Futures Literacy Laboratory-Novelty ‘Human Mobility in 2100: Youth Perspectives on the Future’

When, local time: 
Saturday, 8 December 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, 9 December 2018 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Morocco, Marrakech
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Riel Miller, r.miller@unesco.org ; Kwamou Eva Feukeu, ke.feukeu@unesco.org

UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) programme is organizing a workshop entitled Futures Literacy Laboratory in Marrakech, Morocco, on 8 and 9 December 2018.

Organized in the context of the 11th Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), the present workshop embraces a similar though broader theme: « Human Mobility in 2100: Youth Perspectives on the Future ».

Futures Literacy Laboratories (FLL) are opportunities for people to create knowledge together on a particular theme of common interest. In this FLL, participants will explore the future of human mobility. Using their collective intelligence participants imagine different futures and consider the implications of these different futures for what they see and do in the present.

This specific FLL will bring together young and dedicated professionals and change makers, primarily from Africa, over a two day period. They will work together on the basis of a structured learning-by-doing process that facilitates imagining the future. Gradually, step-by-step and working closely with trained facilitators the groups will explore different imaginary futures for human mobility in the 21st century and examine the implications of these different futures for what we perceive and do today.

This Futures Literacy event is also part of UNESCO’s efforts to encourage the emergence of a self-sustaining Regional Youth Space (RYS) dedicated to Youth, Migration and Human Mobility in Africa. The goal is to co-create situations where young people can learn-by-doing, test their ideas, spark innovation and build shared meanings across their entire and multiple communities. This RYS will foster North-South-South dialogue and exchanges of expertise and practices on migration and human mobility management, contributing to the articulation and significance of the experiences and insights of African youth and contribute to deliberations at all levels, from local communities to international fora.