With spaces filling up, just a quick reminder – if you’re thinking about coming to our extended exploration of complexity in development, the Early Bird discount closes in a few days on 30th June 2018. For details of the course, there’s this blog and this brochure. Early Bird discount means almost £700 per head for groups […]
For decision-makers and policy experts in aid and development, complexity in development has become a critical factor. It is both an opportunity for new approaches to old problems and a threat as standard approaches reach the limits of their effectiveness and efficacy. With that in mind, Narrate and Mesopartner have joined forces to offer a […]
It’s a couple of months ago now, but Narrate’s Chief Storyteller, Tony Quinlan, was invited to talk at the fourth UN Data Innovation Learning Lab event, held in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2017. The event focused on “making data meaningful and making the invisible visible“. The video of the talk is available on YouTube here: […]
This week I’m in Singapore at the International Risk and Horizon Scanning Symposium – working with governments to connect Foresight, Policy and Practice. Sometimes that’s about increasing scanning capacity to help with strategic shock, sometimes it’s about looking at underlying trends. We’re running some live experiments – if you’re reading this on 7th/8th July join […]
Cognitive Edge and UNDP are together launching a unique initiative to engage with new ways of working on difficult problems in complex and fast-changing situations. The programme will last six months and a limited number of participants are being invited from across a variety of NGO and government groups. Sign up now – email Anna […]
Early bird discount's finished, but there's still time to book on the upcoming Washington DC Cognitive Edge courses – which would be highly recommended even if I weren't teaching with Michael Cheveldave. (I won't be there for the Narrative day on 2nd October, though – I'll have gone to Ottawa by then to work with […]
One week to go until the courses start in London. Details here Dave Snowden and I are teaching Days 1-3, while Dave is doing Day 4. The brochure is here – now get yourself together and I'll see you there!
Next week in New York, I’m with Cognitive Edge and UNDP exploring how to scale up projects without falling into the “duplicate and enlarge” trap. Development experts and scientists from ecology, neuroscience and complexity are coming together to look at what new approaches we can fashion that work more practically and effectively than current approaches to scaling up.
Last Friday was the 2014 Design of Understanding day – a packed room at St Brides Library off Fleet Street, organised by the redoubtable Max Gadney of After the flood. He and I had come across each other in a hotel bar in Kigali, Rwanda when we were both working the GirlHub Rwanda office – […]
Further to yesterday's post about the upcoming courses with Cognitive Edge, diaries have worked out such that Washington DC (Details here) will be a two-handed affair with myself and Dave Snowden teaching, while London (Details here)will be a unique one – three different presenters: Dave, Michael Cheveldave and myself passing the baton at different points […]