What do we take for granted about “international development”? How could feminist approaches challenge and transform the current development narrative? What would global collaboration based on gender, racial, environmental and economic justice – rather than a drive for profit and colonial legacies – look like?

These are questions we are exploring together in a five-part podcast series, “A Pathway Towards Feminist Global Collaboration,” initiated by an emerging network of practitioners aiming to re-think development policy from a feminist perspective, FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Over the course of five episodes, this new series seeks to contribute to the current debate on feminist development and foreign policy in Germany and the Global North more broadly. Below you will also find recommendations for practitioners to accompany each episode.

Listen along as we re-think, reflect and learn with and from people whose voices have long been excluded and marginalised in the development sector. 


Let’s imagine Feminist Global Collaboration together!

You can find all episodes under the “Our voices, our choices” stream on the Heinrich Böll website, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or in the app of your choice. Help us spread the word by rating us or recommending us to others. You can also send us feedback and suggestions at lisa@fairsharewl.org

“You learn from the women here in central India that economy cannot be something that is just based on profits. Economy has to be based on economy of share and care, of localized economy, of respecting the right of nature, respecting the other species.”

 Shristee Bajpa, Researcher with climate action group KALPAVRIKSH (India)


Shrishtee Bajpai

Researcher with India-based activist group KALPAVRIKSH

Saranel Benjamin

Head of Partnerships at Oxfam GB

Prof. Dr. Aram Ziai

Head of Development Policy and Postcolonial Studies, University of Kassel

Our Host

Samie Blasingame

Host and moderator

Samie is a facilitator and community organiser active in issues related to environmental justice and sustainable food systems. She holds an MA in Environmental Policy and Planning from Freie Universität Berlin and a BA in International Studies from California State University, Long Beach. 

Do you have questions, feedback, or suggestions for future guests?

We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us at lisa@fairsharewl.org


Find live episodes and their accompanying recommendation briefs below:

Episode 1: Introduction

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Episode 2: Knowledge Hegemony

Release date: 20.10.2022

Episode 3: Funding

Release date TBD

Episode 4: Intersectionality

Release date TBD

Episode 5: Representation

Release date TBD

“International development has a long way to go before it can actually start to relinquish that colonial control and distrust that exists between the Global North and the Global South.  It’s not geared towards the self-determination and autonomy of the Global South at all.”

Saranel Benjamin, Head of Partnerships, Oxfam Great Britain

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