The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is pleased to host a panel discussion on the use of strategic foresight in Asia with Bart Édes, author of Learning from Tomorrow – Using Strategic Foresight to Prepare for the Next Big Disruption.
COVID-19 surprised many governments who found themselves ill-prepared to respond to the massive social and economic disruptions of a pandemic. Similarly disruptive trends – in areas as diverse as food security, climate change, technology, and geopolitics – can be detected on the horizon.
Our expert panellists will discuss some of these emerging trends, how to read weak signals and drivers of change, and what modelling future scenarios can tell us about the potential impact disruption will have on Canada's engagement with the region. The use of strategic foresight will help us better respond to future challenges and be better prepared for the disruptive trends that are already with us and underway.
Moderated Panel Discussion with :
Author and Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Dr. Susann Roth
Advisor & Chief of Knowledge Advisory Services Center, Asian Development Bank (Manila)
Dr. Rathana Peou Norbert-Munns
Southeast Asia Regional Scenarios Coordinator, CGIAR Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (Phnom Penh)
Dr. Jeffrey Reeves (Moderator)
Vice-President Research, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (Vancouver)