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Trends and drivers of change in humanitarian action 2025

2018-04-30T18:11:27+00:00Archives|

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 to humanitarian operations
  • Development of methods and tools

    The participant programme is underway […]

To Predict and Prevent Global Catastrophe

2017-11-20T17:59:54+00:00Archives, Recent Additions|

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 […]

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Atomised versus Globalised World

2017-11-03T15:05:58+00:00Archives|

Technology will enable greater individual empowerment, resulting in amongst other things the questioning of existing orders. In that regard, the atomisation process combines the ‘internet of all things’ with universal digital access — the transformative consequences of which may well be far more fluid approaches to authority and governance, networks that are far more creative […]

The United Nations Country Team of Venezuela

2017-10-11T18:38:36+00:00Archives|

The HFP Mission was undertaken at the request of the UN Resident Coordinator with the aim of identifying opportuni‐ ties for how the UN Country Team (UNCT) can strengthen its own capacity and that of Venezuela to anticipate and respond to future humanitarian threats and crisis drivers. The mission was […]

Coping with Disaster

2017-10-11T18:26:18+00:00Archives|

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 […]

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