Collaborations

We believe that by working together in true collaboration, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved.

Catalyst 2030 emphasises collaborative action, firstly among social entrepreneurs, and secondly, with other stakeholders including donors/funders, the private sector and governments who are focused on systems change at a local, national and international level.

These are our ongoing collaborations driven by our membership across regions, sectors and thematic spheres. You can also view Completed Collaborations for examples of how Catalyst 2030 members have already worked together to accelerate systems change.

If you are interested in starting a new collaboration, let us know here. Or if you would like to share an existing Catalyst 2030 collaboration, share your collaboration details here.

Collaborations

#CovidActionCollab

Collaboration Leads

Shiv Kumar (Catalyst Management Services)

Collaborators

Aparna Mohan (Catalyst Management Services), Raghunathan Narayanan (Vrutti), Shama Karkal (Swasti)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Growth

Objective

To reach out to 10 million vulnerable people with essential support by 2022. Working with 7 state governments as well as 7 private sector associations that work with healthcare providers, street vendors, and informal workers. Focus is on achieving vaccine equity, screening, and care for non communicable diseases (NCDs) and social protection.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Aiming to achieve equity within the healthcare field for vulnerable individuals

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 17: Partnership for the goals

Issue(s) Addressed

vaccine equity, ncd care, healthcare access, social protection

Needs

  • A funding funnel for various programmes of the CAC partners pan-India in the focus areas of Public Health, Economic/ livelihoods resilience and Social protection
  • Impact canvas acceleration support to enable ideas to become effective & scalable and provide support to make the implementation successful
  • Focussed research and assessments to provide detailed field level/ sector level understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable groups and generate possible solutions to take up policy/ public programmatic support
  • Strategic advice and mentorship from others who have developed alliances (what are the tactics and who are intros to people in parts of the development sphere)

Offers

The collaborative addresses COVID crises and continues to provide a people-focused humanitarian response platform. CAC drives comprehensive and co-ordinated action with people at the very centre of the response, leading to the prevention of new infections and mitigating impacts for those affected. This response framework could be replicated for any humanitarian crisis and put the vulnerable in the heart of its response.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

This is the Covid Action Lab

4ReGen

Collaboration Leads

Thomas Haselbock (be.modos), Asha Murphy (Edu-fy), David Parejo (ICI Network)

Collaborators

Eller Everett (P4Innovation), Thomas Haselbock (be.modos), Therese Heinisch (Individual), Asha Murphy (Edu-fy), David Parejo (ICI Network)

Country of Primary Operations

Australia, Germany, Kosovo, Spain, United Kingdom

Status

Design

Objective

Healthy Relationships – Developing an innovative state of mind approach (SOMA) programme to help create a safe space for co-creations and to establish authentic relationships using the best of both. This will lead to a soft landing into a new paradigm where a sustainable way of living is a natural outcome.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Our initiative is based on the quote ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ and aims to support individual development through collective transformation, by facing the root of the problem and building trust through authentic connections.

SDG(s) Addressed

As we face the root of the problem in systemic change we address all the SDGs, especially:

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

sustainable living, equality, diversity, personal development, collective growth, reconnecting with ourselves and with nature, people at the centre

Needs

  • Focus groups
  • Pilot programmes within other collaborations and network initiatives
  • Feedback on questionnaires
  • Local replicability and global scalability

Offers

We are creating safe spaces and supporting authentic conversations to build strong connections within a collaborative ecosystem. We provide a rich collective experience with tried and tested toolkits including:

  • Theory of U
  • Theory of Change
  • What if
  • Dragon Dream
  • Time Travel Blueprint

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

4ReGen

Bounce Beyond

Collaboration Leads

Steve Waddell (SDG Transformations Forum)

Collaborators

Indra Adnan (The Alternative UK), Stuart Cowan (CoNECT Strategy, External), Ned Daly (Global Seafood Transformation, External), Simon Divecha (Meta Weaver, External), Karen Downes (The Flourish Initiative), Meenakshi Gupta (Goonj), Ian Kendrick (H3Uni), Jasper Kenter (New Economics, External), Eduard Müller (University for International Cooperation), Jonny Norton (Bounce Beyond), Zenda Ofir (Independent), ​​Peter Jones (Social Purpose Institute, External), Steve Waddell (SDG Transformations Forum), Sandra Waddock (Boston College, External)

Country of Primary Operations

Americas and the Caribbean

Status

Early Traction

Objective

Bound Beyond (BB) is a non-profit organisation that is accelerating the emergence of life-centered, regenerative, equitable economies. We are doing this as an exceptional global community of three types of actively-collaborating stakeholder members (1) committed and audacious thought and practice leaders, (2) powerful strategic partners and (3) high performance economic transformation initiatives that enable economies that help nature, people and communities flourish. The latter we call Collaborating Next Economies Catalysing Transformation (CoNECTCs). For this proposal, we refer to them as Transformation Catalysts (TCs) to emphasise their potential as an exciting new organisational form that the CoNECTs aim to emulate. Please see our website for more information: bouncebeyond.global

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

shifting the economic paradigm, innovative economic operating infrastructure

Needs

  • On-ground partners involved in livelihood/economic development and interested in a Transformations Catalyst approach
  • Catalyst members who are involved in next economies innovations (e.g. innovations in currencies, markets, metrics, production processes, organising) who would like to facilitate our experiments and work with us to scale examples of new economies

Offers

  • Mapping: To support collaboration, visualising “transformation systems” using dialogue, software like 7Vortex and web crawls to identify how to develop powerful systems of relationships between diverse initiatives.
  • Designing the Future: Proactively using facilitation technologies like Three Horizons to build a shared understanding of the desired future, understand what is already happening towards that future, and accelerate this action. These technologies also help initiatives clarify and cohere their own story/narrative, vision, and goals.
  • Deep Collaboration: Breakthrough dialogue approaches for reaching shared, sustained action enabled by a robust digital community platform within and across CoNECTs.
  • Systems-Based Evaluation: Evaluation, learning and 360o accountability go hand-in-hand. Bounce Beyond is an approach specifically designed for CoNECTs that integrates these responsibilities by building on leading approaches to evaluation for transformation including the breakthrough Blue Marble approach.
  • Identifying key replicable Next Economies innovations emerging globally in terms of structures, processes, products, policies, and tools, and supporting their adaptation and implementation in CoNECTs.
  • Connect with a lively community of CoNECTs using a special-purpose digital platform.
  • Other critical needs as identified by CoNECTs.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to Jonny Norton at jnorton@bouncebeyond.global to get involved.

Bounce Beyond to Next Economies

People and nature

Catalyst Co-Lab

Collaboration Leads

Therese von Blixen (Independent/HM Queen Silvia’s Foundation – Care About the Children), Winthrop Carty (All Together Strategies), Kristin Peterson (Independent entrepreneur and Advisor to Google X and Mercy Corps Agrifin)

Collaborators

Therese von Blixen (Independent/HM Queen Silvia’s Foundation – Care About the Children), Winthrop Carty (All Together Strategies), Kristin Peterson (Independent entrepreneur and Advisor to Google X and Mercy Corps Agrifin)

Country of Primary Operations

Global

Status

Early Traction

Objective

We aim to ignite authentic collaborations that accelerate the achievement of the SDGs through a structured series of events and online co-creation work. A Catalyst Co-Lab brings together social entrepreneurs and a broad community of stakeholders from government, civil society and enterprises, in an inclusive rather than elitist manner. Each Co-Lab centres on a social entrepreneur with a well-defined, solvable, relatable, and scalable/replicable problem who leads the co-creative process in seeking a solution.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

systems thinking, co-creation, igniting scalable solutions through collaborations

Needs

  • Social entrepreneurs with a thoughtful well-defined problem, who are interested in hosting a Co-Lab and leading the problem solving and collaborative efforts that result from it.
  • A Co-Lab team leader who can outreach to experts within Catalyst 2030 as well as externally, and who can curate attendees and design/moderate the co-creation sessions.
  • Funding opportunities

Offers

  • Co-Lab hosts have the opportunity to co-create with relevant experts and stakeholders. The event provides a dedicated space to focus on the host’s problem, acquire fresh ideas, gain valuable new contacts, and learn from the process.
  • Participants gain valuable networking connections, co-creation opportunities and a potential solution that could solve issues within their sphere of work.
  • Funders gain a mechanism to support the development of a co-created solution in an area of interest they wish to see development.

