GAME CHANGING SOLUTIONS
What is a game changing and systemic solution?
Shortened definition: “A ‘game changing solution’ is a feasible action which can be sustained over time that would shift the capacity of food systems to advance global goals.”
Longer definition: “A ‘game changing and systemic solution’ is a feasible action, existing or new, based on evidence, best practice, or a thorough conceptual framework that would shift operational models or underlying rules, incentives, and structures that shape food systems, acting on multiple parts of – or across – the food system, to advance global goals which can be sustained over time.”
What are the key criteria for a game changing, systemic solution?
- Impact potential at scale – including return on investment.
- Actionability – politics, capacity, and costs.
- Sustainability – the ability to keep delivering to 2030 and beyond.
What are the qualifiers for a game changing, system solution?
- Have positive effects on ensuring equitable livelihood opportunities, advancing human health, and regenerating environmental integrity, with focus on youth, women, marginalized and disabled populations
- Be a true departure from existing practices that address a long-term constraint, obstacle or trend
- Be ambitious and think big with concrete pathways and actions for long term systemic change
- Have deliberate impact pathways that account for/minimize/eliminate negative impacts, have co-benefits, or are mutually reinforcing on achieving the other Action Tracks’ goals
- Be implementable at a sufficient scale to reach a large portion of the population with clear, timely and verifiable outcomes that produce significant impacts by 2030
- Be sustainable, in that it can persist in the medium- to long-term future
- Anticipate and prevent future lock-in’s
- Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in food consumption and production systems