This project addresses the need for inclusive and diverse approaches to foresight practices in support of the UN Secretary General’s vision for the future of global cooperation, Our Common Agenda. We worked with practitioners, communities and stakeholders, conducted research and led training, using community events and gamified assessments to reach collaborative recommendations.
We uncovered and challenged hidden assumptions and biases in foresight and development practices. In response, we incorporated diverse perspectives and explored colonial legacies that continue to oppress Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. We also explored the ways people may suffer compound discrimination based on overlapping social identities. These decolonial and intersectional approaches have become an essential part of the foresight process and how UN Global Pulse’s foresight team works.