Aid Talks Co-hosted by Aid/Watch Australia and the Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP). Aid Talks aims to inform the public on how the Official Development Assistance (ODA), commonly known as aid provided by donor countries to developing nations and fragile states, is being utilized as ‘aid investment’ redirected to support private sector players and narrow security priorities over reducing inequality and poverty. In early 2020 Aid Talks started as a webinar series, in 2023 we have moved to the Aid Talks podcast.
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In 2023 Aid Talks moved from a webinar series to a podcast.
Listen to our first podcast on the Going Back to Basics: The ABCs of ODA with Haje Schutte, OECD-DAC, Jiten Yumman, Center for Research and Advocacy Manipur (CRAM) and Prof. Susan Engel, University of Wollongong
NEWS & EVENTS
You are invited to Aid Talks #5 Webinar hosted by Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific and Aid/Watch Australia. Join our guest speakers as they discuss climate finance and decolonisation of aid
As the world faces a food, fuel and debt crisis brought about by the pandemic, increasing conflict and progressing climate emergency, donor countries and Official Development Assistance (ODA) have a crucial role in mitigating the impacts of these crises for the marginalized.
With potential impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on sovereign debt for the poorest countries in the Asia Pacific region there is a growing regional and international call for the cancellation of all external debt payments due to be made in 2020.
This Aid Talks webinar seeks to examine why aid must be decolonised and the long overdue need for honest reflection, acknowledgement, and remedy for colonisation across all facets of modern life, including within the aid sector.
Australia’s role as America’s pawn has been highlighted in a recent blow to the effectiveness of Australian aid with the appointment of Mathias Cormann as the Secretary General of the OECD. Mr Cormann’s well documented track record on climate change is in stark...
Join our panelists from European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Pacific Islands Association (PIANGO), IBON International and Jubilee Australia who will present and discuss on the need to cancel external debts.
PAST AID TALKS WEBINARS
In 2020 with so many of us being hit by the pandemic and having to work from home, our world started to become virtual as we faced various lockdowns. AidWatch Australia and RoA-AP will responded to this by starting the Aid Talks webinar series on a voluntary basis. Aid Talks webinars bring together field experts, professors, journalists, policymakers, CSOs, and activists from the ground to present their perspectives and evidence-based analyses on emerging topics.
Aid Talks will continue to produce short education ‘explainer’ videos on issues realting to Aid & Development in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.