Futurespotters meeting #7
It was great to come together again! And what a productive discussion it was
We spoke about workshop Government organized on the innovation strategy, which lacked participation and grassroots action - opportunity for Futurespotters and UNDP to contribute is clearly there.
There is need in more awareness raising and exchanging expertise. It was interesting to hear that Georgia should try to attract not foreign investment, but rather foreign capacity-experts, practitioners in various fields who would be willing to live and work here (food for thought).
We planned a workshop some time in September for the Futurespotters group and whoever’s willing to join on COMMUNICATION for social action - whether joint projects, activities, actions. i.e. how to capitalize social media, outreach, etc. -Will have to follow up at next meeting to assign who’s doing what on this
We also discussed my idea of UNDP bringing together various actors in Georgia in the form of a hub, with a neutral space where we could all agree on common action/or supplementing each other’s actions, rather than competing. This would also allow for presenting interesting actions initiated at grassroots level which can be presented to others for shared expertise or support.
We also thought it could serve as a place where short-term experts invited by various aid/development agencies could have open lectures/ workshops to meet local partners;
I spoke about consultations that took place between Jumpstart, UNDP and 112 emergency services on extending the services to people with disabilities. Depending on the availability of funding, we could organize a design thinking workshop to map a pilot procedure through which this can be accomplished. Timeline - some time in October.
I also spoke on Micro-Narratives project UNDP is conducting in Georgia. I will most probably talk about it separately at one of the following meetings, and blog- will share the link later.
This is how we are moving forward on the path laid by Spot the Future …
Inge, please add whatever I might’ve missed :)…see you in a month’s time!