The NHS Citizen Assembly has arrived

18 Sep

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Today the NHS Citizen project will be holding the first NHS Citizen Assembly, where citizens and the NHS England Board will discuss important issues for the NHS. This is a great example of national scale deliberative engagement process, linked into a traditional decision-making process. Since the start of the process, NHS Citizen is exploring and […]

Cat to speak at the I conference Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030: World Visions, Continental Views – 24-25 Sept 2014, Santiago, Chile

3 Sep

Cat will speak at the conference ‘Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030: World Visions, Continental Views’ that will take place on 24 and 25 September 2014, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Foresight, National Planning and the Post 2015 – Webinar 28 Aug 2014

2 Sep

A UNDP sponsored webinar on Foresight, National Planning and the Post 2015 took place on 28 August 2014. Cat introduced the webinar and provided context in a 15 minutes talk aimed at looking at role of foresight and national planning in post 2015 discussions.

International Conference, Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future

8 Jul

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CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute are organising an International Conference, Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future which aims to bring policy makers, donors, practitioners, private sector, government and UN agencies to focus on issues, challenges and opportunities around migration. This conference will take place in London on 17-18 of July 2014. […]

Exploring Ranepa’s Summer Campus 2014

7 Jul

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Last year Cat travelled to Russia to carry out a one-day training at Ranepa’s Summer Campus, which took place in Khazan, Tatarstan between the 18-28 July. The event hosted 350 top undergraduate and graduate students from across Russia and provided lectures and workshops from top figures in government, business and society. Aimed at developing a […]

Outcomes of the ISA Roundtable on Strategic Foresight in International Relations – Get Involved Now

24 May

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At the International Studies Association 2014 annual conference in Toronto I organised a Roundtable entitled ‘Bridging the Gap: The Art and Practice of Strategic Foresight in International Relations’. About 45 of us discussed the role of Strategic Foresight in International Relations. We had a great mix of practitioners and academics, including, Antti Kaski, Rob Del, […]

Read more about the UNDP-LKYSPP ‘Development on Small Islands’ Conference

13 May

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On 29 April, Cat attended the ‘Development on Small Islands– What does a complexity approach have to offer?’ conference, held by the UNDP in collaboration with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). In preparation for the 3rd UN conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the conference explored the value of complexity-aware […]

Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development Publish Live Blog on The Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future Conference

29 Apr

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Between the 24 – 26 April the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development (FDSD) attended and reported on the Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future conference in Budapest. Last year, the UN identified a handful of countries leading the way on future generations governance. Those countries met in Budapest this weekend to share ideas and […]