What is the Systems Innovation Learning Partnership?
EIT Climate-KIC is partnering with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a two-year Systems Innovation Learning Partnership. Our three organisations have recognised that business as usual will not be enough to address the complex environmental and societal challenges we face – we need rapid transformation and radically new approaches.
Scaling climate impact through organisation peer-learning
The partnership aims to foster a community of practitioners within our organisations and beyond, that will learn together, building the mindsets, skills, tools and capabilities to make lasting, systemic change in all areas that we work in. This organisational peer-learning approach will enable rapid growth and iteration, providing a safe-to-fail space to experiment with new systems innovation practices and methods, a community with which to reflect on our work, and opportunities to draw on others’ expertise in applying systems innovation theory to real cases and projects. By reflecting on and practising systems innovation together with Sida and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we aim to accelerate learning about what works and what doesn’t, and to develop actionable insights that will enable our three organisations to make transformative change on the ground, and to contribute to the development of systemic approaches in the international development arena.
In December 2021 and January 2022, we kicked things off with a 2-part Systems Innovation Learning Festival, in which partners, stakeholders and colleagues of our organisations came together to explore systems innovation concepts, approaches, and case studies, and to reflect on our own systems practices.
We now also invite other organisations who work in systems innovation or who are curious about systems innovation to learn together with us. If you would like to know more, please contact us via email.