NOVEMBER 2019, SOUTH AFRICA
Two GDIB Expert Panelists, Nene Molefi, Mandate Molefi, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Tanya Cruz Teller, Spaciousness Works, Johannesburg, South Africa, attended. Alan Richter, co-author of the GDIB, was the international guest facilitator, invited by Executive Director Nazeema Mohamed.
Inyathelo the South African Institute for Advancement, a nonprofit trust established to promote a vibrant democracy in South Africa with a robust and sustainable civil society rooted in the African cultural heritage of sharing, hosted two one-day workshops for DEI practitioners – one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town — in November. The workshop theme was: Come think with us — a dialogue on the future of diversity, inclusion, ethics and integrity in South Africa and the world.
The purpose of these workshops was to:
- Reflect on current diversity, inclusion and ethics policy and regulatory frameworks in South Africa and globally.
- Identify future trends – what’s emerging in the areas of diversity, inclusion, ethics and integrity.
- Discuss tools used to measure change and progress in the field.
- Evaluate the progress we have made in South Africa and identify challenges and barriers to change.
- Establish what we can do collectively to impact the field.
- Draft guidelines / terms of reference for a cooperative and collaborative community of practice in the field.