RESULTS National Conference 2012
RESULTS UK is holding its annual National Conference over the weekend of 28th - 30th April 2012. This year's conference, titled 'Aid in a Time of Austerity: Making the case for international development', will deal with current issues in aid spending in the UK.
Attending the Conference is one of the best ways to experience RESULTS in action, meet other activists from around the county, sharpen your advocacy skills, share your successes and hear from some of the world's leaders in the fight against global poverty.
The conference is attended by many UK activists, staff, volunteers, supporters, and anyone who wishes to join us. To attend the Conference please fill in the Booking Form.
Session One: InterMedia present their new research: ‘Building Support for International Development’
InterMedia will present their findings on UK perceptions of international development from their recent research publication: ‘Building Support for International Development’. The report covers perceptions of development spending and priorities, and the dynamics (triggers and deterrents) of engagement in five donor countries studies. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session, where the audience will have a chance to make comments and pose question to Samia Khatun.
Samia Khatun, author of the study and Senior Research Associate at InterMedia
Klara Debeljak, Associate Director, Intermedia
Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, RESULTS UK
Session Two: Making the Case for UK Aid Spending
This will involve a panel discussion by campaigners from across the political spectrum. We will be exploring how we continue to advocate for international development spending in the face of domestic cuts and a tough economic climate.
Emily Barley, Activist and campaigner, from Conservative Future
Campaigner, Amnesty International
Joeseph Powell, Living Proof Presenter, the ONE Campaign
Session Three: Aid and the squeezed Middle: should middle income countries still receive aid?
This session will be a contested debate as speakers consider whether middle income countries like India and China should continue to receive to development assistance from countries like the UK, who are struggling with economic stagnation and cuts to domestic social spending. We are assembling a panel of speaker from very different political backgrounds. Prepare for some heated discussion.
Professor Rifat Atun, Professor of International Health Management at Imperial College Business School
Brendan O'Neill, Freelance journalist and editor of Spiked:Online a web based magazine.
Kate Adams, Policy and Advocacy Officer, WarChild
Session Four: Results based spending: Will long term development be negatively impacted?
In the age of austerity, donors are increasingly demanding clear results and evidence of impact in their development spending. In this discussion session we will consider whether this focus on results and evidence of impact will have negative consequences for long term development indicators that cannot be delivered over the short term.
Gideon Rabinowitz, Coordinator of the UK Aid Network
Peter Moszynski, aid worker and journalist
Session: Full day strategic advocacy workshop
Our RESULTS team will work closely with participants to train them on planning and executing an advocacy strategy from start to finish. The session will cover the full campaign cycle from planning to execution. The day will be fully interactive with participants going through the key stages of planning and preparing a stand alone campaign.
The day will cover the various stages for preparing, planning and implementing a campaign from start to finish.
You will have the opportunity to meet with key development agencies and professionals, including DFID's education and finance team.
We have already confirmed meetings with:
- The DFID education, private finance and Global Fund teams
- Dr Charles Tannock MEP
- Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP
- The European bank for Reconstruction and Development
- Baroness Masham, APPG TB
- Lord Sheikh
- Virendra Sharma MP and Andrew George, both APPG-TB
- Baroness Anne Jenkin
- Tony Cunningham MP, Shadow Minister for International Development
- Mark Durkan MP
If you wish to attend please complete the Booking Form. We look forward to seeing you at the Conference this year.
More details will be posted soon, but please email Sabrina de Souza to register your interest.
NVCO Centre, Kings Cross, London
For directions to the NVCO Centre go to Google Maps.