Sado Jirde

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Sado is the Director of Black South West Network (BSWN), a charity focused on human rights, equality, access to knowledge and socio-economic inclusion. BSWN acts as an advocate on behalf of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the South West. Sado sits on a number of boards both national and local including: ACH, Voice for Change England, South West Forum, Babbasa, Somali Resource Centre and Bristol & Bath Regional Capital Strategy Advisory Board. She also contributes widely into policy development structures working with private and public sector bodies seeking to address ethnic inequalities.

Most recently she has been actively involved in the International Development sector with a focus on African Diaspora communities’ involvement in development. She has presented papers on Diaspora led development at CHOGM, Sri Lanka, 2013 and DiaGram Conference, Copenhagen, 2015.