● Key stakeholders across disciplines will have an opportunity and a framework in which to work together on complex problems to develop a systems-based approach to solving them.
● A vision statement that reflects a preferred vision of key stakeholders—including the voices of women and youth, groups that are traditionally left out.
● Project proposals that will help bring about the future that has been envisioned.
● Denser and richer social networks among stakeholders that create social capital.
● New investment opportunities that foster climate restoration, equitable opportunities, sustainable livelihoods, and innovation.
● Funding for a set of innovation grants that address the identified Key Result Areas.
● New leadership capacity.
Bringing diverse, disconnected siloed stakeholders together, to engage in an intersectional, complex conversation to envisage, create and design a future vision and implementation pathway for Zambia’s people, environment, and economy to thrive.
Phase One of the project involves mapping stakeholders and conducting a social network analysis (SNA) of their connections. This will be repeated at the close of the program to assess the extent to which previously excluded stakeholders are now a part of the larger social network.
In Phase Two, these stakeholders will come together in a facilitated, three-day forum in which they will identify common challenges and goals (key result areas), articulate a shared vision for the future they are working toward, and be organized into task forces so they can begin to develop strategies for achieving that vision, and define milestones.
In Phase Three, stakeholders will attend a leadership development program provided by the University of Zambia and ALT Foundation. The program will be geared toward fostering leadership and systems-thinking skills in an age of uncertainty and urgency.
A follow-up summit is the cornerstone of Phase Four.
There, stakeholders present their investment opportunities to interested donors and investors.