The Inclusive Development Workgroup is actively committed to advancing inclusive development practices across the sector through participatory principles, such as human centered design which seek to advance human rights and achieve gender equality and social inclusion (GESI).
The Workgroup will examine various forms of resilience and strength demonstrated by underrepresented populations throughout the world and the approaches programs can utilize to include these populations. It will operate with an intersectional understanding of the complex gendered, cultural, social, economic, and political environments where international development projects take place. This includes, but is not limited to, appreciating the experiences of gender and sexual minorities, indigenous populations, people living with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, youth, etc. Event topics may range from indigenous rights and environmental protection, youth activation as social entrepreneurs, to the advancement of gender equality through data design and dissemination.
Open to all SID-US members and the public, a number of events will be held throughout the year. These unique events facilitate sector-wide networking, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing.