The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures has an exciting year ahead. We’ll be releasing the last two volumes in our Patterns of Potential Human Progress (PPHP) series. The fourth volume, on infrastructure, will be released this spring, and the fifth and final volume, on governance, will be available by the fall. In addition to our own team members who have worked diligently on the PPHP series for the past several years, we’d like to thank Frederick S. Pardee for his continued support and involvement.
Our team also has several other projects that we hope to advance this year. We plan to continue working in Peru with CEPLAN, Peru’s national strategy center, as it develops its Peru 2050 project, and with Oxfam America on its agricultural futures project there. Additionally, we intend to expand upon our training workshops and forecasting projects for the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) and the African Union Commission. Our team is also moving forward with the Western Cape provincial government in South Africa, further embedding and enhancing the IFs provincial model across their government. This includes sending our center’s research assistants to help with development of the model and additional government capacity-building throughout the year. In addition, the Pardee Center will continue collaborating with the SENS Foundation to explore the possible implications of low-senescence aging.
Finally, for the sake of increased transparency and openness, we’ll be making some major updates in our online presence this next year. The Frederick S. Pardee Center will be launching a new website to display the center’s work and the IFs model itself. We’ll also be making important changes to our IFs help system as we push to provide more extensive model documentation for our current and potential IFs system users.