MOST Futures Literacy School: “Foresight and Social Transformations”

When, local time: 
Thursday, 3 March 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, 5 March 2016 - 5:30pm
Where: 
Tunisia, Tunis
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Riel Miller, r.miller@unesco.org

This MOST Futures Literacy School is organized in cooperation with the Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies, in Tunis from 3 to 5 March 2016. It will involve 80 participants from Tunisia and 20 from the region.

The aim of this MOST Futures Literacy School is twofold: First to bring together decision-makers and experts to share their insights into the latest advances in theory and practice of anticipation: and second to conduct a learning-by-doing Futures Literacy Knowledge Laboratory covering four topics: youth, health, territory and women.

On the first day there will be two panel sessions: 1) the role of the future in governance – with a discussion of key questions related to Sustainable Development Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Good Governance; and 2) societal transformation and anticipatory systems – that will explore how advances in the social sciences interact with efforts to understand and guide change.

On the second day participants will collaborate in a learning-by-doing MOST Futures Literacy School with the goal of exploring how a better understanding of how to use the future (Futures Literacy) contributes to the formulation of innovative policies related to youth, health, territory and women.

This entire event is aimed at helping to connect the latest thinking in the social sciences with the specific challenges facing Tunisia and the region as a whole, with important follow-through implications for approaches to policy making.

As countries take forward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, rethinking how the future enters into efforts to achieve sustainability, inclusiveness, prosperity, well being and peace is central to UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme.