Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development
Equal Space for Every Creed & Race
CREED celebrates the many efforts underway across our industry to advance Racial and Ethnic Equity (REE). We recognize the complementary nature of this work, and we hope to build synergies, help one another grow, and foster important dialogue to help our individual efforts become a collective movement by forming a learning community and sharing our lessons and successes.
This Learning Hub is where recordings and resources from CREED learning events are posted. It is also where CREED member organizations share their achievements, tools, and lessons to help inform and lift the community as our organizations advance on our individual REE journeys. Organizations that are full members of CREED can contribute to and access the information and resources available on this hub.
On November 1, 2023, CREED hosted a learning event and Golf Tournament fundraiser at PB Dye Golf Club. USAID Counselor Clinton White shared a video message about the importance of DEIA to USAID and Keynote Speaker and DEI Author and Influencer, DK Bartley, delivered an address on Creating Access, Inclusion and Advancement. DK, who serves as Hill+Knowlton's Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, challenged and guided us to take actionable steps to build racial and ethnic equity (REE) in our organizations
On July 13, 2023, Shereen Daniels, the CEO of HR Rewired and author of the Anti-Racist Organization joined CREED member signatories to discuss her experiences working with several Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and more to advance racial equity in their organizations.
On June 8, 2023, CREED hosted a learning event, Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in Early to Mid-career: a Conversation with Aaron Williams and Taylor Jack, authors of "The Young Black Leader's Guide to a Successful Career in International Affairs: What the Giants Want You to Know".
On February 22, 2023, CREED hosted its first anniversary event, Continuing to Build Courage, Capabilities, and Community to Advance Racial and Ethnic Equity. Featured speakers included USAID Counselor Clinton D. White; Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian A. Nichols; President of PepsiCo Foundation C.D. Glin; Director of the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University Tonija Navas; and UNICEF USA’ Vice President Vice President of Diversity, Racial Equity & Belonging Muna Idow. For more information, visit our anniversary event page.
On February 22, 2022, CREED hosted its official launch event! Serving as a Call to Action, this webinar featured Hill and industry leaders as well as CREED Core Team members. Discussions led by the industry leaders centered around the relevance of racial and ethnic equity to our work and staff. CREED Core Team members shared their perspectives about why their organizations signed the REE pledge. Speakers included:
What does the CREED pledge look like in action? Organizations from across the global development sector share concrete and transferable information from their journeys to build inclusive organizations.
This glossary defines terms used in this pledge and select additional terms related to the pledge to build mutual understanding and a common base from which to operationalize the pledge.
Component One Resources
On July 11, 2022 CREED held the first installment of our Learning Series on Component One - Policies and Systems. This live event was only available to Member Signatories, and was not recorded. Our research and event notes are available below.
Component Two Resources
On December 5, 2022 CREED held the second installment of our Learning Series on Component Two - People, Leadership, and Organizational Structure. The recording from this event and the November Humentum webinar on Enabling Global Support For Localized Talent are available on our YouTube Channel.
Component Three Resources
On June 27, 2023 CREED held the third installment of our Learning Series on Component Three - Organizational Culture. The recording from this hybrid event is available on our YouTube Channel and from the link below, along with a summary brief and the speaker bios.
Component Four Resources
Learning Event October 2023 - Materials coming soon.
Component Five Resources
Learning Event Early 2024