CFID Parliamentary Briefing on Afghanistan

With greater turmoil, crises and conflicts around the world the importance of international development cannot be understated. The Government has indicated its desire to return to 0.7% and CFID welcomes this direction of travel. However, understanding, explaining and valuing international development comes through seeing and hearing first-hand about the challenges...

CFID Welcome New Co-Chairs

MANCHESTER, 3 October 2021 – CFID (Conservative Friends of International Development) is delighted to announce the appointment of Baroness Liz Sugg and Anthony Mangnall MP as the next Co-Chairs. CFID was founded exactly 10 years ago during the 2011 Conservative Party Conference by Baroness Anne Jenkin, Simon Nayyar, Matt Warman,...

New Event – WiPA Panel on Women in International Development

External Event: WiPA panel session on Women in International Development (11 October, 11am-12pm) On Monday 11 October (11am-12pm) WiPA are hosting a virtual panel session on Women in International Development. At this event, hear from Christine Allen (Director, CAFOD), Lena Bheeroo (Engagement & Equity Manager, Bond) and Shahin Ashraf (Head of...

CFID Response on Afghanistan

On Tuesday August 24 under the Presidency of the UK, the G7 met to reaffirm commitment to the Afghan people during this period of insecurity and uncertainty. The G7 Leaders specifically called for calm and restraint to ensure the safety and security of vulnerable Afghan and international citizens and the...

Conflict & Global Britain

Why a return to 0.7 needs to include action on conflict.By Chris Loughran, Senior Policy Advisor at The HALO Trust & CFID Advisory Council MemberConservative rebels are pushing hard to secure a return to UK’s 0.7% aid spend. That’s obviously the right thing to do – slashing the aid budget by...

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