11th – 12th December 2019, Dorsett Hartamas
What role will ASEAN countries play in addressing pressing global challenges over the next decades? And how can public and private stakeholders position themselves to manage threats and capture opportunities from the transition to sustainable technologies and practices?
On the 11th and 12th December 2019, the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC) and Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) organized an ASEAN Foresight Alliance Workshop.
Facilitated by MyForesight®’s Dr. Tan Shu Ying and Dr. Liz Alexander, the training was designed to gear up ASEAN member countries’ officials with leading foresight thinking and practices to address the opaque nature of a technology-disrupted future.
Despite a rush of interest in Industry 4.0, the workshop provided participants a clear blueprint to enhance the effectiveness of their long range planning through the application of futures thinking tools. Of these, the training walked participants through tools such as emerging issue analysis, future triangles, macro-history, causal layered analysis, (macro, meso and micro levels), visioning and back-casting.
Held at the Dorsett Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, going forward, it is hoped that a network of ASEAN countries working together will emerge as key actors for global change. As in other regions, ASEAN countries will need to build outward-looking alliances with that go beyond existing domestically focused joint efforts. This will, perhaps, be a longer, slower development and will require more similar efforts to be put in place.