SOIF are very excited to announce the winners of the Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award.
We received over 75 applications from over 40 different nationalities, from Azerbaijan to Zambia.
The applications were so fantastic we have not only awarded a main winner but have a runner-up and 12 Special Awardees.
We would like to thank all of you who took the time to apply, we were honoured and inspired by the quality and diversity of your applications and proposals.Read more
|Main Award:||Pupul Bisht|
|Runner-Up and Africa Special Award:||Oluwabunmi Ajilore|
|North America Special Award:||Maggie Greyson|
|Europe Special Award:||Cathy Madge|
|Development Special Award:||Emily Empel|
|South America Special Award:||Aline Roldan|
|Humanitarian Special Award:||Daniel Olarte|
|Community Special Award:||Justyna Król|
|Joint Education Special Award:||Erica Bol|
|International Policy Special Award:||Özge Aydogan|
|Joint Education Special Award:||Aileen Moeck|
|Oceania Special Award:||Elliot Brennan|
|National/Local Policy Special Award:||Juan Manuel Avalos|
|Asia Special Award:||Veerappan Swaminathan|
The world is changing and as it does we need new sources of inspiration and innovation. Change will come from many arenas and peoples. It will come from a new generation, millennials, with new aspirations and values. But equally from new geographies, with a growing foresight practice in Africa and Asia. As well as second and third career practitioners entering the field from other domains, with fresh ideas and approaches from across civil society, business and creative industries.
The Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award aims to identify these innovators and support them in their endeavours.
The Award will provide one winner with $25k funding to develop a new foresight initiative, and support Special Awardees to develop both personally and professionally. With our long term aim to create a global sensing-network of future-alert activists. It will provide a platform to showcase innovative practice from around the world.
Examples of innovative Strategic Foresight practice we hope to hear about include:
Next generation approaches to driving participation and empowering communities
New approaches to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals.
From digital to design thinking, from ethnography to performance.
Foresight with Impact.
Changing the conversation and direction using futures and foresight.
|Application:||Apply online from 21 May to 01 July 2018|
|Selection:||Entries will be screened and assessed by an International judging panel|
|Award:||Winners will be announced on 16 July 2018|
Qualifying individuals must:
The Winner will receive:
A number of special awards will be made to recognise innovative practice (details to be confirmed soon):
Geographic awards: One award to for each of Africa, Asia, Europe, N. America, S. America and Oceania
Sectoral awards. We are seeking support to offer awards to:
Special Awardees will benefit from partnering and networking opportunities through SOIF’s network and will be invited to take part in a series of initiatives aimed at sharing best practice amongst futurists and foresight practitioners
We have chosen to name the award in recognition of Joseph Jaworski, a seminal futurist and author of Synchronicity. Joseph has championed the need for foresight to be united with profound leadership in order to achieve social transformation. He inspires us across generations, being a vocal advocate for 50 years on the kind of service-leadership that is necessary for 21st century. As one of the architects of Theory U, he reminds us to put the heart and values at the centre of foresight activity.
We would like to thank our fabulous and supportive panel of judges, listed below.
The judges are a diverse group of foresight experts, activists, users, innovators and commissioners from around the world. They are colleagues who have been invited to judge applications due to their deep commitment to the values of the Award... AND their sense of adventure in supporting this pilot endeavour! We look forward to inviting them - and others - back for next year's Award.
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“As Joseph Jaworski once said, "the future is not fixed, so it can be shaped". That's why Foresight is so relevant in this our admirable world of uncertainty and complexity. Its potential to explore alternative futures give us an extra motive to aspire a better world, designing wiser decisions and improving strategies, leadership and collaboration leaving no one behind.”Fátima Azevedo -General Secretariat of the Ministry of the Environment, Portugal
“[This award] engages head-on with the cliche'd tautological notion that "youth are the future"; it practically encourages and recognises young people's ideas and agency in foresight and development.”Geci Karuri-Sebina - Southern African Node of the Millennium Project
“The NGFP award is a great opportunity to further your foresight initiatives and contribute to design and build better futures in your communities”Monica Mendez – Strategic thinker specialist in Mexican public sector
"People coming together to discuss their futures in an informed and deliberative way is a profound act of political empowerment. One that is increasingly critical to humanity creating a positive common future over this century: one that is sustainable, secure, just, with no-one left behind, as described in the 2030 global goals. We established this award because we want to recognise and support the excellent work shaping the future that is already being done by young foresight practitioners and activists globally, and collaborate in its transformational potential."Cat Tully - School of International Futures
If you have any questions, want to check on eligibility or would like to ask any questions then we'd love to hear from you.Interested in applying
If you'd like to get involved but you're not planning to apply then find out more about joining the Sensing Network that is being established as part of the award. The network will bring together a select group of next generation practitioners to sense and explore the future. More information to follow.
We're looking for collaborators and sponsors for the award. If you'd like to find out more get in touch to request more information or alternatively please send us your details here
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