Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Scotland's International Development Alliance holds several events and training courses throughout the year. We also advertise events on behalf of our members and other events of interest to the Scottish international development sector.

Browse our events listings below.

New proposal development series 

1st July 2019

This brand-new proposal development workshop series will take you through the essential stages of writing a fundable project proposal. The five-part series of half-day workshops will address the component parts and underlying processes that need to be in place to help you write an evidenced and persuasive project proposal.   

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Funding Working Group

23rd July 2019

The Funding Working Group will meet for the first time in 2019 in Edinburgh on 23 July. The Funding Working Group provides a space for international development practitioners to share their experiences of fundraising and explore some solutions to working in today’s challenging funding environment.

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Proposal Development: Project Design

31st July 2019

The first half-day workshop in this new five-part series will introduce you to various tools and methodologies that will help you to design a project that meets an expressed need, embeds inclusive and gender-sensitive programming and speaks to donor priorities.

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Proposal Development: Better Budgets

7th August 2019

The second half-day workshop in the new five-part series will introduce various tools to help you create a realistic and feasible project budget.

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Safeguarding – New Working Group Launch

28th August 2019

In our continuing commitment to transforming standards of safeguarding, The Alliance, with the help of its members, is pleased to be launching a new Safeguarding Working Group.

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Safeguarding Training for Trustees - Edinburgh

10th September 2019

Over the past year, the international development sector has been working hard to transform safeguarding policy, capacity and practice to ensure that those we work with are safe and protected as far as possible from abuse, exploitation or harassment in any form.  In Scotland particularly, there has been a considerable amount of work in this area. To take this forward, it is clear that strong and committed leadership is critical to embed and nurture healthy safeguarding cultures in organisations. 

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Round-table with Scottish Liberal Democrats Leader Willie Rennie MSP

18th September 2019

As part of an ongoing series of roundtable meetings with influential political leaders, we are happy to announce the next round-table will be with Willie Rennie MSP, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

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Alliance Conference 2019: Putting Gender Front and Centre

25th September 2019

Save the date for the biggest event of the year for Scotland’s international development community – the Alliance Annual Conference. Taking place at the prestigious Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 25th September 2019 and exploring the theme of gender justice, our 2019 event promises to be our most ambitious yet.

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Safeguarding Training for Trustees - Glasgow

23rd October 2019

The responsibility to ensure that organisations have a healthy safeguarding culture and the highest standards of safeguarding lies with the trustees. Therefore, the Alliance is providing a set of workshops for board members, to ensure that Scotland-based organisations working internationally are supported and equipped to transform polices and practice, and strengthen their capacity. 

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Safeguarding Training for Trustees - Dundee

11th December 2019

The responsibility to ensure that organisations have a healthy safeguarding culture and the highest standards of safeguarding lies with the trustees. Therefore, the Alliance is providing a set of workshops for board members, to ensure that Scotland-based organisations working internationally are supported and equipped to transform polices and practice,  and strengthen their capacity. 

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More Events & Courses

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Heads of Mission Meeting

2nd July 2019, 14:45

Alliance members are invited to join a meeting of Foreign & Commonwealth Office Heads of Mission, with relevant academic staff at Glasgow University on 2 July, 14.45-16.00. The visiting Heads of Mission are in Scotland for a number of meetings and the FCO would like to offer them the chance to meet with a group of international NGOs based or represented in Scotland. The HOMs are being posted to the following destinations:

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Beyond Borders International Festival 2019

24th August 2019, 10:00 to 19:00

An eclectic festival full of debate, literature, exhibitions, film and music exploring the biggest issues of our time in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Alongside a programme of discussion and debate, the Walled Garden programme features music, yoga, storytelling and workshops. Enjoy food, drink and stimulating conversation in the tranquil grounds of Traquair House. Join the debate at the Beyond Borders International Festival.

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Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9)

9th September 2019 (all day) - 12th September 2019, 23:59

Join over 500 thought leaders, practitioners and policy makers from across the Commonwealth and beyond at the world's leading international conference on education and technology-enabled learning.

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