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Collaborative Advantage: How collaboration beats competition as a strategy for success

2018-09-07T14:27:22+00:00News|

Thoughts from Paul Skinner, author of Collaborative Advantage: How collaboration beats competition as a strategy for success*

Changes in society, technology, security and human vulnerability reflect broad reasons for anticipating risks for which we are universally unprepared. A greater complexity of risk profile means greater uncertainty concerning the nature of future problems and solutions. A clear […]

TWO DECADES INTO THE FUTURE: EXPERTS VIEWS

2018-08-09T09:51:04+00:00News|

One of Humanitarian Futures’ prime objectives is to provide specific examples as well as plausible contexts about future humanitarian challenges. A recent example concerns the possible crisis threats and means to mitigate them, which emerged out of an inter-generational exercise that was undertaken at the end of March 2018 in London. Supported by UNICEF,  King’s […]

Baselines & Paradigms – Bridging Generational Divides

2018-08-06T18:22:47+00:00Key Findings, Leadership and Policy Making, Recent Additions|

This is an age of transformative technologies. Artificial intelligence, ‘the singularity’, 3 and 4-D printing, the Internet of Things, cyber systems, quantum mechanics and outer space exploration all reflect potentially exponential changes in the ways that human beings will live their lives in the future.

Preparing for that future needs to […]

Planning from the Future: A New Humanitarian Paradigm

2018-07-10T12:07:25+00:00News|

Are You Really Ready?

All too often vital change only occurs at the brink of chaos. Decision-makers, strategists, policy planners adjust for the evident, but all too rarely choose to explore the what might be’s – factors that have transformative consequences beyond the immediately obvious. This is certainly the case for what is generally […]

FOREWARN initiative

2018-05-03T14:23:45+00:00Archives|

 

Facilitating Enhanced Organisational Responsiveness for Effective West African Risk Reduction

Overall objective:

Contribute to the enhancement of effective disaster risk reduction in the West Africa region by strengthening organisations’’ capacities in anticipation, adaptation, collaboration, innovation and strategic leadership to reduce vulnerability to emerging and evolving threats […]

Ecuador Country Mission Report

2018-04-30T18:55:14+00:00Archives|

The mission.

The Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) of Kings College aims to assist humanitarian organizations to deal better with the challenges of the 21st century, by identifying areas in which they can become more anticipatory, adaptive and collaborative. The HFP made an assessment visit to the Ecuador country team of the […]

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