Strategic Foresight Initiative: Putting Foresight Into Practice : Browse Recent Ideas

FEMA’s Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) is a transformative, community-wide effort to create an enduring foresight capability. The goal of SFI is to advance strategic planning and thinking about the future. The intent is to prepare the emergency management community for new challenges and opportunities presented by our changing environment.

The SFI report Crisis and Disaster Resilience 2030 focused on a deep analysis of future emergency management needs. The more recent document Toward More Resilient Futures: Putting Foresight Into Practice shifts the focus from theory towards practice. This document is intended to demonstrate the value of strategic foresight, inspire new thinking, and highlight the contributions of members of the Whole Community who are currently taking forward-leaning action to enhance disaster resilience.

On this IdeaScale page, we would like to invite you to contribute your suggestions for individuals, organizations, or projects that in some way address any of the 15 SFI Strategic Needs (found on pages 13-23 of the 2030 report or page 40 of the Toward More Resilient Futures report). These “needs” were developed during a scenario planning workshop where alternative future worlds were considered by a wide spectrum of disaster management professionals. The strategic needs represent the approaches, tools, and partnerships required to build resilience in the context of these multiple hypothetical futures.

We appreciate your efforts to help us locate, spotlight, and learn from the stories of those who are thinking ahead and building resilience now. In your post, please describe why you believe their work fulfills one or multiple SFI Strategic Needs.

To learn more about SFI and to read additional research materials, we encourage you to visit our website.

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