Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development
Equal Space for Every Creed & Race
Leaders representing a range of international development and humanitarian assistance formed the Coalition for Racial and Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED) for the purpose of creating the REE pledge and learning community.
We recognize that accomplishing our vision for REE requires that we build awareness of systemic racism, institutional discrimination, western white centeredness and white privilege in the international development and humanitarian assistance industry. Our objectives are to:
The REE pledge documents our commitment, action, and accountability for achieving REE in the international development and humanitarian sector, and specifically within our own organizations.
We are dedicated to building our learning by sharing our experiences, and supporting one another in this journey. Our Learning Hub provides one such platform.
CREED was founded by and is chaired by Indira Kaur Ahluwalia (KAUR Strategies) and is led by the leaders of nine organizations.
CREED is composed of member organizations who are committed to building REE in the international development and humanitarian assistance sector. Member organizations lead and participate in CREED activities to build support for REE.
Task teams lead initiatives on a volunteer basis. Task teams have led the development of the pledge, glossary, and FAQs; and the external review for the pledge. Task teams continue to support communications and outreach, the online platform, and the development of our Learning Hub.
Membership to CREED is on a rolling basis. Membership is by organization (not individual) and is predicated on the CEO / C-suite commitment to engage with CREED, and for the organization to endorse, sign, and support the pledge. Responsibilities include participating at the CREED membership meetings, supporting CREED initiatives and functions, and participating in Task Teams as they develop based on needs.
For more information about joining CREED, please contact our member support team.
The Core Team is composed of executive and senior leadership from nine member organizations. With responsibilities for governance, representation, liaison, and communications as well as for leading the development of the pledge and a Learning Hub, the Core Team is committed to CREED’s goals.
Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Engagement, and Inclusion, DAI
President and CEO, Global Communities
CEO, PYXERA Global
Global Head, Health Practice, Palladium
President, KAUR Strategies
Vice President, Gender and Social Inclusion, ACDI/VOCA
Managing Partner, Palladium
EVP, International Development, RTI
Senior Vice President, Global Workforce, DAI
President and CEO, IYF
President and COO, ACDI/VOCA
Twenty-one organizations joined CREED in April 2021 when it was launched as an idea by CREED founder Indira Ahluwalia. Since then, the founding members have worked together to create CREED and the REE Pledge.
With the support of its founding members, membership has continued to grow. Members actively support the functions and activities of CREED's related to making the REE Pledge a reality.
Dexis Consulting Group
Federal Capture, LLC
Food Enterprise Solutions
Institute for Development Impact - I4DI
Intellectual Concepts, LLC
International Development Group
JSI Research & Training '
Jefferson Consulting Group
KANAVA International LLC
Making Cents International
Management Sciences for Health
Moonshot Global LLC
PM Consulting Group LLC
Partners of the Americas
Population Media Center
Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
Population Services International
Save The Children
Tetra Tech Global Development Services
The Bloomsbury Group
The Cloudburst Group
The Hunger Project
The QED Group, LLC
Triangle Environmental Health Initiative
Water for Life Solutions
Water for People
World Education, Inc
Task Teams are created on an as-needed basis to support the various functions associated with developing the REE pledge and Learning Hub. Core Team members lead the Task Teams. Task Teams are composed of organizations' leadership, functional experts, staff, and interns.
Please reach out if you are interested in working on any of our active Task Teams: Communications and Outreach, Membership, Learning Hub.
CREED gratefully acknowledges the efforts of the following individuals for their contributions in support of our vision.
|Sylvia J. Megret||ACDI/VOCA|
|Matthew Martin||CREED Intern|
|Kidi Tafesse||Global Communities|
|Carrie Hessler-Radelet||Global Communities|
|Natalia Lopez-Thismon||Global Communities|
|Lizzie Hickman||Global Communities|
|Melanie Joiner||IntraHealth International|
|Indira Ahluwalia||KAUR Strategies|
|Deirdre White||PYXERA Global|
|Thierry van Bastelaer||Palladium|
|Ryan Ubuntu Olson||Palladium|
|John McPhail||Partners of the Americas|
|Rachel Falek||Partners of the Americas|
|Claire Read||ProSocial Dynamic|
|Shiro Gnanaselvam||Social Impact|
|Eleanor Allen||Water for People|
|John Glover||formerly with PLAN|