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Futures of a Complex World

Futures of a Complex World

12–13 June 2017, Turku, Finland

Futures conferences are an international forum for current and important issues. The next conference will be focusing on ‘the futures of a complex world’. To understand the pressing challenges of our time, we need systems thinking to grasp the evolving complexity of our world. At its core is seeing the inter-relationships rather than linear cause-and-effect chains, and seeing processes of change rather than snapshots.

Futures studies is ultimately connected to a systems approach. Since systems thinking is a way of interpreting the universe as a series of interconnected and inter-related wholes, it offers us the tools to manage the complexity we observe around us. Thus, to grasp the future predicaments of our time requires systematic futures thinking. What are the main challenges in an era of an uncertain world? How to create sustainable futures based on empathy? What is the role of futures research in identifying opportunities for action that are fair and resilient while remaining agile in a global and complex world?

Deadline for the abstracts: 2 December 2016
Notification of acceptance: 16 December 2016
Registration opens: January 2017
Early bird registration ends: 31 March 2017

https://futuresconference2017.wordpress.com/

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Africa Energy Forum (AEF) 2015

Africa Energy Forum (AEF) 2015
21-24th June 2015 - Intercontinental O2, London

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will come to London for the first time in its 18-year history in 2016, taking place at the InterContinental London O2 hotel from 21-24th June.

http://africa-energy-forum.com

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North Africa Horizons October 2015

North Africa Horizons October 2015

A monitoring bulletin published by FSF (Futures Studies Forum for Africa and the Middle East)

Future of North Africa's Slums: "Slums of Hope" or "Slums of Despair"?

http://foresightfordevelopment.org/fsf/pdf/Newsletter%204%20October%202015%20final.pdf

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Millennia2025 Solidarity-Women: sign the Memorandum and Resolution

Millennia2025 Solidarity-Women: sign the Memorandum and Resolution

Want to contribute to women's empowerment and gender equality, finding innovative solutions to escape poverty and fight against all forms of violence against women and girls?

Read and sign the Memorandum and Resolution of Millennia2025 Solidarity-Women resulting of the action-conference (http://www.millennia2015.org/M2025_S_F_Actes_2015_04_25):

Read and share with your networks: http://www.millennia2015.org/M2025_SF_30_Memorandum_and_Resolution
Sign: http://www.millennia2015.org/M2025_SF_Signature_Memorandum
The signatories (our friend Elizabeth among them): http://www.millennia2015.org/M2025_SF_Signataires_Memorandum

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North Africa Horizons July 2015

North Africa Horizons July 2015

A monitoring bulletin published by FSF (Futures Studies Forum for Africa and the Middle East)

Managing Water Scarcity in North Africa: Trends and Future Prospects

http://foresightfordevelopment.org/fsf/pdf/FSF-%203rd%20newsletter%20July%202015%20final.pdf

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New Resource for Futurists: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Database

New Resource for Futurists: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Database

This database includes nearly 800 foresight publications and reports from around the world, and it provides governments, banks, corporations, universities, think tanks, and other institutions continuous access to information and analyses on trends and future scenarios.

http://globaltrends.thedialogue.org/issue/

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