Dubai, UAE – Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) Wednesday launched the Global Futurist Society to be headquartered at the Museum of the Future (MOTF), in collaboration with two leading organisations, creating an alliance that will establish MOTF s an epicenter for the world’s futurists and visionaries.
The Association of Professional Futurists and The Millennium Project became founding members of the Global Futurist Society after signing a collaboration agreement with DFF.
The agreement was signed during the Dubai Future Forum 2022, the first edition of the world’s largest gathering of futurists, at the MOTF.
The landmark partnership will pave the way for more collaborations and for other organisations to join the Global Futurist Society in the coming months.
The Global Futurist Society headquarter at the MOTF creates a physical center for international and cross-border dialogue on how nations, private enterprise, entrepreneurs and citizens can navigate and work towards building a positive and responsible future for humanity.
It will harness the knowledge and expertise of local and global networks and members of the constituent parties to shape practices in future foresight and horizon scanning, while identifying cross-border trends which can be shaped, mitigated and capitalised upon.
“The MOTF will be an incubator for global institutions, experts and all those interested in imaging and designing the future,” Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi said. “It will provide an innovative, integrated ecosystem to promote global dialogues and collaborations between different parties around all future-related topics, trends, insights and transformations without any limitation to human creative thinking and imagination flow.”
Chair, Association of Professional Futurists Shermon Cruz said that the commitment to expand the understanding and use of foresight requires a global, dynamic and collaborative effort.
“ The partnership between the Association of the Professional Futurists and the Dubai Future Foundation aims to nurture that commitment,” he said. “The Association of Professional Futurists is pleased to be part of the Global Future Society to contribute to continually advance excellence in the foresight profession and demonstrate the value of foresight to our stakeholders and the world.”