Aim of Workshop:
Popularise the notion that transdisciplinarity (TD) may be one tool for Social innovation
Popularise the notion that social innovation may be one tool for sustainability
Empower the participants to feel they can contribute to TD, social innovation and sustainability
1.Expert Panel on Social Innovation in Montreal – Bridging the gap between scientists and stakeholders through transdisciplinarity
Paul Shrivastava (Future Earth), Margie Mendel (Center for Social Innovation and Karl Polanyi Institute), Nancy Neamtam (Chantier de l’économie sociale), Stephen Huddart (The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation) and Laure Waridel (CIRODD).
What do we mean by social innovation?
What have you seen or experienced as social innovation daily?
How can social innovation foster global sustainability?
2. Workshop on the link between transdisciplinarity, social Innovation and sustainability
Is TD part of my daily life?
How could we use TD routinely in our work environment and community?
How could we scale-up our collective effort into systemic changes leading to global sustainability?
Closing statement – Future Earth, its Knowledge-Action Networks and Open Network are tools to enable such scale-up
Paul Shrivastavas, Future Earth
Marguerite Mendell , Center for Social Innovation and Karl Polanyi Institute
Nancy Neamtam , Chantier de l'économie sociale
Stephen Huddart, he J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Laure Waridel , Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Opérationalisation du Développement Durable