Amp team diary April 2019

Each month, the WEAll Amplification team (Amp team) shares what they’ve been working on, and their priorities for the coming month.

Find out more about our team members here 

 

Ana Gómez

What’s kept you busy in April?

  • Finalising the WEAll hub guide
  • Preparing for our presence at NESI and the WEAll members’ gathering in Malaga afterwards
  • As ever, meeting with members and particularly on-boarding new members is the best part of my job!

April highlight:

  • Being together in Malaga with over 40 WEAll members, sharing positive energy and determination to change the system. It was truly amazing

May priorities:

  • Disseminating the hub guide and making progress with getting new hubs set up, working together with our members
  • Building on our members’ gathering to develop the next steps for working together

 

Lisa Hough-Stewart 

What’s kept you busy in April?

  • Developing and launching WEAll Citizens! I’m proud of the platform, which you can join at www.weallcitizens.org
  • WEAll Scotland became a registered charity, had an awesome strategic away day and is now recruiting trustees. We also got an opinion piece in The Herald about Scotland’s approach to growth to coincide with SNP conference
  • Attended a civil society roundtable event with Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, and got the chance to ask him about the purpose of the economy

April highlight:

  • Being in Malaga with our wonderful members, and getting really positive feedback on the Citizens platform

May priorities:

  • Building up and promoting WEAll Citizens with a public comms campaign
  • Wellbeing Economy Governments first policy lab
  • Spending a week in London at the Arrival book launch, meeting with members and working on narrative project planning

 

Katherine Trebeck

What’s kept you busy in April?

  • Working on funding proposals (including a lovely one about Stewart which was really a leadership prize – so nice to pull together material about our dear Chair) plus partnership conversations with the likes of the Club of Rome, the University of Glasgow, Duke Uni, the Scottish Government, The Alternative UK etc.
  • Liaison with WEAll researchers to get knowledge products rolling in – so proud of the breadth of expertise amongst the WEAll family
  • Lobbying + advocacy: meeting the BBC Economics Editor, going on the BBC to talk about focusing on growth being incompatible with dealing with climate change, and publishing a piece about this in the Scottish Herald

April highlight:

  • Being WITH many of our wonderful WEAll family. We missed those who couldn’t make it to Malaga, but I left feeling so proud and honoured and energised by the people us Amp team are so lucky to work with

May priorities:

  • WEGo launch on May Day
  • London launch of Arrival
  • A trip to Canada to meet funders and talk about beyond GDP measures

 

Stewart Wallis

What’s kept you busy in April?

  • Planning and going on an exciting trip to the US to meet with funders and members
  • Finishing a chapter on technology as it relates to the wellbeing economy for a forthcoming book

April highlight:

  • Being part of a fantastic event in Irvine, California where I connected with members, allies and potential funders. Lots of interest in WEAll after I chaired the final panel session

May priorities:

  • Inaugurating the WEAll Global Council, which I will be chairing

 

Michael Weatherhead

What’s kept you busy in April?

  • Hosting pre-NESI webinars with fantastic expert speakers
  • Final preparation for – then delivery of – a successful NESI Forum in Malaga

April  highlight:

  • Being at NESI Forum, particularly time spent with WEAll’s members

May priorities:

  • The first meeting of the WEAll Global Council
  • Fundraising applications, with a focus on the business cluster proposals

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