The Futures Initiative
“Reimagining next generation global development cooperation futures” (The Futures Initiative) is a 20-month initiative funded by the International Development Research Centre that aims to help international and Canadian stakeholders identify, understand and think about alternative futures in global development cooperation to better respond to emerging challenges and strategic surprises.
Strategic foresight tools and processes will be used to develop three plausible futures for global development cooperation and consider their implications. Through this process, the project also will raise awareness of strategic foresight tools among civil society actors engaged in global development cooperation, assess the utility of different tools, and adopt a learning orientation by identifying and disseminating lessons on how civil society and other stakeholders can make use of strategic foresight methodologies.
Strategic Advisory Committee
Marie Lisa Dacanay
Nana Asantewa Afadzinu
On July 11, 2023, the members of the Core Advisory Group of the Global Cooperation Futures Initiative met to discuss progress made so far, provide feedback as well as recommendations for the next phases of the project.
On June 13th, 2023, Cooperation Canada facilitated a workshop during The Humanitarian Response Network Triannual Meeting in Toronto.
On April 27, 2023, Cooperation Canada hosted the inception workshop of its Global Cooperation Futures Initiative.
On March 10, 2023, members of the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Global Cooperation Futures Initiative met for their inaugural meeting.