This website focuses primarily on the first area of work – accelerating evidence and experimentation-based learning. Through experiments, we collected key insights, tools and resources that we hope others will find useful for their own foresight journey.
While the impact of investments in organizational foresight capacity and the advancement of forward-looking cultures and inclusion will be realised over time, the numbers below provide an overview of the key outputs delivered.
UN Global Pulse Strategic Foresight project has been generously funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland
“Strategic foresight is critical in our changing world. The means to act on the future must be within everyone’s reach. This is why Finland supports Foresight work and UN Global Pulse, SG’s innovation lab, which is ideally positioned to support the UN system in taking on the challenge.”
Aki Enkenberg, Team Leader: Innovation and Digital Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
We have experimented and collaborated with:
We define foresight as a collaborative process that explores futures in a structured and systematic way to anticipate, prepare and impact the course of change.
The base assumption is that, whilst the future cannot be known, exploring different future scenarios can help us imagine the plausible risks and opportunities, and with that awareness, make better decisions.
Thinking about the long-term consequences of our actions is a responsibility we all share for the future of our planet and next generations. Our visions of the future are powerful as they guide and impact our actions today.
Africa: Benin, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
America: Belize, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, United States
Asia: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Portugal, Switzerland
Oceania: Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea,
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