This week, the Pathways’ Perspective podcast team launched their latest episode, “Development from the Black Diaspora”
The episode explores what it means to be a Black professional working in international development – the challenges faced, the importance of creating networks and the crucial role the Black diaspora should play in shaping international development. Featured in this episode is Vanessa Thomas and Satia Dias from Diasporic Development, a network of Black practitioners based in the UK, and Baindu Kallon, Business Development Consultant at Development Pathways.
Their lively discussion also touches on Development Pathways’ newest initiative “Pathways into Development” graduate internship programme, in partnership with Diasporic Development. It is a year-long, paid training programme directed at Black graduates who are seeking to enter the international development sector. We believe that in order to address systemic racism within our sector, there needs to be a diverse pipeline. As such, this internship is part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and stronger representation at all levels in our sector.
You can find the newest instalment of the podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple podcasts, where you can also listen our previous episodes on universal child benefits and dignity and stigma in social protection. Each episode is an expert-on-expert discussion – a conversation between practitioners about the nuances of social protection from both theoretical perspectives to more practical and personal experiences.