Website

https://www.catalyst-colabs.com/

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Catalyst Co-Lab Collaborators

This is a member collaboration

Catalyst Market

Collaboration Leads

Neelam Chibber (Industree Foundation), Amanda Kiessel (GoodMarket), Roopa Metha (World Fair Trade Organization), Ify Umunna (Nourishing Africa)

Collaborators

Anita Ahuja (Conserve India), Kanika Ahuja (Conserve India), Neelam Chibber (Industree Foundation), Steven Clift (GoodCarts, External), Tamara Cobussen (World Fair Trade Organization), Rahmat Eyinfunjowo (Nourishing Africa), Meagan Fallone (Barefoot College), Cecilia Foxworthy (Agora Partnerships), Sujata Goswami (Sasha Association of Craft Producers), Leonardo Grasso (World Fair Trade Organization), Amanda Kiessel (GoodMarket), Jette Ladiges (World Fair Trade Organization), Jacob Mathew (Industree Foundation), Roopa Metha (Sasha Association of Craft Producers & World Fair Trade Organization), Ndidi Nwuneli (Sahel Consulting), Oladunmade Otitoola (Nourishing Africa), Ami Patel (Industree Foundation), Erinch Sahan (World Fair Trade Organization), Audrey Selian (Artha Impact), Taylor Smythe (GoodMarket), Nnana Sunday (Nourishing Africa), Alex Todd (ReliablyME), Ify Umunna (Nourishing Africa)

Country of Primary Operations

Global

Status

Pilot

Objective

Catalyse the transition to a regenerative economy that is good for people and the planet and advances the SDGs by connecting marginalised producers and social enterprises with conscious consumers both locally and internationally.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Issue(s) Addressed

livelihoods, extractive business models, human rights, e-commerce

Needs

  • Introduction to social enterprises with physical products from Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Translation into local languages used in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
  • Introduction to companies that may be willing to provide free or discounted services to nonprofits and social enterprise

Offers

  • Improved market access and visibility for social enterprises in Asia, Africa and Latin America (see website)
  • Collective action to find solutions for packaging, payments, fulfilment, shipping, environmental impact, etc.
  • Easier for conscious consumers to find curated products that are good for people and good for the planet

Website

https://markets.catalyst2030.net/

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at catalystmarket@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Catalyst Markets Catalyst 2030 Collaboration

This is a member collaboration

C2030 Temperature Check: Understanding the Landscape of Climate Action in the Social Change Sector

Collaboration Leads

Ilene Leff (Individual), Subarna Sivapalan (Individual), Konstantina Togaridou (Digital Communication Network Global)

Collaborators

Nilima Bhat (Shakti Leadership Fellowship), Sohini Bhattacharyya (Breakthrough), Miranda Daniloff (Harvard, External), Martin Furlong (Individual), Kelechukwu Okezie (Neighborhood Environment Watch Foundation), Stella Sabuhoro (Empowering Plans Tanzania), Attila Suba (Green Revolution Foundation), Tommy Tijptadjaja (Greenhope), Rajendra Uprety (Individual)

Countries of Primary Operations

Global

Status

Design/Research

Objective

About the Climate Crisis group:

Our group is an advocacy and capacity building entity confronting the Climate Crisis. o fulfill this role and capitalise on our members’ strengths, we need to better understand how Catalyst 2030 members are thinking about and acting on climate-related issues.

As a global network of social entrepreneurs, Catalyst 2030 provides a unique opportunity to understand the landscape of climate action in the social change sector. We are developing a survey to take a ‘Temperature Check’ in order to understand the following:

  • Climate crisis awareness within C2030 members
  • Ongoing climate action initiatives by C2030 members and challenges faced in raising awareness about the significance of climate action in achieving the SDGs in your field/organisation
  • How our members perceive the gendered impact of Climate Change on women and girls, men and boys, in all their diversities
  • How our members are thinking about climate conscious policy change and how can we influence policy development in your field/organisation
  • In what areas CC IBG can add value to the work of C2030 Members to accelerate climate crisis preparedness
  • The findings from this survey will allow us to propose useful support mechanisms to encourage greater climate action uptake among C2030 SEs.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 13: Climate Action
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

climate change, climate change education and capacity building, SE and climate change, climate change and gender, policy change for climate action

Needs

  • We want to hear from social entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers and social enterprise enablers who are integrating climate action to develop their strategy and programming.
  • We’re also looking for practitioners implementing on-the-ground solutions for mitigation and adaptation efforts around the globe.

Offers

Showcasing your climate solutions to a global audience during Catalysing Change Week. We also aim to connect you to potential partnerships that will better equip your organisation in combating the climate crisis.

Zoho Page

https://connect.catalyst2030.net/group/ibg-climate-change

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at julia@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Climate and Gender survey Catalyst 2030 Collaboration

Co-Live: Economy

Collaboration Leads

Neelam Chhiber (Industree Foundation), Sunil Khairnar (Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals), Monica Raina (CoLive), Sandeep Sabharwal (Deshpande Foundation)

Collaborators

Anita Ahuja (Conserve India), Meagan Fallon (Barefoot College International), Meenakshi Gupta (Goonj), Jagdeesh Rao (Foundation for Ecological Security)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Growth

Objective

CoLive is a network of civil society actors enabling access to public good platforms and the channels they own. Members leverage each other’s strengths, tackle weaknesses together, scale value chains and add value to products and processes. CoLive’s focus will be on building producer owned enterprises. It aims to impact 25 million producer households by 2030.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

CoLive will focus on building a network of enterprises by combining best practices, capacity building services and tackle aspects of community mobilisation and common assets in terms of logistics providers, warehouses, capex, etc for several value chains across India.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 13: Climate Action

Issue(s) Addressed

reducing inequalities, economic recovery and growth, producer owned enterprises, physical infrastructure

Needs

Local partners to help build enterprises, marketing partners to source produce, health partners, partners to help source working capital and seed capital in India to make the coalition stronger and other country players who can emulate the model in their regions.

Offers

  • Network of more than 84 partners in india that work across farm, creative manufacturing and commons (forests and oceans)
  • Knowledge and best practices, focus on scalable product verticals such as spices, bamboo, non-timber forest products
  • Focus on sustainable health and livelihoods
  • Resilience in income

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

CoLive Economy

Co-Live: NCC Basic - Training Communities for COVID-19

Collaboration Leads

Neelam Chibber (Industree), Bharat Sharma (Dakshas)

Collaborators

Sohini Bhattacharya (Breakthrough), Naveen Jha (Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP)), Manas Mandal (TRI, External), Bidyuth Mohanty (SPREAD, External), Alisha Rosario (Pratham, External), Bharat Sharma (Dakshas), Sakshi Thakral (Noora Health, External)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Growth

Objective

As the second COVID-19 wave spread to rural areas in May/June 2021 in India, there was an urgent need to train community volunteers remotely in COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and vaccination hesitancy. A coalition of organisations, with varied strengths, came together to connect unused capacity of trainers to remote community volunteers across wide geography. These volunteers could then share the information with their communities to help protect and vaccinate against COVID-19.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Addressing inequalities in access to COVID-19 mitigation and vaccination knowledge for community volunteers. These collaborations set up an ecosystem of organisations that is now being leveraged to spread preventive measures against other diseases like dengue, chikungunya, malaria and scrub typhus.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Issue(s) Addressed

covid-19 mitigation, covid-19 vaccination administration

Needs

Extend programmes to train volunteers to prevent other fevers like dengue, malaria, chikungunya etc.

