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About the conference
At our members’ request, the Climate Crisis will provide this year's overarching theme – an issue which affects us all, but is particularly hard-hitting for the people and communities we work with, who are forced to contend with the far-reaching consequences of climate change on the front line.
With 2020 marking a crucial year in the fight to tackle the effects of the climate emergency, our Conference falls just six weeks prior to the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC, when Scotland will provide the stage for the world’s leaders and climate experts to negotiate ways forward on what is widely acknowledged as the biggest economic, environmental and moral issue that our planet faces today.
During this key stage in the lead-up to the COP 26 event, our conference attendees can look forward to a packed day of inspiring keynote speeches and interactive breakout sessions, exploring topics such as how to make climate action gender responsive, supporting just transitions promoting climate justice through meaningful partnership, and ensuring that the voices of those most affected by climate change are heard.
Submit a breakout session proposal
There will be space during the conference for a number of separate breakout sessions, allowing you and your colleagues to tailor the day according to your specific areas of interest. If you would like to submit a session proposal, please read the guidance document first and then fill out the form below to submit your idea. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Alliance Photo Competition
The Alliance photo competition is an opportunity for international development practitioners based in Scotland to showcase their work, or the work of their partners. Running for the past two years, our photos have been exhibited at our 2018 Annual Conference: "Tomorrow's World", at our 2019 Annual Conference: Putting Gender Front and Centre, and at an evening reception at Edinburgh's City Art Centre. If you have an interesting and sustainable international project underway, get involved!
Submit a session to the Annual Conference 2020
Submit a session to the Annual Conference 2020 which will be held on the 24th September. At our members’ request, the Climate Crisis will provide this year's overarching theme – an issue which affects us all, but is particularly hard-hitting for the people and communities we work with, who are forced to contend with the far-reaching consequences of climate change on the front line.