The Imagining Africa's Futures project is launching a call for expressions of interest for local champions in Africa. Local champions are expected to be key constituents of UNESCO and its partners' effort to conduct research in Futures Literacy by co-designing and co-running Futures Literacy Laboratories in their local communities. Local champions can be a team of driven individuals or organizations. Futures Literacy Laboratories (FLL) are currently in the prototyping phase of the innovation cycle.
- Revealing people’s anticipatory assumptions,
- Enhancing their capacity to use the future for different reasons and in different ways in different contexts,
- Enabling them to ask new questions, and
- Allowing for a better understanding of what is FL and how to design/conduct FLL
- Reveal Novelty rather than Predictions: The shift Futures Literacy suggests is from Anticipation-for-Future to Anticipation-for-Emergence.
Role of a Local Champion
The local champion will take the lead in the determining the specific topic, participants, tools and follow-up related to the FLL-NP. They will take responsibility for a significant share of the costs of implementing the FLL-NP. Any candidate who expresses interest in conducting an FLL-NP is committed to becoming a key constituent and actor of the research process for the refinement and assessment of the IAF prototype.
Submission Deadline: open call. Deadline for the first wave of selections: 24 March 2019.