The purpose of the exercise
The purpose of the exercise is [i] to identify possible different generational perceptions about a set of broad futures- related issues, [ii] to explore the […]
Uncertainty, complexity, and rapid change will increasingly characterize humanitarian threats in the foreseeable future. These threats may range from the prospect of the 320-meter asteroid 99942 Apophis crashing into the Pacific rim in 2035 to Himalayan snow meltdown that would leave an estimated 300 million South Asians without water. Regardless of the particular event, the […]
Just over 20 years ago to the month, International Affairs carried an article on the state of the international disaster relief system.1 The article is of contemporary interest in two senses. In the first place, two decades ago disaster relief was not regarded as an issue of major concern to […]
Alternative Paradigms – Exploring Alternative Ways Of Understanding Humanitarian Crises And Solutions
Never before have we been able to disrupt the fundamental processes of Earth’s ecology, and never before have we created social, economic and technological systems – from continent-wide industrial agriculture to the international financial system – with today’s enormous complexity, connectedness and speed of operation. Whether the issue is drug resistant diseases or shiploads of […]
A SPECULATIVE PIECE PREPARED BY THE HUMANITARIAN FUTURES PROGRAMME
Aspects of the future that humanitarian workers will have increasingly to take into account.
Planning from the future
A self-contained guide for those leading humanitarian organisations into the 21st century
Working with the members of the Country Team in the Central African Republic — individually and collectively — has been a great pleasure for the Humanitarian Futures Programme mission to the Central African Republic.