Imagining Feminist Futures After COVID-19 methodology now online
The COVID-19 crisis is highlighting the flaws in our societies. From the patriarchal, capitalist, racist underpinnings of everyday life to the staggering inequalities within and between countries.
Imagining Feminist Futures After COVID-19 is a project coordinated by IWDA with support from actors across the feminist movement. It aims to enable feminist organisations and networks to imagine COVID-19 as a catalyst of future opportunity providing tools to think through the ways in which the COVID-19 crisis is changing the future trajectories – both positive and negative – for feminist social change.
Step 1: Convene – Host a workshop with your organisation or networks to explore feminist futures in 2030 using a new, adaptable methodology designed by Changeist with a consortium of feminist futurists.
Step 2: Share, reflect and organise! – Use the outcomes of your workshop to inform your own storytelling, advocacy and organising. Share the findings with IWDA so they can be added to this webpage and contribute to the broader Imagining Feminist Futures After COVID-19 project, and help build a diverse, vibrant and multifaceted picture of possible feminist futures in 2030!
Africa First!: Igniting a Growth Revolution
What stops Africa, with its abundant natural resources, from capitalising on its boundless potential? Well-known Africa analyst Jakkie Cilliers uses 11 scenarios to unpack, in concrete terms, how the continent can ignite a growth revolution that will take millions out of poverty and into employment.
Africa urgently needs much more rapid economic growth. Cilliers identifi es and models fundamental transitions required in agriculture, education, demographics, manufacturing and governance and shows how these changes can be brought about.
The challenges the continent faces – competing in a globalised world, delivering health care and education, feeding growing populations and grappling with climate change – demand far-sighted policies and determined leadership. Cilliers offers achievable solutions based on African realities.
Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post Pandemic Future
While the world grapples with the current unfolding crisis, as futurists we know how important it is to also be thinking about the next horizon and beyond. This can help ensure that the decisions we make today do not simply lay the foundation for a new set of problems over the horizon. Equally, understanding the types of future that might emerge post-crisis can help us plan and prepare for those possibilities as we reshape our strategies today. Finally, such future insights might help us spot, train for, and adapt to the new opportunities, risks, and challenges that could arise as a post-pandemic world unfolds.
Global Perspectives on the World After COVID-19
Free Webinar: April 9th 2pm-3.15pm GMT
We are delighted to announce that five MP members, including Jerome Glenn, will be taking part in the first of a series of webinars that Fast Future is hosting in partnership with IORMA on the theme of Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future. The first event will be on April 9th at 2pm GMT and will address the theme of Global Perspectives on the World After COVID-19. To book your place please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PdUXbfGCQZexg6SS0YgEXA
Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future
While the world grapples with the current unfolding crisis, a growing number of politicians and business leaders are beginning to acknowledge the advice of future thinkers, futurists, and scenario planners on how important it is to also be thinking about the next horizon and beyond. This can help ensure that the decisions we make today don’t simply lay the foundation for a new set of problems over the horizon. Equally, understanding the types of future that might emerge post-crisis can help us plan and prepare for those possibilities as we reshape our current strategies. Finally, such future insights might help us spot, train for, and adapt to the new opportunities that could arise as a post-pandemic world unfolds.
This series of webinars, moderated by global futurist Rohit Talwar of Fast Future, is designed to provide a wide ranging global exploration of key aspects of the post-pandemic future: from the impacts on humanity, the economy, and globalisation through to health, education, and the environment.
April 9th 2pm-3.15pm GMT
Global Perspectives on the World After COVID-19
In this opening seminar, futurists and scenario thinkers from around the globe will highlight possible scenarios of how things could evolve over the next two to five years and explore the possible regional differences in both the potential impacts and opportunities that could emerge. Key topics to be explored will include:
The Economy - How might the global economy and regional markets be reshaped?
The Operating Environment - Are we looking at a complete reboot of the system or more gradual change?
Consequences - Who might the biggest beneficiaries and victims be?
Society - How might values and behaviours evolve?
Action - What should leaders, politicians, and individuals be doing now to prepare themselves for such an uncertain future?
Puruesh Chaudhary – Member of the World Economic Forum Network of Global Future Councils, Pakistan
Jerome Glenn - Executive Director and CEO - The Millennium Project, USA
Tanja Hichert - Scenario Planner Hichert and Associates, South Africa
Pero Micic - CEO FutureManagementGroup AG, Germany
Rohit Talwar (Moderator) - CEO Fast Future, UK
To book your place, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PdUXbfGCQZexg6SS0YgEXA