About Catalysing Change Week
Catalysing Change Week (CCW) is the world’s largest event led by social innovators and entrepreneurs to share knowledge, exchange ideas and accelerate collaborative systems change during more than 200 sessions and activities in a dedicated annual week.
Organised by Catalyst 2030, Catalysing Change Week 2023 built on the success of CCW2022, bringing together social entrepreneurs, representatives from the private sector, governments, funders and others involved in systems change, to inspire change in support of achieving the SDGs.
The models of best practice shared during the week exemplified the ethos of community-led systems change, underpinning the proposal to Promote a Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development recently adopted by the UN General Assembly. The week served as an opportunity to engage, advocate and activate collaborations across the entire social innovation ecosystem.
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Goal of CCW
CCW enables participants to tap into collective systems change wisdom, while forging partnerships across countries, regions and sectors to advance the SDGs. Our goal is to inspire change in the mindsets, culture and behaviours of current policymakers, funders and leaders and to empower social innovators and communities to effect change.
Our five key objectives
By participating in CCW members:
Intensify a collective effort to engage, advocate and raise awareness of the outstanding practises in the field and their potential to bring about change. More than this, we aim to change the mindsets of current policymakers, funders and leaders and to urge them to give social innovators a seat at decision-making tables.
Stakeholders will be encouraged to commit to taking action that advances practical policymaking. The “Getting from Crisis to Systems Change” report highlighted the need for world leaders to commit to systems change work and to give social entrepreneurs a seat at global decision-making tables. These findings will be streamlined into practical policy recommendations validated by in-field demonstrations of impact. We plan to share these findings at the G7 and G20 meetings.
In response to early indicators from the People’s Report, we will accelerate our efforts to advance the SDGs. This will be achieved by securing commitments to drafting policy recommendations that can be adopted globally.