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Transformative Scenarios Looking to the future of civil society and philanthropy. Mille Bojer, Reos André Degenszajn , GIFE Janaina Jatobá, Instituto C&A . WINGS Forum 2014 Istanbul, Turkey . São Paulo , Brazil. June 27, 2013. Objectives for this session.
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TransformativeScenariosLookingtothe future of civil societyandphilanthropy
Mille Bojer, Reos
André Degenszajn, GIFE
Janaina Jatobá, Instituto C&A
WINGS Forum 2014Istanbul, Turkey
São Paulo, Brazil
June 27, 2013
Tounderstandhowtransformativescenarioscanbeusedto help articulate paths for civil societyandtoharnessthepowerof networks
Tosharetwostoriesand explore whatwecanlearnfromthemaboutthesituationof civil society in South AfricaandBrazil
To start a dialogue aboutthevalueofscenariothinking in philanthhropy
“If you could speak to a clairvoyant about the future of civil society in your country, what question would you most like to ask them?”
“…structured, well considered stories describing a small set of possible future contexts and how they might come about.”
1. Convene a teamfromthewhole system
2. Observe what is happening
4. Discover what can and must be done
3. Create the stories that need to be told
Collectively constructing a sustainable future for South Africa
REOS INSTITUTE 2013 SCENARIOS CASE STUDY SERIES
CHARACTER OF CIVIL SOCIETY
Collaborative and enabling state.
Engaged and active citizenry
CAPACITY OF THE STATE
Corrupt and inefecttive state.
Distrusting and self-
Interventionist and directive state.
Dependent and compliant citizenry..
Four futures for Brazilian Civil Society
In 2013, Reos entered into partnership with the D3 Articulation for Democracy, Dialogue and Rights and the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic to co-convene a transformative scenarios process on the future of civil society in Brazil, labeled “Civil Society 2023”.
Whatisthecurrent reality of Civil Society in Brazil?
Whatwerethe big uncertainties in 2013?
What big questionswerewe holding aboutthe future?
Individual level: Shift in perspective, new actions
Organizationallevel: Incorporationintostrategicplanning processes, impactonleaders,
Field level: Placingvalueon civil society, offering a new languageandspecificrisksandopportunities, creationof a network, new partnershipsamongparticipatingorganizations; disseminationnationallyandinternationally
“How is this all relevant to your context?”
Transformative Scenario Planning: Working Together to Change the Future by Adam Kahane (Berrett-Koehler, 2012). Available from Amazon.