Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Awards 2019.

Awards Winners

We are delighted to announce the Winners of the 2019 Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award! We received a strong field of applications from 35 different nationalities. A big thank you to all of you who applied as well as to our fantastic panel of judges.

Our winner: Prateeksha Singh will receive 25000 USD in funding to develop a new foresight initiative as well as mentoring and support, and free attendance at the SOIF2019 Summer foresight retreat.

The long-term aim is to create a global Sensing Network of future-alert activists and to showcase innovative practice from around the world.

The Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award was developed by School of International Futures with the support of Omidyar Network, Joseph Jaworski and Generon International.

Our 2019 Winner:

Prateeksha Singh

Prateeksha Singh

Prateeksha is a multidisciplinary designer based in Canada and India. Her project will collaboratively explore how applying a living system lens to a design-futures and arts-based practice can provide additional tools and perspectives for working with complex yet adaptive challenges. It seeks to take her inclusive futures framework called Lotusand to create an online interactive resource for all practitioners. Prateeksha is interested in creating work that engages with broader cross sections of our society, and in India she is exploring futures projects on water, gender inclusivity and how our individual mindsets (scarcity vs abundance) are impacting how we, as a collective, engage with our futures.

Special Awardees

Adeiye Oluwaseun-sobo

Adeiye Oluwaseun-sobo

Africa Special Award, Nigeria

Pilot of Prototype testing the Futures Literacy Labs in Nigeria

Alanna Markle

Alanna Markle

National/Local Policy Special Award, USA

Pilot and development of a simple framework to distil futures analysis into key policy messages and recommendations for decision-makers.

Ana Tiquia

Ana Tiquia

Oceania Special Award, Australia

All Tomorrow’s Futures: connecting artistic and creative practice with foresight. A project series starting with futures of energy in Australia

Carin Ism

Carin Ism

International Policy Special Award, Sweden

To support the Future Governance Agency for a deeper purpose of promoting an increased understanding of governance innovation

Charlie Warwick

Charlie Warwick

Europe Special Award, UK

Project to drive positive and future-fit community planning in a town planning context and pilot for an urban planning 'Futures Toolkit'

Corina Angheloiu

Corina Angheloiu

Community Special Award, Romania

Foresight pollinators: a multidisciplinary community of practice building the wider field of futures-led inquiry

Deepshikha Dash

Deepshikha Dash and Sugandh Malhotra

Group Special Award, India

A project to support designers to design future possibilities in Mobility for congested metropolitan cities.

Krizna Gomez

Krizna Gomez

Humanitarian Special Award, Philippines

Creation of a school for young futurists (15-25 years old) to promote social justice globally and in their local contexts

Lauren Keeler

Lauren Keeler

North America Special Award, USA

To translate futures games from analog to digital to allow their impact to scale across communities through online resources, training and tutorials

Leah Zaidi

Leah Zaidi

Environment Special Award, Canada

A participatory approach to experiential futures to help build futures capacity and communicate complex emerging problems

Maha Hosain Aziz

Maha Hosain Aziz

Education Special Award, Pakistan/UK

Visual stories on global risks: spinoff of her award-winning 2016 political comic book The Global Kid to enlighten both youth and adults on today's global risks, how they may evolve in the future and how we may tackle them.

Naidel Ardila

Naidel Ardila

Community Special Award, Mexico

Addressing internal barriers to self-valuation, and quality of decision-making in the lives and futures of Mexican women

Nisreen Lahham

Nisreen Lahham

Middle East Special Award, Jordan

Solutions for water-energy-food security Nexus in MENA and SSA, using participative foresight

Rodrigo Mendes Leal de Souza

Rodrigo Mendes Leal de Souza

Latin America Special Award, Brazil

Participative scenarios to address Brazilian development challenges

Shakil Ahmed

Shakil Ahmed

Asia Special Award, Bangladesh

Creation of a futures space in Bangladesh to support people to explore and create their preferred futures.

Stephanie Yesmukanova

Stephanie Yesmukanova

Cities Special Award, Kazakhstan

The future identity of Kazakhstani citizens

CONGRATULATIONS to the NGFP2019 Main award winner and all our special awardees.

Our 2019 Judges

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.

  • Aarathi Krishnan Global Futures and Foresight Coordinator for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Anita Sykes-Kelleher Co-Founder, The Centre for Australian Foresight
  • Authur Muliro Deputy Managing Director, Society for International Development
  • Banning Garrett Faculty, Singularity University
  • Cat Tully Director & Founder, School of International Futures
  • Daniel Dobos Co-president of the gluoNNet association
  • Danièle Rechard Head of Global Trends Unit and Member of ESPAS, European Parliamentary Research Service
  • David Snowden Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge
  • Edward Walekwa Strategic Communications and Systems Thinking Specialist
  • Fátima Azevedo Advisor, Office for Economic Policy and International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Geci Karuri-Sebina Director, Southern African Node of the Millennium Project
  • Guillermina Benavides Rincon Professor and Director of the master’s degree of Strategic Foresight at the School of Government and Public Transformation at Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Jan Bezuidenhout Senior Manager at EY Advisory
  • Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement and Sustainability at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • John Sweeney Assistant Prof. Narxoz University, Director QRIFS
  • Jose Manuel Roche Head of Research, Save the Children UK
  • Marius Oosthuizen Member of faculty, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mathew BurrowsDirector, Foresight, Strategy and Risks Initiative, Atlantic Council, Washington DC
  • Monica MendezStrategic thinker specialist in Mexican public sector
  • Moutaz Al RiyamiExecutive Director in Petroleum Development Oman
  • Peter Glenday Programme and Research Director, School of International Futures
  • Peter Bishop Executive Director, Teach the Future
  • Peter van de Pol Project Manager Joint Program Local Governance Somalia at UNDP
  • Puruesh Chaudhary Founder and President AGAHI, Founder Foresight Lab
  • Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University, Pune, India.
  • R Sudarshan Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP)
  • Ricardo Borges de Castro Adviser on Strategic Foresight, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission
  • Richard Sandford Professor, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Riel Miller Head of Futures Literacy, UNESCO
  • Roger Dennis Serendipity Architect
  • Rosemarie Forsythe Former Director, International Strategy, Exxon Mobil Corporation; former Director, Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs, US National Security Council
  • Stuart Candy
  • Sergio Bitar Senior Fellow Inter American Dialogue; President Consejo Chileno de Prospectiva y Estrategia
  • Sultan Khair Partner, Al-Bayan Investments Firm
  • Tom Burin Strategic Foresight & Warning expert at Belgian Defense