Ernesto Izquierdo will be host for this session
"I have worked on collective intelligence projects since 2012: at the European Commission, Somos Mas, ICRC and have recently co-founded Possibilistes to support managers host more interactive and participatory online meetings.
Having worked at the intersection between internal communications, innovation, change management, learning & development and operations helps me find the sweet spot where digital tools and social technologies enhance our collective efforts.
Born in Mexico, and having inherited over 300 years of colonialism, I believe that the development and humanitarian sectors should take more of a facilitator role, where people closest to the issues have the capacity to propose their own solutions. Localisation can be a way to enable this transition from a savior mindset to more of a facilitator. The methodologies we practice, such as the Liberating Structures, are new forms of collaboration and hosting meetings that enable participants to express their ideas, voice them in a safe way, and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.
I am convinced that we can find better solutions to the challenges ahead of us if we learn to facilitate better conversations."