Offers

Assisting the mitigation and eradication of post-monsoon fevers (Acute Undifferentiated Febrile Illness) through improved education for community volunteers.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

This is a member collaboration

Private Sector Collaboration: Building Programme

Collaboration Leads

Sanyukta Gupta (Catalyst 2030)

Collaborators

Claudia Akel (Social Impact Movement), Sanyukta Gupta (Catalyst 2030), Thomas Haselböck (be.modos), Aoise Keogan-Nooshabadi (Supply Change)

India Chapter: Rameez Alam (Catalyst2030 India Chapter), Bharath Palavalli (Fields of View)

Country of Primary Operations

Global, India

Status

Design & Proof of Concept

Objective

Our objective is to enable more meaningful and impactful collaborations between Catalyst’s social entrepreneurs and private sector stakeholders. We aim to create a shared understanding and work towards a change of consciousness bringing both sides together for optimising collaborative impact. Our innovation lab would validate multiple engagement modes going beyond traditional funding models. It would offer a facilitated collaboration space with opportunities for shared learning, skill-building, co-creation, match-making, mapping and networking.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

The private sector plays a major role in contributing to systemic change and the achievement of the SDGs. While building collaborations between different stakeholders, we aim to offer space for new innovations in current practices and to create environments that allow transformation and the flourishing of the whole ecosystem.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 13: Climate Action

Issue(s) Addressed

private sector collaboration, cross-sector collaboration

Needs

  • Links to corporates who want to participate
  • Links to participants and facilitators
  • Technology support (platform)
  • Possibly support in the evaluation of the pilot

Offers

Three pillars:

  1. Co-creation and innovation opportunities
  2. Engagement with players from various fields
  3. Facilitation of learning

Through these pillars, participation in our programme will allow the building of your network, the receiving of new tools, increased understanding of approaches to cross-sector collaboration and the opportunity to present co-created solutions to audiences that seek to support emerging collaborations.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Collaboration Building Programme Collaborators

Desh Ka Bag

Collaboration Leads

Poonam Bir Kasturi (Daily Dump)

Collaborators

Anand Arkalgud (Socion), Poonam Bir Kasturi (Daily Dump), Meenkashi Gupta (Goonj), Alex Todd (ReliablyMe), Jacob Mathew (Industree Foundation), Dhimant Parekh (Better India, External), Sobia Rafiq (Sensing Local, External), Muralidhar Reddy (CMR Group, External), Kiran Bir Sethi (Riverside School, External), Arbind Singh (National Association of Informal Vendors of India)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Pilot

Objective

Design a circular, traceable, scalable system for reducing plastic bag waste in India. Desh Ka Bag is a circular economy project to create a self-funding, trackable eco-system to stop plastic bag use where it begins, at the small vendor. A pilot is currently underway that incentivises actors in the supply chain (like the informal vegetable vendor, homemaker, the bag maker, the distributor, the customer) while utilising fintech and other technologies to support these incentives to enable a sustainable solution. We want to have a viable prototype by the end of November 2021 to take to policy makers for help with large scale implementation.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13: Climate Action

Issue(s) Addressed

plastic pollution, sustainability, single use plastic, leveraging fintech for the sdgs, circular economy, textile waste, livelihoods, reducing emissions

Needs

TBD – will know more after user testing in the market

Offers

TBD – will know more after user testing in the market

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Desh Ka Bag Catalyst 2030 Collaboration

Member Collaboration

Design-a-thon and SHEF

Collaboration Leads

Emer Beamer (Designathon Works), Urvashi Sahni (Study Hall Education Foundation (SHEF))

Collaborators

Emer Beamer (Designathon Works), Urvashi Sahni (Study Hall Education Foundation (SHEF))

Country of Primary Operations

India, Netherlands

Status

Pilot

Objective

To see how the Design-a-thon education method can be used by SHEF in its schools and communities in Lucknow, India. In 2022 we plan to collaborate further around the Global Children’s Design-a-thon which was launched on International Day for Education on the 24th of Jan 2022.

In a designathon [a design hackathon], children in the age range 8 to 12 years, come together to tackle issues that matter to them. Together, the children:

  • Collaborate to envision and develop creative solutions to the issue
  • Apply simple technologies and build prototypes 
  • Present their solutions to an audience

Each designathon issue is related to both its participants’ specific context and is nested within a bigger global challenge linked to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, such as water scarcity, poverty, deforestation, or citizenship.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

International knowledge partnerships

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

education, sustainability and child participation

Needs

We are looking for in-kind support and sponsorship for the Exchange and Learning week in March 2022. During this week we aim to connect children and classrooms on all continents.

Offers

Starting on the 8 November 2021, 10 SHEF Educators are participating in the Design-a-thon training together with educators from Kenya and Europe. In 2022 we plan to collaborate further around the Global Children’s Design-a-thon which was launched on International Day for Education on the 24 of January 2022.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborationsfoo@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Design-athon and SHEF Collaboration Catalyst 2030

Member Collaboration

Digital Network for Sharing Between We Love Reading (WLR) and Waves for Change

Collaboration Leads

Tim Conibear (Waves for Change), Rana Dajani (We Love Reading)

Collaborators

Tim Conibear (Waves for Change), Rana Dajani (We Love Reading)

Country of Primary Operations

Jordan

Status

Early Traction

Objective

Develop a mobile application to report and track activities of We Love Reading Ambassadors to better develop their programme-based on the feedback collected. Waves for Change has already developed a mobile application for its programme. We Love Reading and Tim Conibear are working together to adapt the mobile app to fulfill WLR objectives. We have started testing the app with WLR Ambassadors. One of the challenges is the language barrier. We are looking for funding to help in translating the app into Arabic. We envision accomplishing this by the end of the year.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

One of the results will be a network of people at neighbourhood level around the world. This network is a virtual community of people all over the world (WLR ambassadors) connected through a mobile application and digital management system that allows data collection for monitoring and evaluation. It allows for the dissemination of messages to ensure sustainability, quality and wellbeing.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Issue(s) Addressed

education, mental health, women empowerment, social entrepreneurship

Needs

Funding to carry the collaboration to scale

Offers

A virtual community of people at the street level, as well as a tool for other networks to use.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Digital Network for Sharing Between We Love Reading (WLR) and Waves for Change

This is a member collaboration

Disaster Readiness Response and Recovery

Collaboration Leads

Alan Braithwaite (ISEDT Ltd.)

Collaborators

Gabriela Arenas (TAAP Foundation), Tim Bett (Individual), Robert Browne (Asker International School), Lubna Dajani (Allternet Ltd.), Yndira Díaz Maluenga (Resiliencia Activa (Espacio RA)/Fundación Boca Sana), Abhinav Dutta (Goonj), Mike Feerick (Alison), Meenakshi Gupta (Goonj), Chakradhar Iyyunni (Individual), Jimmy Johnston (Individual/Rotary), Jackie Maalouf (DiaLeb), Harriet Mukajambo (Global Learning for Sustainability), Andreas Papp (Independent), Lucy Perkins (Systems Entrepreneurs Advisors), Fiona Rutherford (Alison), Arthur Wood (Total Impact Capital)

Country of Primary Operations

Global

Objective

We aim to transform the way in which the world addresses disasters by positioning social entrepreneurs (SE) as a key resource in a new operating model for disaster management: readiness, response and recovery. This transformation will tackle the problems observed in the current system. However well intentioned, too often, the response to disasters is late, not relevant to what people need and costly. Our aim is to mitigate the impact of disasters before they occur and make any subsequent response and recovery more effective. ‘Making local central’ is our mantra.

