A Systematic Approach to GEDSI: Online Consultation

A Systematic Approach to GEDSI: Online Consultation

Facilitated by a working group of practitioners focusing on GEDSI, for the purpose of advocacy to DFAT.
The working group is convened by CBM Australia and the Australian Disability and Development Consortium

Wednesday 7 October 2020
2pm to 4pm

We are increasingly seeing the sector move towards a “Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion” (GEDSI) approach to inclusion, including across INGOs, key donors and other stakeholders.

We want to ensure that relevant stakeholders’ transitions to a systematic GEDSI approach results in policies and structures that meaningfully capture the experiences, rights and needs of marginalised people including women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous people, people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics, other minority groups and people at the intersection of multiple identities and minorities.

A small working group of practitioners working on GEDSI, convened by CBM Australia and ADDC, have accordingly put together a draft of recommendations for a systematic GEDSI approach with an initial focus on feeding into engagement with DFAT on this issue. This initial focus comes from recognition that strong and clear engagement with DFAT on GEDSI matters will be a fundamental enabler to ensuring the broader sector is well positioned to build from this framework.

Having the sector engage with this process and endorse this piece of work and recommendations is key to ensuring this is a strong and influential piece of work. At the online consultation, the working group will:

  • Overview the draft recommendations

  • Seek the sector’s feedback and input on them

  • Facilitate small group discussion using breakout rooms

The online consultation will be conducted using Zoom Meeting, and part of the event will be recorded. 

If you require live captioning services or AUSLAN interpreting services, or if you have any other accessibility requirements , please register before 1 October 2020 and indicate your requirement at registrations. 

The ACFID Learning Team will email a link to join the online consultation on Tuesday 6 October 2020.

If you have any specific questions about this consultation or process, please contact Lucy Daniel at ldaniel@addc.org.au.

Any registration issues? Email learning@acfid.asn.au.

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