Policy
The Association of Charitable Foundations
Confirmed
Sue Wicks
Sue Wicks
Interim Executive Director – Impact and Investments
Comic Relief
Confirmed
Masha Chertok
Masha Chertok
Director
Charities Aid Foundation Russia
Confirmed
12:50 pm
Workshop: How to Plan and Deliver a Successful Merger
  • Outlining all options available including potential pitfalls before deciding whether a merger is the right option for your organisation
  • How to identify the right partner for your organisation and how to ensure you will be able to facilitate an effective working relationship under the new merger agreement
  • Understanding the legal perimeters you must operate in and walking you through how to designing a legal structure to ensure these are met
  • Understanding the role of IBB Law in offering expert guidance on the merging process, including preparing the business plan, consulting stakeholders and developing contracts
  • Learn how a merger works in practice and use this workshop to begin developing a step by step process which can kickstart merger discussions or plans within your own charity
Paul Ridout
Paul Ridout
Partner
IBB Law
Invited
1:30 pm
Conference Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

The Conference for Day 1 concludes at 1:30pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

Networking-Led Interactive Conference Features

Match making networking and live delegate meet ups

Replay functions so you never miss a session

Live chat, questioning and polling tools

Real time resources and presentations

Next generation conference engagement platform

9:00 am
Virtual Conference Login and Registration
9:25 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Voluntary Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address - Day 2
9:40 am
Global Sector Pulse – Impact of Covid-19 on Civil Society across Countries

This session will share findings from CAF surveys and research that has been undertaken to understand how the sector has been impacted; the challenges it faces and the support it needs across selected countries.

What are some lessons learnt based on this and what can be done to support the sector through the crisis?

Sameera Mehra
Sameera Mehra
Head of Global Alliance and International Networks
Charities Aid Foundation
Confirmed
10:00 am
Entering Breakout Sessions
10:10 am
Impact and Funding Outcomes
Safeguarding Outcomes
Practical Solutions Session: "How Do I Secure Emergency Funding for My Charity or NGO in Light of Covid-19?"
  • What funding options are currently available to international aid charities and NGOs?
  • What types of bids do they require and what are grant makers looking for in successful bids?
  • How can you stand out during the application process and ensure you are successful?

The session will conclude with an activity wherein delegates will be able to practice planning a successful bid following the guidance offered.

Alyson Fox
Alyson Fox
Director of Grants
The Wellcome Trust
Confirmed
Keynote: Enhancing the Standards of Safeguarding Across the International Aid Sector
  • Providing an update on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) work on safeguarding in an international context
  • Assessing progress made across the aid sector to improve safeguarding and highlighting where improvements still need to be made
  • Ensuring victims and survivors are at the centre of thinking around safeguarding delivery
  • Discussing the next steps to ensure that staff, volunteers and beneficiaries are effectively safeguarded in international contexts
Peter Taylor
Peter Taylor
Head of the Safeguarding Unit
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Confirmed
10:40 am
Impact and Funding Outcomes
Safeguarding Outcomes
Case Study: Supporting Fundraising Resilience within an International Development Charity during the Covid-19 Crisis
  • Conducting income forecasting to assess how external fundraising conditions and donor relations impact funding channels
  • Harnessing income forecasts and relationships with core partners to assess how outreach activities and fundraising can adapt to the conditions of the crisis
  • Developing a targeted and high impact approach to engaging with donors focusing on small and targeted outreach with phone calls, virtual catch ups and personalised communications
  • Embedding resilience into a fundraising strategy with a focus on adapting planned activities, maintaining donor relationships and harnessing personalised outreach projects
  • Exploring how the Covid-19 Crisis may transform approaches to fundraising and donor partnerships for the international development sector
Ikhlaq Hussain
Ikhlaq Hussain
Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships
Orphans in Need
Confirmed
Dr Haseeb Shabbir
Dr Haseeb Shabbir
Senior Lecturer - Marketing and Business Strategy
University of Hull
Confirmed
Hot Seat: The Next Steps in Developing Robust Safeguarding Provision across the Voluntary Sector
This session will provide delegates with the opportunity to ask the Charity Commission, direct questions on safeguarding compliance in the voluntary sector. Participants will discuss first-hand with the Commission regulatory standards of safeguarding, clarify and dispels myths about the process of submitting incidents and analyse the future for safeguarding regulation across the voluntary sector.
Catherine Edginton
Catherine Edginton
Safeguarding Lead
Charity Commission
Confirmed
Eleanor Morgan
Eleanor Morgan
International Charities Engagement Manager
Charity Commission
Invited
11:10 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:30 am
Impact and Funding Outcomes
Safeguarding Outcomes
Mobilising Giving for Covid-19 Responses

This session will explore global perspectives on mobilising giving for COVID-19 responses highlighting the work on emergency grants including:

  • The various motivations and approaches to setting this up across different countries
  • Mobilising local giving for local responses
  • The challenges and opportunities in supporting and implementing local giving
Gill Bates
Gill Bates
CEO
Charities Aid Foundation South Africa
Confirmed
Masha Chertok
Masha Chertok
Director
Charities Aid Foundation Russia
Confirmed
Ensuring Effective Safeguarding Practices in Volunteer Recruitment and Management
  • Discussing how to reduce safeguarding risks and protect staff, volunteers and beneficiaries with different backgrounds, roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding the different levels of DBS checks and the expectations of volunteer recruitment around these
  • Implementing comprehensive recruitment procedures such as providing clear role descriptors and methods for ensuring candidates are committed to safeguarding
  • Ensuring that safeguarding measures are proportionate to the risk associated with the role and managing the risks associated with recruiting volunteers who have a criminal record
Tom Burke
Tom Burke
Freelance Consultant
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Impact and Funding Outcomes
Safeguarding Outcomes
Practical Insights: Factoring Context Uncertainty into International Development Project Management
  • Exploring goal setting and planning when faced with a rapidly evolving external context
  • Managing uncertain pathways of change in which there is outcome instability
  • Ensuring realism and project limitations are engrained into project planning during a crisis
  • Examining how to effectively communicate operational complexities and outcome uncertainties to funding bodies
Simon Gill
Simon Gill
Managing Director,
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Confirmed
Keynote: Safeguarding Beneficiaries and Staff during Covid-19
Elizabeth Chamberlain
Elizabeth Chamberlain
Head of Policy
NCVO
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Case Study: Embedding Effective Safeguarding Principles into Relationships with Local Partners
In this session key lessons from the sector-leading South to South Safeguarding Network will assess:
  • Building relationships with local partners to ensure safeguarding practices reflect local realities and support bespoke responses
  • Harnessing local knowledge to ensure safeguarding procedures are tailored to tackle cultural behaviours which pose a risk to children and vulnerable adults
  • Conducting a self-audit of gaps in provision and profiling safeguarding commitments of partners in order to develop partnerships
  • Ensuring local partners have the capabilities to deliver an organisation-wide safeguarding approach embedded into all activity
Jill Healey
Jill Healey
Executive Director
Child Hope UK
Confirmed
12:50 pm
Conference Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

The Conference for Day 2 concludes at 12:50pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.