Learning together
for food systems change

Welcome to glocolearning

Glocolearning’ stands for global - local collaborative learning. We facilitate co-learning and co-creation processes to support food systems change. We bring together diverse food systems actors, different expertises, knowledge, decision-support tools, and a plurality of perspectives and create space for continuous learning in action. Because in our food systems, we can all be a student and a teacher.

Our services

We co-develop and facilitate processes for food systems change with explicit space for joint learning in action. We have a background in food systems research and are trained in facilitation of complex processes. We leverage local knowledge, scientific evidence-base, and decision-support tools, to trigger creative thinking and action, and adapt change pathways as we learn.

We integrate a diversity of co-learning and co-creation processes, research, insights, tools and networks, that we can further tailor to your context and needs. Our services evolve as we learn ourselves.

We offer the following services: 

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Learning from the future

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Action Roadmap

Co-creating impact pathways

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Adapting Tracks

Monitoring, learning & adapting systems change

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Guiding Diets

Co-learning on Food systems-Based Dietary Guidelines

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Co-learning for food systems change

Food systems are complex. Food systems change is intertwined with climate, environmental, geo-political, and social-economic change. Many actors are involved and have a personal interest. But this makes food systems also such a powerful entry point for systemic change towards more sustainability, equity, and well-being. Food connects us, as people, as nature, as complex systems.

From studying how change happens, or doesn’t happen, we know that there is not one solution or one way, there are many. A growing body of research shows that capacities such as learning, reflexivity, navigating across scales and responding to emergent processes or features, may be the most crucial for transformation towards enhanced sustainability.

We create inspiring, safe and motivating opportunities for co-learning and co-creation and support connections between change-makers, between sectors, between very different perspectives and processes, to contribute to food systems sustainability, equity and well-being.

Through these co-learning and co-creation processes, we hope to lift each other up, contribute to human and structural capacity, courage, and mutual understanding.

Our values

Glocolearning holds dear the values of openness and connection, courage and humility. In our work, we prioritize open-mindedness, fostering genuine human connections, and inspiring you to fearlessly explore new questions. We aim to empower you to make meaningful changes within food systems because we firmly believe that transformative change begins from within. Our role is to connect the dots and embrace calculated risks in pursuit of a better food future.

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What  people  say

"The backcasting process was an amazing experience to think through the process from where we are at as a start-up to where we would like to be in the next 10 years. I loved the various ideas and how the pathway process is set up to make us think of the system outside of our business. I encourage every entrepreneur out there, if you are thinking business, go through the pathway building process!"
Ede Ruth Chikodi
Entrepreneur and
EatSafe Finalist, Nigeria
“I feel already empowered and transformed.”
Peter W. NgaraGari Wachira
Farmer and water use association representative, Kenya
"The glocolearning approach is very innovative, creative and science-based at the same time. It is really something unique. It has been amazing to see how it enables people’s systems thinking, views and actions, and truly engages a diversity of people and backgrounds."
Charlotte Pedersen
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Denmark
"The co-creation and co-learning approach has changed our thinking as we develop a portfolio of regenerative foodscapes. The glocolearning approach has brought fresh ideas, methods, and perspectives that have enabled us to move more towards our ultimate ambition of inclusive systems change."
Stephen Wood
The Nature Conservancy, USA

"I have been in many meetings and workshops during my career, but I have never been in such an inspiring process. It changes my views and I deeply appreciate the approach."

Stanley Muraguri
Laikipia government, Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya
"This co-creation approach really works, it creates ownership and personal agency. I learned a lot. The way of facilitation is very different and empowering"

Monica Nyaga
Caritas muranga, Kenya