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Learning to Do Development Differently

The Doing Development Differently manifesto calls for a transformation in how we ‘do development’. It’s a call to focus on problems defined by local people, learn quickly through cycles of planning, action and reflection, and embed genuine local ownership.

In this webinar, Jamie Pett explores what this means for changemakers. What’s the problem with the status quo? How do we challenge it? How can thinking like a startup help? How can we take complexity and uncertainty seriously? What holds us back? And what can we all do to make this part of how we work?

About the Host

Jamie Pett is a consultant specialising in adaptive development and impact measurement. He gets excited about making change happen in complex systems and making connections between ideas, people, and practice. He currently works on the former for the Transformational Index and on the latter on a Overseas Development Institute and DFID project called LearnAdapt. It was while developing national plans in Zanzibar as an ODI Fellow, that he grew disenchanted with linear planning and was inspired to become part of the nascent #adaptdev community. He’s founder and director of the London International Development Network, which helps professionals build relationships across the sector through events and a Facebook group. He is also a board observer for RESULTS UK. He enjoys drumming at the Sunday Assembly and is currently training for the London Marathon.

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