KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FROM LEADERS
Cafés ASI is an initiative that seeks to gather world leaders on a wide range of topics in a discussion about today’s challenges around a warm cup of coffee. It enables leaders to exchange experiences and lessons-learned, allowing their peers to stand on the shoulders of giants, rather than having isolated initiatives across the region.
WHY THIS MATTERS
Cities around the world all face similar problems that they address in different ways by implementing solutions that could be replicated in other areas. Unfortunately, their experience that never make it to the ears of the people who would most need to hear of it because they are tackling a similar problem.
WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT
We want leaders to stand on the shoulders of giants. We want to enable them to learn from experiences other institutions have had in tackling a similar problem around the world. Cafés ASI was created as a space to promote peer-to-peer knowledge transfer and best-practice sharing in order to foster more open, sustainable and inclusive cities.
OUR INNOVATIVE APPROACH
We organize and lead thematic dialogue sessions among local government leaders from various cities where they talk about strategies, lessons learned, specific tools, policy frameworks and other resources that have helped them achieve their goals. This strategy helps shorten knowledge curves and gives more resources to local reformers to drive innovative change.
We envision a world where leaders continuously interact among each other, sharing their experience in various fields so that new leaders may stand on their shoulders, furthering previous work, rather than making the same mistakes.