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Empowerment Plus: Global Vision

Helping those experiencing a wide range of socio-economic risks including displacement, unemployment, isolation, crime, addiction and extremism through integration, empowerment & self-reliance.

Objective: Create transferable resources, networks and trainings that equip and activate volunteers in faith organizations, businesses and other groups in society to help vulnerable people become spiritually and temporally self-reliant

Actions: Pilot this initiative in London and then roll it out globally in several phases

Standing Up the Initiative:

  1. –  Enlist a team of experts and practitioners to create an interfaith version of the self-reliance materials
  2. –  Create a global advisory board composed of top religious and business leaders who collectively represent each continent, important religious groups, and major industry sectors, and host a meeting of the board to officially launch the initiative
  3. –  Secure institutional partners and funders that can ensure globalization of the initiative

UK Pilot

  1. –  Design and carry out the pilot – including an objective evaluation – in collaboration with key religious, academic, civil society, business and government stakeholders in the UK
  2. –  Enlist point people for the next rollout phase from selected target areas to follow and observe the UK pilot

Rollout Phase 1 – Extended Pilots in Europe

  1. –  Revise the materials and procedures based on the results of the pilot
  2. –  Repeat the pilot in the UK with existing partners helping to bring on board new collaborators
  3. –  Expand the pilot to other cities in the United Kingdom (e.g., Birmingham) and Europe (e.g., Brussels, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin, Rome, Athens)
  4. –  Develop the infrastructure needed to support the volunteer initiative in Europe

Rollout Phase 2 – Expansion to a Region

  1. –  Revise the materials and procedures based on the results of the extended pilots
  2. –  Work with global collaborators to expand the initiative to cities in a region (Asia-Pacific or Sub-Saharan Africa)
  3. –  Develop the infrastructure needed to support the volunteer initiative in the region

Rollout Phase 3 – Expansion Worldwide Region-by-Region

  1. –  Work with global collaborators to expand the initiative through their worldwide networks
  2. –  Develop the infrastructure needed to support the volunteer initiative worldwide

Details:

Rationale   Groups and Toolkit

Integrative Business   Why UK?

Self-reliance   Global Vision

Support the Work   Collaborators