4th day. Report from the Foresight Sessions

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4th day. Report from the Foresight Sessions

  1. 1. Report from the Foresight SessionsF1. Improving our visions of the future - C. Sere, IFADF2.1 Foresight Guiding research and innovation at national/regional level - R. Echeverria, CIATF2.2 Foresight Guiding research and innovation at global level - G. Zwart, OxfamF3.1 The voice of smallholders in shaping priorities: equitable partnership - F. Lopez, CNFRF3.2 The voice of smallholders in shaping priorities: Developing capacities - M. Guillou, Agreenium
  2. 2. F1. Improving our visions of the future Foresight is about creating the futures we want (within boundary of feasibility) The value of diverse methods and their complementarities was recognised Direct feed-forward of foresight into policy is a major pathway for impact The proposed topics for foresight work are good starting points • Farming patterns of the future • From sustainable consumption to sustainable production • Future land use changes.
  3. 3. F2.1 Foresight Guiding research and innovation at national/regional level Large heterogeneity across regions regarding the current capacity to do sound foresight work and still confusion on what it is Regional fora commit to mutually learn, exchange lessons and methods for foresight across regions and globally through GFAR Regional fora commit to promote and facilitate foresight initiatives in their region to guide research (advocacy for investment and foresight capacity development at national and regional levels )
  4. 4. F2.2 Foresight Guiding research and innovation at global level Research Leaders commit to ensure coordination between national processes and global foresight exercises; to bring foresight into the SRF update 2013, to launch pilot foresight (regions, methods and topics), to create ways to ownership by stakeholders GFAR Constituencies commit to increase the diversity of stakeholders contributing to foresight: different regions, young people, small farmers Foresight Users and “Doers” support a global frame through the Global Foresight Hub: using the Forward Thinking Platform as a place for dialogue about methodology, assumptions, results, impact, progress…
  5. 5. F3.1 The voice of smallholders in shaping priorities: equitable partnership FOs and NGOs facilitate and build grassroot foresight for 2014 year of family farming FOs and NGOs empower their leader with the required capacity in foresight to conduct process at ground level and directly interact in foresight studies FOs and NGOs share findings with all other stakeholders and media for dissemination, feedback, input into research and policy making NARS and Regional Fora build networks of organizations committed to ensure foresight guides research, with indicators of inclusiveness
  6. 6. F3.2 The voice of smallholders in shaping priorities: developing capacities The Global Foresight Hub develops a common corpus of definitions related to foresight to be used as reference Universities and schools include their curricula systemic approaches to put issues in their wider context (through GCHERA ?) GFAR Constituencies progressively build their own foresight capacity as users (awareness) and doers (practical knowhow and knowledge) Regional Fora set up specialized teams in the different regions with explicit mandates for doing foresight with clear, impartial and inclusive methods

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