African Futures 2025
Available in electronic version
African Futures 2025 is a six parts scenario series on long-range issues that concern the future of Africa.
The Millennium Project Feasibility Study produced the series in 1994 under the umbrella of African Futures Project by the United Nations Development Program. The objective of the project was to assist African countries to conduct long-term prospective studies at the national level. It also intended to assist in building an endogenous capacity in the continent for strategic long-term reflection, futures studies, and strategic planning and management.
The series includes:
1) Technological Capacity
2) International Economic Policy and International Trade
3) Agriculture and Food Security
4) Life Support and Sustainable Development
5) Population, Education and Human Welfare
6) Peace, Governance and Culture
This report presents the
future-oriented visions and ideas on Africa while outlining the process
of applying the National Long-Term Perspective Studies (NLTPS) to the national
development strategy in Africa.
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by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon, in 1998-1999
Examples and case studies when Futures Studies influenced decision
This study was made for the Army Environmental Policy Institute. The full report is included in the State of the Future reports.
Free copies of the edited version of the report can be obtained from the Army Environmental Policy Institute, e-mail: John Fittipaldi <John.Fittipaldi@hqda.army.mil>
In the period from August 2004 to July 2005, the Millennium Project conducted a study of emerging global ethical issues and principles by which such issues might be resolved in the future. The scope was global and the time horizon stretched to 2050. More specifically, the purposes of this study were to:
- Identify important, novel ethical issues of global scale that might
come on the scene within the next 50 years
- Assess the relative importance of these issues and the likelihood of
- Articulate the key principles that might be used in the solution of such ethical issues.
For all of these, we hoped to identify the similarities and differences in perceptions among the subgroups participating in the study, for example, people from various regions and men and women.
The questionnaires are available at http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/study05.html
Please click here to get the final report (as MsWord file).
by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon, 1999
Very long-range scenarios and foreseeable factors that might
significantly affect the next 1000 years.
The Scenarios are included in the State of the Future reports and also available at http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/scenarios/index.html.
A Brief Overview of Potential Environmental Pollution and Health Hazards Resulting
from Possible Military Uses of Nanotechnology with Implications for Research
Priorities Helpful to Prevent and/or Reduce Such Pollution and Hazards
-- Study conducted in 2004-05 --
by Jerome C. Glenn, Elizabeth Florescu, and Theodore J. Gordon Analysis of the statements delivered by heads of State or Governmentat at the UN Millennium Summit, September 6-8, 2000. The full report is included in the State of the Future reports (2001 and after).
Prepared by the Centro Latinoamericano de Globalizacon y Prospectiva, the Latin American node of the Millennium Project, this CD-ROM includes the Spanish version of the 1997 and 1998 State of the Future reports, and papers on Corruption, Globalization, Organized Crime, Political Systems, Roadmaps, Reflections on the Future, and a lot more.
Price: $49.50 US dollars
Views from the Millennium Project on the Future of Technology with Implications for Society and the United Nations System
Paper prepared by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon for the conference: On the Threshold: The United Nations and Global Governance in the New Millennium, Jnuary 19-21, 2000, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
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The World Perceived by the Heart of Europe
Published by the Society for Sustainable Living and Palacky University Olomouk, this book is is a collections of papers on the future prepared by participants of the Central European Node of the Millennium Project. To get a free copy e-mail: Pavel Novacek <firstname.lastname@example.org> in the Czech Republic or email@example.com, in other parts of the world.
by Theodore J. Gordon
Present trends in technology and in CO2 accumulation suggest that we will probably be in deep trouble in a few decades, if we do not take more aggressive action now to address the problem.
and Adoptive Sectoral Innovation System in Nanotechnology to Accelerate Scientific
& Technological Breakthroughs and Improve Human Conditions"
by Dr. Nadezhda Gaponenko, Head of Department, Centre of Science Development Study, Russian Node co-Chair
by Mika Aaltonen, Adjunct Professor (Foresight & Complexity), and Head and Chairman of the Board of StraX (the research unit for strategic intelligence and exploration of futures) at Helsinki University of Technology