On July 29th, 2021, Dr. Clem McCartney, Melanie Hussak, and Dr. Ran Kuttner, members of the Next Generation Shared Societies Theory & Practice network, led our M&E Thursday Talk discussion on “Shared Societies as a Framework for Project Planning and Monitoring”.
First articulated 15 years ago as a vision and template for an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable society, the Concept of Shared Societies has since developed into an analytical tool which is valuable in many different contexts. This evolution of the concept resulted from the creation of a detailed and comprehensive complication of the characteristics of a Shared Society and the requirements needed to achieve it.
In this discussion, our hosts introduced the key elements of the Concept of Shared Societies, exploring how this holistic and comprehensive concept encourages analysis of the impact of interventions in one policy area across others – with the ultimate goal of diminishing unintended consequences on other dimensions of society. We discussed how this concept can be a valuable tool used in multiple contexts, such as when implementing critical social analysis, designing peace agreements, developing peacebuilding programs, and much more.
Our hosts then moved from theory to practice, sharing how you too can use this concept as a practical development tool in your own work.
Meet our Thursday Talk hosts:
- Dr. Clem McCartney: Independent Consultant and Policy & Content Co-ordinator of the Shared Societies Project of the Club de Madrid (2007-2019)
- Melanie Hussak: Research Fellow, Friedensakademie, Rheinland-Pfalz, Universität Koblenz-Landau
- Dr. Ran Kuttner: Program for Peace & Conflict Management, University of Haifa