20-24 June 2022 NAIROBI , Kenya

The CreateConference

Registrations are Now Open, Please Register by using the " Register Now" button with your details.Conference fees are $375USD and accommodation $280USD. All meals and airport transfers included in the cost. Registrations close 15th June - 2022.

20-24 June 2022 NAIROBI , Kenya

Community & business working together towards a flourishing world

Registrations are Now Open, Please Register by using the " Register Now" button with your details.Conference fees are $375USD and accommodation $280USD. All meals and airport transfers included in the cost. Registrations close 15th June - 2022.

20-24 June 2022 NAIROBI , Kenya

The CreateConference

Registrations are Now Open, Please Register by using the " Register Now" button with your details.Conference fees are $375USD and accommodation $280USD. All meals and airport transfers included in the cost. Registrations close 15th June - 2022.

INTRO TO THE CONFERENCE

The Create Conference: Community and business working together towards a flourishing world, is a conference with a difference. We’re calling in a working conference. It's an opportunity for you to bring your knowledge and skills and be part of designing innovative approaches to community development and the financing of work that is truly transformational for local communities around the world.

The physical conference is part of an ongoing process co-designed by The Centre for Building Better Community ,The Informal Settlements and Cities Consortium and The Business Coalition of the World Evangelical Alliance we have been running a series of Webinars in the lead up to the conference. They have highlighted many of the topics we will discuss including the nature of the problem and possible strength-based solutions; the positives and negatives that business play; a theology of giving and financing; and coming soon a focus on God’s vision for our world, this wonderful word shalom.

We have recently made the decision to move the conference from Katowice, Poland to Nairobi, Kenya. This is in part due to the current conflict in neighboring Ukraine. However, because of the conflict we were prompted to think of the appropriateness of holding the conference in a city directly affected by the very issues we are exploring. Latest News

The conference is not an end in itself but the beginning of an ongoing process. Our hope is that the relationships you form during the conference will mature into new partnerships and collaborations. We are keen to stay connected with you and collect the stories of what you are doing as a result of the conference.

AS A RESULT OF THE CREATE CONFERENCE, WE HOPE

To create an ongoing process that allows the development of solid life giving relationships between community development practitioners and funders

To bring strength based community development and business together to create a flourishing future globally

Model approaches to investment that empowers and benefits the whole of community

Advocate for a holistic approach to development that includes economics but doesn't centre on it

Conference Hosts

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Andre is an international speaker, facilitator and practitioner in community development.

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Andre Van Eymeren
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Psychologist, Master in Social Innovation and NLP. Coordinator of social projects in different community development organizations as Pablo Besson Association.

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Andrea Marcela Candia
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Working as Regional Director for Asia with World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) IT Commission

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Sharoon Sarfraz
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Timo Plutschinski (45), an evangelical theologian, is Director of the World Evangelical Alliance´s Business Coalition and member of the Wider WEA Leadership.

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Rev. Timo Plutschinski
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CEO of a Christian NGO for 19 years doing youth work, community work and social enterprise in various deprived communities in the UK.

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Tim Evans
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Emily J Choge Kerama (Ph.D, Fuller) in Christian Ethics, an Associate Professor at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, a theologian, a researcher and a motivational international speaker.

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Emily J. Choge Kerama
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Oreste is employed as a Community Development practitioner in Melbourne, Australia and also volunteers with the Centre for Building Better Community.

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Oreste Pompetti

Program Schedule


 

Theme

Flourishing Communities

Strengthening Communities

Building collaborative processes in local communities

Visiting and deep dive workshops

 

Mon 20

Tue 21

Wed 22

Thu 23

Fri 24

8:30-9:00

 

Worship / Devotion

Worship / Devotion

Worship / Devotion

Worship / Devotion

9:10-9:40

 

What’s on today

What’s on today

What’s on today

What’s on today

9:45-10:45

 

Where are we currently (case studies)

A strength based approach to business and community working together (mix of plenary and small groups)

Small groups prepare to feedback on their process and outcomes

Choice of visiting works in Nairobi or 

Deep 

Dive Workshops on topics covered in the conference

10:45-11:15

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:15-1:00

 

Shalom and Flourishing: A practical introduction to God’s vision or our communities

A strength based approach to business and community working together (mix of plenary and small groups)

Plenary 

Feedback from small groups

Next steps

 

1:00-2:30

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

2:30-4:00

Registrations

Open Space (A method of conversation where you choose the topic)

Ministry Visit

Open Space (what questions have arisen for you)

 

4:15-5:45

Registrations

Open Space

Ministry Visit

Open Space (what questions have arisen for you)

 

6:00-7:30

Dinner 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner 

7:45-9:00

Opening Session inc networking and Introductions

Story Telling: Sharing our joys and struggles

A strength based approach to business and community working together (mix of plenary and small groups)

 

 

 

INTRODUCING KEY THEMES FOR THE CONFERENCE

1. Stating the problemNov 14, 2021

2. How can business have got it so right and so wrongJan 26, 2022


3. Whose world is it?18 March 2022


Development and finance in the majority of the world need to be re-thought. Communities are full of people with amazing gifts, skills, abilities, and perspectives, yet believe they are poor. Old models of funders providing finances for wells, schools, other infrastructure, and a plethora of development stimuli, have often left these communities dependent and disempowered.

These four themes explore different aspects of this conversation and provide an opportunity for you to engage with our thinking in the lead up to the Create Conference in Nairobi 21-24 June 2022. Each podcast has some input from people directly affected by the theme and will be discussed in further detail at the conference.

You are invited to explore each topic and begin to formulate your thoughts and contributions to the whole conversation of community development, business and the creation of a flourishing world.

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Testimonals

The Create Conference is an amazing opportunity to bring communities together with funders and practitioners to explore and develop new approaches to community development. Approaches that don't create dependence and recognize that everyone, everywhere is created in the image of God, meaning they have lots to offer.

Andre Van Eymeren

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It excites me how the CREATE conference merges two God-given areas of responsibility: business & community development. This gathering will share best practice solutions on how to realize a holistic approach when it comes to financial, environmental, political, and spiritual aspects of life.

Rev. Timo Plutschinski

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I am Thankful to Lord for the opportunity to be part of Create Conference and I look forward to having blessed and fruitful fellowship during the event

Sharoon Sarfraz

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Living intentionally in a 'forgotten estate' in the UK doing community building, growing an expression of church and working with other churches, communities, organisations and institutions including businesses. I am excited that Create is seeking to bring people together to explore what a 'shalom life' - one of compassion, wholeness, harmony, connectedness, integrity, well-being and justice can look like and how collaborating together, with the community and the passions, skills, gifts and talents of people at the heart, can bring about real and sustainable change

Tim Evans

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It's exciting to be part of the Create Conference that aims to foster new funding flows that enable fuller and more fruitful people empowered development work to occur, resulting in flourishing communities that better reflect the Shalom of God's kingdom.

Oreste Pompetti

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