About Asad Rehman: Executive Director of War on Want
Asad Rehman is the executive director of War on Want, where he organises to put an end to poverty and injustice. Prior to that, he was the head of international climate at Friends of the Earth. Rehman has over 25 years of experience in the non-government and charity sector. He has served on boards of Amnesty International UK, Friends of the Earth International, Global Justice Now, and Newham Monitoring Project.
About the event:
We are living in rapidly changing times. How can we take radical action to better care for the world, while also caring for ourselves?
An event by Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Advaya Initiative in partnership with Action for Happiness with an inspiring panel of change-makers. Together we explored what mindfulness, wellbeing and happiness have to do with changing the world.
Asad Rehman (War on Want)
Shamash Alidina (Museum of Happiness)
Alex Nunn (Action for Happiness)
Kara Moses (Rewild Everything)
Paula Haddock (Mindfulness for Social Change)
In today’s world, we are learning more about what can help us to create truly thriving lives and societies, and many people and projects are working towards more positive visions of the future. Yet alongside this, there are so many social, political and environmental challenges facing us that it can feel overwhelming. It can be hard not to become frustrated, demotivated and hopeless.
Through the evening we asked:
- How can we sustain our activism in the long term?
- How can we maintain the strength to confront the problems of the world, and build new ways of doing things that are better for people and planet?
- What role do practices and topics such as mindfulness, wellbeing and happiness have to do with activism and changing the world?