What would it take to reimagine the future of collaborative governance?
Part 2 of a 4-part series- What we learnt about systems convenors and why they can help us to reimagine future-fit organisations and governance.
At the beginning of this year, I started a research fellowship with Arantzazulab. Our idea was simple – find examples of where transformation has happened, on the ground, where said transformation was led by communities or used some form of collaborative governance. We wanted to use and share the findings, hoping to work with others interested in creating systems change by working with and through ecosystems.
There is a lot of interesting insight in Part 1 of this series, and we strongly hope that you read that one first. In case you don’t have time, the summary is –
We hypothesise that for transformation to occur, at the scale needed to address the massive challenges associated with climate change, decreasing trust in governments and democracy, deep structural economic disparities, and human inequalities, we need the following –
- New future-fit institutional and governance structures. These will need to maximise local cultures and connect through to planetary level ecosystems.
- New funding mechanisms that move beyond project-based, consultancy-based or membership-based mindsets.
- To learn from systems convenors who are already acting in their local ecosystems to catalyse and amplify knowledge and capabilities, to inform the future-fit design.
- To identify any new roles that we may need to create in the future-fit design.
This future needs to operate at planetary level with deep accountabilities and responsibilities across borders as if we were one world.
This blog post is a deep dive into point number 3.
Continues in source: What would it take to reimagine the future of collaborative governance?What would it take to reimagine the future of collaborative governance? – Arantzazulab