Status

Model design and development leading to a pilot

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

The concept of “localisation” is widely recognised in literature and policy documents as appropriate to transform aid and development, but so far progress has been sluggish. The reason for this slow progress is that the major agencies which have big cash flows lack organised local capacity and are not accessible. And there are structural and self-interest barriers in the established bureaucracy to “making local central”.

SDG(s) Addressed

We have mapped the SDGs against disasters and every single SDG is touched by our Disaster Group. The diagram shows those connections classed by root causes, impact areas and prevention enablers.

How the Disaster Response Issues Based Group sees the SGDs as the relate to disaster.

Issue(s) Addressed

  • “Make local central” is about building a capability for SEs so they can be part of and transform the ecosystem for the 3 R’s of disasters: readiness, response and recovery.
  • We have identified 5 tracks of work to bring together an integrated SE capability for Disaster:
    • Collaborative design with the larger agencies
    • Training and access to information for SEs before disasters and during an event
    • Information and communication technologies (ICT) to connect SE’s to the system and improve the speed and accuracy of information flow
    • Agreed operating protocols for SEs and other agencies during disasters and afterwards
    • Funding models to put in place mitigation and sustainable recovery

Needs

  • We need more Catalyst members and external changemakers to join this group and to bring expertise across these tracks.
  • We are looking for avenues for external collaboration, ICT expertise and regional chapters to mobilise around the detailed design.

Offers

We have a draft proposal for external funding to create the detailed design. When the project is successful, this will provide income opportunities for some Catalyst 2030 members who are prepared to pivot some of their effort to this crucial area.

Zoho Page

https://connect.catalyst2030.net/manual/ibg-disaster-response

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborativeimpact4@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Disaster Readiness Response and Recovery is a Catalyst 2030 collaboration

This is a member collaboration

Education Group

Collaboration Leads

Olivier Brechard / Francois Taddei (CRI Paris), Urvashi Sahni (Study Hall Education Foundation (SHEF))

Collaborators

Kavita Anand (Adhyayan), Theresia Asmussen (Katholischer Kindergarten Sankt Marienstift), Haluk Aykul (Next Stage Consulting), David Bara (WeCanAccess), Emer Beamer (Designathon Works), Olivier Brechard (CRI Paris), Stevens Chan (DID MY Academy Sdn Bhd), Nayana Chowdhury (Breakthrough), Rana Dajani (We Love Reading), Kim Normand Dobrin (FreeTheMindCo), Neville Gaunt (Mind Fit LTD and Your Passport2Grow), Vikram Ghandeeswaran (Dream a Dream), Sunil Kapadia (Independent) Colin McElwee (Worldreader), Asha Murphy (Edu-fy), Ashraf Patel (ComMutiny – The Youth Collective), David Parejo (ICI Network), Neha Parti (Quest Alliance) ​​Varsha Pillai (Dream A Dream), Deep Jyoti (Farm2Food Foundation), Alex Todd (ReliablyME)

Country of Primary Operations

Global

Status

Pilot

Objective

We aim to accelerate innovations and scale-up partnerships with mainstream institutions, policy think tanks and government systems. We will achieve this by seeding and supporting collaborations between members, amplifying the learning and best practices emerging from collaborations and harnessing our collective energies to address the complex problems of the sector.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Needs

We are looking for Catalyst members who are eager to collaborate and find synergies with each other to co-create and scale innovative solutions in the field of education. We are currently working on the New Perspectives on Education project to scale the impact of the innovations happening in education.

Offers

  • The Education group offers members the opportunity to connect with others in the field who are implementing innovative solutions.
  • The group also offers the opportunity to showcase solutions to leverage systemic change.

Zoho Page

https://connect.catalyst2030.net/group/education-ibg

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations1@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Education Issue Based Group Collaborators

Flourish

Collaboration Leads

Vasu Krishnamurthy (Creative Million), Shilpa Sharma (Flourish)

Collaborators

Neelam Chhiber (Industree Foundation), Meera Goradia (Creative Dignity), Amanda Kiessel (Good Market), Smita Mankad (Individual), Prashant Mehra (Platform for Inclusive Entrepreneurship), Roopa Mehta (Sasha Association of Craft Producers), NdiDi Nwuneli (Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd.), Deval Sanghvi (Dasra), Audrey Selian (Artha Impact), Monica Raina (CoLive)

Country of Primary Operations

Bhutan, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Kenya,Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, United States

Status

Design

Objective

Flourish is an online channel platform designed to directly link producers to customers across the world. It will provide a curated customer-focused experience of buying from producers and social enterprises which are fair and transparent. As an entity Flourish is structured to share its profits with producers. Flourish aims to have 100 million customers across 100 countries and impact one million producers by 2030.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Flourish will provide access to B2B and B2C markets for fair and transparent producer enterprises across the world. It will be owned by the producers themselves thus benefiting them the most.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 13: Climate Action

Issue(s) Addressed

market linkage, producer owned enterprises, livelihoods, extractive business models, human rights, e-commerce

Needs

Network partners across 100 countries who work with indigenous, niche, creative economies around food and manufacturing with a focus on hand-made and equitable, inclusive models. These partners would include organisations working with first mile communities who in turn become owners of the platform. Platforms like Facebook and Instagram will be used to help reach out to conscious end consumers and large-scale businesses that have sustainable and traceable supply chains with an emphasis on inclusion and equity.

Offers

Producer-owned channel backed by a common global marketing effort.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Flourish Collaborators

Happy Hour

Collaboration Leads

Eller Everett (P4Innovation), Thomas Haselbock (be.modos), Asha Murphy (Edu-fy), David Parejo (ICI Network)

Collaborators

Rosamonde Birch (Individual), Eller Everett (P4Innovation), Thomas Haselbock (be.modos), Asha Murphy (Edu-fy), David Parejo (ICI Network), Kiran Reddy (Helm of Eight)

Country of Primary Operations

Global (Australia, Germany, India, Kosovo, Spain, United Kingdom)

Status

Early Stage

Objective

We aim to create a collaborative ecosystem by gamifying ways of connecting through authentic interactions, to create a safe space and expand participants’ comfort zones in a relaxed environment.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Our initiative will support community building through authentic connections based on the quote ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

wellbeing, personal development, collective growth, reconnecting with ourselves and with nature, people at the center

Needs

Focus groups, to run pilot programmes within WG and topic based groups, to get feedback on questionnaires, local replicability and global scalability.

Offers

Guiding, facilitation, tools, innovative model, best practices manual

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Happy Hour

Healing Trees

Collaboration Leads

José Zaglul (Fundación San Ramon Carbono Neutro), Verónica Grant (Healing Trees)

Collaborators

Jurgen Griesbeck (Common Goal), Joshua Konkanoh (Better World Cameroon), Harriet Mukajambo (Global Learning for Sustainability), Tali Orad (1Treellion), Thanaselan Rajendran (MyFarm Lab)

Country of Primary Operations

Costa Rica / Global

Status

Growth

Objective

In this global campaign young and old, urban and rural physically plant a tree to honour someone who has been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the grief that many share, we have found lessons for the future. To enable powerful responses to large scale problems, we need strong communities whose inequalities are addressed, and who act as part of an interconnected global community. The symbolic action of planting a tree highlights interdependencies and the health inequalities contributing to the toll of the pandemic and that urgently need addressing. It also practically benefits communities by providing bonding experiences and regenerating urban and rural green spaces. Such changes are essential to securing an equitable future where children and communities can thrive. Our campaign is rooted in a renewed commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Community action and public mourning are both ways to cope with collective grief. This initiative combines the two – giving groups a way to acknowledge their losses. With the symbolic act of planting a tree for lives lost, we aim to foster positive mindset shifts towards contributing to social good, thereby strengthening solidarity and creating stronger communities for the future.

The COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to have negative effects on most SDGs. Pre-COVID-19 studies estimated that the SDG target date of 2030 would be missed by 43 years. However, focused collaborative efforts address the challenges the world faces. This initiative, as well as providing a means of public mourning, will act as a public commitment to creating a better future. It will serve as an example that international cooperation is possible, demonstrating achievements possible through collaboration. With a renewed energy and commitment to the vision of a healthy, equitable and sustainable world, we can strengthen communities and help them to thrive.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 13: Climate Action
SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

covid-19 and health, climate change

Needs

  • We would love to design the implementation phase with members who have strong on-the-ground networks, who can reach people around the world, and want to mobilise the delivery of this important initiative.
  • Support in contacting organisations and companies that wish to join the movement and commit to planting a specific number of trees in May 2022.
  • Collaboration in identifying and contacting influential, public figures who agree to support the dissemination of the project as part of a global campaign that we will launch in January 2022.
  • Guidance and validation of our messages on the subject of mental health associated with the pandemic.

Offers

  • Leading a key collaboration initiative in your community/region that will garner global attention
  • Opportunity to showcase your organisation’s efforts to promote sustainable development, community building, and partnerships via global marketing platform
  • Connections with key influencers who will be engaged with the campaign

Website

https://healingtrees.org/

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Healing Trees

IL3 - Intergenerational Lifelong Learning

Collaboration Leads

Eller Everett (BothOfUs), Thomas Haselbock (be.modos), Asha Murphy (Edu-fy), David Parejo (ICI Network)

Collaborators

Rana Dajani (We Love Reading), Vikram Ghandeeswaran (Dream a Dream), Thomas Haselbock (be.modos), Therese Heinisch (Individual, External), Asha Murphy (Edu-fy), David Parejo (ICI Network), Fernande Raine (Got History?)

Country of Primary Operations

Global (Australia, Germany, India, Jordan, Kosovo, Spain, United Kingdom, United States)

Status

Pilot

Objective

We are focusing on new learning environments. We aim to apply an innovative state of mind approach (SOMA) tool where we use time travel as an engaging way to connect and create a safe space by expanding participants’ comfort zones and strengthening relationships through collective energy.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Changing perspectives and consciousness within the individual to enable a lifelong learning commitment that transcends systemic change towards participatory evolution.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

sustainable living, education, equality, diversity, personal development, collective growth, reconnecting with ourselves and with nature, people at the centre

Needs

Focus groups, to run pilot programmes within other collaborations and network initiatives, to get feedback on questionnaires, local replicability and global scalability

Offers

Guiding, facilitation, tools, innovative model, best practices manual

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

IL3 Collaboration

Investors in Change

Collaboration Leads

Sarena Chan (School of System Change), Laura Winn (School of System Change)

Collaborators

Sarena Chan (School of System Change), Odin Muehlenbein (Ashoka), Laura Winn (School of System Change)

Group Affiliations within Network

Systems Change Learning

Country of Primary Operations

United States, Europe

Status

Early Traction

Objective

The Investors for Change learning modules equip strategic decision-makers in philanthropic, impact investing and public sector organisations with the capabilities to work on systems change initiatives; enabling them to navigate and address complex challenges, reduce risk, accelerate learning across teams and networks, and drive innovation and impact.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

With the world changing around us, and increasing recognition of the interconnectedness of our global challenges, we are experiencing new demand for systems change.

We need to grow our collective understanding of how change processes, scaling strategies and funding practices might need to become more systemic in their design if we are to effect system change as an outcome. Investors in Change equips funders to strategise and work more systemically.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Issue(s) Addressed

climate change, covid-19 and health, digital transformation, disabilities, disaster response, education, environment, equality/human rights, financial services, food and agriculture, gender, justice, livelihoods, mental health, structural racism, sustainable energy, tourism, water sanitation and hygiene

Needs

Investors in Change is looking to expand the network of co-initiating partners to extend global reach and ground local adaptation. We are planning to iterate and offer the modules in 2022 in new two time zones – Americas-friendly and Asia Pacific friendly times.

Open enrollment call: Its 5-week module on Understanding Systems is starting in April 2022 and again in June 2022 this year, and both are welcoming funders across sectors to enroll. https://bit.ly/3GcdSPP

Offers

  • Contribute to the development of the field of systems change globally and in your region
  • Share your experience of systems change with a wider audience as contributors and through co-design of the programme
  • Join the module for an opportunity for ongoing learning with peers
  • Experiment with the collective leadership by funding the strategic development and evolution of the Investors in Change programme and emerging ideas.

Zoho Page

https://connect.catalyst2030.net/group/cohort-of-social-entrepreneurs-working-in-partnership-with-governments-and-or-un

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Investors in Change Catalyst 2030 Collaboration

Platform Co-op

Collaboration Leads

Jose Mari Luzarraga (Mondragon University)

Collaborators

Jose Mari Luzarraga (Mondragon University), Jacob Mathew (Industree Foundation), Jack Sim (World Toilet Organization)

Country of Primary Operations

Spain

Status

Growth

Objective

Provide an alternative to venture capital-funded and centralised digital platforms, putting the stakeholders before shareholders. Aims to provide broad-based ownership of the digital platform for workers including the production process, algorithms, data and job structures of the online platform through a co-design strategy which includes the stakeholders. Aspires to be open source and open data.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Provides space for re-imagining work in a worker-centric model. Combines training, research and incubation in local ecosystems coordinated globally. Link TED talk (October 2021)

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Issue(s) Addressed

quality work, reduced inequalities, innovative business approaches

Needs

  • Share and spread among Catalyst 2030 partners to explore further expansion to local communities worldwide
  • Funding to assure global operations coordination and support to local partners launch
  • Connection with impact investors and impact funds to assure new digital platform co-ops

Offers

  • Creation of an employee owned digital platform
  • Learn about platform capitalism, the gig economy and the cooperative digital economy
  • Understand the process of building a platform co-op
  • Familiarise yourself with the ecosystem of platform co-ops
  • Connect with hundreds of people in this global community
  • Develop a business plan and deck for your project
  • Learn new skills
  • Work with local partner organisations
  • Share your existing knowledge and experience
  • Join our post-course alumni network

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Platform for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (PIE)

Collaboration Leads

Neelam Chhiber (Industree Foundation), Prashant Mehra (Platform Commons Foundation), Raghunathan Narayanan (Vrutti)

Collaborators

Anand Arkalgud (Socion), Meera Goradia (Creative Dignity), Vishpala Hundekari (EkiBeki), Navrun Jacob (Tseek), Shiv Kumar (Catalyst Foundation), Monica Raina (CoLive), Shilpa Sharma (Flourish), Jack Sim (World Toilet Organization)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Growth

Objective

PIE is a public good societal platform of service providers that helps in 1) enabling first mile communities to mobilise; 2) enabling first mile producers to access capacity building; 3) accessing value addition and design; 4) procuring seed funding, acceleration and working capital for producer owned enterprises; 5) connecting these enterprises with local, national and global markets and 6) providing digital services to all network enablers. The aim is to facilitate co-creation and collaboration of entities who work across the above six functions and provide professional services that would impact 100 million beneficiaries (farmers, artisans and their family members) by 2030.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Platform tackling all aspects of sustainable livelihood generation – first mile mobilisation, setting up of enterprises, capital services, design/production services, logistics and infrastructure, training services, digital services and market linkages.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 13: Climate Action

Issue(s) Addressed

systems change, producer livelihoods, open-source technology, producer owned enterprises, circular economy, carbon sequestration, public goods platform, traceability

