International Development

Purpose of the group

The purpose of the group is to ensure liaison between MSPs and organisations working in Scotland on international aid and development issues. To further raise awareness in Scotland of these issues and to provide a Scottish forum for discussion, while also promoting stronger links between Scotland and international aid and development agencies. The group will also seek to promote development education in Scotland, to support Scottish organisations working in international aid and development programmes and where appropriate facilitate regular visits to Scotland by representatives of the international humanitarian agencies while engaging with minority residents in Scotland to encourage their involvement in the work of the group. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Dr Callum Henderson

Dr Janey Andrews

Dr Colin Pritchard

Dr. Barbara Bompani

Hamish Goldie-Scot

John M Francis


Scotland’s International Development Alliance - secretary

Oxfam Scotland

IDEAS forum

Mercy Corps 


Scotland Malawi Partnership

Save the Children Scotland


Christian Aid Scotland


Tropical Agriculture Association (Scotland)

Unicef UK in Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland

International Nepal Fellowship [INF]

Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA Scotland)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO International (Scotland))

EMMS International

Centre for Global Development at the University of Aberdeen

Rwanda Scotland Alliance

Scottish Refugee Council

The Salvation Army 

Global Development Academy, University of Edinburgh

Scotland Zambia Association (SCOZAA)

Amnesty International

Corra Foundation

International Voluntary Service

Scottish Love In Action

UN House Scotland

Water Witness International


Carey Tourism

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

Leprosy Mission Scotland


Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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