From the French journal Humanitaires Alternatives, November 2018
The future of humanitarianism
Dr Randolph Kent • Director of the Futures Project, Royal United Services Institute (London)
Dr. R. Kent
Going back over 50 years of history in order to consider the future of humanitarianism. Randolph Kent takes up the challenge, pointing out the structural flaws […]
From the McKinsey & Company January 2019 Shortlist
A fresh mind-set—something many of us aspire to as a new year begins—is the key to innovative thinking. In the corporate context, such a mind-set can help leaders devise creative solutions to familiar (and pesky) problems.
But it’s no secret that innovation is difficult for established companies. They tend to succeed more by optimizing existing businesses […]
Transformative Technologies & Models of Governance: An Emerging African Paradigm Literature Database
When considering the inter-relationship between technological innovations, societal capacities and needs, the African continent is becoming a fascinating case in point. In many ways, the private sector, local communities, social networks and governments are leapfrogging the pace of technological change in many other countries around the world. Africa in so many ways is becoming an innovations hub. And, thanks to Will Jenkyn-Jones, who […]
A growing number of innovations – all too often unnoticed – could have considerable benefits for billions of people across the globe. However, the list of transformative innovations below, are not those that will transform societies as a whole. Rather they have been selected because each in its own ways is focused more on the benefits it offers individuals, groups of individuals and […]
In last month’s newsletter we mentioned a series of meetings that were taking place in Geneva in October about disasters, emergencies and ‘humanitarian futures’. The main themes focused on the types of crises that we might have to face in the foreseeable future, and what those with humanitarian roles and responsibilities should be doing to prepare for such threats.
Two interrelated issues consistently emerged out […]
Humanitarian Futures And Operational Response – A Sector Survey Proposal
The humanitarian sector and the world of futures
A wide range of humanitarian organisations met in Geneva during the first week of October 2018 to discuss ways to deal with ever more complex disasters and emergencies. Initiated and chaired by Incitare’s Beris Gwynne, who is a Humanitarian Futures partner, four meetings took place during […]