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Anti-Racism Forum (ARA)

Due to the continuing interest in an inter-organisational exchange on the topic of anti-racism in humanitarian aid, CHA initiated an Anti-Racism Forum (ARA) for staff from German aid organisations in 2021.

As a flexible cross-organisational exchange and learning platform, it is intended to provide a safe space in which staff from German aid organisations can share issues related to anti-racism, exchange experiences and knowledge, and discuss new ideas and approaches on an ongoing basis and without much bureaucracy.

The forum offers the following exchange opportunities:

  • Continuous online meetings for interested people – without fixed membership and regularity – in which input speakers share topics, ideas, approaches, questions, etc., which are then discussed together.
  • For each meeting an individual preparatory group takes care of the organisation and content of the meeting. The group sets a date, designs the agenda, prepares inputs and sends out invitations to the mailing list. The CHA assists with the organisation and invitation management.
  • After each meeting, a new preparatory group for the next meeting is constituted according to the “fish bowl” principle, so that the organisation and content rotates according to individual needs and capacities in the forum.
  • For better coordination and overview, all information is shared with the group via its own mailing list.
  • The CHA provides an online repository where literature and other shared content is collected, learnings are recorded and topics are collected with the help of an online topic board. We use Slack for this purpose. A separate email for the use of Slack will be sent with the registration for the distribution list (please also check the spam/junk folder if necessary).

If you would also like to become part of the ARA Forum, please register using the form below. We look forward to new members and a fruitful exchange!

Questions, comments, suggestions for the ARA Forum? Write to us at

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