Next Generation Foresight Practitioners programme
The Next Generation Foresight Practitioners (NGFP) programme exists to accelerate the transformative potential of the next generation of changemakers envisioning inclusive and equitable futures globally.
The programme supports them by driving their integral role in agenda-setting and connecting them with today’s decision-makers. With over 500 members from more than 80 countries across six continents, the NGFP network is one of the largest global networks of future-alert activists and practitioners in the world.
The programme recognises future-alert activists through the NGFP awards. It supports the awardees and a wider sensing network to take their work forward, to gain new exposure, to connect and collaborate, and to continue on their foresight journey.
This includes projects exploring what a healthy digital society looks like in African communities, a pilot leadership development programme to support foresight activists in Africa, and a collaboration with Enquire to connect NGFP fellows to business leaders internationally, as well as a new podcast series and other opportunities to showcase their work.Get in touch
Identify change agents
Amplify new voices
The awards are now five years old. The first year was an experiment – and each year since we have worked to build the impact of the awards by reaching out to new countries and by investing in the network and programme.
The programme has now reached over 500 people from over 80 countries and provided support to three cohorts of NGFP fellows.
Our fellows have been invited to attend and showcase their work at the ESPAS annual conference by the European Commission, received support from the Association for Professional Futurists through a six-month complimentary membership, and invited to join the UNESCO Global Futures Literacy Network.
Our ongoing professional development and mentoring support has been highly valued by participants, and the support from our judges and the broader community has helped participants to take forward their work, gain new exposure, start new jobs and collaborations, and to continue on their foresight journey.
African Digital Futures
22 NGFP members from Kenya, Nigeria, and pan Africa developed 11 visions for African Digital Futures. These visions embed values with wide-ranging implications.Explore the stories
What we're up to
A collection of 12 personal short stories set in a post pandemic future in 2050. It reflects the NGFP Fellows’ diverse perspectives on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on existing or latent global challenges.Read the Manifesto
Africa Leadership Pilot
Piloting a leadership development programme to support African Foresight activists. This mentorship programme aims to accelerate their capability and assist them in developing different visions for the future for their communities and support them to translate their ideas into reality. Funded by Small Foundation.
Time capsule 2020
Collaborating with the BBC Futures, our global next-generation fellows developed a time capsule of objects that captured life in 2020. A list of objects that matter, and that tomorrow's generations should know about, 100 years from now.
Connecting to leaders
Connecting a new generation of foresight practitioners to business leaders through a partnership with Globalwonks. Helping NGFPers to connect insights across different geographies, topics, and industries to enable better business and decisions.
Building an understanding of what young people think life will be like in the next 10-15 years. A project for the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office to identify younger people’s visions and priorities for the future beyond COVID-19.
Listening to the future
Working with Omidyar Network, sponsors of our programme and awards, to build a network of younger future-alert activists that aims to influence how foresight is done ... and by whom.
Interested in learning more or supporting the NGFP Programme?
If you would like to collaborate with us or support the programme then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always looking for partners to join us in creating impact with foresight.
Help spread the word about this year’s Award with your networks, organisations, colleagues and beyond. Be part of this global network of foresight activists and changemakers.
Become a sponsor. Invest in future leaders and decision makers and show the world your involvement in this process by sponsoring a Special Award for Next Generation Foresight Practitioner in your region or sector. We are seeking USD 15,000 to help fund a Special Award for the winner, to support travel and support their mentoring for a year. Your support will help create transformative experience for the awardee, and promote the importance of futures thinking.
Become a judge Nominate yourself or someone you know to be part of the NGFP 2020 Judging panel. If you know someone - including yourself - who would be a good candidate to join our excellent panel of judges, please get in touch.Get in touch
"A tremendous boost in exposure. The NGFP co-design sessions on site in Brussels raised my sense of urgency to contribute to the well-being of our planet".
Maggie Greyson 2018 Special Awardee
"The Award opened up new vistas for me."
Bunmi Ajilore 2018 Runner up
Meet the fellows
Take a quick look at the NGFP fellows from around the world that are part of our growing community.Meet the fellows →