Needs

  • Looking for partners with similar values in India and globally for first mile community mobilisation
  • Content providers and capacity building organisations across value chains in agriculture and creative manufacturing
  • Product experts in value added agriculture and creative manufacturing across value chains
  • Global partnerships for marketing produce- links to B2B and B2C buyers
  • Global partnerships for finance- working capital, seed funds and acceleration
  • Technology partners for open source digital services in value-added agriculture and the creative manufacturing space

Offers

  • Methodology to build inclusive livelihoods – farm, manufacturing and most vulnerable entities dependent on commons
  • A whole ecosystem around sustainable business and livelihoods
  • Public good technology platform backbone that can be used by anyone who is part of the platform

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Platform for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (PIE) Catalyst 2030 Collaboration

Practical Collaborations with Governments and UN System for the SDGs

Collaboration Leads

Sue Riddlestone (Bioregional), Nina Wallace (Bioregional)

Collaborators

Claudia Akel (Accountable Impact), Sohini Bhattacharya (Breakthrough), Susan Bornstein (World Bicycle Relief), Sameera Chukkapalli (Needlab), Andrea Coleman (Riders for Health), Rana Dajani (We Love Reading), Valeria Duflot (Overtourism Solution), Blair Glencourse (Accountability Lab Global), Yianny Ioannou (Tackle Africa), Scarlett Lanzas (Accountable Impact), Jacob Mathew (Industree Foundation), Satyan Mishra (Drishtee), Rasha Natour (BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative), David Parejo (ICI Network Ltd), Subbu Parameswaran (Learning Curve Foundation), Sue Riddlestone (Bioregional), Sankara Raman Srinivasab (Amar Seva Sangam), Maryam Uwais (At Risk Children Project), Gisele Yitamben (ASAFE Knowledge Academy for Development)

Country of Primary Operations

Global

Status

Early Traction

Objective

We aim to support and advance a cohort of social entrepreneur or social innovator initiatives that are working or aiming to work with national governments, local governments or multilaterals. This includes strategy development, connections within the Catalyst 2030 network, funding sources, promotion, matchmaking and advocacy.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Our collaboration aims to build strategic approaches to working with governments and the UN system in order to enable systems change both on the ground for some specific systems/SDGs and to transform how the UN system works with social entrepreneurs.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 1: No poverty
SDG 4: Quality education
SDG 5: Gender equality
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG 13: Climate action
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Issue(s) Addressed

governments, UN, social entrepreneurs, collaborations, partnerships

Needs

  • Support from the Secretariat to advance the collaborative marketplace concept, to make it easier for social entrepreneurs and governments/the UN to collaborate
  • Seed funding to bring forward the work with the UN system and to advance the 20 pilot initiatives in a systemic way

Offers

  • Peer-to-peer support
  • Co-learning
  • Coaching
  • Fundraising opportunities

Zoho

https://connect.catalyst2030.net/group/cohort-of-social-entrepreneurs-working-in-partnership-with-governments-and-or-un

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Practical Collaborations with Governments and UN System for the SDGs (WG6).

Research on We Love Reading and Social Entrepreneurship

Collaboration Leads

Rana Dajani (We Love Reading), Susanna Chui (The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong)

Collaborators

Rana Dajani (We Love Reading), Catherine Panter-Brick (Yale University, external), Michael Kobor (University of British Columbia Vancouver, external)

Country of Primary Operations

Jordan

Status

Design/Research

Objective

Research on We Love Reading (WLR) and social entrepreneurship: WLR is working with Suzanne Chui from the University of Hong Kong to research the impact of WLR on fostering social entrepreneurship in adults and youth who implement the programme. We were able to secure funding from the Korean government through its Bridge Programme because WLR had won the UNESCO international literacy prize in 2017. The fund will cover the cost of pre and post research on WLR ambassadors’ resilience, leadership and social entrepreneurship. This will result in an academic publication and policy report.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Theory of Change and Social Impact Measurement for We Love Reading :Social impacts resulting from solutions that are theory-based reap not only intangible outcomes, but also provide a systemic explanation of how beneficiaries can experience personal change and growth. This means social impacts that result from theory-based interventions can provide logical explanations of changes, subject to the validation of research data, which serves as evidence for the proposed theories. They are also crucial for facilitating programme enhancement. This research will examine the indirect impact on WLR Ambassadors who provide the interventions.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 10: Reduce Inequalities

Issue(s) Addressed

self-development, problem-solving skills, impact measurement, mentorship programme, empowerment, education, social networks, epigenetics

Needs

Dissemination of the research results

Offers

Evidence of a grassroots programme that can foster social entrepreneurship from the ground up in an easily understandable and sustainable model.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Research on We Love Reading and Social Entrepreneurship Collaborators

Rural Nicaragua Collaboration

Collaboration Leads

Selina Serna (Project Schoolhouse)

Collaborators

Rana Dajani (We Love Reading), Celina De Sola (Glasswing International), Selina Serna (Project Schoolhouse)

Country of Primary Operations

Nicaragua

Status

Pilot

Objective

Social entrepreneurs (SE) work together to accelerate impact by sharing resources and introductions into communities requesting support and tapping into the expertise of each SE. Communities voice their needs and priorities and are actively engaged in contributing sweat and financial equity into projects that they have prioritised. Initially beginning with education but in the longer term broadening into economic development, health, sustainable agriculture, alternative energy and gender equity.

After initial sharing of resources and hands-on training from Glasswing International and We Love Reading, in early 2021 Project Schoolhouse staff and community volunteers initiated a pilot After-School Club in one community primary school in central Nicaragua. Our pilot project will run through the end of the school term in December 2021. Children’s participation has remained high, at more than 90%. Initial reports from parents and teachers are that school work and test scores have improved and school attendance has improved on the 2 days a week that the ‘Club’ meets. Volunteer high school and university students at this point are all young women, helping provide role models for the young girls to stay in school. We have proposals out to several funding partners to try to secure the funding that is needed to expand the Clubs into additional rural Nicaraguan communities when the new school year begins in February 2022. We are also in conversations to strategise on how we can obtain additional community volunteers should we secure the funding needed to expand in 2022.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equity
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 10: Reduced Inequality
SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

economic development, health, quality education, gender equity

Needs

  • Conversations with financial investors who are interested in helping us expand the rollout of this educational opportunity for children in last mile communities in Central America.
  • Collaborations within the C2030 community who might share additional educational technology and resources, particularly in the themes of literacy, early childhood education, entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture.

Offers

Opportunity to further your organisation’s reach to communities you wouldn’t otherwise have access to

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at info@projectschoolhouse.org to get involved.

Rural Nicaragua Collaboration

SDG Impact Pledge

Collaboration Leads

Claudia Akel (Social Impact Movement), Scarlett Lanzas (Accountable Impact)

Collaborators

Claudia Akel (Social Impact Movement), Akhil Handa (Earth 51), Scarlett Lanzas (Accountable Impact),
Luis Patricio (Pillar Nonprofit Network), Alejandra Winter (CIC Miami)

Country of Primary Operations

United States

Status

Early Traction

Objective

Accelerate business action to advance the SDGs in Miami.

The SDG Impact Pledge presents the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework at an introductory level for companies that want to pioneer change by integrating sustainability strategies into their business model. The goal is to advance the SDGs by equipping businesses with tools, strategies, and best practices on sustainability.

Key programme components include:

  • SDG knowledge assessment – a starting point in the company’s sustainability journey
  • SDG alignment, online and in person training and reporting tools

It will be offered as a cohort model and companies will receive mentorship from sustainable companies. The programme will shape SDG Roundtables to create a space for multidisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration to build consensus around issues and priorities and advance an SDG agenda. The SDG Impact Pledge is designed as a Community of Practice to share information, learn, innovate and find solutions to local and regional issues.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

There is growing understanding, especially by business leaders and investors ahead of the curve, that it is not enough for companies to concern themselves only with short-term profits because natural disasters, social unrest or economic disparity can damage long-term prosperity. Businesses that understand this challenge and take action will be a step ahead. The SDGs provide a historic moment for companies to take society’s challenges and leverage them as opportunities to innovate, disrupt and enhance business sustainable progress.

