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Beyond BREXIT – The London SDG Festival
Tue 15 August 2017, 18:00 – 22:30 BST
What is the SDG Festival?
It’s a crowd-designed day of activities supporting social goals aligned to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Why are you doing this?
This is effectively our graduation day where the teams who have been with us for through the Social Good Summer present their final campaign ideas.
What is going to happen?
We don’t know! This event will be designed over the course of four workshops by teams of volunteers who come together to help build a better world for everyone, with no-one left behind.
Have you done this before?
Several times! We have held three in Dubai and one in Amsterdam. This will be our fifth SDG Festival and the second this year.
What kind of things happened before?
All manner of activations. We’ve had social media Thunderclap.IT campaigns, informal speed-dating meet-n-greets, workshopped ‘Action Cafes’, Flash Mobs, plays and performances and many more. The activities are inspired by our Campaign Cards.
How to get involved?
Sign up to one or more of our earlier workshops and volunteer your time! You get to choose the cause you support and we guide you to produce an effective campaign.
The Proactivists is a voluntary project developed by socially concerned citizens living in Dubai. It has been established to promote the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and in particular to address the UN’s advocacy targets of recruiting over 700,000 advocates before the end of 2017. Powered by the Impact Hub network, The Proactivists have so far conducted workshops and programs in Amsterdam, Budapest, Dubai, Geneva, London and Hong Kong. Over 600 delegates participated in our workshops in 2016.
About the Faciliators:
Stephen King, Founder and Lead Facilitator, The Proactivists
Stephen King is the founder of the Proactivists and a university lecturer at the Middlesex University Dubai. He has designed this series of workshops to inspire socially concious citizens to become effective participants in public policy debates. Over the course of the five-week program Stephen shares his 18+ years’ experience in public relations and strategic communications and his global network of contacts to empower social businesses, NGOs, public servants, CSR managers and concerned citizens to advocate for an agenda that benefits everyone, with no-one left behind.
Mia Jafari, Head of Programmes at Impact Hub Westminster
Mia Jafari is a start-up entrepreneur and designer specialising in sustainable fashion (www.miajafari.com). She is also an accomplished program designer supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises align their business with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mia is passionate about co-creation, sustainable fashion and manufacturing, human centred design, experiential learning and developing strategic partnerships.
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