v President, founder & CEO of the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, PUF,
Head and founder of Millennia2015, An Action Plan for women's empowerment and equality, international foresight research process;
Creator owner of MAD-Skills.eu "Master, Apply and Dynamise your skills",
v Director of research at The Destree Institute,
Head Information Society and Gender equality,
Network administrator of The Destree Institute,
Independant Regional Foresight Unit (CiPré), the Wallonia Policiy Lab,
NGO official partner of UNESCO (consultative status), and in Special consultative status with the ECOSOC, United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2012.
Contact information :
Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation,
9/4, avenue Louis Huart - BE 5000 Namur, Wallonia, Belgium
v delahaut.marie-anne [at] millennia2025-foundation.org
v delahaut.marie-anne [at] millennia2025.org
v delahaut.marie-anne [at] institut-destree.eu
v delahaut.marie-anne [at] mad-skills.eu
Marie-Anne Delahaut is Director of research at The Destree Institute. She also serves as head of the Information Society Unit and network administrator at The Destree Institute, European Institute of Foresight Research, NGO official partner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) (consultative status) and Organization in Special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2012.
She is president, founder and CEO of the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, international public utility foundation (PUF) whose goal is to realize the concrete actions of the Millennia2015 foresight research process for equality between women and men, respect for human rights, promotion of the human capital and of digital solidarity in order to empower women
Bachelor in Education, qualified teacher of French and of English, she has developed, since 1987, an expertise in ICT networks administration. She develops the independent telecommunication networks of The Destree Institute, of the Millennia2025 Foundation and of MAD-Skills "Master, Apply and Dynamise your skills".
She participates in the UN World Summit on the information society since 2003. She has published studies and a 544 pages book about "Foresight and governance of the internet" presented at the WSIS 2005 in Tunis. Member of the Internet Society (ISOC), she has created the Chapter Wallonia (ISOC Belgium - Wallonia) in 1998 and served as president between 2005 and 2009. She attended trainings in Foresight at Futuribles in Paris and with the Millennium Project in Washington. In 2014, she has successfully completed the Houston University professional Certificate in Strategic Foresight.
She is a member of the Board of the Brussels-Area Node of the Millennium Project and director of publication of the French version of the "State of the Future" 2005 and 2006, member of the French-Speaking Women Council of Belgium, of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, of the ALL Ladies League "Global movement for the welfare, wealth, and wellbeing of ALL by empowering women's leadership", of the Women's Major Group "Creating a just & sustainable future".
She was awarded the title of "Outstanding Woman 2011" for "her work and her action in favor of equal opportunities between women and men" from the Belgian Federal Deputy Prime Minister, in charge of Employment and Equal Opportunities in Brussels and received the diploma of "Namur Woman of the century" in Namur in 2011. She has been selected among the "Women Inspiring Europe" 2012 by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). She has received the "Golden Star of Africa" Award 2013 in Cotonou, Benin. She is included in the List of the world's top female futurists collected par Ross Dawson in 2015. She was awarded the "Anne-Marie Lizin and Théroigne de Méricourt" Prize in 2016 for "her actions in the struggle for women's empowerment and the determination of her daily commitment to equality between women and men" in Namur. She is conferred with the award of "Woman of the Decade in Community Leadership" by the Women Economic Forum 2018 in The Hague.
In 2007, Marie-Anne Delahaut has created the foresight research process Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges". With foresight as a method and the information society as context in solidarity, Millennia2015, henceforth implemented by the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, is structured in several international conferences (www.millennia2015.org/Foresight_Process): in Liege by The Destree Institute in 2008, in Paris at the Ecole des Mines in 2011, in Paris with the patronage of the UNESCO at its Headquarters in 2012 for Millennia2015 "An Action Plan for Women's Empowerment", at the University of Namur in 2015 for "Millennia2025 Solidarity-Women". The statements presenting the Millennia2025 concrete actions to the UN Women Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) are selected and published by UN Women since 2013 and in the UN WSIS Stocktaking since 2008. "Millennia2025 & MAD-Skills, "Share and value your Skills for innovation and empowerment" was presented to the UN CSW62 in New York and nominated to the UN WSIS Prize 2018 in Geneva.
She is the author "Together for equality!", ("Ensemble pour l'égalité !") honored by the Preface written by Ms Irina Bokova, then Director General of the UNESCO. The 608 pages book published in September 2016, presents "Foresight, international networks and concrete actions for women's empowerment and gender equality: Stocktaking 2007-2016 - Objective 2025":
Marie-Anne Delahaut lives in Wallonia, near the French border. Married, she has three sons, one daughter and three grandsons.
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v Header photo by Marie-Anne Delahaut : UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 30.06.2015.