The consequences of colonialism continue to affect countries around the world to this day. This also affects the field of humanitarian action. As a key stakeholder in the humanitarian system, NGOs operate in an environment characterized by power imbalances and dependencies. A critical reflection on the systems, structures and roles organizations play in this environment, is an important starting point to overcome colonial continuities. The seminar will introduce you to the terminologies of decolonizing aid and you will explore through practical examples how shifting the power can work in reality.
The seminar consists of three half-day online sessions on 15 and 27 November as well as 7 December and includes regular breaks.
about key concepts related to the decolonization of aid
how power imbalances manifest in humanitarian partnerships
how these power imbalances can be overcome
The seminar is targeted at staff of German and local / national humanitarian NGOs. We kindly ask German NGO colleagues to forward this invitation to their local and national partners.
Presentation and group work
15.11.2023 - 07.12.2023
12 hours of training