The SDGs represent a strategy for achieving economic growth that is consistent with the planet’s resource capacity, society’s basic needs and priorities. The SDG Impact Pledge is the vehicle for local companies in Miami committed to ‘Do Well by Doing Good’ by focusing on the 3 P’s of sustainable development: people, planet and prosperity. By developing a sustainable business model and a conscious approach, companies will commit to being responsible and accountable in the communities where they operate.

The Pledge is laser-focused on collaboration and showcasing the SDGs as a blueprint for the future. The programme will offer an opportunity to highlight partnership models that drive local progress. The Pledge will be amplified as an advocacy mechanism to emphasise the need to collaborate among the private and public sector to adopt the SDGs in Miami. We believe that this effort will lead to systemic change in policy making, corporate governance, business action and community engagement in building a sustainable Miami.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13: Climate Action

Issue(s) Addressed

Sustainable businesses, sustainability in SMEs, decent work, labour policy, social impact, gender equality, responsible consumption and production, inequality, affordable housing, climate change, renewable energy

Needs

  • Roundtable best practices
  • Thought leaders and transformational speakers
  • UN speakers on topics related to the SDGs and/or sustainability
  • Programme reviewers by practitioners
  • Catalyst 2030 programme endorsement

Offers

  • Collaboration on similar programmes to share best practices
  • Introduction to LMS services for training programmes & courses
  • Once programme is fully implemented, tested, and completed, replication in other cities and countries could be explored
  • Connections with key influencers and industry experts in South Florida

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

SDG Impact Pledge Catalyst 2030 Collaboration

This is a member collaboration

Sustainable Fashion

Collaboration Leads

Kanika Ahuja (Conserve India), Roopa Mehta (Sasha Association of Craft Producers), Kamilah Sanders (Greater Than Equal), Zahlen Titcomb (Individual)

Collaborators

Kanika Ahuja (Conserve India), Roopa Mehta (Sasha Association of Craft Producers), Kamilah Sanders (Greater Than Equal), Keshav Sharma (DESCAT UK), Zahlen Titcomb (Individual)

Country of Primary Operations

Global

Status

Research/Design

Objective

We aim to accelerate meaningful and lasting change in the fashion industry and change consumer behaviour to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 1: No Poverty
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 10: Reduced Inequality
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13: Climate Action

Issue(s) Addressed

livelihoods, waste, climate change, cultural appropriation, responsible consumption, production

Needs

  • We are looking for cross-sectoral expertise across the fashion industry value chain that contributes to better understanding the complexity of the sector and its issues.
  • We are looking for partnerships and access to existing initiatives to leverage systemic change through collaborations.

Offers

This group offers the opportunity to collaborate on actionable initiatives to drive the fashion industry’s future growth in accordance with the SDGs. This is also a space to explore linkages and people and planet oriented solutions for this industry globally.

Zoho Page

https://connect.catalyst2030.net/group/rcp-sustainable-fashion-ibg

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations1@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Sustainable Fashion Collaborators

Transport and Mobility Alliance

Collaboration Leads

Andrea Coleman (Two Wheels for Life/Riders for Health), Susan Bornstein (World Bicycle Relief)

Collaborators

Andrea Coleman (Two Wheels for Life/Riders for Health), Michel Ducommun and Claudio Brenni (Velafrica), Susan Bornstein (World Bicycle Relief)

Country of Primary Operations

Global, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Status

Design

Objective

The Transport and Mobility Alliance aims to ignite a global dialogue in the development sector on the urgent need to increase investment in sustainable rural mobility and transport to reduce rural exclusion and to achieve all the SDGs by:

  • Growing awareness of proven scalable solutions to increase rural mobility for better development outcomes across sectors, particularly for marginalised populations, e.g., , women.
  • Advocating with the UN, governments and funders on:
    • The need to prioritise and increase investment in rural mobility and transportation, including infrastructure and maintenance, as a key strategy for all rural access programmes, particularly targeting health, education, agriculture, livelihoods and gender equality. We will focus particularly on marginalised populations in remote, rural areas.
    • Recognising the need to deliver accessibility to services and opportunities for all, going beyond merely developing the infrastructure (SDG Target 9.1), to measure universal access – similar to the measurement of the Energy SDG – and to provide access to energy-related services such as electricity and fuel.
  • The need for funders to provide patient capital required for systems change to take place
  • The need for governments to reduce import duties on bicycles
  • The need for governments, the UN and funders to take a human-centered approach to rural mobility, rather than the traditional sector-based approach, as an essential element of rural access.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Sharing evidence and advocating with global financial institutions, governments and the UN to increase their willingness to act to improve rural access. This will be measured by changes in policy that translate into increased investment and integration of mobility and transport into rural development plans for health, education, economic opportunity, etc.

SDG(s) Addressed

We plan to address all of the SDGs and the following nine goals in particular:

SDG 1: No Poverty
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equity
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Issue(s) Addressed

rural exclusion, rural access to healthcare, education, economic opportunity, gender equality through increased access to sustainable mobility and transportation

Needs

We are looking for strategic advice to inform the alliance’s strategy, particularly regarding advocacy, to secure policy commitments from funders and governments. We would particularly benefit from the expertise fof those who have helped elevate traditionally neglected development issues, especially systems level issues that cut across many SDGs.

Offers

Evidence, tools, programmatic approaches, technical assistance and partnership to accelerate development outcomes, improve return on investment and sustainability by integrating rural mobility into development planning, across sectors.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Transport and Mobility Alliance

Member Collaboration

We Love Reading (WLR) Ambassador Peer Network

Collaboration Leads

Rana Dajani (We Love Reading)

Collaborators

Rana Dajani (We Love Reading), Alex Todd (Reliably Me)

Country of Primary Operations

Canada, Jordan

Status

Design

Objective

Explore the best design for We Love Reading’s peer-to-peer virtual network. Therefore we are exploring the reliability of the platform and piloting it to see if it fits the needs of the virtual network in terms of ease, accessibility, language etc. We are still in the testing phase.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

education, connectivity, peer-to-peer network

Needs

Advice, insight and critique of our collaborations, especially from those who have a similar need of creating a virtual peer-to-peer community platform.

Offers

Opportunity for other organisations to learn about our journey in designing and setting up a virtual peer-to-peer community platform that they may need for their own work and the people they serve.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

We Love Reading (WLR) Ambassador Peer Network Catalyst Collaboration

Member Collaboration

We Love Reading Reimagined

Collaboration Leads

Anand Arkalgud (Socion), Rana Dajani (We Love Reading)

Collaborators

Anand Arkalgud (Socion), Rana Dajani (We Love Reading)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Design/Research

Objective

We aim to adopt a systems approach to implement We Love Reading (WLR) in India to incorporate civic society with the private sector and government.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

WLR is engaged in systems change work by tackling the root causes of problems rather than the symptoms. It does this by altering, shifting and transforming structures, customs, mindsets, power dynamics and rules in collaboration with diverse stakeholders. The intention is to achieve lasting solutions to social challenges on a local, national and global level through collaborations at the grassroots level.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 1: No poverty
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equality

Issue(s) Addressed

COVID-19 and health, digital transformation, education, equality/human rights, gender, livelihoods (employment), mental health

Needs

Members’ engagement

Offers

A solution that can work anywhere.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

WLR Reimagined

Youth Empowerment Circle

Collaboration Leads

Oliver Brechard (#LearningPlanet), Ed Stevenette (#LearningPlanet)

