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Can aid donors help support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in developing countries?

7th July 2014, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ

Recent legislation in Africa and elsewhere has raised concerns over the rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights. There are growing concerns that the legislation, and an associated hardening of attitudes, may undermine the well-being, compromise the security, and limit the opportunities open to LGBT people.

How should aid donors respond to the complex development challenges posed by these developments? And what role, if any, should aid play in promoting and protecting LGBT rights?


The Kaleidoscope Trust is partnering with the ODI to address these questions during a half day conference in London. The invited audience will include representatives from diplomatic missions, donor agencies, civil society, multilateral agencies and research institutes.


The aim is to promote constructive dialogue informed by a variety of perspectives. While the focus will be on Africa and the debate will be led by Africans, the aim is to draw on wider experience that may be of relevance.


In the first session, panellists from developing countries will share their views on the issues at stake and the policy options facing donors. The second session will focus on international policy makers and the donor community. The event, which will be live-streamed, will be followed by a reception hosted by ODI.

Venue / Ticket Information

Reserve your free place with our partners the ODI.


Monday, July 7th

13:30 - 18:30


203 Blackfriars Road