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Principle 4: Integration

A Blue Marble Moment

Under a massive and slowly spinning earthen globe in the SSE Hydro in Glasgow Scotland, I joined a meditation circle of 12 people led by two monks from Plum Village Monastery in France. The Monastery, founded by Thich Nhat Han, has become a spiritual lifeline for several of the leaders of CoP26. This makes sense when you consider …

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Establishing a Blue Marble Evaluation Hub in Southern Africa

Are you a development practitioner, academic or donor interested in the design and implementation of programmes that serve people and the planet, that contribute to global programmes while implementing locally? Are you an evaluator working in southern Africa and interested in understanding how interventions are contributing to change in complex and dynamic contexts and keen …

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CECAN Webinar: The Practice of Blue Marble Evaluation

The great acceleration of human activities over the past 10, 50, 100 years has changed the very nature of life support for all species who live together on this big “blue marble” we call planet Earth. As we navigate into the Anthropocene, with system-wide turbulence emerging all around us, we recognize the dire need for …

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A Clarion Call for Food Systems Transformation

As part of preparation and building momentum for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit more than 900 Independent Dialogues have taken place around the world. These Summit Dialogues aim to offer a seat at the table to all interested stakeholders, giving them an opportunity to debate, collaborate, and provide input into deliberations on the future of food. Conveners of …

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Learning as you go: Becoming part of the solution as a Blue Marble Evaluator navigating the pandemic

What are we learning in this pandemic? We are seeing that individuals matter: individual actions have reverberating consequences. We are also seeing that systems matter: how systems act to address the pandemic and protect peoples have dire consequences for the individuals that live in society and for the rest of us around the blue marble. Various levels of governments …

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The 2021 World Food Systems Summit & BME

In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit aims to support transformation of the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food. It aims to be inclusive by bringing together scientists, policy makers, business leaders, farmers, indigenous people, …

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Blue Marble Evaluation Principles in Japanese

Blue Marble Japan, Inc. aims to facilitate system transformation to realize a sustainable world. They have translated the Blue Marble Principles into Japanese. Click here to view the principles Download the principles

Transforming Small Scale Fisheries with a Blue Marble Lens: the Case of West Africa

Small scale, wild capture fisheries provide employment, food, and livelihoods for tens of millions of people globally.  Listen as we introduce Kofi Agbogah Executive Director of of Hen Mopano in Ghana and Dr. Alasdair Harris Executive Director of Blue Ventures as they discuss truly innovative and integrative programs.

Slave labor in the amazon has been linked to suppliers of Lowe’s and Walmart

By André Campos Pacific Standard, 2017 “Products derived from timber extracted by workers living in conditions analogous to slave labor in Brazil are connected to a complex business network linked to the United States market— possibly reaching the shelves of large retailers and being used in renovation of landmarks — according to a new investigation conducted by Brazilian …

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Reflections from the World’s First Blue Marble Evaluator

This reflection is an excerpt from the book, Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles: Being the first-ever Blue Marble Evaluator and doing so with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food is an honor. I could tell you a million things about this, but for now I want to share two personal views that …

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