Sustainability, SDG’s and Futures Work

24 Jun

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On her recent visit to Finland, Cat was invited to speak by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, a future-oriented organisation that promotes Finland’s competitiveness and the well-being of the Finnish people. Finland’s global leadership of this area and existing championing of foresight means they are a pivotal case study to examine and should be given […]

Committee for the Future – Finnish Parliament

15 Jun

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Cat recently visited Finland and was invited to speak by the Finnish Expert Panel for Sustainable Development. The purpose of this session was to discuss various models for enhancing synergies between sustainable development goals and foresight and other work on the future.

Futures in Government

14 Apr

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Cat considers ‘why is the Civil Service not better at futures work and what could be done in the immediate future to enhance this?’

Accenture ‘Changing Lives’ panel IWD 2016 – Q&A

2 Apr

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Cat was also invited to take questions as part of the Accenture ‘Changing Lives’ panel for International Women’s Day 2016.

Buryatia Republic 2030 Roundtable

29 Jan

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The Buryatia Republic, part of the former USSR, responsible for 25% of the world’s fresh water supply, held a 2030 future roundtable discussion at the Buryatia Republic office in Moscow. The discussion was ‘fascinating’ as there were insights from the world stage inclusion of international strategy and from a range of domestic perspectives; the Buryatian […]

‘Mapping the Path to 2030: Policy Instruments for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ Public Discussion at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy

29 Jan

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Cat has been invited as a panelist to ‘Mapping the Path to 2030: Policy Instruments for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’, a public discussion at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy on 3 February, 1pm – 2:30pm in association with the School of International Futures and the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative. With 70 participants […]

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.

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

4 Jul

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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, […]