About CIEDA

‘Welcome to CIEDA. An organisation all about inclusion, diversity, learning and creativity.

On this page you can find out more about CIEDA’s mission statement as well as the people who make CIEDA work by checking out:

  • The Co-founders on the CIEDA Board
  • The Advisory Committee
  • Friends of CIEDA’
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“Equal Conditions Should Give Birth To Unanimous Resolutions”

— Alexandre Dumas

The global battle against Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated that a fully integrated and globalised world become much less effective as soon as individuals and governments started to look towards their own borders. It has become increasingly clear that organisations that were meant to be able to operate across the world in a crisis weren’t fully equipped for the task.

CIEDA is about making change happen for everyone around the world. It’s about what we can achieve together if we get agile, global community-focused and make the impact we all dream about and want to see but often struggle to know how to facilitate. The global battle against COVID-19 demonstrated that a fully integrated and globalised world became much less effective as soon as individuals and governments started to look towards their own borders. It has become increasingly clear that organisations that were meant to be able to operate across the world in a crisis weren’t fully equipped for the task.

CIEDA seeks to create permanent change by promoting, informing and embedding inclusive decision making, promoting Ithmology (the study of the intersections between the natural world and inclusive human constructs like inclusive environments and the impacts of inclusive design on the natural environment) and ‘human fit’ design from the very beginning of a the learning experience by setting out to create a community of bright minds who learn about embedding inclusion, accessibility and equality into the very fabric of their work and their everyday. To do this CIEDA utilises six key, but very different concepts which allow the organisation to intersect at lots of different places concurrently thereby making positive change with the onus being on speed of change.

Who is CIEDA?

CIEDA is a non-profit organisation based in the UK which is all about inclusion, creativity, design, learning, sharing. CIEDA is developing an organisation which can deliver an almost instantaneous way to create progressive action around inclusion, exclusion and environmental protection (human caused climate change).

What We Provide

CIEDA provides a range of high-quality services like CIEDA Learning and CIEDA Accreditation but we also provide an agile and quality driven membership platform that helps our members to contribute to our aim for a global inclusive environment. Our membership organisation is known as the CIEDA Collective is about utilising technology, innovation and methodology to enhance our global understanding of inclusive environments.

Our Mission Statement

  • CIEDA is about including those excluded from Inclusion.
  • CIEDA flourishes on the hedgerows between creativity and inclusion.
  • CIEDA is about creating a thriving Creative Inclusive Environment by design, in a world that is prone to design in exclusion.
  • CIEDA is about helping the designers of our world tap into market-based mechanics for solving problems.
  • CIEDA is about creating a world where we are all automatically included by design simply down to better design decisions by people who are innately innovating for us all in everything they do.

Become a Member Today

The CIEDA Collective is CIEDA’s global membership organisation. It is where our members work together to create a global network of people interested in creative inclusion & diversity. The Collective is where people can draw on collective knowledge and work towards common goals to help develop the global approach to making design decisions that not only include people but also help to shape creative approaches to climate change action and environmental protection. CIEDA provides an agile and quality driven membership platform that helps our members to contribute to our aim. To apply to become a CIEDA member please click below. 

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CIEDA was co-founded by Sarah, Ndunge and James in 2020 and together they bring a wealth of varied experience to CIEDA.

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Sarah Speake

A self-confessed mischief-maker and positive disruptor, Sarah brings 24 years’ experience as a technology focused Executive with companies like Google alongside her passion for making fast paced change driven by her dedication to inclusion and diversity.

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Ndunge Kivuitu

Ndunge has been working within the field of Diversity & Inclusion since the early 2000’s and has become a recognised nationally inclusion specialist. Ndunge brings an outcomes focused approach to CIEDA alongside her expertise in both the public and voluntary sector.

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James Wheeler

James’ work as an inclusive environment engineer has cultivated his deep interest in accessibility, inclusion and diversity and he has successfully blended this with his interest in arts, creative design and literature to help CIEDA grow.