In February 2023, along with our partners Community Business, Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and Diversity Works New Zealand, CCDI launched the Global Inclusion & Diversity Alliance (GIDA).

GIDA is a community of practice for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) organizations from around the world. We act together to make workplaces across the world more equitable. 

Global Inclusion & Diversity Alliance from Diversity Works NZ on Vimeo.

GIDA partners are not-for-profit organizations working across the spectrum of diversity dimensions and are specifically focused on workplace inclusion. We come together to partner and collaborate, to learn from each other how to do DEI better, and to share thought leadership across our jurisdictions. We do this for the benefit to our respective membership networks and to make workplaces all over the world more equitable.

GIDA members all share a core set of values:

  • We are not-for-profit organizations. Our work is for-purpose, not profit.
  • We believe that DEI needs to be positioned in a local context. There are lessons we can learn from our global partners, but we respect that we each have unique local contexts and histories that must inform the work that we do in our own jurisdictions.
  • We collaborate to create value for our respective membership networks. We work together to increase our capabilities and by doing so enrich what we offer to our own networks of members.
  • We have integrity. We do the right thing, leading by example when it comes to being honest, trustworthy, fair and accountable for our actions.
  • We are transformative. We actively work together through the Alliance to advance equality in workplaces.

GIDA was be officially launched at the Whiria Ngā Kaha Workplace Inclusion Aotearoa 2023 international conference, held in Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand between 15-17 February 2023.

Over the next 12 months, GIDA will work on delivering initiatives for the benefit the membership of the Founding partners and will continue to search for partners from around the world who meet their criteria.