You don't have to have a career in development to get involved! There are hundreds of charities and NGO.s that would love to have your help as a volunteer. The range of skills required in enormous! There is lots of debate about whether international development works, and what the most effective form of aid it that you can follow. There are opportunities to study for qualifications in international development, and to travel to developing loping countries. Many universities offer international development courses. There are opportunities to visit low and middle income countries and see the issues at first hand, As our site develops, we'll be publicising new opportunities and advice from those already working in the field.
Have you seen, or does your organisation produce, materials about careers in development that should be shared more widely? If so please let us know, and we will publish a link to them.
After successful trial events in Doncaster, Leeds and Uxbridge in 2022-23, we will be formally launching our charity, and sharing our three year strategy, at an event in London in the Autumn of 2023. If you'd like to be kept informed, or join us, please drop us an e-mail. l.
We're keen to build the evidence base for our programme. Some of this includes small studies of our own - for example on how NGO's view the socioeconomic background of their staff, and the composition of university international development students, But we'd love to have your ideas, for further work!.
We will be opening a new section for blogs shortly. If you have something that you'd like to contribute, please do get in touch! .
Diversity in Development pages on social media will be launched in the summer of 2023. In the meantime please do ask to join our Diversity in Development discussion group on linkedin!
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