Meet the NGFP fellows

Our fellows are the winners and special awardees from the 2019 and 2018 awards. They are a diverse and global group of young futures thinkers. Who are shaping the future of their communities and the field. They are just some of the people in our sensing-network of future-alert activists.

If you'd like to get in touch with the network of any individuals please get in touch

Main award winners

Prateeksha  Singh

Main Award winner 2019

Prateeksha is a multidisciplinary designer based in Canada and India. Her project collaboratively explores 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.

Pupul Bisht

Main Award winner 2019

Decolonizing Futures: Exploring Storytelling as a Tool for Inclusion in Foresight. A novel, non-Western approach to foresight inspired by folk-storytelling tradition, Kaavad, from Rajasthan, India, this tool is the first and only Foresight method directly derived from a non-western practice/tradition. Pupul will be broadening the approach to non-native speakers through translation of her approach, and workshops with multilingual communities.

Our fellows

Adeiye Oluwaseun-sobo

Africa Special Award 2019

Pilot of Prototype testing the Futures Literacy Labs in Nigeria

Aileen Moeck

Education (joint award) 2018

Future-maker: Bringing futures to schools to help kids to deal with complexity, uncertainty and accelleration and to become an entrepreneur of their own future – to build visions and shape their future. Aileen seeks to scale and bring their work across Germany.

Alanna Markle

National / Local Policy 2019

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

Aline Roldan

South America 2018

A 7-year effort to understand what a community-led foresight means in practice and in theory; what does it mean to build the individual and organizational capacity to think systematically about and imagine the future in the context of marginalized communities.

Ana Tiquia

Oceania 2019

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

Bunmi Ajilore

Africa, and Main Award runner up 2018

Development of a futures lab to bring participatory foresight approaches to young professionals across Africa and support them to shape their future.

Carin Ism

International Policy 2019

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

Cathy Madge

Europe 2018

Futures Literacy – A collaboration to enable 15-17 year olds to reach their potential. Designing innovative processes for schools to shift how futures work and careers advice works in Wales and internationally.

Charlie Warwick

Europe 2019

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

Corina Angheloiu

Humanitarian 2018

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

Daniel Olarte

Europe 2018

Building on experience driving a collaborative, human-centered approach to tackling future-shock in American healthcare, Daniel aims to explore how Colombians feel about a peaceful future... to explore future memorials and devleop a collective memory toolkit.

Deepshika Dash and Sugandh Malhotra

Group Award 2019

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

Elliot Brenan

Oceania 2018

Communication, communication, communication. Elliot aims to further develop a platform for communication in foresight, early warning and conflict analysis – to create a space for sharing, debate on trends, theory and practice in the \"Slow Thinking Resource Centre".

Emily Empel

Development 2018

Having pioneered the Future According to Women at MISC Magazine, Emily seeks to understand representations of female genitalia in popular culture to speculate on the future of those who identify as women – from iconography to new aspirations.

Erica Bol

Education (Joint Award) 2018

Pilot in Netherlands to embed futures work into Primary and Secondary schools alongside teacher in training programmes. Erica is capturing and sharing best practice approaches and tools. Helping students become the entrepreneur's of their own future.

Juan Manuel Avalos

National/Local Policy 2018

Working towards a center for prospective and strategic thinking in Latin America, that can support the region to understand take advantage of disruptive technologies and the fourth industrial revolution.

Justyna Król

Community 2018

Foresight for Cities. Working with cities to help them support their citizens and better prepare for cities – through participation and novel methods including future tables, future maps, games and prototyping. Justyna aims to develop a blueprint for cities to use foresight with impact.

Krizna Gomez

Humanitarian 2019

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

Lauren Keeler

North America 2019

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

Leah Zaidi

Environment 2019

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

Maggie Greyson

North America 2018

A personal experiential futures technique – Making the futures present with inspiration from theatre and design to drive creativity and challenge assumptions.

Maha Hosain Aziz

Education 2019

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 Ardilla

Community 2019

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

Nisreen Lahham

Middle East 2019

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

Özge Aydogan

International Policy 2018

Founder of the Young UN Policy Lab on Frontier Issues. A crowd-sourcing platform to identify emerging issues that will impact future societies. Ozge seeks to expand the labs ideas in providing and generating out the box solutions for Agenda 2030. A future UN that is fit for the future.

Rodrigo Mendes Leal de Souza

Latin America 2019

Participative scenarios to address Brazilian development challenges.

Shakil Ahmed

Asia 2019

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

Stephanie Yesmukanova

Cities 2019

The future identity of Kazakhstani citizens.

Veerappan Swaminathan

Asia 2018

Building on his experience building makerspaces and a Sustainable Living Lab in Singapore. Veerappan aims to build futures-based communities and create a toolkit to help people imagine and design their own futures.

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