Mini Trip report: Lima, Peru
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- On 2 November 2014
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The National Center for Strategic Planning (CEPLAN) of the Government of Peru, the National Council of Science and Technology, and the National Society of Industries brought me to Lima to speak at their 11th annual conference “Prospecta Forum,” and then meet informally with the CEPLAN staff the following day. Suggestions during the informal meeting ranged from creating Tele-Peru to connect Peruvians overseas with the deployment process back home to working with song writers to help future-orient the consciousness of the country.
That evening the Peru Node was re-launched by the former President of Peru, Alan Garcia (who many expect will become President again in the next election) and Fernando Ortega, Node chair and head of the Peruvian Association of Foresight and Future Studies (APROEF). Currently President Garcia is the Chairman of the Government and Public Management Institute, San Martin de Porres University that is the institutional host of the new Peru Node along with APROEF. Photos of the signing ceremony with the President are below. We also introduced the Spanish edition of the 2013-14 State of the Future (I never saw so many Tweets and on my talks before). In addition to an overview of the global future situation with emphasis on technology, I recommended that Peru create: 1) a future strategy unit in the Office in the President with an informal network of futurists that could rapidly respond to Presidential foresight requests; 2) a Peru State of the Future Index; 3) an annual or semiannual State of the Future of Peru report; 4) a national collective intelligence system open to the public; 5) Establish a permanent Committee for the Future in the national legislature and 6) a public situation cart on leapfrog strategies and opportunities as a wiki.
Fernando also recommended that a futurist training center should be created that would offer on-line foresight training for Latin America with assistance of The Millennium Project.
All the best,
Jerome C. Glenn, CEO