2024 Changing Aid Conference


Fri Apr 19 2024 at 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm


American University School of International Service | Washington, DC

Join AU faculty, development professionals, students, alumni and guests for a day exploring the development field and honoring community.
About this Event

The annual American University Changing Aid Conference is a key event hosted by the Chaning Aid Signature Research Initiative and the School of International Service Department of Environment, Development & Health.

This afternoon/evening event hopes to bring together experts in the field and alumni of the International Development and Development Management programs and the School of International Service to discuss the most pressing issues facing the aid sector.

The aid sector is in a pivotal moment of transformation triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and increasing demands for donors, recipients, and aid organizations to “decolonize” and “localize” aid. AU’s Changing Aid Signature Research Initiative (SRI) grapples with these challenges by providing a unique space for aid actors, scholars, and policymakers to come together to learn, communicate, and problem-solve. The Changing Aid initiative spearheads innovative, ethical, and participatory research within the most challenging contexts, such as migration, violence, peace, healthcare, and even disastrous environmental and climate changes. We engage with a variety of aid actors (both international and domestic, from the Global North and South, and from bilateral, multilateral, non-governmental, and private institutions) and facilitate difficult discussions and practical training to help aid workers better manage the challenging realities of aid work today. Informed by evidence and in partnership with policymakers and aid industry actors, we work to help find solutions to improve and inform future aid.


Where is it happening?

American University School of International Service, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States

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AU Dept. of Environment, Development, & Health

Host or Publisher AU Dept. of Environment, Development, & Health

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