In recent months the GRLI has been contributing to the development of a knowledge-action system called the SDG Transformation Forum, with specific emphasis on the question of capacity building.
The forum leverages the 3 Horizons approach to develop a view on planetary capacity development for personal and group transformation that can help realise the Sustainable Development Goals.
Within the 3 Horizons framework prevalence (mapped on x-axis) over time (mapped on the y-axis) depicts:
- Horizon 1 (the red line): how the dominant systems are losing fitness for purpose,
- Horizon 3 (the green line): a future state where the planetary capacity for personal and group transformation is sufficient and growing
- Horizon 2 (the blue line): the transformative capacity building journey towards Horizon 3
In developing the map our capacity building stream asked the following questions in relation to each of the horizons:
- What do you see around you (H1) that indicates that our current systems are not fit for the purpose of building capacity to realise the Sustainable Development Goals?
- What will be different about the world (H3), when there is systemic support and capacity for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals?
- In H3 where transformation agents are able to flourish, what would it look and feel like — for individuals, for organisations, for societies and for learning systems?
- How do we sensitise, activate and support agents of transformation in sufficient quality and quantity for them to transform themselves AND our world? (H2)
- What initiatives do you know about (anywhere in the world) that are helpful in building capacity for transformational change? (H2)
For a current snapshot of the progress to date feel free to watch below video (25 minutes) where Ian Kendrick of http://www.h3uni.org/ walk us through the “three horizons” of our capacity system development challenge that synthesizes the input received to date.