IGP Events

The IGP's Soundbites Series

Thursday 1 October, 2020 |

Soundbites are a platform for professionals and entrepreneurs who are leading in their field. Speakers are innovators and inspiring actors working in new and traditional sectors, outside of academia. The Soundbite gives the audience an insight into how their organisation contributes to sustainable and inclusive prosperity.


15 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Joana Dabaj

Joana Dabaj is an architect, urban designer and researcher. She is co-founder of CatalyticAction charity. She has valuable experience in architecture in development, sustainable design, cultural heritage, migration and human rights in the Middle East. Her recent work revolves around working closely with displaced and host communities in Lebanon to co-design places; this includes participatory research, design and implementation of built interventions. She collaborated on various research projects with international universities such as University College London and the American University of Beirut, where her experience on the ground and her understanding of the complex Lebanese context was crucial.

29 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy is Co-Director of the Social Prosperity Network at the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL. He leads the IGP’s work on 21st century welfare options and was the lead author on the 2017 IGP report on Universal Basic Services. Andrew will review recent developments with Universal Basic Services in the new Covid situation, including examples from the UK and New Zealand.


Please note that there has been a change to this event. Andrew Percy will now speak on Universal Basic Services rather than the original topic of 'How community work can address inequalities in the age of racism and inequality' by Jake Ferguson.

19 November 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey

Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey is a globally recognized authority on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and understands the science behind inclusive organizational behavior. Jonathan hosts the Resource Groups Podcast, a weekly show that informs and educates through applied research and insights from thought leaders. Today, he is the Founder of the Resource Groups Company where he helps organizations to reach their potential using inclusive practices. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, his previous employers and clients include The Walt Disney Company, News International and Channel 4. Jonathan combines professional expertise with academic rigour to drive change through research, training and consultancy. He recently launched a Youtube Channel to support his mission to help one million people around the world to make their workplaces more inclusive

03 December 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Nick Kimber

17 December 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Sir Simon Woolley CBE

Lord Woolley of Woodford is the founder and director of Operation Black Vote. He is chair of the Race Disparity Unit’s advisory group. Lord Woolley was knighted in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to race equality. He was made a life peer in October 2019.

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