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Welcome to the Introduction to the Humanitarian Future and Foresight course! 

In this course you will learn how to plan in the present for things that could happen in the future that you know may disrupt your work or your organisation's work in general. You will learn how to think disruptively and plan strategically to build a stronger strategy that is more durable and resistant to new innovations.

The Humanitarian Future & Foresight course is available in English (contextualised for the East Africa region).

A person with a thinking bubble Is this course for me? 
  This course is for all humanitarian leaders, of now or the future, who want to future-proof their work and organisations and be prepared for any disruptive innovations or events. This course will give you the building blocks you need to create a future scenario and talk about it with confidence.

You can take this course on an individual basis, or team up with colleagues and follow the group challenge ideas throughout the course. 

A person with a lightbulb over their head How will I benefit from this course?
   On completion of this course you will be able to:
    • Discuss foresight using the basic concepts;
    • Spot and know the difference between trends, disruptions and signals;
    • Understand the future of Natural Hazards, Famine and Food Security, and Protracted Crises and Displacement on a deeper level and spot future signals;
    • Apply foresight methods to your work and for your organization;
    • Build a case for your project, point of view, etc. by creating a compelling future scenario that uses insights from foresight methods and storytelling theory.

A clock showing 15 minutes passing How long will it take? 
  It should take you about 6 hours to complete the course. 
    • Self-guided e-learning: 3 hours
    • Worksheet exercises: 2 hours
    • Webinar video: 1 hour

Three stacks of coins with a question mark on the top How much does it cost? 
  This course is free.

A certificate scroll with a rosette on it Will I get a certificate at the end? 
  Yes! You will be able to download a certificate and claim a digital badge after you have completed the following activities: 
    1. Eight short e-learning modules
    2. The knowledge check quiz
    3. The webinar video
    4. The pre- and post-assessment
    5. The feedback form

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There are several ways how your colleagues could benefit from your learning experience:

  1. Encourage your colleagues ttake this course on Kaya.
  2. If you think your colleagues would benefit from more structured support, why not form a learning circle (inspired by Peer-to-Peer University) and meet with your colleagues to take this course together? You can be their guide and make use of the group challenge ideas throughout the course. 

The word 'start' and a question mark in a circle How do I start? 
Click on      Join      button on this page. This will take you through to the course. Don't worry if you stop the course halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.