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IFTF Foresight Talks: Equity and Decolonization - Transformation at the Intersection of Aid, Policy, and Foresight
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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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Aarathi Krishnan
Strategy and Foresight Advisor @UNDP
Aarathi specialises in strategic foresight for the humanitarian and development sector. A seasoned expert with 15+ years experience globally, she works at the intersection of humanitarian futures, strategic foresight, and systems transformation. She's currently Strategy and Foresight Advisor for UNDP, 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, 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's specifically focused on decolonised and feminist futures. She writes and speaks publicly and can be found on Twitter at @akrishnan23.
Ilana Lipsett
Senior Program Manager @IFTF
Ilana Lipsett is a community design strategist whose work uses participatory design and community engagement to inform future-focused policy, economic, and international development. Ilana works to create public engagement opportunities for cities, developers, NGO’s, and creative communities around the globe to help imagine and design what the future of their cities could look like. Her practice examines how community participation and resident-led placemaking initiatives will shape the future of cities to be more inclusive and equitable. She has facilitated civic imagination processes and activated spaces to catalyze community development through art, culture, dialog, public input, and economic opportunity. She was recognized by the Obama White House as a “Champion of Change in Civic Innovation" for her work co-founding freespace, an initiative to temporarily transform vacant spaces into community, cultural and arts hubs. More at https://www.iftf.org/ilanalipsett/.