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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 and transformation? What are the implications for SDG 17 in particular,...

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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 is “Transformation” and why is understanding its qualities important? The term “transformation”...

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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 an academic paper, the second a general circulation report. Geels,...

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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 Rural Development. A very brief over-view and a video of...

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Systems Change Funding

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on March 2, 2017

Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question. Although aimed for grantmakers, it’s also valuable for donor agencies and those applying for funding. The guide is the product of the US-based U.S. network of funders Grantmakers for Effective Organizations...

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