Strategic Foresight

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December 6, 2023

Harvesting change: Harnessing emerging technologies and innovations for agrifood (Global foresight synthesis report systems transformation)

We find ourselves amidst an era marked by an unprecedented polycrisis, where our agrifood systems grapple with challenges that demand attention. Technology and innovation emerge as powerful tools to transform agrifood systems.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
November 28, 2023

Designing a Youth-centred Journey to the Future - A Youth Foresight Playbook

This tool encourages the safe and meaningful engagement of young people in foresight processes.
November 27, 2023

Futures Cards To Shape Inclusive Foresight

This gamified learning experience is designed to help participants develop their knowledge and skills in inclusive and participatory foresight.
October 24, 2023

UN Innovation Update 2023

The UN Innovation Update highlight how 40 UN Entities from across the system are leveraging innovative approaches in their work.
September 6, 2023

UN 2.0 Policy Brief

The Brief outlines the SG's vision for a modernised UN system with cutting-edge skills and forward-thinking culture.
August 1, 2023

Mitigating Harm: A Foresight Ethics Guide for Practitioners RBAP Strategic Foresight Network

The Foresight Ethics Guide offers several lines of inquiries on foresight. Its intentionally expansive questions are intended to prompt reflections that can support a group to move towards more justice-led and power-sensitive modes of thinking about, facilitating and responding to the future.
SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
April 26, 2023

Futures Tool for Intergenerational Equity

The futures tools help develop capabilities which can help advance equitable, just and fair generational relations.
April 14, 2023

What You Need to Know About Intergenerational Equity - Agenda, Best Practices and Tools

This session provides UN colleagues, particularly those in foresight and policy roles, with crucial updates on Intergenerational Equity in the UN context and beyond, definitions and tools to start thinking and acting on the IGE agenda.
April 12, 2023

Our Future Pledge - An Agenda for Futures by Youth

This toolkit provides a comprehensive guide on exploring alternative futures, creating your own scenarios, and advocating for greater youth inclusion in foresight
February 7, 2023

Four Future Scenarios for Three Transformative Results

UNFPA has introduced a structured future-informed approach into its strategic planning, as part of a shared response to the turbulent, uncertain, novel and ambiguous conditions we live in.
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
January 12, 2023

Strategic Foresight: The Futures of MSMEs in Indonesia

SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
September 16, 2022

Strategic Foresight for Policy Planning

August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - Best of 2020

Highlights from the innovation efforts of 40+ UN Entities throughout 2020.
August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update (Q3 2020)

Highlights from the innovation efforts of UN Entities in the third quarter of 2020.
August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - COVID-19 Special Edition 2

Explore how UN Entities are leveraging innovation to respond to COVID-19.
August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - COVID-19 Special Edition

Explore how UN Entities are leveraging innovation to respond to COVID-19.

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