WEBINAR 4 – AN ANTI-RACIST APPROACH TO EDUCATION

This was the fourth in a series of 4 webinars commissioned by the disparities response programmes across Sussex as part of Sussex Health and Care Partnership which is made up of all of Sussex NHS trust and the three local authorities.

This interactive webinar aimed to hear about the experiences of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in relation to addressing the current inequalities in Education.

A series of esteemed speakers and panel joined in the conversation across Sussex. For more information on the speakers and agenda click here.

The full webinar video is made available and contains details of the event in the timecode that can be accessed via YouTube.

We appreciate your feedback which can be left here or alternatively e-mail us on community@driorg.com

ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING SERVICES - WEBINAR 3

This was the third in a series of 4 webinars commissioned by the disparities response programmes across Sussex as part of Sussex Health and Care Partnership which is made up of all of Sussex NHS trust and the three local authorities.

This interactive webinar aimed to hear about the experiences of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in relation to accessing Mental Health and wellbeing services.

A series of esteemed speakers and panel joined in the conversation across Sussex. For more information on the speakers and agenda click here.

The full webinar Video is made available and contains details of the event in the timecode that can be accessed via YouTube.

We appreciate your feedback which can be left as comments on our social media pages or alternatively e-mail us on community@driorg.com

Please register for our next webinar on the 25th of February 2021 BLACK LIVES MATTER IN EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND PROMOTION - WEBINAR 2

This was the second in a series of 4 webinars commissioned by the disparities response programmes across Sussex as part of Sussex Health and Care Partnership which is made up of all of Sussex NHS trust and the three local authorities.

These webinars aim to engage local communities from ethnically diverse backgrounds to address some of the barriers to accessing health services. The webinars are being delivered and organised by Diversity Resource International, to support our communities and lead to positive solutions for systemic changes and racial in-equality.

This second webinar took place on the 03rd of December 2020 addressing the topic of employment and opportunities for promotion.  A series of esteemed speakers and panel joined in the conversation across Sussex. For more information on the speakers and agenda click here.

The full webinar Video is made available and contains details of the event in the timecode that can be accessed via YouTube.

We appreciate your feedback which can be left as comments on our social media pages or alternatively e-mail us on community@driorg.com

ACCESS TO HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - WEBINAR 1

This was the first in a series of 4 webinars commissioned by the disparities response programmes across Sussex as part of Sussex Health and Care Partnership which is made up of all of Sussex NHS trust and the three local authorities.

In May 2020 the Sussex Health and Care Partnership (SHCP) established The Sussex Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Disparity Programme in response to the evidence emerging from the Office for National Statistics around the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. SHCP recruited a new programme team to work on addressing key priority areas. The programme team is examining all the factors which have an impact on health outcomes, experience and wellbeing for people from ethnically diverse backgrounds including structural, institutional and interpersonal racism.  They are engaging with leadership teams, the health and care workforce and with communities across the three areas of the programme: Workforce – Thriving Staff, Population – Thriving Communities, Inclusive Communications and Engagement.

These webinars aim to engage local (BAME) communities in addressing some of the barriers to inclusion. The webinars are being delivered and organised by Diversity Resource International, in support of Sussex Black Asian and minority ethnic people in our commitment to achieve their life aspirations through self-confidence, making positive choices, overcoming barriers and by achieving employment and business development goals.

This first webinar took place on the 28th of October 2020 and focused on access to health and social care, with a series of esteemed speakers and a celebration of Black history month by hearing from members of the BAME community across Sussex. It features an account of their personal stories as well as some contributions of poetry. The final segment of the programme was led by a question and answer section between the public and the panel of experts. For more information on the speakers and agenda click here.

The full webinar Video is made available and contains details of the event in the timecode that can be accessed via YouTube.
We appreciate your feedback which can be left as comments on our social media pages or alternatively e-mail us on community@driorg.com

Resilience In Adversity: A Conversation with BAME Communities

DRI’s seminar on Resilience in Adversity was massively oversubscribed which, to us, speaks volumes about the time we are living in. In response, we are planning to launch a series of further events. We want to collaborate with all who are sincerely committed to partnering in our agenda: to ensure BAME people not only survive, but thrive.

We have made a recording of our recent seminar available and invite those who watch it to give us their feedback using the form at this link..

We also really want to hear from any organisations, particularly other BAME organisations, who would like to work with us to achieve our ‘survive and thrive’ empowerment agenda. Please get in touch with mebrak@dricic.org

If you would like to be on the mailing list to hear about our future events, please also email Mebrak.

DRI – Resilience in Adversity seminar – FINAL REPORT

Dr Juliet Millican's visit to Eritrea - November 2017

In November 2017, DRI associate, Dr Juliet Millican, visited Eritrea to support DRI in the opening of the branch office in Asmara, visit local professionals and provide some short seminars to different education institutions.

Briefing Note Eritrea 2017

MBA and MSc Management Design Proposal

In March 2017, two members of the Diversity Resource International team visited Eritrea to carry out a scoping visit for the proposal of MBA and MSc Management courses.

MBA and MSc Management Design Proposal – Scoping Visit report

Transforming Infrastructure in East Sussex

We took part in a report that looked at the barriers between the mainstream voluntary sector and BME communities in East Sussex, and how these barriers can be overcome.

Transforming Infrastructure in East Sussex

A Generation of Effective Leaders for Africa 2016

In 2016, the Diversity Resource International team visited Eritrea to pilot the Generation of Effective Leaders for Africa (GELA) five-day programme. This programme was designed to initiate solutions for emerging and experienced leaders.

GELA 2016 report