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Politics, Poverty and People Power
Sat, May 6, 2017, 9:30 AM – Mon, May 8, 2017, 4:00 PM BST
Politics, Poverty and People Power: why citizen activism is important now more than ever
RESULTS National Conference 2017
We have a history of achieving remarkable things. And when we put our mind to ending global poverty, we’ve made enormous progress.
Yet we are faced with unprecedented change: Britain’s place in the world post-Brexit; ever more vocal critics of international development; and a shifting global balance of power. At the same time, many poorer countries face pressure to fund their own public services, such as health care, as international donors withdraw their support.
How can we continue to push for a more equal planet and reach the ambition of the Global Goals by 2030?
We’ll be exploring the incredible power that ordinary people have to make the world a better place. In 2017, citizens working together to overcome extreme poverty is now more important than ever.
Join us at the RESULTS National Conference, 'Politics, Poverty and People Power'.
On Saturday and Sunday, hear from high profile speakers and inspiring activists on the politics of poverty, how to influence political leaders, and see how people power is making a difference around the world.
Find out how ordinary people can make change happen with John Gaventa, Director of Research at the Institute of Development Studies, and learn more about developing your own approach to campaigning with Sarah Corbett, founder of Craftivist Collective.
Join in the debate on how to talk about global development in a world of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’ politics, with contributions from Stephen Bush, Special Correspondent at the New Statesman, and Nicky Hawkins, story-telling expert and Communications Director at Equally Ours.
Keep an eye on RESULTS’ social media feeds and this eventbrite page over the coming weeks, as we announce the names of even more speakers joining us for the conference!
You'll also have the opportunity to see RESULTS UK advocates in action, meet other campaigners from across the UK, and develop your campaigning skills.
On Monday 8th May, you'll be able to put your campaigning skills into practice by attending meetings in Parliament and at the Department for International Development. Attendance at Monday's Advocacy Day is free, but you'll need to add a separate 'Advocacy Day' ticket to your Eventbrite basket.
Registration on Saturday 6th May starts at 9.30am for a 10am start, and the day finishes at 5.15pm. Registration on Sunday 7th May starts at 9.45am for a 10am start, and the day finishes at 5pm.
Briefing on Monday 8th May starts at 8.15am, and the day finishes at 5pm.
What do RESULTS campaigners say about the National Conference?
‘It is amazing to meet all the like-minded people who believe in aid and development. I feel much more confident and informed to go out and speak to people about the issues I care about’ – Chelsey, London
‘Each time I leave the RESULTS National Conference with renewed motivation. Monday is always a great day to put into practice what you’ve learnt over the weekend with some good old-fashioned advocacy in Parliament’ – Jason, Bristol