WFSF Middle East and North Africa Chapter

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University
Dr Issa Al Ansari

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) in Saudi Arabia is one of the institutions that actively induces work towards anticipating the future, and spreading future literacy in the region. As a dynamic institution, we have defined our set of values, one of which states that PMU will always ensure a futuristic outlook in defining strategies and making institutional decisions and community contributions. In the early beginnings of 2019, PMU institutionalized its efforts in the field of Futures Studies by establishing Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies. Since then, the center has grown rapidly with agreements with renowned institutions such as UNESCO, WFSF, and others.


Dr. Issa Al Ansari
President,
Prince Mohammad bin Fahad University

Dr. Faisal Yousif Al Anezi

Today PMU and UNESCO are demonstrating the importance of collaboration for effective leadership by launching this partnership to develop and diffuse futures literacy at our university, in the Gulf Region, and worldwide. Through close engagement with the global futures literacy network we will tackle the challenges of societal transitions and inter-generational relationship. This is the mission of PMU’s centre for futuristic studies and of the proposed UNESCO chair at PMU


Dr. Faisal Yousif Al Anezi
Vice-President for Academic Affairs,
Prince Mohammad bin Fahad University

WSWF

In 2019, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) signed an agreement for a 5-year collaboration. Dr. Erik Øverland and Dr. Issa Al Ansari opened the WFSF Middle East and North Africa (MENA) chapter, where PMU developed and is operating the Chapter. In addition, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies (PMFCFS) and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) announced their first futures research grant proposal on February 12, 2020.


Dr. Peter Bishop

Founder of Teach the Future organization


Dr.Bishop presented a lecture titled: “Futures for All”

Dr. Bishop introduced the concepts of futures studies and stressed on the significance of such studies for current and future generations. Dr. Bishop explained how futures studies are adaptable to all fields, and we should start envisioning the different scenarios of the future, as the future does not possibly hold a single point of view.

Riel Miller

Head of Futures Literacy at UNESCO

The future matters because it is part of our anticipatory system, a system that influences our actions – what we do…

PMFCFS signed an MOU with the Future Foresight Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE. February 2020.

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies (PMFCFS) located at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University is open to the academic community and to the public at large so that it can become a viable contributor to the 2030 vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We envision its role to embrace the entire Arab region and to be influential at the national and regional level through research and practical applications.


Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University and UNESCO signed an innovative Futures Literacy Partnership Agreement, to develop Futures Literacy at PMU and in the Gulf region. Read more.


Futures Studies are an imperative necessity and...
A reality for both developed and developing countries in order to adjust to technological innovations and to regional and international developments. Hence, Futures Studies have received great attention from industry experts and academics.

WSWF

Introduction to Futures Studies
PMFCFS developed a new course in association with the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF). This course will allow students to get an international exposure Read more…




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