with Jane Acton, Jamie Kelsey, Graham Wood, Justin Haroun, Association of Resilient Living , Gihan Soliman, PGCE, MSc
Explore what it means to be truly resilient with our guest speakers with live discussion and Q & A
Jamie Kelsey Fry is contributing editor for New Internationalist, authour of the Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit and a media activist. He has been involved in grassroots activism since 1981. He was one of the initiators of Reclaim the Power, co-founded Talk Fracking and was a central character in the UK Occupy movement. He has made over 100 appearances on mainstream media as a news commentator, advocating for an end to neoliberal economic policies, for a greater sense of internationalism and the use of mass civil disobedience as central to the struggle for climate justice, as well as representing the emerging radical democracy movement. The Daily Mail, Telegraph, Times and Sun have all stated their disgust at his activities.
Graham has 20 years experience as a Business Process Architect consulting in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a director trustee on the board of the Permaculture Association, and devotes time as a Permaculture Designer and Project Manager in the domain of social resilience building, sustainability, and the facilitation of localised grass roots change.
Graham is member of the British Aquaponics Association CIC (BAQUA).
Graham is also an experienced trainer covering the practical aspects of permaculture design and aquaponics for both domestic and commercial application.
Justin is a therapist and academic. He co-founded the Centre for Resilience at the University of Westminster, which works with individuals, leadership teams and organisations to develop policies and practices that help to create more human workplaces and ethical practice.
Justin has a passion for helping people connect with their full human beingness in a world where we can often feel starved out of our lives.
Association of Resilient Living
Gihan Soliman, PGCE, MSc
Gihan Sami Soliman, BA, PGCE, MSc
Gihan is an award-winning educator and an environmental researcher, with a career spanning 26 years of hard work and creativity. She is the founder and president of the International-Curricula Educators Association (ICEA), a winner of Educating Africa Award, 2011 for entrepreneurship in education. ICEA is UN accredited for Rio+20.
She has a Master degree from the faculty of Science and Engineering, Edinburgh University, 2016 with studies and research focused on sustainable food production and soil sustainability, and has a special interest in cybernetics and ‘mycopermaculture’.
- Coopted trustee of the Permaculture Association – April 2018.
- Coordinator of the International Permaculture Network of Africa, Mediterranean and the Middle East (IPNAMME): A Rio+20 Initiative.
- Member of the IUCN Commission of Education and Communication (CEC).
- An affiliate practitioner to the Forum UNESCO University and Heritage, and a semi-finalist in the MIT Forum Enterprise, with the Sinai Sustainability Cybernetics Centre.