Rebooting Sustainable Development Post-Populism


In 2015, 195 nations agreed to a new world agenda – The Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These “Global Goals” were meant to chart a course towards a more sustainable, equitable and safe future – with no-one left behind. Fast-forward to 2017 and our world has transformed beyond expectations.

The question now is whether the work to develop these 17 Goals, 169 Targets and 230+ Indicators is robust enough to withstand the populist revolution that has struck across the world and has resulted in BREXIT.

Why Join Us?

Through these practical, learning by doing workshops you will DISCOVER the commitments the UK has made through the Global Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and how YOU can ideate, design and execute effective campaigning and communication strategies to support the targets to create sustainable development post-populism.

Each session will equip you with practical communication and campaigning tools and strategies you can employ as an activist, lobbyist, NGO, social entrepreneur or even a Member of Parliament.

  • Identify – How you can MONITOR the UK government’s progress with the SDGs as we progress towards 2030
  • Be Empowered – That what you do will matter and can create a measurable IMPACT
  • Come-Together – Multiply your efforts through collaborating with like-minded people and organisations


Meet your facilitator

stephen-bioStephen King has supported some of the world’s most well-known figures in IT and telecom - Bill Gates, Jorma Ollila and John Chambers - during their visits to the Middle East. He has launched one man-made island in Qatar and introduced one of the most iconic hotels in the world on the Palm Dubai. Most recently he led the corporate social responsibility strategy for the Etisalat Group - providing educational, employment and longevity for young people and women across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Today as an adjunct lecturer with Middlesex University in Dubai, Stephen is one of the world’s first educators specialised in bringing the ‘Global Goals’ to the world’s youth. So far he has inspired more than 60 'millennials' from 17 different countries - and next year he will do it again.

He is also advocating the SDG’s to EMEA’s PR community through his positions on the Chartered Institute of PR’s International Committee and the Middle East PR Association.

Stephen is passionate about TGG5 - gender equality, TGG12 - sustainable production and consumption and TGG 17 - developing partnerships for the goals.


Who is this for? Social entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, CSR managers, activists, students, socially-active citizens.
How to get involved? You can attend all 4 workshops or individual sessions and/or the festival.
Key themes explored: Sustainable Development, Collaboration Post-Brexit, Activism/Social Campaigning, International Trade & Development, Co-creation.  
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