The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element seeks to ask better questions for the future of humanity and learn from communities acting by themselves towards equitable wellbeing within a healthy ecosystem.
It intends to catalyse the conditions for people and organisations — wherever they are — to liberate from constraining frameworks and engage in their own learning processes for regenerative change.
Ultimately, it looks for new syntheses of traditional wisdom, leading-edge science and humanist practices, enabling the emergence of desirable futures in a pluriversal world.
The Afrik-Akili Declaration
The Afrik-Akili Declaration is a contribution to an African sense (Swahili: Akili). It is a celebration of the African continent, its people, its ecological richness and its place in the world.
Building on the 2021 paper Towards New Narratives of Hope for Fostering Transformative African Futures and in the face of the multiple crisis we face today, the declaration provides a platform for conversations about Africa, reminding Africans and the world about the continent’s role as the cradle of humanity and the birthplace of the first civilisations. As defined in its ten principles it seeks to unite all people in an awareness of Africa’s value, to inspire and raise consciousness challenging dominant narratives of universality and Afro-pessimism.
The Ubuntu Learning Circle
The Ubuntu Learning Circle, co-founded by The Club of Rome and the Learning Planet Institute, is a network of more than 200 institutions engaged in new ways of collective learning for a better future.
Drawing on indigenous wisdom about community, interconnectedness, and relationality, the circle seeks to create the conditions for new processes of inquiry towards pathways to a sustainable and just future for humanity and the planet.
The BRIDGES Coalition for Sustainability Sciences supported by UNESCO, and The Club of Rome are exploring how the role of research can be reframed to better align with society and nature.
The Club of Rome is the only non-academic hub of the coalition and looks to investigate how transdisciplinary models of thinking and community-driven research can be incorporated into the academic research paradigm.