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 […]
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 […]
This paper provides an overview of findings from a series of more than 40 interviews with a broad range of scientists and humanitarian policy makers and analysts. Carried out between May to July 2007, these interviews were conducted within the Humanitarian Futures Group’s efforts to […]
The Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) consists of four broad activities:
- Work to build the capacity of participants in futures methods and approaches
- Establishing and improving dialogue between scientists and humanitarian policy makers/practitioners
- A programme of innovations relevant […]
Facilitating Enhanced Organisational Responsiveness for Effective West African Risk Reduction
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 […]
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 […]
Case study of the Volta River Basin
Disasters and disaster risks do not recognise national borders. This will become increasingly true over the coming decades, as natural hazards combine increasingly with ‘man-made’ hazards, leading to risks that are increasingly complex and cascading. This places great […]
A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF ECOWAS
The Humanitarian Futures Programme is working in collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission in order to assess and enhance the latter’s long-term planning capacity during its restructuring and expansion.
The project is intended to relate ECOWAS’ emerging commitment to disaster risk reduction (DRR) within
the context of its conflict […]