2022 RSAW Annual Conference: Well-Being of the nation
It has been seven years since the Well-being of Future Generations Act was "established as a requirement for public bodies in Wales to think about the long term impact of their decisions, to work better with people, communities and each other, and to prevent persistent problems such as poverty, health inequalities, and climate change".
At the time of its introduction, the act was described as ‘world-leading’ by the United Nations.
A 2020 report by the Auditor General for Wales highlighted some constraints, such as short term funding, legislative and governance complexities as well as issues with reporting performance, impacting on areas such as the ‘sustainable development’ principle.
This year’s RSAW Annual Conference will set out to consider whether the concerns raised in the report have been sufficiently addressed to make the act more effective in its application. We will bring together professionals and students from across the industry to present and discuss their experiences of the act and how it has impacted their work and what opportunities we have in Wales to continue its ‘world leading’ plan for future generations.
We will explore what the impact of the act would be if introduced for all private sector work in Wales, focusing on benefits and implications, as well as looking at the Social Value Act 2012, in England, a tool to help commissioners get more value for money out of procurement, encouraging commissioners to talk to their local provider market or community to design better services, often finding new and innovative solutions to difficult problems.
By celebrating excellent design, we will share case studies and inspirational stories of how and why people should be at the heart of making decisions to ensure the best possible outcomes for our social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being.
For the full programme including details of how to book, please download either the Welsh or English language flyers below: