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Network of Pakistani Organisations (NPO) Annual Conference

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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This inaugural conference is the first of its kind in the UK, providing a unique opportunity to bring together representatives of around 100 organisations working to support some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities.



The UK’s ethnic minority communities have made great progress in all aspects of life over the last 70 years or so but British Pakistanis have not fared as well as others, and many still face huge social and economic barriers.



The hundreds of Pakistani-led, grassroots voluntary groups working to overcome these challenges have struggled to find resources and make their voices heard.



The issues were brought into sharp focus at a national consultation event organised by the QED Foundation, in Bradford, last September, where it was agreed that an annual event should be established to bring together British Pakistani voluntary organisations to share experiences, learn from prominent people in Third Sector and point the way ahead.



For the first time, attendees will be able to discuss and debate the issues holding back their communities and work hand-in-hand to develop support structures to build confidence and empower their efforts.



This networking event is open to British Pakistanis running not-for-profit organisations (community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises etc) anywhere in the UK.



The event is FREE and places are limited to 100 voluntary organisations. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Keynote speakers at the event include:



SIR STEPHEN BUBB is the Director of Charity Futures and the Acting Director of the Oxford Institute of Charity. He was formerly Chief Executive of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) until 2016. In this role he was highly influential in determining government policy on the third sector, particularly for its part delivering public services. He launched Charity Futures in July 2016, which founded the Oxford Institute of Charity in collaboration with New College in May 2019.


The knighthood Sir Stephen was awarded in 2011 was in recognition of the role he had played in supporting and promoting charities


For 10 years he also chaired the Social Investment Business, the UK’s largest social investor, and is a trustee of Helen and Douglas House Hospice, the world’s first children’s hospice. He is a public appointments assessor.


Sir Stephen’s recent national roles have included reporting on choice and competition in the NHS for the Prime Minister in 2011, and writing a major report for the UK government in 2014, ‘Winterbourne View – time for action’, which called for radical reform in the way we care for people with learning disabilities in the twenty-first century.


He has been in national roles at TGWU, NUT and AMA, and was the Founding Personnel Director of the National Lottery Charities Board. He was a Councillor in Lambeth and an active member of the health authorities for Guys and St Thomas’ hospitals over two decades.



FARAZ KHAN is a UK-based Pakistani social entrepreneur, investor, published author and public speaker.


Faraz is a visiting professor at the University of St.Mary's, in London, in the field of social enterprise and innovation.


He is considered an authority in enterprise and social enterprise eco-system development and is the co-author of ‘Pukh Theory’, Pakistan’s first business parable.


Faraz has been appointed as a member of Catalyst UKTI and sits on the Advisory Board of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship (APPGE) for the UK Parliament and as a member of Atlantic Council US. He advises governments, corporates, investors and start-ups on entrepreneurial eco-systems and social enterprise development.


He has been nominated as one of the 100 senior leaders from 53 commonwealth countries in the HRH Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth leadership programme. He has also been nominated as Future Leader of the Year by Power 100 UK and nominated by the Asia Society to represent Pakistan in the Young Leaders Conference.



He is also part of the British Council Pakistan social entrepreneurship programme and a founding member of I am Karachi, CSR association of Pakistan and a former board member of SEALA.

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The Agha Khan Centre
10 Handyside Street
Kings Cross
N1C 4DN London
United Kingdom

Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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This event is organised by the QED Foundation, a national charity set up in 1990 to support the social and economic integration of ethnic minorities. It helps disadvantaged ethnic minorities to find employment as well as advising mainstream public and private sectors in recruiting, retaining and developing an ethnically diverse workforce.

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