Liberatory Aid: Re-Imaging Global Development from Programs to Institutions

Context: Decolonizing lenses allow us to better understand rich and complex systems and dynamics that create the current context we work in. Liberatory lenses builds on this analysis to help us answer the question: what’s next? What does a decolonized space or a decolonized approach actually look like? How can we structure our organizations and our programs to draw to center more liberatory practices and help us radically re-imagine global development?

Description: This virtual workshop will help international development practitioners explore and use liberatory frameworks, analysis, and practical tools into both how design and implementation of programs, and how organizations and program officers operate. This workshop is highly interactive with plenty of exercises and opportunities to apply tools and frameworks. The workshop will include a participant guide with tools and templates. The workshop is four days for four hours a day (3.5 hours of content and 30 minutes of breaks) + an hour 1:1 session. Each day includes practical exercises. This workshop will be led by Farah Mahesri of FNM Advising (

Fee information

We offer a tiered fee scale to make the training accessible to individuals not backed by heavily resourced organizations.

Tier 1: $850 for institutions with annual budgets of greater than $4 million USD. *$100 off if you sign up by December 16. Applicable to Tier 1 and 2 only.

Tier 2: $725 for (a) Individuals who work for institutions with annual budgets that are less than $4 million USD; or (b) individuals who are consultants, freelancers, or otherwise self-employed; or (c) individuals who are employed but self-paying. Use discount code DEVELOP2.

Tier 3 Scholarship: $385 for students and early career professionals who are self-paying. Scholarships are limited. Apply here.

Tier 4 Scholarship: $100 for those who need financial aid. Scholarships are limited. Apply here.

Accommodation Scholarship. This scholarship covers the cost of an accommodation a participant may need to fully participate, such as translation or sign language interpretation. It does not cover the cost of participation. The scholarship amount depends on the accommodation that is needed. Apply here.

20 percent discount for group registration of 3 or more. Email

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