Hannah Ryder

Hannah is the CEO of the first African Wholly Foreign Owned International Development Consultancy in China – Development Reimagined (DR). DR provides strategic advice and practical support to African, Chinese and international stakeholders on issues from the Belt and Road Initiative, to Africa’s growth markets, green growth and China’s foreign aid. A former diplomat and economist, with close to 20 years of experience, she is also Senior Associate for the Africa Program of the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), sits on the Executive Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in China and has played various advisory roles for the UN and OECD and co-authored the seminal Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change in 2006.
A Blueprint for Black Lives Matter in the Development Sector

A Blueprint for Black Lives Matter in the Development Sector

Racism is rooted in a combination of prejudice and power, and action to combat racism must address both. The development sector is plagued by problems on both dimensions, but the Black Lives Matter moment offers an opportunity to change course. So far, however, development organisations have focused more on prejudice rather than confronting inequalities of power. To do more, we should adapt models from elsewhere to our own challenge. So here’s my four-point blueprint for Black Lives Matter in the development sector.

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