Facilitated by Payal Parekh

    Date: Thursday 9  June, 2022

    Time: 13.00 GMT

    Payal has been working to protect people and the planet since she was 19 in her native India, United States and now in Switzerland, where she resides.

    Payal holds a Ph.D. in climate science and ocean chemistry.

    She is an activist with the science to back it up. After leaving scientific research, Payal has worked in leadership positions at a number of international environmental NGOs, while staying active in grassroots movements on the ground. Her unique experiences have shaped how she works and her political vision. She believes strongly in collective action and designs campaigns that draw heavily on organizing, mobilizing and mass actions.

    Payal also believes that movements can only grow if we meet people where they are at and take an intersectional and holistic view.


    Context and Background

    Following from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the next concept that NGOs are grappling with is intersectionality.  It sounds great and important (and it is), but what does it actually mean and how do organisations apply this concept to organisational development, as well as programmes and campaigning?
    In this interactive session learn more about the concept of intersectionality, from how you can explore the concept with your staff and apply it to your core work. How can campaigns and programmatic work be intersectional while also having a clear message?  What impact does intersectionality have on power and privilege?   This workshop is an opportunity to learn from one another about this important concept.

    You will find enormous value in this talk if:

    • you are looking to bring a more systemic approach to your work
    •  you are wrestling with how multiple focuses (Strategic or tactical) can have one clear message
    •  you are exploring how power and privilege runs through your organisation
    • you are building networks of alliances; or see strength in partnerships