News & Islam News Sir Michael Barber inspires with Deliverology The East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre, together with the Baraka Khan Foundation, welcomed Sir Michael Barber on 17 July 2018 as he returned to deliver a workshop on Deliverology: The Recipe for Strong and Successful Community Institutions. Sir Michael’s Deliverology framework, developed whilst he was in government, helps institutions and organisations successfully achieve their goals through careful planning and evaluation towards successful implementation. Speaking on culture of business, Sir Michael explained that Deliverology isn’t about saying we want to build a bridge whilst the world stays the same; rather, “Deliverology is saying we want to change this world!” This was Sir Michael’s second visit to the Mosque. He was welcomed by Iqbal Khan from the Baraka Khan Foundation, who noted, “Sir Michael has been working very hard in the fields of education and government to make sure that ethics, morality and good institutions are at the heart of every organisation and every government”. Sir Michael met by Mosque officials, community and NGO leaders and student activists. He praised the work of the Mosque and Muslim community groups for their proactive approach during difficult times. He shared his hopes for a “better Britain”, irrespective of political and societal changes. Notes 1. Sir Michael Barber is a British educationist and founder and chairman of Delivery Associates, an advisory firm focused on working with governments and other organizations to help them deliver improved outcomes for citizens. He is a global expert on the implementation of large-scale system change, a leading authority on education systems and education reform. Sir Michael Barber was knighted in 2005 for his contributions to improving government. He currently serves as the Chair of the Office for Students, the new regulator for higher education. 2. The Baraka Khan Foundation builds of the legacy of the late Baraka Khan (1991–2016), whose tremendous charitable work even when battling against cancer has been the inspiration to continue to promote multi-faith dialogue and to support community engagement projects.