Foresight with Impact – a response to “Future blindness”

3 Jan


Cat Tully, founder of From Over Here and School of International Futures responds to Farhad Manjoo’s NYT article on Alvin Toffler.

UN Influx Trust Hackathon

14 Dec


On 10th – 12th March 2017, 9 regions in 5 different continents, 1000 hackers and the UN will work together to be the change they truly want to see in the world by connecting, creating and collaborating during a global hackathon focused on three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 9, 10, 12).

Sustainability, SDG’s and Futures Work

24 Jun


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


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.

This week’s hot links include: Syria, wealth inequality and sustainable development goals.

25 Feb


Michiel Hofman, senior humanitarian specialist for the Humanitarian Innovation Team of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) writing for the Guardian discusses the need for accountability from states and the United Nations Security Council ‘in particular’ where the majority of members ‘are backing rival sides in the war.’ Hofman states that a ‘diplomatic blame-game’ and […]

The critical role of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

25 Nov


September’s adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, provided the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development’s quarterly newsletter with a focus on SDG 16, which aims to “ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.” Cat contributed to this with the publication: The critical role of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in implementing […]

New ASAP Delphi Study on Illicit Financial Flows Post-2015

3 Jun

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Academics Stand Against Poverty is conducting a Delphi study on the best way to tackle illicit financial flows through the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Illicit financial flows are international movements of funds illegally earned, transferred or utilized. Examples include the proceeds of crime and corruption and funds involved in tax avoidance and evasion schemes. […]