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The Montpellier Process: Pooling Collective Intelligence

Nourish, heal, protect

  • Date
    18.03.24 > 20.03.24
  • Time
    09:00 am > 07:00 pm UTC+01:00
  • Location
    Montpellier, France

Organized by the University of Montpellier and CGIAR, this gathering will take place on the 19th and 20th of March, 2024.

This event is an extension of the collective efforts initiated in the October 2023 Pooling Collective Intelligence session.

The Montpellier Process

Addressing the complex challenges of the polycrisis, the Montpellier Process is dedicated to designing transformative pathways across climate, biodiversity, health, and food systems.

Recognizing the need for actionable knowledge, the event aims to improve the efficiency of the knowledge ecosystem, addressing power asymmetries and institutional arrangements for global goal achievement.

March 2024 Program and Participants

The event will gather 200-300 selected individuals from scientific and policy domains, focusing on intentional, diverse representation. It seeks to identify and agree on a joint roadmap, aligning collective intelligence towards the 2030 Agenda and beyond. The gathering’s program will be structured into three key sessions:

  1. Knowledge: Sharing expert panels’ ambitions, challenges, and demands.
  2. Intelligence: Interactive discussion on moving beyond fragmented intelligence.
  3. Action: Developing a joint roadmap for pooling collective intelligence.
View the full program

CGIAR Participation

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

18:30 – 20:30 Auditorium Einstein – Corum Convention Center From Raising the Alarm to Saving the Planet: Science Mobilizes (Conclusion)
  • Lindiwe Sibanda, CGIAR System Board Chair

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

09:00 – 09:25 Auditorium Pasteur – Corum Convention Center Open and welcome
  • Lindiwe Sibanda, CGIAR System Board Chair
o9:25 – 09:45 Auditorium Pasteur – Corum Convention Center Context, ambition and tone setting
  • Patrick Caron, CGIAR System Board Vice Chair
11:45 – 12:45 Auditorium Pasteur – Corum Convention Center Interactive Fish Bowl: What is it going to take for collaboration across scales, sectors, actors and knowledge systems to really move the dial on effective science-policy-society interfaces. What have we learnt so far, where can we do better and what does success actually look like?
  • Cargele Masso, Director, Environmental Health and Biodiversity Impact Area Platform

Time

Location

Event

CGIAR participation

13:45 – 16:00 Auditorium Pasteur – Corum Convention Center Forward-looking actions for interrogation and commitment
  • Juan Lucas Restrepo, Global Director of Partnerships and Advocacy
17:05 – 17:30 Auditorium Pasteur – Corum Convention Center Wrap-up and commitments
  • Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director

Header photo: Wheat fields at the Campo Experimental Norman E. Borlaug (CENEB) near Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico. Photo by: M. Ellis / CIMMYT