Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper is intended to inspire delegates, to spark initial thinking around issues that will be explored throughout the programme, and the ways in which we might respond. The publication has two key objectives: to situate our conversations in the wider global context, as well as the national context in which we meet; and to present stories from the field that exemplify how individuals can effect transformative change.

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The Discussion Paper explores the Summit theme – Mobile Minds: Culture, Knowledge and Change – and features contributions from individuals around the world whose work exemplifies how individuals can effect transformative change. Contributors include YAM Tunku Zain, the Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs in Malaysia; Maria Daïf, a journalist and former director of L’Uzine in Casablanca, Morocco; Nick Capaldi, Executive Director of Arts Council Wales; Katindi Sivi-Njonjo, a leading futurist from Kenya; Gustavo Vidigal, a cultural strategist from Brazil; Dr Wulan Dirgantoro an academic from Indonesia who is based in Australia; and Taiarahia Black, Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research Development in Aotearoa-New Zealand.