1st International Conference for Future Studies and Risk Management



Future Studies and Risk Management: The Science Features and Applied Foresight

18 March 2017


"الدراسات المستقبلية وإدارة المخاطر: الخصائص العلمية والحالة الاستشرافية التطبيقية فى مصر"


Conference activities and final recommendations:

1-     Partnership efforts in Future Foresight:


The members of the delegation representing the Government of Dubai, from the United Arab Emirates, and the General Command of Dubai Police regarding the exchange of experiences in research and studies related to national security and community security. As well as exchanging experiences regarding research methods and intellectual, applied and training approaches for trainees from both sides. This is also in addition to the exchange of publications, publications and Arabic translations issued by the cumulative Egyptian experience since the nineties of the last century in Egypt. This is all within a framework that brings together all other governmental and private institutions working in the fields of scientific forecasting and forecasting from Dubai, Kuwait, Tunisia and Sudan. In partnership with the Millennium Project Foundation, the United Nations University in Tokyo, and its fifty international groups around the world, including the Cairo Group, the Egyptian, Arab and international research base is being established.

In this regard also, memoranda of understanding is exchanged with future foresight institutions from European, Italian and Czech universities, and joint research projects of interest to all parties were prepared, from health and population issues to energy and the phenomenon of international violence and terrorism. On a parallel level, preparations are underway to participate in the Project on the Future of Work and Technology in 2050 with the Millennium Project Foundation in Washington.

Recommendation: It is necessary to maximize participatory efforts in future prospects Represented in the exchange of joint national and foreign memoranda of understanding in the context of research, studies and future approaches to thought, preparing memoranda of understanding in both Arabic and English and adopting them for legal accreditation from the Legal Affairs at the Academy of Scientific Research and exchanging them with the concerned parties.



2-      The need to establish community cooperation protocols to apply the research projects outcomes into industrial scale.


A representative of the business sector participated in the conference as a representative of Tameer Misr and its chairman (A. Mohamed Abdel Azim) as well as its managing director (A. Abdel Hakim Al-Attar). This is in order to support research projects prepared by researchers on the wheat food gap. (Ed Samiha Odeh), and the Egyptian Knowledge System (Prof. Kamal Shaer). Which bodes well for the participation of more businessmen and national capital in support of national development programmes. Also, scientists from qualitative scientific research councils within the Academy of Scientific Research participated in the activities of the conference, each in his specialization, from agriculture to industry, health, water, energy and others.


Recommendation: It is necessary to establish protocols for community cooperation between industrial production units and scientific research bodies, nationally and in the Arab region.


3-      Activating media and presentation for research productivity


By holding Egyptian, Arab and international conferences and practical and intellectual training seminars. The Council held its first workshop in April 2016. That was immediately after its establishment and completion of its formation, with the participation of the IIASA Foundation from the State of Austria (Prof. Pavel Kabat). As well as the participation of the Egyptian Ministry of Planning represented by the Undersecretary responsible for presenting the Egypt 2030 project. This is in addition to introducing the nature of the council's research tasks and the milestones of the development roadmap and its national projects. Today, the council announces its intention to crown its participatory efforts and to hold the first international conference for positive future research on Arab Egypt this year.


Recommendation: It is necessary to activate the media and display the aforementioned research productivity that occurred in today's conference, and to issue a booklet of the conference proceedings, including the topics and lectures presented.



4-      Identify issues and challenges for Egyptian and Arab countries, their international returns, and the development of visions and alternatives for the options available in decision-making.


It is the objective matter and the basis of the functional entity of the Council obtained in describing the existing nature of the transformations in Egypt and their consequences in Arab societies, and their international returns. Which at the end of it represents a number of challenges that need to put forward a number of options in decision-making. And testing its possible and potential feasibility before putting it on the general community environment. This requires the emergence of methods and means of work in the application on the ground in real reality. Which is represented in three circles: the first is the collection of data and information to acquire real knowledge that is examined by the expert, knowledgeable mind, and reviewed by all minds in a democracy of constructive dialogue, freedom of opinion and courage of expression. As well as creating ideas outside the box. Then dealt with the second circle represented in computer technologies, and then the third circle represented by the communications revolution. Thus, the decision-maker has complete credibility, say that it is available far from the three circles of wisdom referred to. Some of the verified models of the mechanisms and methods were presented in the research presented on air pollution and its health effects (Dr. Munir Labib),Egyptian Water Security: Future Trends (Dr. Nisreen Al-Lahham), and the Water, Energy and Food Syndrome as a main axis in the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan - an applied example (Dr. Gasser Hassan).


Recommendation: The necessity of identifying Egyptian and Arab issues and challenges, and their international responses, and setting visions and alternatives for the available options in decision-making in the manner shown above.



5-      On the dissemination of future culture and community awareness:


For the sake of these goals and their achieved feasibility, and for the advanced and explaining reasons, the Council undertakes the development of culture and awareness protocols among the segments of society, each according to its capabilities and environment. In addition to setting nationalization and empowerment policies for education, learning, culture and education curricula, these are undertaken by the relevant ministries and disseminated by the media and NGOs. In addition to the establishment of the future library, the website, the periodical newsletter, the Egyptian-Arabic Encyclopedia, and the Arabic dictionary for future discourse.


Recommendation: It is necessary to work to spread the future culture and community awareness. The importance of thinking and activating future visions that ensure that the future is made in our hands and for our future generations and not in the hands of others.