Who are we?
OxFID is the largest student-led development conference in Europe and a prominent event in the UK’s international development calendar.
Our Vision is a world where all stakeholders, from students, researchers and young professionals to policymakers, practitioners and thought leaders, are engaged in dialogue across sectors to pursue more inclusive and impactful solutions.
Our Mission is to facilitate collaboration between all stakeholders in International Development by starting conversations through a conference.
The conference will include a wide variety of events on a diverse range of topic areas. From keynote speeches and panel discussions to dedicated networking sessions, we hope to inspire action and promote collaboration among conference attendees and speakers alike.
This year’s theme
Following on from last year’s conference – ‘Piecing the Puzzle: Connecting Old and New Development Approaches’ – OxFID 2020 will tackle the theme of ‘Beyond Pledges: Delivering Change in an Inclusive World’.
What happens after pledges are made? This year, the conference will explore why traditional development actors often fail to fulfil what they set out to achieve. In the midst of the most pressing crises, from climate breakdown to extreme inequality, delivering tangible change is ever so critical.
Inclusivity and cooperation pave the way for progress. Diversifying the community of stakeholders can help hold the parties accountable for the agreements they make. Working together with actors on the local level and the private sector will lead to more impactful solutions.
OxFID 2020 will facilitate such partnerships through an equally retrospective and forward-looking discussion between all players in International Development.