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:


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

15 July 2022 The activity was carried out within the framework of the Annual Conference Program (PAC) which aims to provide a virtual meeting space for analysis and debate on possible future scenarios, emerging technologies, sectoral challenges and links with the territory in the different strategic sectors contemplated in the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation 2030. The cycle is organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation through the National Prospective Technological Program PRONAPTEC of the National Directorate of Studies, together with the Cuyo Prospective Studies Center of the National University of Cuyo. 8 June 2022 The reports of the Annual Conference Program -PAC 2021 “Foresight and futures studies for development” organized by the Center for Foresight Studies (CEP) of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National University of Cuyo, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Argentine Nation, the Open Network of Foresight and Innovation for Latin America and the Caribbean of the CYTED Program and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF). It contains conferences given by expert specialists with a recognized track record in the field of foresight and futures studies, including Rafael Ramírez, Silvio Funtowicz, Lucrecia Wagner, Joseph Hodara, Heinonen Sirkka, Joni Karjalainen, Alba Santa, Vanesa Lowenstein, Adriana Sanchez Rico, and Miguel Guagliano. The themes developed revolve around the Oxford methodology for strategic rethinking, Postnormal Science as an epistemological and practical foundation for futures studies, the economic, technological, medical and social effects of Covid -19 on global stratification on …

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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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