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Conference 2

Structures

3 Mar 2022 | 2 - 4 PM CET

How do we organize collective stewardship of change?

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Documentation

Program
2.00 - 4.00 PM CET

BIO

Introduction to the conference

Dr. Petra Kuenkel

Global Transformation and Leadership Expert; Member of the Executive Committee, Club of Rome, Founder, Collective Leadership Institute, Fellow World Academy of Arts and Science

What is transformation literacy?

Why are structures so important?

BIO

Keynote conversation: Stewarding change

Supriya Singh

CSR & Sustainability Leader; Former Global Head – CSR, Tata Communications; Doctoral Researcher on Transformative Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg

What empowers companies to become stewards of transformative change?

BIO

Keynote conversation: Pioneering circular economies

Tara Nitz

Circular Economy, Climate and Energy Lawyer, Industry & sustainability expert in the chemical industry, Sustainability Positioning & Advocacy Lead for a global material producer‍

How can companies pioneer circular economy strategies?

Interactive session

How can multi-stakeholder partnerships between companies and NGOs accelerate change?

BIO

Structures in practice

Mai ElAshmawy

Collective Leadership Office Egypt

When do networks help us steward transformative change?

BIO

Transitioning to a more competitive and renewable electricity market

Eman Ahmad Mashhour

General Manager for Media and Awareness at Egyptian Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptEra)

Enlivening The Electricity Market Transition Plan in Egypt

BIO

Building a powerful youth network in Tunisia

Oumaima Selmi

Civil Society Activist

How collaborative civil society approaches can become influential actors

Interactive session

Pathways to collective stewardship

Outlook

Where from here?

Around the world, people work in structures ranging from hierarchical and administrative to egalitarian and collaborative. For transformations to a thriving world to happen, we must empower those structures that enhance transformations and devise new structures that enable us to work together in a more effective way.


Cross-institutional alliances and collaborations between governments, businesses and NGOs are a novel answer to the challenges we face. But is this enough? Transformation literacy enables us to organize networks across sectors and institutions to drive tangible changes – locally, nationally, and globally. It helps us understand how transformation networks can become successful so that they truly help us make a difference together.


“What sets transformation networks apart from other types of networks is that they bring together multi-stakeholder initiatives, partnerships, existing platforms and communities in a transformation system that develops strategic networked action.”

Elisabeth Kühn, author of Small scale and large scale – why networks are the cornerstone of transformations
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When do networks help us steward transformative change?

Networks serve as enabling structures that help us overcome silo-thinking. They support our ability to steward transformative change collectively if we acknowledge plural approaches, respect different expertise, yet develop mutually supportive strategies. In transformation networks the pro-active engagement for a thriving future is everybody’s task. This happens when

  • the purpose is shared by all and create collective value;
  • the structures are dynamic and ensure dialogic exchange;
  • the network creates novel pathways and achieves contextual impact.


It is at this point that the network becomes more than the sum of its members – together we leverage the network for influence and practical collective action across sectors and institutions.

In this conference session, we will explore which processes and structures for engagement help to get us active, collaborate, and steward transformative change together.