Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Global Dialogue Foundation Australia Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Culture and arts
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Jul 15 We held a Unity in Diversity Symposium in Belgrade, Serbia, where we worked with media students who produced film and animation during the event that promotes understanding among people of different cultures and religions. The videos have been viewed by hundreds of people around the world and further activities are now scheduled in Serbia for 2017.Aug 15: GDF conducted a workshop session at the 2015 NGO Conference at UN in NY. It assisted us to align our thinking with a diverse group of NGOs for getting better organized in communities around the world. Also, we presented our mission at one of the Roundtables, which gave us the opportunity to raise awareness and build support for our cause.Throughout the year, we worked with the Lopit Community, Victoria, in support meeting basic needs in their home village in South Sudan. We attended many joint meetings in support of their initiative and ran 3 x online funding campaigns on their behalf. Total funds raised was $785.46. $270 was used to purchase water filtration equipment. The balance $515.46 will be used early in 2017. 100% proceeds to the cause. Dec 15: In her capacity as Chairperson of SAGE Foundation and Vice Chairperson of GDF, Maya Shahani was one of the Awardees of the 2015 Global Peace Initiative, in India.March 16: GDF Unity in Diversity World Civil Society was officially launched in Mumbai. 400 people attended, including a senior representative from UNAOC on behalf of the UN High Representative. As a result, a core group of supporters have formed a steering committee to continue the work. Several existing community projects now receive additional support. E.g., A Womens football project in rural Mumbai which brings Muslim and Hindu young women together to play soccer have new opportunities for partnerships with business, theyve had visits from our team to assist in overcoming the stigmas among families. Also, a Unity in Diversity Peace Garden was inaugurated in Mumbai; a Unity in Diversity Campuses program was initiated with 22 educational institutions coming together on the theme; a Unity in Diversity Companies program was also initiated to support companies in building a more inter-culturally inclusive workforce. Media coverage by several major groups helped us raise awareness and the profile of the program.May 16: GDF was part of a panel session on Civil Society and Business at UNAOC Forum in Azerbaijan. We explored partnership development for communities with the private sector. The event did not produce a direct new partnership, though it brought forward critical thinking on private sector engagement. The outcomes in India were influenced by the concepts outlined for discussion and prepared for this session. GDF also signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the UNAOC, strengthening our position again going forward.Internationally, weve added a UK representative to the Global Presidency and started to work on Unity in Diversity initiatives in London.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • AUT
    • AZE
    • BGR
    • CMR
    • FJI
    • FRA
    • IND
    • MKD
    • MEX
    • NGA
    • PAK
    • ROM
    • RUS
    • SRB
    • CHE
    • UGA
    • GBR
    • USA
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
Estimated number of volunteers: 50

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

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Grants and donations made for use in Australia
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