As the 21st century is transforming at incomparable speed, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development envisioned us to imagine what the world will look like in 2030 which then forces us to rethink about what ‘development’ will actually mean – ’Decent Work’ from 10 years ago will definitely mean different thing in 10 years from now. The challenges we face are large, complex and continually evolving.
To not only shape the future world from the past, an innovative tools is required to help us ideate, reframe, share and realise our own future.
Foresight is one of the tools that enables all of us as well as government to think creatively to adapt and prepare for the unpredictable future as the tool has an ability to leverage emerging opportunities, minimising risk and present decision-makers with more and better choices for inclusive growth and social justice.
Check out this engaging and easy to read UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence’s “Foresight Manual – Empowered Futures for the 2030 Agenda” to find out more about a crisp and concise overview of the use of foresight for SDGs implementation with a concrete suggestions on how to use it at different levels.
How do we build a future that’s centred on people and may be almost unimaginable today?