AISA is committed to contributing, in authentic and meaningful ways, to the pressing need to address the lack of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within the international school sector globally. Within the Africa region, the goal of AISA’s DEIJ programme is to enhance the effectiveness of AISA schools in promoting a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just community for all educators, school leaders, co-professionals and students in a manner that is contextually relevant and that results in sustainable change.
AISA strives to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into all aspects of our Wellbeing for all programming to help us achieve our organisational mission, and deepen our impact.
To guide us in this effort, AISA has established a DEIJ Design Team, which includes a diverse representation of individuals from AISA member schools who bring to the team their unique experience, skills, and perspectives pertinent to BIPOC Educators, LGBTQ+ Educators, Women Educators, among others.
Please refer to the Terms of Reference to find out more about the type of work the Design Team will be doing. The members of the DEIJ Design Team are:
Service Learning Coordinator
International School of Uganda; Affinity Group Facilitator: BIPOC Educators
Wellbeing for all Programme Manager
Association of International Schools in Africa
Director of innovations/DEI Coordinator
International School of Dakar; Affinity Group Facilitator: Women in Leadership
Early Childhood Teacher/Instructional Leader
International School of Uganda; Affinity Group Facilitator: DEIJ Collaborative
Service Learning Coordinator/ Teaching & Learning Coach
American International School of Johannesburg; Affinity Group Facilitator: Women in Leadership
Grade 8 Humanities Teacher
The International School of Nido de Aguilas; Affinity Group Facilitator: LGBTQ+ Educators
AISA provides various learning events and webinars focused on diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice that are only available for AISA members.
To find a DEIJ learning event, simply look for the DEIJ symbol that indicates that the webinar or learning event is DEIJ focused.
The scheduled professional learning events for 2021/22 semester 2 include:
If you missed any of our previous DEIJ webinars, you can find these on our Learning Channel.
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AISA has created several online communities for our members. These will include online forums, called Affinity Groups facilitated by AISA members in the field of diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice. AISA will also make opportunities for the groups to meet during the AISA conference. The affinity groups include:JOIN AN AISA DISCUSSION FORUM
As a new AISA Programme, we are in the process of building a range of diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice resources collected from some of the most respected experts in the field.
If you have some resources to share or have come across some outstanding exemplars, we welcome your contribution to our growing online knowledge hub.SUBMIT A RESOURCE View Resources for StudentsView Resources for SchoolsView Resources for Educators
AISA has joined the Diversity Collaborative, a global community of like-minded educational professionals committed to creating and sustaining a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just international school community through its focus on leadership.
The Diversity Collaborative conducts research on the leadership pipeline and recruitment practices, provides leadership development, and advocates for international school communities to critically reflect on diversity or the lack thereof, develop equity-minded stakeholders, promote inclusive environments and serve as social justice activist.See all AISA Learning Partners
The Association of International Schools in Africa is dedicated to serving its members throughout Africa during this challenging time. Please let us know if you require additional or specific information, resources and or support, and we will endeavour to assist you as soon as possible.