persistent both in the U.S. and global contexts. Our organization is committed to pursuing
racial equity across our work to better support Black, Brown, Indigenous and people of color
communities and accelerate the change they seek.
As part of our shared commitment to racial equity, GHR and Devex co-hosted the Devex World 2020 workshop: ‘Dismantling systemic inequity in development through racially conscious collaboration.’
Led by Tony Hudson, president & founder of Racially Conscious Collaboration™, the highly interactive workshop advanced the conversation on race within the global development and aid sector through an in-depth examination of how race and racism are present and active in development spaces.
Race takes different forms in different cultural contexts, but racism remains persistent and pervasive in every community, country, and continent in which the global development sector works. If injustice and racial inequality are to be tackled effectively, they must first be named and acknowledged. Only in doing so can systemic barriers to the inclusion of marginalized groups be addressed, in global development organizations and the diverse communities they serve.
The event engaged a multi-racial, multi-level audience across the global development sector. Participants had the opportunity to learn from each other, sharing lived experiences and ideas, as well as insights on how race and power are present and active in their work, and implications of the same.
GHR looks forward to sharing what we learn alongside sector leaders and advancing this critical work together.