When Scotland Leaves the UK: a Wikistrat simulation

16 Sep

Earlier this year, Wikistrat ran a three-week long crowdsourced simulation to map the opportunities available to an independent Scotland, risks it might face and the likely trajectories it could take as a new state. Cat was the supporting lead analyst for this project.

‘With Wikistrat, crowdsourcing gets geopolitical’ – FT

15 Sep

The Financial Times has published an article on the innovative crowdsourcing forecasting method of Wikistrat, an organisation that Cat is actively involved with. ‘I agree with the sentiment in the article’ commented Cat, ‘We need more innovation and networks of views into the foreign policy dialogue space.’

‘The Soul of Great Britain at the beginning of the 21st Century’ – NHJ June 2014 Article

14 Jul

This is a pivotal time in our history. On the global scale it is a time of great uncertainty and change. Science and modern developments point to extraordinary and wonderful opportunities, but there are flip side risks to some of these developments. Anyone who questions this point should read Al Gore’s latest book ‘The Future’. […]

Outcomes of Singapore Consultation on Developing Foresight Capacity within the Public Service

4 Jul

UNDP

On 29 April 2014, Cat participated in a Consultation on Developing Foresight Capacity within the Public Service, held in Singapore by the UNDP. This consultation was convened to engage thinkers and practitioners in discussion to advise UNDP on avenues for building government foresight capacity in developing countries. Alongside Cat, the consultation consisted of 16 participants, […]

The Millennium Project: ‘2013-14 State of the Future’

2 Jun

At the beginning of this month, Jerome Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project, will be presenting on the Executive Summary of the 2013-14 State of the Future report. The ‘2013-14 State of the Future’ report offers a comprehensive overview is of humanity’s situation, potentials for the future, and directives on what needs to be done […]

Watch New ‘Pakistan Calling’ Videos Now @PakistanCalling

6 May

RSA 2

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has recently released 14 new films as part of its Pakistan Calling Project. The RSA is an organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability […]

Making Law More Accessible: EU Launches openlaws.eu Project

10 Apr

openlaws

Today is the official starting date for the openlaws.eu project, an EU Project funded by DG Justice. Openlaws will make legislation, case law and legal literature more accessible for citizens, businesses, legal experts and also public bodies and legal publishers. It aims to work with the public to add a social layer on top of […]

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Release Report on ‘Climate Change and Social Justice: An Evidence Review’

28 Mar

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has released a new report entitled ‘Climate change and social justice: an evidence review’. JRF are a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to identify the root causes of poverty and injustice, and support the communities struggling through these problems. This latest report from JRF explores the social justice aspects of climate […]