INTRAC reached its 30th anniversary in November 2021. During the first half of 2022, we planned to mark this milestone with a number of activities focused on the growing calls to shift power in the international development sector. This project focuses on the first phase, on shifting the power through organisational development, which ran from January to March, 2022.

A series of blogs contributed by INTRAC staff, friends, and members of our network examined the topic from various perspectives:

This phase of our celebrations culminated in an online event which took place on March 23, 2022. Also titled “shifting the power through organisational development”, the event was attended by around 140 participants from around the world. The full audio recording is available below.

Additionally, an extensive written event summary is available as a downloadable PDFand there is a playlist of short audio highlights available on our YouTube channel. During the event, four speakers gave brief talks on different aspects of the interaction between organisational development (OD) and shifting the power:

  • Rick James (INTRAC) on localising consultancy [Audio]
  • Angela Zamaere Smith (All We Can) on Integrating OD in partnerships to shift the power [Audio]
  • Nancy Akanbombire on feminist OD [Audio]
  • Lucy Morris (INTRAC) on digital OD [Audio]

The celebration of INTRAC’s 30th anniversary is continuing in April, May, and June of 2022 with a new series on shifting the power through monitoring, evaluation and learning. This will involve a new blog series, culminating with a second online event in June 2022. To keep up with all of INTRAC’s developments, be sure to sign up to our mailing list and to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.