This is the first in a series of dialogues to be convened by the United Nations University, Development Reimagined and Wilton Park. The series will bring together diverse groups of stakeholders–especially under-represented voices–providing a safe space for open and honest discussion about shifting the power in global health.
COVID-19 has exacerbated and entrenched health inequities throughout the world and further highlighted the failures of the current global health architecture. In recent years, there have been increasingly loud and frequent calls from organisations and individuals to address the power asymmetries in global health and move towards a more decentralised and equitable approach to research and practice. The ‘decolonising global health’ agenda has gained pace as a collection of activist movements that seeks to transition from the theoretical to the practical. However, many highly influential organisations are yet to engage, whilst others have actively expressed scepticism towards this agenda. To effect change a global cross-sectoral set of actors will need to be mobilised with the opportunity to share thoughts on objectives and practical next steps to achieve them.
In partnership with the United Nations University and Development Reimagined
Wilton Park reference number: WP1997V