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The Montpellier Process: Pooling Collective Intelligence

Nourish, heal, protect

  • Date
    19.03.24 > 20.03.24
  • Time
    12:00 am > 12:00 am 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.


For more information, please check back for updates.

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