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Emerging Metanarratives and Transformation

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on May 31, 2017

Transformation involves the creation of dominant new orientations, structures, and ways of global understanding. A core part of this is developing new visions and narratives about the way the world does/should work. “Sustainable development” is part of this, but much …

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The SDGs and Transformation

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on May 22, 2017

“Transformation” describes change of great depth and breadth; one framing distinguishes transformation from incremental change and reform. The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the world’s nations, describe a global future for 2030. What is the relationship between the SDGs …

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Webinar – What is “Transformation” and why is understanding its qualities important?

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on May 8, 2017

Date: Thursday, May 18

Time: 10 am US Eastern Time; 16.00 CEST

This Webinar is Hosted by Future Earth, and supported by the SDG Transformation Forum, the Future Earth Transformation Knowledge Action Network, Transformations2017, and Geneva2030.

Topic: What …

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Two Great Systems Change Resource

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on March 30, 2017

While the US is mired in self-conscious political quagmire, Europeans continue to make impressive contributions to large systems change (LSC) knowledge. This week I’ve looked at two documents that deepen understanding about, and strategic guidance for, LSC.  The first is …

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The Path to 2030

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on March 9, 2017

What are the trends that will influence our ability to realize the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030? This was the question that I was asked to address in a keynote to the annual meeting of the Global Donor Platform for

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