Skill Share Programme

The Power Shift: Decolonising Development

19th February – 29th March, 2024

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The Power Shift: Decolonising Development

Our Skill Share Programme will empower professionals from the development and humanitarian sectors to decolonise their professional practice.

The 6-week online programme (February 19th – March 29th, 2024) will identify entry points for practical action.

It will build a community of practice, giving you the peer-support and mentoring you need to change the way you work and building opportunities for collaboration and participation with peers from across the Majority and Minority Worlds.

Registration is now closed. Sign up below to receive updates about joining the second cohort of the Skill Share Programme.

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This Skill Share programme will:

  • support you in the personal transformation you need to shift power & decolonise 
  • boost your confidence in your ability to decolonise your professional practice

  • identify entry points for practical action

  • give you access to good practice across the sector

  • upgrade your professional practice

  • create space for discussion

  • enable skill-sharing between you and others

  • build community with your peers working on decolonisation – together we are stronger!

  • provide opportunities to explore challenging issues in small groups


⚙️ 2x 60 minute lives – for 6 weeks:

    • Mondays & Thursdays, 13.00-14.00 GMT
    • 19 February – 28 March 2024

⚙️ Recordings of live sessions to watch at your leisure

⚙️ Workbook – with useful links and exercises

⚙️ Resource Pack to guide your practice

⚙️ Quizzes to check your progress

⚙️ Certificate of attendence 

⚙️ Build community through our invitation-only closed Facebook Group

⚙️ Peer mentoring through small group Zoom calls (sign up for a timing that suits you) & WhatsApp chat

⚙️ 12 week free membership of our Community of Practice


Meet our guest speakers on the Skill Share Programme


Kate Bird (The Development Hub)


Prof Kate Bird co-hosts the podcast ‘The Power Shift: Decolonising Development’.

Kate is an experienced trainer and educator. She has designed and led post-graduate programmes and facilitated professional international training programmes for nearly 3 decades.

Kate is the Director of The Development Hub, Professor of Practice at the University of Surrey, Associate with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network and Senior Associate with ODI.

She has a wealth of experience to draw on, having nearly 30 years experience leading international research, training and consultancy teams.

Nompilo Ndlovu (The Development Hub)


Dr Nompilo Ndlovu guest co-hosts the podcast ‘The Power Shift: Decolonising Development’.

Nompilo is recognised for her excellence in teaching, training and facilitating.

Nompilo is a Senior Associate at The Development Hub and Centre Director at the Centre for International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Cape Town, South Africa.

She brings her expertise as an oral historian and intersectional feminist to her work. Her Doctoral thesis exploring the oral (Black) history versus the written (White) history of the Gukurahundi Massacre in Zimbabwe provides her with particular insights into the ‘historical present’ reality of coloniality.

Nompilo has worked with civil society organisations and social movements. She also has extensive experience leading teams across the African continent, implementing interdisciplinary research and advisory projects for UN agencies, bilateral donors and the African Union, amongst others.

Guest speakers

Eyob Balcha Gebremariam is an Ethiopian scholar-activist. His areas of research, teaching and activism are the politics of knowledge production in, on and about Africa, decolonial knowledge production, African political economy, and the politics of development.

Eyob’s session: Why Decolonise? Understanding Eurocentrism and coloniality.

Allan is currently the Interim Head of Partnerships for Oxfam GB with the responsibility for the implementation of the Oxfam GB decolonial Partnerships Strategy.

Allan’s session: Working together & new ways of working together in partnership.

Lena leads the anti-racism work at Bond and the wider decolonising sector work, working with members and global partners, initiatives and movements. She is a co-author of the Bond Racism, power and truth: Experience of people of colour in international development report.

Lena’s session: Decolonising and anti-racist organisations.

Disha Sughand is the Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Womankind Worldwide where she leads the resourcing of feminist movements and women’s rights organisations. She has over 22 years of experience in fundraising and marketing for UK and international social justice causes, including over 12 years at Womankind.

Disha’s session: Action Planning