AGAHI to implement futures thinking in schools and colleges
Islamabad – Thursday 21 January 2016: Anticipating and influencing change are necessary skills in a world of increasing innovation and complexity. AGAHI and Teach the Future aim to implement futures thinking and futures studies in schools and colleges in Pakistan. “We want to teach the whole human story – past, present and future” says Dr. Peter C. Bishop a renowned futurist, previously Director of the Futures Studies Program at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop is the Founding Director of Teach the Future; “preparing students for the future, it is important for us to tell them what we can about where they are headed”, Bishop added.
AGAHI and Teach The Future will work together to make significant progress toward futures thinking for the good of Pakistan. “Next generation of leadership at all levels
need to go through futures thinking programmes, the earlier they start, the more prepared and effective they’d be as they grow-up and become part of the decision-making process”, says Puruesh Chaudhary Founder and President AGAHI. “The education system in Pakistan can truly benefit from teaching students higher order thinking skills, empowering them to envision a preferred future in such a complicated and an uncertain environment”, Chaudhary further added.
AGAHI’s academic partnership with Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University and The China Study Center of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology implemented Dr. Inayatullah Foresight Fellowship Programme on ‘Peace and Technology’; an effort to improve foresight research work in Pakistan. AGAHI’s Foresight Lab continues to build a network of institutional and individual relationships across the country facilitating and conducting futures research in support for the Pakistan Foresight Initiative. The initiative aims to build stronger relationships and alliances amongst leaders across organizations and sectors demonstrating the ability to explore emerging ideas and values co-creating better futures.
AGAHI is a not for profit organization established in Islamabad in 2011 under the Society Registration Act 1860; focusing on national and international security, ICT, competitiveness, human security, governance, ethics and values.
Teach the Future is an initiative to establish futures thinking as a natural component to of secondary, post-secondary and professional education.