THE FUTURES PROJECT

 

THE FUTURES WE WANT AND THE

INNOVATION THAT HELPS US

TO ACHIEVE THEM

Call for Innovators for the Future

The Futures Project has launched a Global Call to Action for Innovators for the Future. We are selecting the most promising innovation projects and initiatives in our focus areas of Life, Empowerment, and Society that are making positive and substantial impacts on communities and their futures, by addressing the urgency of the moment and staying committed to the future. Projects from 92 different countries have submitted their applications, which are currently being reviewed by our group of experts.

 

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Get Involved

The Futures Project is a growing dialogue about the futures we want and the innovations we need to achieve them. If you are interested in getting involved, visit this page. 

Get Inspired

We frequently publish ideas from contributors on what our futures could look like. Visit our Futures Inspiration page to get inspired. 

Contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda, The Futures Project aims to be the leading global initiative that enables and implements projects, plans and strategies that bring together values-based visions for the future and innovative ideas to realise them. Together, we identify the most pressing challenges of tomorrow and help create context-specific solutions by bringing together holistic thinking, innovative approaches, technologies, talent and funding.

Explore Our Newest Blog Posts

Unsustainability of Migration Models: The Indian Case

In another instalment of our Student Contribution series, Nishat Anjum, Masters student in Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, discusses the migration to urban centers in India, and how the current system has come under pressure as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. 

How to Achieve Sustainability – The Transformative Approach

As a contribution to our Student Contributions series, Jannik Schulz sets out the transformative approach to sustainable development. Drawing on different models, he explains how “becoming truly sustainable requires drastic change on all levels.”

COVID-19 and Digital FDI: An Opportunity for Resilient Recovery

In this blogpost, TFP Volunteer Joy Priya argues that now, while faced with the COVID-19 crisis, is the perfect moment to focus on investment in digital technologies.

Cities of the Future and ‘Pandemic Planning’

The Futures Project volunteer Naomi Milstein wrote this piece to make us reflect on how the coronavirus pandemic could influence the way our urban centres are shaped. Public health concerns have shaped city planning in the past and might well do the same in the future.

Education Inequity during COVID-19: It is Time to Consider Technology a Human Right

In the newest addition to our Student Contributions series, Ta’Mara Hill explores the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on education, focusing specifically on the United States. “It is time that access to technology be viewed not as an indulgence, but as a human right,” Ta’Mara writes.

Op-Ed: UN@75 and the Futures We Want

Op-Ed from The Futures Project CEO Dr Julia Stamm, originally published at Inter Press Service, on the big questions asked by the UN@75 and building the futures we want to see.

Understanding the Impacts of a Pandemic on Gender Equity in Canada

An article from our Student Contribution series by Lamia Aganagic, Public Policy Graduate from the University of Toronto and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Exploring the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality and the implications for policy, society, and the future.

Drones and COVID19: Have we seen it all?

An article from our Student Contribution series by Kshitij Tiwari, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Aalto University School of Science and Technology. How drones and other technology might be used for social good during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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