A Brighter, Fairer Future: 2020 AGM & All Members Meeting

Event Date

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

11:30 am

Members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance are invited to join us online (via Zoom) on Wednesday 2nd December for our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and All Members Meeting. 

The event will start at 11:30am with our AGM, which is for organisational members only. This will be followed by an afternoon meeting for all our members – both organisational and individual – as well as our members’ principal partners.

The afternoon proceedings will consist of discussions and presentations that will focus on how our sector can up its game to help build the brighter, fairer future we all want to see. 

Our keynote speaker, Jonathan Glennie, will present ideas from his soon-to-be-published new book ‘The Future of Aid’, which argues for a paradigm shift away from the concept of ‘foreign aid’ towards the empowering concept of Global Public Investment.

Jonathan is a writer, researcher, consultant and practitioner on international poverty and human rights with a wealth of experience looking at the changing nature of development cooperation. Click here to find out more and view his biography. 

There will be the opportunity to put your questions to Jonathan, as well as the chance to hear from other expert panellists on what more our sector can do to empower the people and communities where we work. 

So book your place today and join us for this special AGM and All Members Meeting as we imagine a brighter, fairer future.


Copies of our AGM papers can be accessed here:


11:30 AGM (organisational members only)

13:00 Lunch break

13:40 All Members Meeting (open to individual and organisational members, and members' principle partner organisations)

Chaired by Geraldine Hill, Advocacy Manager, SCIAF, and Vice-Chair of Alliance Board

13.45 Panel Event: Shifting the Power: Perspectives on development assistance

With input from in-country partners and colleagues of Alliance member organisations:

  • Karimi Kanoti, Head of Africa Division, Christian Aid
  • Tatu Gatere, Co-founder and CEO, Buildher
  • Stella Gama, Forestry Advisor, Government of Malawi, and LDC Climate Change Group Coordinator (Technology and Gender)
  • Anusha Bharadwaj, Executive Director, Voice 4 Girls

14.35   Policy & Advocacy at the Alliance

  1. Introduction to the Alliance’s Policy & Advocacy role
  2. 2021-26 Policy Priorities for the Scottish Parliament
  3. Discussion

Facilitated by Cathy Ratcliff, Partnerships Director, Thrive Scotland, and Co-Chair of Alliance Policy Committee

15.15   Keynote: From Foreign Aid to Global Public Investment: A Paradigm Shift?

Delivered by invited guest speaker, Jonathan Glennie

16.10   Confirm results of elections to Alliance Board of Trustees

16.15   Event Close


Please note that only one representative per member organisation may vote at the AGM. Other representatives are welcome to attend the AGM as observers and to take part in the afternoon All Members' Meeting, but do not have voting rights.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Membership Services Manager Catherine Garner by emailing catherine@intdevalliance.scot.


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