We know that people working in global development and humanitarian aid want to make the world a better place.
But too often, well-intentioned organisations find themselves perpetuating power inequities and siloed ecosystems rooted in colonialism.
Development and humanitarian challenges are complex and deeply contextual. Local communities around the world face unique global development problems, but their lived experiences and local knowledge are not prioritised in addressing these challenges.
Ultimately, these practices keep power from local people and communities, limiting the impact of development efforts and hindering progress beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We believe in decolonising global development and humanitarian aid by centring:
Led by community and planetary need
Informed by complexity
Encouraging experimentation, adaptation, and innovation
Our vision is a sector with more inclusive power dynamics and connected ecosystems
So, we partner with development and humanitarian organisations worldwide, including majority world/Global South communities, changemakers, governments, and institutions to reimagine development practice.
We work to foster more equitable, collaborative, and learning-oriented systems to address the world’s complex development and humanitarian challenges.
To support the development of these systems and transform ideas into action, we co-design exploratory and innovative approaches to the following areas:
Project cycle and strategic innovation
Designing collaborative experiments and supporting the implementation of new approaches to project design, design practice, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
Organisational change and transformation
Developing learning networks and curated curriculum to meet organisational change and learning goals.
Global advocacy and influence
Supporting the development of thought leadership and participatory, learning-oriented global convenings
Our partners and collaborators
Together with our partners, we are building a future where international organisations, governments, institutions, private and public sector actors, and local communities work collaboratively to address today's complex challenges.
Let's reimagine global development together
Get in touch to learn more, and discuss how we could begin a learning partnership centred around local voices, systemic lenses, and learning-oriented mindsets.