Four international workshops will be held throughout 2019 to build partnerships between the various projects in development through radio astronomy that have already been established via the Newton Fund in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. This collaboration will form a global network of expertise in the mobilization of radio astronomy for economic development. The network will establish and build ‘south-south’ connections that will help the sharing of experiences and lessons learned in how to translate the high tech skills of radio astronomy into local job creation and entrepreneurship. Other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the three continental regions not currently involved will be encouraged to join the established activities and build strong regional collaborations around this theme. The workshops are fully funded by an award from the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund. Hence the cost of all participants including travel, accommodation and subsistence will be covered by the project. About 40 participants including expert speakers are expected at each event and these will mostly be by invitation. The UK institutions that are organising these events along with the workshop host institutions below are the University of Leeds, University of Hertfordshire, University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Bristol and University of Central Lancashire. A summary of the four workshops follows.