We are thrilled to announce our participation in Catalysing Change Week 2024, hosted by Catalyst 2030, the largest global network of social innovators.

Taking place from May 6th to May 10th, 2023, Catalysing Change Week will unite social innovators and change catalysts from over 120 countries to collectively build an efficient social innovation system that addresses the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our Session

Our session, Accelerate Network Impact to Achieve Systemic Change will be held at 1pm – 2pm BST on Wednesday 8th May.

In the session we will discuss:

Networks committed to social innovation are achieving significant systemic change. How well are you balancing the demands of network leadership in service of your impact? 

Aimed at networks of social innovators and their funders, the session explores the practical realities of network leadership and shares the Creative Metier 4V Model Diagnostic Tool, designed to share our learning to support network leaders seeking to accelerate their impact.

In conversation with Sonja Betschart, Co-Founder of WeRobotics and Ruta Nimkar, Co-Founder of Meraki Labs we will unlock thinking about where networks can best focus to accelerate impact and achieve their ambitions

We will explore how they have applied diagnostic tool and give you the opportunity to explore the tool for yourself for a 360 degree view and a fresh perspective to enable change.

Take away immediately actionable ideas and the free 4V Model Diagnostic Tool to get started on accelerating impact in your network.

Book onto the event here

More About Catalysing Change Week

The theme of this year’s event, “Building the Social Sector,” aligns with Catalyst 2030’s commitment to community led development. As Jeroo Billimoria, Catalyst Co-Founder and Chief Facilitator, emphasizes, “Our goal is to inspire change in the mindsets, culture, and behaviors of policymakers, funders, and leaders. And we want to empower social innovators and communities to affect this change.”

Catalysing Change Week 2024 welcomes individuals from all backgrounds who are passionate about contributing to the growing Catalyst 2030 movement of social innovators. Sessions will be conducted in multiple languages across various time zones, and registration is free for all participants. For more information and to register for the event, please visit the Catalysing Change Week website.

More About Catalyst 2030

Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of social entrepreneurs and social innovators from all sectors who share the common goal of creating innovative, people-centred approaches to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Launched at the World Economic Forum in January 2020,  Catalyst 2030 comprises more than 4,000 proven social innovators who are active in over 180 countries and who directly reach an estimated two billion people. 

More About Sonja Betschart

Sonja is a passionate change agent, facilitator, social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow and Forbes 50 over 50 Member with a longstanding career both in the non profit and for profit sectors. She is also the Co-Founder of WeRobotics, a social impact organisation that amplifies local expertise to multiply solutions for social good.

With her colleagues at WeRobotics, she supports and connects local experts in drone, data and AI technologies. By doing so, the social impact organisation is cocreating a proven and replicable model to successfully localise and shift power at a grassroots level. Sonja has also been voted as one of Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise in 2023 and has been elected to the Hall of Fame of Switzerland’s 100 Digital in 2022.

More About Ruta Nimkar

Ruta is an experienced humanitarian and migration professional with over ten years of experience working in complex contexts including Afghanistan, Iran and Somalia. She started Meraki Labs to support effective research conducted by and with local communities that improves humanitarian programming. Ruta has held regional and country senior management positions, and consulted for donors, UN agencies and NGOs. She specialises in qualitative data analysis, participatory research methods and mixed methods research studies. She has a particular focus on ensuring that research is linked to programming and is currently pursuing a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

Meraki Labs is a women owned business focusing on humanitarian, migration and displacement issues. We aim to empower impacted communities to voice their own opinions on programs and policies, and to build their capacity to independently comment on programs and policies in a way that is credible in the international policymaking arena. As such, we develop teams of consultants from the Global South and with displacement and conflict backgrounds to deliver research, assessment and evaluation projects to stakeholders.