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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact.  It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development. At WRI India we are committed to:

  • Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for human well-being in our institutional and programmatic practices.

  • Recruiting and hiring talent from various backgrounds and identities.

  • Promoting internal talent and expanding the diversity of leadership within our staff, senior management, board and advisory bodies.

  • Creating training opportunities and events for staff to engage in open dialogue about topics aimed at addressing bias and increasing tolerance and respect for others.

  • Ensuring pay equity and fairness across the organization.

  • Rejecting, increasing awareness, and eradicating any form of workplace harassment, bullying, discrimination, retaliation or oppression.

  • Continually refining and improving our actions to address diversity, equity and inclusion across our network, as part of a long-term change process.

We firmly believe that all of us have the right to be heard, respected, valued for our contributions. Our diverse identities, including though not limited to our age, caste, gender identities, religion, abilities, geographic location, marital status, sexual orientation, language preference, must be respected, acknowledged and provided opportunities to succeed. In addition to guiding our programmatic and institutional practices, these principles are central to our external engagement. WRI India will advocate for, and champion, diversity, equity and inclusion in our work with governments, businesses, donors, civil society and other institutions.

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