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OPENING SESSION

Development and Its Futures

Speakers: Achim Steiner, Faruk Kaymakci, Sophie Howe, Roman Krznaric, Marcela Sabino, Nanjira Sambuli

Moderators: Stuart Candy, Luciana Mermet

Panelists are engaged with 5 artifacts from the futures of development – tangible representations of a range of alternative futures designed to stretch the boundaries of thinking when it comes to imagining the world a generation from now.

OPENING SESSION - ALAA SALAH AND ALICIA GARZA

Speakers: Alaa Salah, Alicia Garza

Title: “From social movements to shifting power dynamics – lessons from the trenches on how change happens”

What can we learn from social movements about questioning legacy lock ins and inherent patterns of the past that prevent us from thinking and acting differently, and seeing new possibilities?

MOVEMENT 1 PLENARY

« Questioning Identity and the past »

Speakers: Katie Bunten Wamaru, Payal Arora, Danny Sriskandarajah, David Sengeh, Yanuar Nugroho

Moderator: Giulio Quaggiotto

If we want to imagine a different future for development, we need to get rid of “used futures” – ideas that seemed good at one point in time, but are now no longer relevant and useful. 

MOVEMENT 1 SESSION 1

« Questioning Identity and the past » – Session 1 « Paradigm Lock-ins : Examining how language, as a career of culture and information, generates biases and barriers or unlocks our abilities to explore alternative development paths »

Speaker: Nahum

Where do the words we use come from and why do we use those? Why does the world map look the way it does? How do millions of small decisions that we take perpetuate the one world we know and who is paying the cost for that?

MOVEMENT 1 SESSION 2

« Questioning Identity and the past » – Session 2 « Paradigm Lock-in: What after the WESTERN model of development? »

Speakers: Hannah Muthoni Ryder, Karl Hapal, Pyrou Chung, Emily Jacobi

Moderator:Gina Lucarelli

What will be the alternative development models that replace the Western paradigm?

MOVEMENT 1 SESSION 3

« Questioning Identity and the past » – Session 3 « Paradigm lock-in: Encoding inequalities in our INFRASTRUCTURES – built & digital world »

Speakers: Araceli Camargo, Nausheen Anwar, Mona Fawaz, Astha Kapoor

Moderator: Celine Moyroud

What alternative infrastructures (physical&digitals) can we imagine once we move beyond the current lock-ins?

MOVEMENT 2 PLENARY

« Vibrations in the Present »

Speakers: Kate Raworth, Yvonne Aki Sawyerr, Daniel Gomez Gaviria, Martin Burt

Moderator: George Ronald Gray Molina

This session is about engaging with those who are proactively exploring alternative models of development right here, right now, proposing new relationships with nature, technology and the economy. The question we want to explore is: what does it take to achieve systemic change?

MOVEMENT 2 SESSION 1

« Vibrations in the Present » – Session 1 « Rethinking existing economic models»

Speakers: Caroline Dama, Michele D’Alena, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, Nadia El-Imam

Moderator: Georges van Montfort

Who are the people and organizations rethinking economic models? What can we learn from existing experiments?  If it is clear that the dominant economic paradigm is not going to deliver on the SDGs, where else do we look for alternatives? 

MOVEMENT 2 SESSION 2

« Vibrations in the Present » – Session 2 « Rethinking the relationship with technology »

Speakers: Sanjay Purohit, Paula Ingabire, Tomas Diez, Su Kahumbu Stephanou

Moderator: Margunn Indreboe

Who are the leaders and individuals who are radically rethinking human relationships with technology? What can we learn from their experiences? 

MOVEMENT 2 SESSION 3

« Vibrations in the Present » – Session 3 «Rethinking Economic Models: the curious case of the Maricá»

Speaker: Igor Sardinha

Moderator: Daniela Lima 

How do we rethink existing economic models? An example from Maricá, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, about the implementation of a basic income guarantee program, with the objective of reaching universal status.

MOVEMENT 2 SESSION 4

« Vibrations in the Present » – Session 4 « Rethinking our relationship with nature »

Speakers: Gregory Landua, Regi Wahyu, Xiaowei Wang, Natsai Audrey Chieza

Moderators: Renaud Meyer

Who are the people and organizations radically rethinking our relationship with nature? What can we learn from existing experiments? How do we institutionalise a different relationship with nature?

MOVEMENT 3 PLENARY

« Accelerating progress towards different futures »

Speakers: Sushma Raman, Anab Jain, Erin Coughlan, Mallika Auplish

Moderator: Aarathi Krishnan

Based on our history, and the changes we are already seeing – what are the ideas of alternative futures, and how do we make them tangible? How do we make these futures more tangible so we can proactively shape our pathways towards them? 

MOVEMENT 3 SESSION 1

« Accelerating progress towards different futures » – Session 1 « Modelling for interconnected & transboundary risks»

Speakers: Sha Xin Wei, Sander van der Leeuw, Ida Uusikyla

Moderators: Dimitry Mariyasin

Experiential simulation took place in 7 locations prior to the event.  This session will feature a debrief with various participants to reflect on institutional engineering necessary to adapt to unfavorable and accelerate favorable futures.

MOVEMENT 3 SESSION 2

« Accelerating progress towards different futures » – Session 2 « Awareness based collective action»

Speakers: Melanie Goodchild, Otto Scharmer, Pedro Conceicao

Moderators: Laurel Patterson

This session  is focused on seeing reality from the margins of the system — acknowledging first that we overlook voices and others non-human parts of our lives, and then digging into how we see and sense those invisibilities.