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The Paddy Ashdown Forum

The Paddy Ashdown Forum is a Think Tank that brings together a diverse spectrum of stakeholders to produce new thinking on domestic, European, and international issues. The purpose is to promote education regarding national and international governance from advancing research that recognises the importance of critical systems thinking in decision making as well as its practical implementation into real-world situations.

Thus, the work of PAF enables consideration of alternative ways to govern the provisioning of resources interdependent with issues of equity and justice. Such an approach realises the importance of feedback loops within decision making to understand the effects of multiple interacting investment, organisational, environmental, governance, technical and social ecosystems of the sphere economy. How actions of each affects the many. How work on one SDG can impact on another – positively or negatively.

Paddy Ashdown’s third law:

  “In the modern age where everything is connected to everything, the most important thing about what you can do is what you can do with others”.

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