The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network and La Trobe University invite you to join the 7th RDI Conference, exploring the theme Leadership for Inclusive Development.
Hosted at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus in Melbourne on 12-13 June 2019, the Conference will explore what leadership is and what leadership does in the field of international development.
This Conference promises to offer international development practitioners, academics, students, consultants and private sector representatives a unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders, interrogate emerging trends, share practice and explore collaboration across sectors.
Early Bird Deadline Closes on 29 March – Book Now!
STOP PRESS: the deadline for the video competition has been extended to 28 April – click here for details
Hon Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Hon Fiame Naomi Mata'afa is a Samoan High Chief and a senior member of Cabinet in the Samoan Government. Elected into Parliament for the first time in 1985 for the constituency of Lotofaga, she is one of the longest standing Members of Parliament.
Dan Honig is an assistant professor of international development at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a holder of a current (2018-2019) Hopkins Catalyst grant. His research focuses on the relationship between organisational structure, management practice, and performance in developing country governments and organisations that provide foreign aid.
Srilatha Batliwala is Senior Advisor, Knowledge Building and Feminist Leadership with CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action), an international organisation that works at the intersection of gender, sexuality and human rights, and Senior Associate, Gender at Work, a global network of gender experts supporting organisations to build cultures of equality and inclusion.
The Conference Dinner is going to be something you will not want to miss!
Apart from delicious food which will include a regionally inspired buffet, we have lined up an inspiring speaker and performer in addition to live background music performed by a string ensemble from the Victorian College of the Arts.
Conference Dinner Speaker - Nyadol Nyuon
Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. She holds a bachelor degree in Arts from Victoria University and a law degree from the University of Melbourne. Nyadol was born in a refugee camp in Itang, Ethiopia, and raised in Kakuma Refugee camp, Kenya. In 2005, at the age of eighteen, she moved to Australia as a refugee.
Conference Dinner Performer - Solli Raphael
At 12, Solli Raphael was the youngest winner of the Australian Poetry Slam held at Sydney Opera House annually. A budding humanitarian, he hopes to become an inspirational leader among his peers. Now 14, Solli is keen to use the platforms of performing and writing to tackle current social issues – big and small. Solli would like to encourage people to participate in conversations about issues that affect their lives and their future, sending out the challenge, "be a game changer with me!"