Beyond BREXIT – Advocacy & Activism

This is part two of four interactive workshops and talks which concludes with a crowd-designed festival for sustainable development on August 25. It is scheduled to take place almost at the conclusion of theHigh Level Political Forum on Sustainable Developmentand materials shared will reflect announcements made during these talks.

In this workshop we will also introduce two of our bespoke campaign tools to help you to develop an advocacy campaign that delivers results – in a fair and compassionate manner.

Developed for: social businesses, NGOs, public servants, CSR managers and concerned citizens.

195 governments have signed and committed toThe Global Goals for Sustainable Development, but they will only succeed in achieving them if they are supported by a supportive and vocal electorate.

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Andacting full of passion without compassion or caring for those that you effect by your actions, is simple demagoguery.

In this workshop we introduce our “RISK” compass(Real Estate, Influence, Social & Knowledge). This will help you to design advocacy strategies that have the raw power of activism, but which avoid some of the negative outcomes such action can sometimes bring.

We also introduce our Campaign Cards – fifty-plus unique ways to campaign for a social cause which are aligned to our RISK compass.

Join us if you you want to play an active and sincere role in charting our nation’s course past BREXIT and into a prosperous and sustainable future.


* Analysis of theHigh Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”

* Deep-dive into SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14(Poverty, Hunger, Health, Gender Equality, Industry & Infrastructure & Life Under Water)– which are the focus Goals of the HLPF this year

* Introduction to 50 activism strategies through our “Campaign Cards”

* Guidance on how to implement these strategies with appropriate passion and compassion supported by the RISK compass

* Preparation for workshop 3 (July 18)

The Proactivists

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.

Stephen King, Founder and Lead Facilitator, The Proactivists

Stephen Kingis 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 Community & Programmes at Impact Hub Westminster

Mia is a start-up entrepreneur and designer specialising in sustainable fashion ( 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.


  • Date: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
  • Location: Impact Hub Westminster
  • Time: 18:00
  • Fee: USD 1

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