WFSF Awards

WFSF Awards have been granted since 1994 to individuals, groups and institutions at the forefront of futures studies and research.

Recent WFSF Awards include:

2017:

At the WFSF 22nd World Conference in Jondal Norway, June 2017, three awards were granted:

WFSF Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to:

Professor Johan Galtung: for “outstanding achievement and in acknowledgement of his many contributions to the field of futures studies, peace studies, and to the well being of humankind, and in particular for his significant contribution to the origins of the World Futures Studies Federation.”

Professor Richard Slaughter: for “outstanding achievement and in acknowledgement of his many contributions to the field of futures studies and strategic foresight, and in particular for his significant contribution to the development and consolidation of the knowledge base of futures studies.”

WFSF President’s Outstanding Young Futurist Award presented to:

Professor Seongwon Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) Graduate Program for Future Strategy & Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), South Korea.

The “WFSF President’s Outstanding Young Futurist Award” to be awarded from time to time when a young person shows outstanding achievements in futures studies.

For International Women’s Day 2017: WFSF honoured two outstanding women.

WFSF International Women’s Day Global Award 2017: Presented to Dr Kakenya Ntaiya, an inspiring Maasai woman educator from Kenya.

WFSF President’s Outstanding Woman Futurist 2017: Presented to Dr Dana Klisanin, an innovative psychologist and futurist from New York.

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WFSF Iberoamerican

March, 24, 2021 Hosted by: Guillermina Baena, Lucio Henao and Javier Vitale The Regional Vice-Presidency of Latin America of the WFSF organized the Fifth Gathering with the purpose of discussing and exchanging ideas and concepts on “THE REVOLUTION WE WILL MAKE”. Key points that emerged from the brainstorming on these aspects are in the below English language summary.     February 11, 2021 Hosted by: Guillermina Baena, Lucio Henao and Javier Vitale The Regional Vice-Presidency of Latin America of the WFSF organized the Fourth Gathering with the purpose of discussing and exchanging ideas and concepts on “THE DECOLONIZATION OF THE PROSPECTIVE”. With the participation of about 50 attendees from many countries in the region: Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay, Mexico, and Peru. It is time to give a new direction to ideas with creative forces because we as people, as a region, have lived with colonized futures. We emphasized four key points: Importance of the knowledge of our cultures. We import knowledge from the north, knowledge based on fashion thus colonizes us, and we have not considered how our ancestors saw the future. We have wasted knowledge. We have a lot of knowledge but we do not learn from the knowledge we have. There are problems with the translation of the word prospective: foresight, futures studies, deep sight. How do we face the prospect of resource scarcity? Key points that emerged from the brainstorming on these aspects are in the attached synthesis     October 23, 2020 Hosted by: Guillermina Baena, Lucio …

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WFSF Elections 2021

The WFSF Executive Board and President may be re-elected to serve for up to two consecutive four-year terms. We are very fortunate that, as with the last Election in 2013, almost half the current Executive Board are willing to serve for a second term if the Members want. This is common practice in high levels of government where Senate elections are often staggered so that only half members are replaced at any Election. While not locked into our Constitution, the desire of eligible Board Members to stand for a second term is a demonstration of their commitment to the Federation, and the cooperation and harmony of Board working relationships. This has the potential to ensure continuity and consolidation of the Federation’s strength and direction, especially with regard to our UNESCO and UN cooperation.

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