Join us, in partnership with BAMEiD for a discussion on ‘Diversity in Recruitment” in the International Development sector. Following on from a successful event BAMEiD co-hosted with Devex on ‘Hiring in Development’ they have agreed to host a similar event with our members and networks.
Join us, in partnership with BAMEiD for a discussion on ‘Diversity in Recruitment” in the International Development sector. Following on from a successful event BAMEiD co-hosted with Devex on ‘Hiring in Development’ they have agreed to host a similar event with our members and networks, focusing on a conversation specifically with HR Managers/Recruitment Managers from the International Development community.
The discussion, facilitated by BAMEiD colleagues, will encourage an open and honest discussion on:
The general challenges of recruiting BAME international development practitioners into the sector from a hiring manager perspective
The trends of BAME professionals not being promoted within organisations, but ‘going it alone’ as consultants, leading to brain drain.
The lack of BAME mentors for younger BAME professionals.
What collective commitments can we engage as a sector to have better BAME representation and be more inclusive?
Speaking openly about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion can be challenging. That is why we want this platform to be a safe space for recruitment managers to share experiences under the Chatham House rule with sector peers.
We look forward to seeing you there.
BAMEiD is a UK Network for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic practitioners in Development, founded to address the issue of under-representation of Ethnic Minorities in the UK International Development sector.
Be a platform where BAMEiD professionals can exchange ideas and experiences
Facilitate inter-sector networking and collaboration between the private sector, public sector and NGOs
Foster opportunities for mentorship and career development
Inspire the next generation of BAMEiD professionals
Our representation matters: The existing international development landscape would benefit from a more diverse cadre of practitioners
We are a role models: Sharing our stories will encourage future BAME practitioners to see international development as a viable career prospect
We can do well by doing good: The development sector offers fulfilling opportunities beyond conventional career paths traditionally pursued by the BAME community.