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Community Wealth Building Open Session 3 – Anchors, Community Planning and Partnerships

March 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In partnership with Scottish Government, EDAS is delivering a series of open sessions on Community Wealth Building. The aim of these sessions is to support practitioners at every stage of their journey towards a fully integrated CWB approach to economic development.

Following a productive programme of work in 2020 – 2021 delivered by EDAS and CLES in partnership with Scottish Government and COSLA, the programme for 2022 – 23 builds on this and aims to deliver a programme of activity to support practitioners at every stage of their journey towards a fully integrated Community Wealth Building (CWB) approach to economic development.

The third session in the series, titled, ‘Anchors, Community Planning and Partnerships’, will explore the institutional structures and processes to accelerate Community Wealth Building (CWB).

With a focus on anchors, this session will look at how CWB activity is being pursued through anchor strategies, regional economic partnerships, community planning partnerships and other regional groupings.

Participants will hear from key individuals and practitioners from anchor organisations and economic development agencies, together exploring what can be improved and how we create clear enabling partnership platforms for CWB to scale, amplify and advance. There will also be ample opportunity for Q&A and open discussion with speakers.

Speakers will be announced in advance of the event. Register your place here.

Open Learning Session #3 – Anchors, Community Planning and Partnerships

29 March 2022: 14:00 – 15:30


14:00    Welcome and Introduction: Linda Christie, EDAS Board member

14:05    Overview: Neil McInroy, Community Wealth Building Adviser to Scottish Government

14:15    Anchor Organisations

– London

Jamilla Hinds-Brough, Mayoral Head of Delivery at Greater London Authority

– Ayrshire

Michael Breen, Vice Principal at Ayrshire College

14:40    Q & A

14:50    Regional and Other Partnerships

– Forth Valley

Ross Martin, Chair of Forth Valley College, Adviser on Regional Economies and Member of Forth Valley Connectivity Commission

– South of Scotland

Karen Jackson, Director of Strategy, Partnership and Engagement, South of Scotland Enterprise

– Lothian

Martin Higgins, Head of Partnership and Place, NHS Lothian

15:20    Q & A

15:30    Close


Save the date – Future open learning sessions

#4 Inclusive Ownership

19 April 2022, 14:00 – 15:30

#5 Local Authorities and Resources

May 2022, Time TBC

#6 Series Sum-up. What next?

May 2022, Time TBC


March 29, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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