Large protests are transforming our societies. Are the apparent divides forming in societies – as disparate as India and France, Brazil and Britain – the result of a common sentiment? Yemi shares his observations of a growing feeling of disempowerment around the globe, a frustration from people feeling unheard. If that isn’t bad enough, Yemi shares his sense of despair that those who are brave enough to take action, often do so in ways that do not improve the situation. Is it possible to help people to find positive and impactful ways to improve the things that they want to improve? What are the factors that affect people’s sense of empowerment? Can metrics help us to move from feelings to insights and to positive action? How would we capture the varying and often complex issues that surround empowerment? Yemi takes us on a journey into this contemporary concern and shares solutions that we can all apply.
Yemi Babington-Ashaye serves as the President of United People Global (UPG) ensuring that UPG makes contributions towards its mission by putting people and service first. He uses strategy, management and leadership expertise to design and deliver solutions with impact. He has worked
in various capacities with world leaders, helping them to achieve ambitious objectives, to interact on the global stage and to increase their influence.
He has also worked with young people around the world, helping to strengthen the voice of youth for the benefit of communities locally and globally. Through his work he has demonstrated a tireless belief in the power of people. He has worked in the private sector, public sector, academia
and in the non-profit sector. He is a development economist, a management scientist and a chartered accountant.