Prospective – Foresight Network
INTERVIEW with Prospective – Foresight Network, Millennium Project French Node
PURUESH CHAUDHARY – PAKISTAN NODE
mercredi 4 mars 2015
Founder and President of AGAHI, Puruesh is a development and strategic communications professional. She is leading the Pakistan Foresight Initiative in the Millennium Project. Her work involves research, knowledge-collaborations and content intelligence. She also co-founded Pakistan’s annual journalism awards (the Agahi Awards).
Puruesh is the Founder of AGAHI, a non-profit organization established in Islamabad in 2011 under the Society Registration Act 1860. Its primary function is to create non-paid communication strategies, content intelligence structures, development collaterals and tools for diverse sectors and organizations. AGAHI encourages and advises individuals and institutions in pursuing and supporting initiatives to improve the state of development in Pakistan. It works on developmental frameworks facilitating information and knowledge sharing platforms on understanding challenges in global perspective. Its research work mainly focuses on national and international security, ICT, competitiveness, human capital development, and governance. In association with several leading national and international partners focuses on creating shared spaces for interactive learning, collaborative thinking, and knowledge sharing. Thus, The Millennium Project is not a full-time activity for her.
Since 2012, Puruesh Chaudhary has been going through various foresight techniques and methodologies until she conducted her own study on Pakistan’s Future to 2060. According to her, the Millennium Project is a wonderful platform for AGAHI-Network. She believes MP is a gateway to foresight thinking in policy design at the government level.
Puruesh launched Pakistan Foresight Initiative as a means to focus on improving strategic thinking and policy interventions. This initiative will fundamentally focus on :
Building stronger relationships and alliances among leaders from across organizations and sectors
Developing clearer intentions and commitments as to what these leaders need to do
Institutionalizing insights, relationships, and intentions, initiatives and actions to co-create better futures.
The main challenges she has subscribed to at the Millennium-Project are Global Foresight and Decision-making, Peace and Conflict.
According to her, Millennium Project has a remarkable reservoir of insights, debates, questions, research, across 15 different global challenges which are extremely valuable for every Node. It pulls in a mind, there is a whirlwind ideas, concepts being shared, conversations leading to the next big global agenda.
Puruesh believes that it is important to not only disseminate foresight work but to also walk through individuals/institutions in assessing the utility of such work through an effective dialogue process.