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The Next 10 years of Social Innovation

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on July 26, 2017

Indy Johar writes: The last ten years have been an important, formative period for the revival of social innovation, we have seen a new generation of actors contribute to the renewal of our societal goods. The work of the Young Foundation, Nesta, McConnell foundation, MaRS, Big Society Capital, SIX, TACSI,...

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Climate Change Transformations Paper Call

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on July 11, 2017

Call for Papers to a Special Issue of Action Research journal on Climate Change Transformations The science of climate change tells us that too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is disrupting climate patterns (IPCC, 2014). It is clear that we must halt catastrophic climate change and at the same...

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Transformation and the Measurement Challenge

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on June 21, 2017

What is the relationship between traditional measures, such as national indices, log frames, results frameworks, and efficiency concepts, with the complex quality of transformation? How can/should the field of knowledge and practice advance? This webinar brings together three people who are leading the development of this question from diverse perspectives,...

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Developing the Ecosystem for Financing Transformation with the SDGs: A Foundation and Science View

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on June 14, 2017

Transformation requires substantial investment in the change process: experimenting and identifying transformative solutions, creating capacity, and sustaining the actual change effort over the many years the process requires. A webinar will focus on the these issues and the role of science research funding and foundations, within the concept of an...

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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 more must be done to create the new meta-narrative to...

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