Millennia2015 confirmed partnership with
The Millennium Project and the World Future Society
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 07-11.07.2011
As every year, The Destree Institute has participated in The Millennium Project Planning Committee (MP-PC) and in the World Future Society (WFS) international conference "Moving from Vision to Action", held this year in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, 7-11 July 2011.
During the MP-PC chaired by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon, Marie-Anne Delahaut, as member of the Board of the Millennium Project Brussels Area Node, Director of research at The Destree Institute, Head and founder of Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges", has presented the outputs of the foresight research process leading to the international conference "Millennia2015, An action plan for women's empowerment" organized by The Destree Institute and the UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris in 2012 in the presence of Mrs Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.
During the WFS conference and in the presence of Timothy C. Mack, president of the World Future Society, Marie-Anne Delahaut has chaired a Millennia2015 meeting - sponsored by the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - to valorize the networking strength of Millennia2015, a think and action tank gathering 1.400 members from 77 countries. Millennia2015 regional Communities (such as Benin, Goma-RDC, Nepal, Ivory Coast and Senegal) and International Working Groups (such as WeHealth, Women1325 and Women in Science) are very active and Millennia2015 members have already sent 243 answers to Millennia2015 ongoing foresight exercise. Several of them were present in Vancouver.
During these two events, The Millennium Project, the World Future Society and their partners reasserted their intellectual support to Millennia2015, organized under the high patronage of the UNESCO. Millennia2015 acts for gender equality, women's empowerment, respect of human's rights for women and girls, their full participation to political, economic and social decisions in cooperation with men, working together for the construction of more ethics and respectful futures in line with the Millennium Development Goals, the World Summit on the Information Society, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and, of course, UN Women. Millennia2015 examines futures issues that will have a strong influence on women's life in the knowledge society in every country, and their responsibilities with regards to their evolution at a global level, in order to build fairer and more ethic futures at the horizon 2025. Built with the support of the International Organization of la Francophonie.
In Vancouver, during the MP-PC, Ted Gordon, Jerry Glenn and Elizabeth Florescu have presented the Millennium Project "2011 State of the Future", to be published in August 2011.
Philippe Destatte, Director general of The Destree Institute, chair of the MP Brussels Area Node and recently elected for a 3-years mandate to the MP Board of Directors, has contributed to the MP Board Meeting held at the end of the MP Planning Committee and he has chaired the WFS session "Futurists' Views from Around the World". Michaël Van Cutsem, Director of research at The Destree Institute and chair of its Foresight Unit, has also participated in the WFS conference "Moving from Vision to Action".
A few photos
MPPC 2011 in Vancouver: Marie-Anne Delahaut and Philippe Destatte listening to a foresight master class by Theodore J. Gordon
- Marie-Anne Delahaut with Timothy C. Mac, Jerome C. Glenn et Theodore J. Gordon;
- Members of the Millennium Project Planning Committee in Vancouver;
- with Concepción Olavarrieta;
- with Michaël Van Cutsem and Philippe Destatte;
- Geci Karuri-Sebina;
- Zhouying Jin;
- with Geci Karuri-Sebina, Nadezhda Gaponenko and Ibon Zugasti;
- Vancouver, the Pacific Ocean.
Photos: Marie-Anne Delahaut (c) Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation
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