The social problems we face today are becoming more and more complex. Although we've identified interventions and innovations that work and help address these problems, we haven't achieved large-scale systematic change. How do we get to the root cause of a problem to achieve a bigger impact?
This session will draw on the Social Innovation Exchange's work with systems change and hear from a range of perspectives including the public and private sector to explore the different methods and tools needed to tackle the complex challenges we face every day.
We'll hear from the Danish city of Aarhus empowering everyday activists, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's new strategy on tackling poverty and challenging assumptions about poverty, the newly launched Social Innovation NI platform and country-wide work on well-being.
About the Unusual Suspects Festival: After the success of two festivals in London and in Glasgow, we are hosting the Unusual Suspects Festival again this year in Northern Ireland on October 12- 14, 2016. 3 days, 2 cities, 15+ events, 40+ organisations all exploring what happens when social innovation meets collaboration and how together we can meet some of society's most pressing challenges. TheFestival brings together the 'unusual suspects' from across Northern Ireland and the world, people who wouldn't normally cross paths, to explore how we can work together in new and different ways to create real social change. To find out more and to sign up to more events