Transformation: A guide to fundamental change in a world of crisis

Join us for an interactive workshop on 7th September, 11:30-13:00, based on the newly published report by Professor Ioan Fazey (University of York) and Dr John Colvin (Emerald Network Ltd) for the Transforming UK Food Systems SPF Programme.

This workshop will be an opportunity to learn, and engage with others, about the concept of transformational change in a context of a rapidly changing world. The online session will be led by Ioan Fazey and John Colvin, who will give an overview of the concept of transformation and highlight some of the critical aspects that need to be considered when embarking on an initiative, approach or campaign which is intended to be transformational. They will talk about the challenges and opportunities of adopting these concepts in practice and research and there will be an opportunity for participants to explore with others their own understanding and approaches to transformation.

Professor Ioan Fazey, co-author of the report, said:

Given the major health, welfare, economic and environmental challenges associated with food in the UK and globally, there is now wide recognition that we need transformational changes to our food system. Yet while ‘transformational change’ is often advocated, there is often poor understanding of what is involved in transformation and what is needed to support it. This new report draws on research from the last 15 years to explain the nature of transformational change and provides insights about how it can be approached. The lessons in the report have wide relevance for those working in sectors well beyond food.

The event is open to all interested communities, including those from academia, government, policy and civil society.

Please sign up to the event here Transformation: A guide to fundamental change in a world of crisis Tickets, Thu 7 Sep 2023 at 11:30 | Eventbrite.

We recommend reading the report before the session to help you get the most out of it. Please read the report here.

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