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A DAY IN THE LIFE 2015... 

Cities in 2015
There are twenty-two cities with over 10 million people.  The top five are:
1. Tokyo 
2. Mumbai
3. Delhi
4. Mexico City 
5. Sao Paulo.   
Two US cities fall in the Top Twenty -- Los Angeles & New York.  Guess their rank? 

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DEVELOPMENT FUTURES 2020  

 EIGHT CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN 2020....

  1. What is the global balance of power?
  2. Has job creation kept pace with demographic changes?
  3. Is there a significant reform of global monetary system?
  4. Who benefits from projected avalanche of technology?
  5. Is there an equitable approach to resource distribution/limits?
  6. Is global trade in decline or rising?
  7. How has nature of political influence changed?
  8. What will be the major global shocks between now and then?

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DEVELOPMENT FORESIGHT 2030 
 UNEP Foresight Process ranks 27 challenges facing the world.  Report to form critical input to Rio +20.  Check out Report Here.
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At The Futures Forum, we believe that the key to creating sustainable futures is the ability of decision makers to understand the dynamics of change for organizations, institutions and communities, at the local, national and global levels.  Whether addressing the challenge of deciding on information technology investment in a company, or waste management technology for a city, or energy technology for a country; or the challenge of exploring policy options for the ocean industry sector, managing the complex decisions that frame the future, requires skilful strategic foresight.

The Futures Forum is a not-for-profit education and research practice established to improve longrange thinking and planning for the future through thought leadership, research and development, advocacy, and education and training.  Not just for futurists, we support organizations, communities, and industry, to create preferred futures.  We bring together the systemic lens of science, engineering and technology to help to explore how to take more effective decisions and actions in the face of the complex, multifaceted issues that threaten the common good.  We assist in navigating the landscape of future challenges, examining issues that have no easy answers, and where traditional analytical approaches often fail to address our dynamic reality.  

We add
value to the strategy creation process by the use of foresight tools and processes in the strategic thinking component of strategic planning.   By combining the skills of technology assessment, technology foresight and artistry of storytelling, our strategic foresight practice is aimed at developing the capacities of individuals, organizations and communities to thrive and to create thriving and sustainable futures.    

Through our for-profit arm,  
Sagient Futures LLC, we also undertake consultancies, and confidential research activities for organizations in the private sector who seek support to create sustainable futures. 





 

 FEATURE Global Development Futures 2030 

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FUTURES 2030 INTIATIVE

TFF is taking the lead to establish a Community of Practice on Global Development Futures for the Wolrd Future Society.  TFF Chief Ideaton Leader will be Special Guest Editor of THE WORLD FUTURE REVIEW on global development challenges, solutions, and prospects for the year 2030, looking beyond 2015 and the current MDGs.  

The diverse array of essayists and experts lined up to participate include futurists and development experts from Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.  The themes being covered under the overarching theme "How We Share Our Future" include global challenges such as energy, food, space, health, and inequality.  

The project also envisages targeting the participation of youth under 35, in articulation of their views of pending problems and potential solutions, as well as a curated blog with 365 bloggers. 

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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 FUTURES OF WOMEN 2030 Thought Experiment 

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 FUTURE METER What should World Bank do to address global inequality? 

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 SPOTLIGHT  
 WHITE HOUSE CHAMPION OF CHANGE 

On July 27th, 2012 Dr. Claire Nelson, Futurist and Social Entrepreneur was one of nine leaders, honored as WHITE HOUSE CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE.  
Catch program below. 

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July 11-15 
What if?
World Future Society
Orlando, FL

March 28
Women in STEM
Black Womens Roundtable Summit
Washington, DC

March 24, 2014
Futures of Women 2030:
Thought Experiment

March 15, 2014
Keynote: Future of Immigration
Black Women Empowerment Network
Medgar Evers College
Brooklyn, NY

March 14, 2014
Keynote: How Women Can Help Win The Future?
Pan-African Women Legislative Assembly
Nigeria House, NY

March 1-8, 2014
Shaping The Future History of Women
Online Dialogues @FutureTense

January 21, 2014
Keynote: The Future and You
Student Assembly at University of the West Indies
Kingston, Jamaica

December 6, 2013
Keynote: The Future of CARICOM-CUBA Relations
Caucus of CARICOM Ambassadors
Havana, Cuba

September 4-6, 2013
Closing Speaker: Caribbean Images and Icons 2030
Prospecta Caribe
Cartagena, Colombia

July19-22,2013 
World Future Society Conference

Workshop: Telling Tales of  Two Cities

May 27, 2013 8:00am
ImpactInvestment:Creating More Inclusive Economies

Jamaica Stock Exchange
Kingston, Jamaica
By invitation only

May 13, 2013 @ 3:00 pm 
Participatory Workshop: Beyond 2015
"Development Futures 2030"
UnConference Event
Global Diaspora Forum 
MeridianHall
Ronald Reagan Trade Center
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April 18, 2013

Nelson honored with Outstanding Industrial Engineer Award
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
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March 15, 2013

Keynote: "On Mastering Change"
Dealer Summit
RUBIS ENERGY JAMAICA

Montego Bay Jamaica

December 5, 2012
Keynote: "A Quest for Excellence"

"Best Practice Awards Gala"
Jamaica Stock Exchange
Kingston, Jamaica

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BOOKNotes 

DEFLECTION POINTS: A Call to Integral Development Futures

forthcoming Fall 2014, Wasteland Press

PAST EVENTS 
 2012
DECEMBER 8-10, 2012: Future of the Caribbean Sea Academic Exchange
with Development Foresight Institute and University of the West Indies, Mona.

MAY 17, 2012 
-- Development Futures 2030: The Future of the World Bank, Dinner Meeting, National Capital Chapter of the World Future Society, Bethesda, MD.
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