Millennium Project Newsletter 7.0
1. What's Next for the COVID Pandemic?
2. World Future Day March 1, 2021
3. TIA for Pakistan 's State of the Future Index
4. The Philippines Becomes the 67th Node
5. Short Video Reports from Nodes Available
6. RIBER (Ibero-American Prospective Network)
7. FEN (Foresight European Network)
8. Narrow AI to Artificial General Intelligence
25th anniversary of The Millennium Project
Saturday February 14th 2021 on St. Valentine’s Day was the 25th Anniversary of The Millennium Project.
A review of last 25 years of The Millennium Project - https://www.slideshare.net/JeromeGlenn/25th-anniversary-of-the-millennium-project
Futures Literacy Summit 2020 (Virtual)
8-12 December 2020
UNESCO is inviting the world to learn about Futures Literacy at an innovative virtual Summit that will start on December 8th and run to December 12th. This event marks the culmination of a highly successful strand of UNESCO’s work as a global laboratory of ideas. By collecting evidence of the power and impact of empowering people to ‘use-the-future’ more effectively UNESCO has set the stage for advancing a new essential competency for the 21st Century: Futures Literacy. The Covid-19 pandemic shock has amply demonstrated both the importance and timeliness of this work by pointing out that yesterday’s approaches to the future generate dangerous fragility and brittleness. Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century (available in English, Arabic and French)
Capacity to Decolonise (C2D)
The co-design workshop held in May 2020 allowed for the creative, collective design of the C2D project, using Futures Literacy (FL) as a method.
In an increasingly complicated, fractured and uncertain world, it is becoming even more important for communities to build their capacities to imagine and ultimately design their own futures – even more so in a post-colonial context. This realisation has profound but unresolved implications for traditional development research, practice and funding theories and practices.
The Capacity to Decolonise (C2D) is a proposition for a large, multi-year action research programme focused on the role of “futures literacy”* as a core capability to expanding imagination, choice and agency for action. As such, we hypothesise that building FL in communities can contribute to empowering them through and for decolonisation. The premise is to use the future in capability-based development which makes that development novel and efficient by strengthening a community’s ability to use their own local traditions, culture and values in defining and addressing local key challenges. Geographically the project focuses initially on Africa, but will also acknowledge the global context.