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Event Details

Event Date

25 January 2020 12:00pm - 2:15pm


Leamington Spa Baptist Church
Chandos Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 4RN
United Kingdom

Guest Speaker: Jason Garrett
Senior Resilience Adviser, World Vision UK.
His role also Include Grant Portfolio Manager for East Africa,
Country Programme Manager for Kenya & Uganda,
Was Asian Tsunami Response Coordinator.
Working at WV since 2006.
Worked at CORD from 2000 to 2006, Christian Aid from 1999 to 2000 and from 1994 to 1999 worked in Pakistan and Afghanistan

The local UN Association are delighted to announce that Jason Garrett has kindly accepted an invitation to come and address our Branch meeting. During next week Jason will be in East Africa looking at some of the projects World Vision are currently working on.

Jason`s presentation will focus on the following:

What role can Faith based NGOs play in working with local communities to address issues of poverty and injustice and can faith make a significant difference? How can this be a positive difference rather than creating divisions between different faiths? Does this mean a faith based organisation is better than an organisation with no faith basis, or just different? How do faith based organisations work with those of different faiths or no faith? Will include examples of how World Vision works with faith leaders and other faith based organisations to tackle issues around HIV and AIDS, gender relations, child protection, child health, community empowerment, livelihoods and agriculture.

There will also be a very short Annual General Meeting of the Warwick District United Nations Association which will take place at 12:15 pm prompt. Our Speaker will address the meeting at 12:30 pm as normal.

There will be the usual Ploughman`s Lunch including tea/coffee - £3.50 per head.

Advance Notice - Saturday 15th February – Special Guest Speaker will be Richard Ratcliffe. The husband of the imprisoned British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Richard is a Human Rights Activist and has spent the last three years campaigning for the release of Nazanin.



Gian Clare