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We’re launching a 6-episode series called WEAll Meets! For the month of February, we’ll release six short videos where our Engagement and Content Lead, Isabel Nuesse, interviews different members in our network. Each episode follows a similar format – where Isabel asks a question around how each person became interested in systems change and what gives them hope in the world.

Our last episode features Katherine Trebeck. Katherine is the Influencing & Advocacy Lead at WEAll and author of the brilliant book, Economics of Arrival. How did she get involved in this work? Her initial interest was peaked through the beyond GDP movement.

“The GDP lens is full of perverse incentives and it trains the gaze of policy makers on a very very narrow set of questions. It implicitly downplays other questions that are more important to life and things like the question of global injustice. Can the village (I used to live in) in Cameroon or those like it have a decent fighting chance to increase their material living standards if we don’t think about the economic models and production and consumption processes in countries like the one I’m sitting in at the moment in Scotland. We’re implicitly saying those global inequalities are going to stay embedded in the system….and I think that’s the beauty of the Wellbeing Economy agenda as it asks us to look upstream…”

She pushes for us to be bolder in answering these fundamental questions about our current economic system. And when asked how she see’s hope in the movement, Katherine adds, “It’s not as if nothing is happening, we see so many examples of a new economic system being built. The next wave where we need to put our collective shoulder into is joining them up and make them connect.”

You can watch the entire episode on our YouTube Channel here:

We’re launching a 6-episode series called WEAll Meets! For the month of February, we’ll release six short videos where our Engagement and Content Lead, Isabel Nuesse, interviews different members in our network. Each episode follows a similar format – where Isabel asks a question around how each person became interested in systems change and what gives them hope in the world.

Our fifth episode features Robert Wanalo. Robert is deeply involved in the movement for economic systems change. As a fellow at Post Growth Institute and active member in the Bateson institute, his understanding and commitment to complex thinking is astounding.

“My experience of the past couple of years and where I find hope is realising the possibility that is there for us to open ourselves up to the learnings and the shifts of this time and to be globally present and to attend to what is possible in terms of what kind of changes can happen.”

He also comments on the paradox that the rigidity amongst the people in established systems – that hold the power to make change, are not necessarily opening themselves up to the learning that is available.

You can watch the entire episode on our YouTube Channel here:

We’re launching a 6-episode series called WEAll Meets! For the month of February, we’ll release two short videos where our Engagement and Content Lead, Isabel Nuesse, interviews different members in our network. Each episode follows a similar format – where Isabel asks a question around how each person became interested in systems change and what gives them hope in the world.

Our third episode features WEAll’s own, Amanda Janoo. As a radical thinker and dreamer, Amanda takes us on a quick journey fighting for economic systems change and where her inspiration came from.

“To base an entirely, really important discipline on the assumption of the worst parts of ourselves and to actively think that encouraging and rewarding those parts of ourselves was somehow going to lead to a good outcome seems insane. And I maintain that it’s insane.”

Later in the episode she speaks about holding the beliefs that both everything happens for a reason and we’re master of our own destiny. Curious to learn more?

You can watch the entire episode on our YouTube Channel here:

We’re launching a 6-episode series called WEAll Meets! For the month of February, we’ll release two short videos where our Engagement and Content Lead, Isabel Nuesse, interviews different members in our network. Each episode follows a similar format – where Isabel asks a question around how each person became interested in systems change and what gives them hope in the world.

Our third episode features Gary Stevenson speaks about his journey working in economics – and why he now advocates for shrinking the yawning inequality gap.

“If ordinary people are losing their assets and going into debt and governments are losing their assets and going into debt..where are all the assets? And who are the debts going to? That’s when I realised inequality is problem. It is the fundamental structural problem of our economy preventing a recovery. And that was in 2011.”

Learn more about how he became one of the youngest and most profitable traders at City Bank to now one of the largest advocates for systems change.

You can watch the entire episode on our YouTube Channel here:

We’re launching a 6-episode series called WEAll Meets! For the month of February, we’ll release two short videos where our Engagement and Content Lead, Isabel Nuesse, interviews different members in our network. Each episode follows a similar format – where Isabel asks a question around how each person got interested in systems change and what gives them hope in the world.

Our second episode features Raghad Fathddin who is the founder of the Sangha Hub in Saudi Arabia.

She speaks about being curious how we can shape systems that are fit for the human spirit and offers hope for a reconnection to our humanness.

“There are a lot of things around us, and we can only see when we allow ourselves to see them. Our eyes are very selective.” she adds, “Our education system needs to be revolutionised. We really need to start changing the way that we start to understand what it means to be human. How do we interact with ourselves and our surroundings? How do we understand that we’re a part of nature?”

You can watch the entire episode on our YouTube Channel here:

We’re launching a 6-episode series called WEAll Meets! For the month of February, we’ll release two short videos where our Engagement and Content Lead, Isabel Nuesse, interviews different members in our network. Each episode follows a similar format – where Isabel asks a question around how each person got interested in systems change and what gives them hope in the world.

Our launch episode features Ayomide Fatunde who is a Global Council member at WEAll.

Ayo speaks about her experience growing up in Nigeria, “You just become hyper aware of how inequitable the world is, and sort of how much luck plays a part. You see the power of where you’re born and how the type of passport you have really determines so much about your wellbeing and what you can do with your life.”

She later speaks about her being personally effected by the system and a feeling of being trapped.

“I felt really trapped by money. And, I think a lot of people feel trapped by money and this feeling of it just permeates our entire society and I think we have to free ourselves from it and that’s what our – what my work is – and also WEAll’s work – is to really free ourselves from this idea that we have to be trapped by money.”

You can watch the entire episode on our YouTube Channel here: