The Kokoda Track Foundation has been awarded Interim Full Membership status by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Executive Committee at their June 2014 meeting. The Foundation is now part of a network which unites Australia’s non-government aid and international development organisations to strengthen their collective impact against poverty.
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations working to attain a world where gross inequali
ty and extreme poverty are eradicated. ACFID currently has over 100 members operating in more than 100 developing countries. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community based groups, with a mix of secular and faith based organisations.
The Kokoda Track Foundation is also a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, which is a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice. As a signatory the Foundation is committed to and fully adheres to the ACFID Code of Conduct, conducting its work with transparency, accountability and integrity.
“The Foundation is proud to achieve this significant milestone and delighted to be working alongside esteemed NGOs seeking to eradicate poverty.” says Dr Genevieve Nelson, executive director of the Foundation.
“We are committed to the aims and operating principles of ACFID including a human rights approach to development and the fostering of gender equality”
The Foundation is currently an Interim Full Member and anticipates becoming a Full Member in October 2014 at ACFID’s Annual General Meeting.