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Foresight is the umbrella term for those innovative strategic planning, policy formulation and solution design methods that don’t predict or forecast the future, but work with alternative futures. Foresight has been defined as a systematic, participatory, future-intelligence- gathering and medium-to-long-term vision-building process aimed at enabling present-day decisions and mobilizing joint action.
Foresight empowers decision makers and policy planners to use new ways of thinking about, talking about, and implementing strategic plans that are compatible with the unfolding future.
The premise of foresight is that the future is still in the making and can be actively influenced or even created, rather than what has already been decided or enacted in the past by others, there only to unearth or replicate, and passively accepted as a given or ‘good practice’.
Multisolving is a systems analysis and design approach where people pool expertise, funding, and political will to solve multiple problems with a single investment of time and money. It’s an approach with great relevance in this era of complex, interlinked, social and environmental challenges. Learn more...