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IFTF Foresight Talks: Equity and Decolonization - Transformation at the Intersection of Aid, Policy, and Foresight
Institute for the Future will host humanitarian Aarathi Krishnan to discuss what it takes to design decolonial futures, and how to ensure the foresight methodologies we use are pluralistic, equitable and go beyond surface level rhetoric. We'll explore what it means to tangibly move from theory to practice to policy, and how to create tipping points of change on an ecosystem-wide level. Join us to learn what it takes to build foresight muscle from the ground up in a global organization.


Speaker Biography:

Aarathi Krishnan specialises in strategic foresight for the humanitarian and development sector. A seasoned expert with over 15 years experience globally, she works at the intersection of humanitarian futures, strategic foresight, and systems transformation.

She is currently the Strategy and Foresight Advisor for UNDP, based in New York, leading foresight for the Asia Pacific Bureau. Previously she has supported a range of international humanitarian organisations on how to embed foresight and strategy to drive institutional and systems transformation, including the UN Resident Coordinators, UNV, World Bank, UNHCR, MSF, ICRC and IFRC .

A 2020-21 Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Centre for Technology and Human Rights, as well as a Berkman Klein Fellow at Harvard University, she researches and supports decolonisation of humanitarian digital policy and governance.

She is specifically focused on decolonised and feminist futures. She writes and speaks publicly and can be found on Twitter at @akrishnan23 and on www.aarathikrishnan.com

Dec 2, 2020 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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