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New research project – a transformative approach to global affairs

Scotland’s International Development Alliance is beginning work on a new project as part of our Shifting the Power theme. The research will explore what a feminist, decolonial, equitable and inclusive approach to global affairs looks like, and set out a vision for how this could be applied and pursued in the Scottish context. The project is led by our policy committee, and we’ve commissioned Kate Nevens and Iffat Shahnaz from the intersectional feminist facilitation and research consultancy, the collective to undertake this important work.

Members are asked to share their views via an online survey in the first instance. We will then be inviting a representative group to join focus group discussions to explore your ideas in more detail. We will also be consulting with broader civil society groups that focus on feminist and anti-racist approaches, including in the Global South. Desk-based research will help inform the recommendations, and the final stage will be a participatory action planning workshop, where members will collaboratively develop a set of priorities and the key changes we want to see at both Scotland and UK levels.

The final output will be a policy paper outlining a Scottish vision for shifting power and championing anti-racist, feminist and decolonial approaches within international development and global affairs. The paper will make a set of recommendations to both the Scottish and UK governments, and will be used to inform our advocacy work over the coming years.

Get involved

In the first instance we need members to complete the survey. The survey will be open until Friday 14th July.

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