Inclusive Society, Fairer Economy, and Sustainable Communities
UEL’s Noon Centre of Equality and Diversity is a leading global hub for equality and diversity, human rights, development, and inclusive cities. with its current director, Professor Siraj Sait serving as co- chair of UN Stakeholder Advisory Group Enterprise (SAGE). Noon Centre research, engagement and policy contributions have strengthened global strategies for inclusive, gender and age responsive, safe, and prosperous urban communities. Along with Professor Siraj Sait, the Noon Centre has a co-director, Dr Shampa Roy Mukherjee and 3 Associate Directors. The Advisory Board comprises of a 6-member steering committee, 30 UEL members, 40 external partners.
The Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity was founded in 2012 as a pan institutional platform focusing on diversity, excellence and leadership for students, scholars, at the workplace and in society, through the vision of philanthropist Lord Ghulam Noon (Kt. MBE). The Noon Centre carried out successful initiatives such as Global Scholars, Young Black and Ethnic Professionals, and the Global Equality and Diversity Awards. Noon Centre brings together the UEL community of researchers, students, and partners to address emerging challenges in creating a more equal, fairer, healthier, peaceful, and prosperous world.