Collaborators

Paramita Banerjee (DIKSHA), Emer Beamer (Design-a-thon), Marleen Boersen (MasterPeace, External), Oliver Brechard (#LearningPlanet), Elsa Da Costa Grangier (Ashoka France), Vikram Ghandeeswaran Narayanan (Dream a Dream), Keshav Gupta (The Dais), Bethany Jennings (CAP-2030, External), Kenneth Kwok (Better Together Foundation), Zineb Mouhyi (YouthxYouth), Asha Murphy (Edufy)

Country of Primary Operations

France (#LearningPlanet base)

Status

Growth

Objective

  • Youth Empowerment Circle sessions are intended to demonstrate the value of collaborating across networks, ages and geographies with the shared goal of supporting inspirational youth changemakers and initiatives.
  • We aim to create of an International Youth Council after the birth of the Youth Empowerment Circle, with the goal of truly putting the leadership and strategic decisions of the Circle in the hands of the youth themselves. The Council will be made up of young changemakers under the age of 25. They will convene regularly to determine the best approaches and opportunities for the Circle to address topics, such as youth rights, health and wellbeing and education.
  • Additionally, Council members will have the unique opportunity to shape a growing community of youth organisations and policy-making institutions around the world and to serve as ambassadors for the Circle at global events.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Supporting youth changemakers and initiatives

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equity
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 13: Climate Action
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

youth engagement, global partnerships, education

Needs

Institutions, practitioners, scientists, artists, activists, and young people interested in amplifying the voice of youth in the areas of rights, health and education. The participants should be self-driven, willing to work towards the circle’s designated topic and ready to contribute to the collective impact, to make our world a better place.

Offers

  • Collaboration of youth changemakers across different networks, geographies and ages.
  • Organisation of international collaborative events at scale. For example, #LearningPlanet Festival, Catalysing Change Week and to offer sessions for youth empowerment.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Youth Empowerment Circle

This is a country chapter collaboration

India Chapter: Community Health and Economic Readiness Dashboard

Collaboration Leads

Bharat Sharma (Dakshas)

Collaborators

Bharat Sharma (Dakshas), Shyam Aravindakshan (Industree), Sanyukta Gupta (Catalyst 2030, India), Monica Raina (Co-Live), Nisha Subramaniam (Creative Dignity), Deep Jyoti Sonu (Farm2Food)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Pilot

Objective

A Dashboard where on-ground non-profit team members surface health and economic readiness data directly to the support ecosystem. Actionable insights are used by nonprofits to customise programs and track impact per zip code; by ecosystems to intervene based on rating, requirement and region; and to discover synergies for collaboration.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

Aims to remove layers and information asymmetry between communities and ecosystems. Focus on restoring community agency to direct programs, impact analysis and interventions, and to foster co-creation and collaboration through shared data infrastructure.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Issue(s) Addressed

on-ground and in-office partnerships, funding access, global collaboration

Needs

  • Data Analyst volunteers to mentor interns working on the project
  • NPOs networks to use dashboard to surface community data
  • Support system to use dashboard to obtain actionable insights

Offers

Actionable insights by zip code to customise programs, actionable insights for intervention and collaboration.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

India Chapter Community Health and Economic Readiness Dashboard Catalyst 2030 Collaboration

This is a country chapter collaboration

India Chapter: Creative Dignity

Collaboration Leads

Meera Gordia (Creative Dignity)

Collaborators

Neelam Chhiber (Industree Foundation), Meenakshi Gupta (Goonj), Vishpala Hundekari (Ekibeki), Padmaja Jalihal (Heart For Art Trust), Smita Mankad (Individual), Divya Rai (Bansuri Foundation), Pooja Ratnakar (Potli(Art Bunker)), Gauri Sanghi (Individual), Bharat Sharma (Dakshas)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Growth

Objective

A collaborative movement focused on Indian artisans, bringing together diverse creative producers, practitioners and professionals to energise the ecosystem artisans need in this time of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 impact. Its goal is to provide relief, rehabilitation and rejuvenation of artisans in a bid to ensure their sustained prosperity.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Issue(s) Addressed

economic inclusion, artisan livelihoods

Needs

  • Funding opportunities for 1) India and 2) global expansion
  • Partners in Africa, Latin America, and America
  • Interns for India via linkages with institutes and universities

Zoho Page

https://connect.catalyst2030.net/group/collaboration-corner-creative-dignity

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

Creative Dignity Catalyst 2030 Collaboration

This is a country chapter collaboration

India Chapter: NCC - Rural Nursing

Collaboration Leads

Neelam Chhiber (Industree), Monica Raina (Co-Live), Alisha Rosario (Pratham), Bharat Sharma (Dakshas)

Collaborators

Neelam Chhiber (Industree), Dr. Gajanan (Jan Swathya Sahayog, External), Monica Raina (Co-Live), Alisha Rosario (Pratham, External), Bharat Sharma (Dakshas)

Country of Primary Operations

India

Status

Pilot

Objective

Reverse the migration of nurse-assistants back to their own villages to serve rural communities and support the public health system. Goal is to help 2000 GDAs to return back to their rural communities and establish an on-ground support system to help sustain their work long term, over the next 6-9 months plans to create a replicable model.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

While community health workers and telemedicine networks are coming up rapidly in villages, there is a need to boost rural nursing facilities so better home-based, remote care can be delivered. Many rural nurse-assistants return back to their villages after 1-2 years of work, as they do not want to live as migrants in a city. It is but a matter to engage these trained and experienced nurses to serve their own communities.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Issue(s) Addressed

equitable healthcare access, reduced inequalities

Needs

We are looking for on-ground community-based organisations to host the rural nurses and help them become part of the community.

Offers

Program design, digital med-tech tools and seed funding to support rural nurses.

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at collaborations@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

India Chapter NCC - Rural Nursing

This is a regional chapter collaboration

Latin America Chapter: From Seed to Mouth - Conscious Food Systems

Collaborations Lead

Gabriela Arenas (TAAP Foundation), Luis Camargo (Fundación OpEPA), Juan Ignacio Gerardi (Bioconexion), Constanza Gómez Romero (Colombia Cuida a Colombia), Alejandro Marius (Trabajo y persona)

Collaborators

Gabriela Arenas (TAAP Foundation), Luis Camargo (Fundación OpEPA), Juan Ignacio Gerardi (Bioconexion), Constanza Gómez Romero (Colombia Cuida a Colombia), Alejandro Marius (Trabajo y persona)

Country of Primary Operations

Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela

Status

Design/Research

Objective

This project invites us to embrace conscious food systems as a way of connecting seed recuperation with soil and ecosystem restoration, and community consolidation to increase resilience, food security, and sovereignty.

Link to Structural and Systemic Change

In various regions and territories, some seeds and foods have been displaced and have lost their ancient importance. One of the main aims of the project is to connect seed recuperation and soil restoration with agroecological transitions in production and transformation. This will be achieved through building capacity in communities and creating value chains that restore and reinforce resilience and local values and culture. To do so, a connection with local restaurants, entrepreneurs, chefs and producers is needed, as is a major cultural and educational process to shift perceptions about seeds, soil and land. We will simultaneously work to change narratives around food systems to inspire resilience and sustainability.

SDG(s) Addressed

SDG 1: No Poverty
SDG 15: Life on Land
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 5: Gender Equality

Issue(s) Addressed

food and agriculture, food security, environmental awareness and education, sustainable and responsible food businesses, seed conservation, women empowerment

Needs

Looking for funding partners

Offers

  • This collaboration offers the opportunity to cooperate with organisations with solid experience in food security.
  • Training and entrepreneurship for local communities and education in shifting environmental values and perceptions.

Zoho Page

https://connect.catalyst2030.net/group/catalyst-2030-latin-america/manuals

Point of Contact

Please reach out to us at americaschapter@catalyst2030.net to get involved.

From Seed to Mouth - Conscious Food Systems

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