Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
RISE is envisaged as an ongoing forum that will continuously engage with participants to actively map resources and partnerships. Online interactions as well as smaller editions will be organised as follow up to the main event. We also plan to replicate the event on a franchise model so that the theme, format and content can be managed by partners, thus ensuring scale of context and geographic reach. Last but not the least we intend to hold workshops and individual roundtables around the RISE framework to promote the values of R .I ..S.. E for collaborative world that is better and green.
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
A knowledge based model is always under threat of me too spin offs. Costs to support professional management of such events while keeping it inclusive so that anyone who wants to attend should be able to do so will be a difficult task, especially when we do not take sponsorship, instead look for partners who will use the event and the forum under a win-win proposition.One of the other problem is attracting a critical mass for meaningful impact. With NO formal agenda or big name speakers, the forum has a distinctive format and content that will take some time to build awareness and credibility