GCSP Strategic Foresight Community

GCSP Strategic Foresight Community

GCSP Strategic Foresight Community

Have you engaged with the GCSP on strategic foresight? Are you interested in building your network and exchanging on the latest developments in this area? Join the GCSP Strategic Foresight Community.

What can you expect?

  • A friendly and diverse (geography, sectors) group of individuals
  • An opportunity to refresh your learnings
  • A place to share your insights

Virtual meetings will be held twice per year and online exchange will take place in-between via a GCSP LinkedIn Group. The community is GCSP convened but member driven. We welcome inputs and initiatives from members to feed this community.


GCSP Strategic Foresight Community Meetings:

  1. Imagining Futures – Serious Games for Strategic Foresight”, June 2024. Community members discussed the potential of serious games to envision different futures in complex settings and to inform decision-making through a collaborative process with two experts while also having had the opportunity to network with each other. Invited experts: Commandant Antoine Bourguilleau, Head of the Wargame Unit, Future Combat Command, French Armed Forces and Mr Randy Lubin, game designer and Founder of Leveraged Play.
  1. Decolonising Futures in Peace and Security”, November 2023. After networking with each other in small groups, Ms Pupul Bisht led a conversation with community members around the importance of decolonising futures in a peace & security context, making foresight truly participatory and using the power of storytelling to impact policymaking. Invited expert: Ms Pupul Bisht, Director of Foresight at N Square and Founder, Decolonizing Futures Initiative.
  1. Using Soft Systems Mapping to Understand Impacts of Change”, December 2022. Community members learnt about systems thinking in foresight, discovered how to use soft systems mapping to understand the impacts of change from emerging disruptions, and networked with each other in small groups. Invited expert: Dr Wendy Schultz, Director of Infinite Futures and GCSP Associate Fellow.
  1. Exploring the Role of Foresight in Conflict Settings”, June 2022. Community members had the opportunity to delve deeper into foresight and its use in peace & security by exploring the nexus of foresight and conflict. Invited experts: Dr Dominik Balthasar, Portfolio Manager for Governance, Peace and Security, West Africa Department, KfW Development Bank and Dr Marc Raphaël Dietrich, Senior Governance Advisor at the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission in South Sudan.
  1. Foresight Implementation Challenges”. October 2021. Community members discussed with two experts the implementation of foresight in institutions and networked with each other in small groups. Invited experts: Dr Beat Habegger, Independent Advisor and previously at SwissRe and Dr Tobias Heger, Founder and Managing Partner, Heger Rohrbeck.
  1. Global Strategic Trends Today”. May 2021. Community members explored global strategic trends and emerging issues on the horizon, gained insights into the drafting of the next Global Strategic Trends report of the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, and networked with each other in small groups. Invited expert: Colonel Joachim Isacsson, Futures, Strategic Analysis Programme, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) of the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence and GCSP Alumnus.
  1. Exploring the New Normal with Strategic Foresight”. November 2020. Community members played a futures game, co-created a coalition to navigate the new normal, and networked with each other in small groups. Invite expert: Professor Thomas Gauthier, Emlyon Business School and GCSP Associate Fellow.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

Please contact us for further details at: [email protected].