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Tuesday, September 27 • 9:00am - 10:00am
(REF 27190) Navigating complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity: new forms of science-policy interface.

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In this increasingly complex and interlinked world, understanding how to create safe spaces for engagement and co-creation can be difficult. Fostering innovation - be it social innovation, technological innovation, policy innovation or other simple or radical innovations requires the development of relationships, trust and co-creation of shared goals and shared language. However, too often such efforts rely mostly on “thinking”, which draws on science, planning, facts, and verbal capacities. However, according to Henry Mintzberg and Frances Westley (2001), there are at least two other modes that can be employed. One is seeing, which involves art, visioning, imagining, and the visual representation of ideas. The other is doing, which makes use of craft, learning through experience, venturing, and the visceral.
With this panel, enriched with activities involving all participants, we will explore how new tools are evolving and creative spaces are being developed that help to foster these safe and neutral spaces, bringing together arts, professional practice, and sciences. Using diverse modes of collaboration and communication they aim to empower a broad group of stakeholders to step outside their comfort zones and come together to build community around shared visions and work creatively towards common goals in a rapidly evolving global landscape riddled with wicked problems.
Join this session to broaden your imagination to what sustainability collaboration can look like based on unique, breakthrough application examples.
The session will be facilitated to engage participants in both “thinking” as well as “seeing”, and “doing”. A visual space will be created to complement discussed ideas, combining the input from a graphic designer with the ones from all participants.

Questions to stimulate thoughts:
How to use and apply social simulations, performances linking art and science, and other similar creative engagement tools?
How to live with and navigate complexity and uncertainty in governance while maintaining down to the Earth perspective?

Facilitation Process: engaging participants in “thinking”, “seeing”, and “doing”
Based on the panel discussion, a graphic designer will initiate a visual mind map in Miro. All participants will be invited to join by adding their own visual content - drawings, clipart, pictures - in their attempt to represent discussed issues.

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Nicole Arbour

Executive Director, Belmont Forum
Dr. Nicole Arbour is the Executive Director of the Belmont Forum, where she works with members and partners, leading the secretariat to support the delivery of the Belmont Challenge.She came to this role from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where she was the External Relations Manager, actively involved in developing and maintaining relationships between IIASA its national members.Nicole has spent the bulk of her career at the international science interface, building and developing bilateral and multinational relationships... Read More →

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Catharina Any Sulistyowati

Coordinator, KAIL (Perkumpulan Kuncup Padang Ilalang)
Any is a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow and a LEAD Indonesia Fellow (1998-2000). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology (1991-1995) and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague... Read More →
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Piotr Magnuszewski

Scientific Director, Centre for Systems Solutions
I work on the question of what makes things complex and how to understand and manage this complexity. I have been working for decades as a systems modeler, game designer, professional trainer, facilitator and researcher to provide tools for people in all sectors to make better policies... Read More →
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Reinhold Mangundu

Foresight Practioner, Namibian Environment and Wildlife Society
Reinhold Mangundu is a Foresight Practitioner from Namibia with about 5 years’ experience in facilitating participatory games for addressing SDG challenges. He is a poet, community development planner, sustainability researcher, and environmental activist passionate about people... Read More →
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Josie Chambers

Assistant Professor, Utrecht University
Josephine (Josie) Chambers is Assistant Professor of the Urban Futures Studio at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. Reflecting her own journey from honey bee genomics researcher to transdisciplinary social scientist, Josie is fascinated with the question of how people come to transform their understanding of their own (and others’) agency... Read More →
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Gloria Benedikt

Stage Director, Independent Consultant on Science & Art
Gloria Benedikt was born in Austria and trained at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School and English National Ballet School. From 2002, she worked as a dancer and choreographer across Europe and the USA. Since graduating from Harvard University in 2013, she creates artistically innovative... Read More →
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Bartek Naprawa

Graphic Designer, Centre for Systems Solutions
After my degree in Graphics in the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, I worked as a graphic designer for multiple companies, until joining the CRS team in 2016. Since then, I put my skills to use in ensuring legibility and professional look of social simulations and our own marketing... Read More →

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Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →

Tuesday September 27, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT