A huge thank you to everyone who attended this year’s National Conference on 12 and 13 September - our first ever virtual conference! With so many global challenges and uncertainty ahead, it was great to be able to reflect together and share our achievements, hopes and ideas. It’s been a tough year, with the COVID-19 pandemic emphasising the need for solidarity and for fair global systems that are fit for purpose.
Access to quality healthcare and education, the opportunity to make a decent living and to live free from oppression - it has become clearer than ever that these needs are intimately connected, and not to be taken for granted. With just 10 years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, a looming recession on the horizon, and a climate emergency that hasn't gone away, the pressure is on to build a world that is fairer and more resilient.
There’s no doubt that these challenges to RESULTS’ work have felt very personal too. The pandemic has been on our doorstep and is affecting people close to us. But the need in the world for advocacy - using our voices to create change - is urgent, and is not going away any time soon. As campaigners, we too will need to be resilient, and this weekend, we reflected together, showed solidarity with each other and those we work with around the world, and explored our roles and purpose in all of this.
We were blessed to hear from some wonderful, inspiring speakers who brought these topics to life. Below are recordings of the main conference sessions, for those who were unable to join us - we hope you'll be inspired too! The resources mentioned in each video are linked to in its description box.
An introduction to RESULTS UK
Dela Anderson, Campaigns Coordinator, RESULTS UK
Nicole Williams, Group Leader, Sheffield RESULTS Group
Hopeful campaigning in challenging times
Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, RESULTS UK
Global perspectives on campaigning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Eliza-Helen Ampomah, Campaigns Officer, RESULTS UK (Chair)
Rahab Mwaniki, Campaign Manager, KANCO, Kenya
Rhoda Owusu Ntim, Youth Leader for Health, Ghana
Cutting through the noise - Media and social media campaigning
Molly Anders, Development Engagement Lab (Chair)
Annabelle Roberts, Digital Campaigns Officer, Global Citizen
Kajal Odedra, Executive Director, Change.org
Letter writing as gentle protest
Sarah Corbett, Founding Director, Craftivist Collective
Examining power and privilege in international development
Soha Sudtharalingam, Co-chair, RESULTS UK Board of Trustees (Chair)
Guppi Bola, Co-founder, Decolonising Economics
Kékéli Kpognon, Senior Human Rights Programme Officer, QCEA