Sign-Up for a Learning Futures virtual course

Learning Futures co-lab courses are organized by the Capacity Development Working Group and AR+.  This is an initial step to develop a “Pluriversity” as an accessible resource for those wanting high quality materials and coaching in support of Action oriented Research/learning for Transformation (ART).

Starting May 15: Transformative narratives towards regenerative action

This co-lab places the practice of storytelling at the heart of catalysing transformations towards regenerative futures.  Storytelling in this workshop setting is a practice that emphasizes reflexivity, i.e., the ability to bring unconscious thinking and behaviors to awareness so that we become more choiceful in how we act with stakeholders in pursuit of regenerative outcomes. Go here for more information and registration

International Sustainability Transitions Conference

June 23-26, 2019: Ottawa, Canada

The theme of the 2019 IST conference is Accelerating sustainability transitions: Building visions, unlocking pathways, navigating conflicts.

International Development Evaluation Association

Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2019: Prague, Czech Republic

The International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), WG Lead Steward Zenda Ofir is proposing as its 2019 theme Evaluation for Transformative Change: bringing experiences of the Global South to the Global North with the hope that the Forum can be a strong partner. Contact her (Zenda Ofir: zenda@evalnet.co.za ) to discuss how the Forum can help shape the effort into something really useful and interesting, beyond convention in the evaluation space.

Transformations 2019

October 16-18, 2019: University of Chile – Santiago, Chile

With the them Learning from Transformative Action and Thinking, the premier gathering of the SDG Transformations Forum community will be in the Southern hemisphere.  Transformations 2019 aims to provide a platform for reciprocal learning between developing and developed national and local contexts, and between researchers and practitioner. The Continuity Committee includes the lead organizers of the previous three Transformations International Gatherings (Karen O’Brien, Per Olsson, Ioan Fazey, Mark Howden), and Paulina Aldunce from the University of Chile; Paulina has organized a Local Strategic Committee.
The gathering aims to provide a platform for reciprocal learning between developing and developed national and local contexts, and between researchers and practitioner in order to enhance both practice and theory to support transformative changes for addressing climate change and other contemporary societal and environmental challenges.
The Forum is organizing an additional day or two for another Forum Gathering.