Gen:impact - May 16 Networking and Fireside Chats

Gen:impact - May 16 Networking and Fireside Chats

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Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Road


E2 7DG

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BYOB networking and speakers event, to meet other young people in social impact in a casual setting

About this event

Gen:impact aims to connect young (22-35 y/o) professionals in London who work in the social impact space. Our goal is to provide a casual setting to exchange ideas, build relationships, and collaborate towards social change. Whether you work in social entrepreneurship, education, the charity sector, impact investment, or something different, we look forward to meeting you.

7-7:30 PM - Arrivals - Arrive and mingle

7:30 - 8:30 PM - Fireside Chats - Learn about exciting projects in the impact space from your peers.

Angus Innes, Jangala

Tanveer Sian, Social Finance

Ellie Ereira & Aly Blenkin, Pivotal Act

8:30 - 10 PM - Networking - Chat and share a drink with your peers in the impact community

Org/speaker bios:

Jangala is a London-based charitable organisation that design and make Wi-Fi systems to provide connectivity to those displaced by natural and man-made disasters. In 2015, Jangala made the first and only wifi network in the Jungle, the refugee camp in Calais, providing internet to over 5000 people a week. In 2018, they equipped 16 grassroots groups across 3 continents with their first product Big Box. In 2019, their aim is to distribute 100 more systems. Angus joined Jangala back in November to lead strategy and business development. His talk will discuss what brought Jangala together back in Calais, how he came to join and what they have planned for the future.

Social Finance is a London-based social enterprise that aims to deliver social change through innovative mechanisms such as its social investment model, the Social Impact Bond, now scaled across 24 countries, and its Impact Incubator which has incubated unique responses to difficult issues such as domestic violence and refugee integration. Tanveer is an analyst at Social Finance who will speak about the Impact Incubator's Black Thrive initiative which aims to reduce inequalities in mental health outcomes in the black community in London.

Pivotal Act, born out of San Francisco-based software and design org Pivotal, is a program that partners with humanitarian organizations and nonprofits to identify, design, and develop practical technology solutions to pressing challenges around the world. Aly and Ellie are associate directors at Pivotal Act and will talk about the projects they've run. These include finding ways for NGOs to share data during emergency responses for distributing cash aid, improving the design of toilets in refugee camps, creating a tool to support young people in foster care, and designing for climate change resilience in coastal cities. With a background in Industrial Design, Systems Thinking and Service Design, Aly is passionate about designing products and services that addresses social and environmental issues. Ellie comes from a product management background and has has worked on developing technology to make social impact from an international development angle at the World Bank and with private sector startups.

Note: This will be the first event held by Gen:impact. There will be some light snacks and drinks available, but please BYOB.