the INSIGHTS that started
AOTEAROA KAI JOURNEY
FROM A. SOCIAL IMPACT SUMMIT 2020 - kai
We believe that the work of social impact, innovation and change is the business of everyone. We know that cross-sector connection, communication, and collaboration is a critical piece of solving societal challenges.
THE JOURNEY AHEAD IS ONE TOGETHER
Creating a collective space where we can work
together, connect, cheer and share.
DESIGNING A NEW FOOD SYSTEM
Purposefully designing a thriving food ecosystem
THEORY OF CHANGE
A co-created map for systems change, a guide for
where to next.
THE JOURNEY AHEAD IS
COLLABORATIVE WAY FORWARD
Throughout the Summit, a common thread was the need for a collective voice and a collaborative action plan.
The food system's challenges are too large for anyone to solve alone. Our ability to create a thriving food system will require collaboration, innovation and action from the grassroots to the government, from across sectors working within the food ecosystem.
When we journey together, we can pool our resources and skills to trial new ideas and solutions faster than we could alone. Leverage shared learning to help inform others working on similar challenges and break down silos to know that we are not in this work alone.
A collective voice can amplify calls to action and speak to what's needed. 2020 showed us that we could find new ways to connect and use technology to bring us into a room together.
The role of weavers, navigators, gatherers and story- tellers is critical in building a collective voice.
Transforming the food ecosystem requires a diversity of people, sectors, experiences, knowledge and perspective.
We need to work together and find innovate ways on how to do this.
There needs to be spaces, activities and projects that enable cross-sector collaborations, there has to be dedicated funding and partnerships.
The food system's challenges are health issues, climate issues, social issues, multiple people and partners working on solutions from different perspectives.
How can we create processes that enable more people to be at the table, share and collaborate towards systems change together.
Through collaboration, we can pool our resources and skills to trial new ideas and solutions faster than we could alone.
If we start with the willing, we can build momentum and scale.
designing a new food system
Throughout the Summit, we heard the food system is not meeting people and the planet's needs. It is often said our food system is broken, but it isn't broken, it is working how it was designed.
Our food system challenges are intertwined and multifaceted —food, education, health, and more.
Our challenge as a nation is to design a better system that is restorative and just for people and planet. While COVID 19 exacerbated the food system's challenges, we also saw innovation and agility in finding solutions to critical issues.
Through design and action, piece by piece, layer by layer, we can shape a new system.