By Steven D. Prager, DAPA, CIAT
"Strategic foresight? What’s that?"-- we often hear when introducing the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight project to our internal and external partners. Yes, let’s admit it: strategic foresight is still an unfamiliar concept to many, even among our colleagues. If you don’t understand something, you are often naturally biased against it. To change this undermining attitude towards our work, we at CIAT’s Global Futures and Strategic Foresight team decided to, so to speak, take this bias bull by the horns.
How do you present a complex subject to a diverse audience? One good way is to use games and role-playing.
CIAT recently conducted a game with colleagues from various CIAT offices and members of the Fondo Latinoamericano para Arroz de Riego (FLAR), one of CIAT’s key boundary partners. Read more about the game and outcomes here on the blog of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets: http://pim.cgiar.org/2015/12/22/strategic-foresight-whats-that/
For more information, please contact Steve Prager (CIAT).