In this episode, we discuss complexity, post-Covid foresight, climate change, and building capabilities to evolve and survive with Zaid Hassan. Zaid is a strategist, facilitator, social innovator and writer. He is the co-founder of several ventures, most recently 10-in-10 and Complexity University.
Zaid has 20 years of experience tackling complex social challenges, working all over the world. His experiences range from working in rural India on reducing acute child malnutrition to tackling racism, violence and youth unemployment in inner city Chicago.
He has helped pioneer a new approach to tackling complexity involving people learning how to tackle their own challenges in partnership with experts.
He is best known for his work building a practice for effective response to complex social challenges. He’s currently working on Complexity University and specifically the Gigatonne Challenge, a bold bottom-up, at-pace and at-scale response to the climate crisis.
He has supported and advised many organizations over the years including the World Bank. the UN, the Climate Action Network, WWF, Oxfam, as well as several governments. Zaid regularly teaches, guest lecturing at universities across the world including the New School in New York, the University of Bergen in Norway and the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving Our Most Complex Challenges, as well as numerous published essays and papers. He lives in Oxford.