by: Abdul Rahim Khan Ghouri Karachi Pakistan:
Karachi: IMAGINE – Institute of Futures Studies is thrilled to announce a momentous achievement as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has favorably approved the establishment of “UNESCO Chairs in Futures Literacy and Futures Studies” at Iqra University, Karachi Pakistan.
This remarkable milestone marks a significant step forward in the promotion of Futures Literacy and Futures Studies within Pakistan and beyond. IMAGINE, in collaboration with Iqra University, is poised to lead the charge in driving the exploration of sustainable futures, fueled by imagination and visionary thinking.
“We are deeply honored and excited by UNESCO’s approval of our initiative,” said Prof. Dr. Shams Hamid, Dean Social Sciences and Founding Director, IMAGINE – Institute of Futures Studies. “This achievement is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a brighter and more sustainable future through the power of foresight and innovation.”
The approval from UNESCO paves the way for the formalization of an agreement between UNESCO and Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan, in the coming weeks. This historic endeavor is set to establish the very first “UNESCO Chair in Futures Literacy and Futures Studies” within Pakistan, marking a groundbreaking development in the field.
Futures Literacy and Futures Studies have gained increasing importance in today’s ever-changing world, where the ability to anticipate and shape sustainable futures is of paramount significance. IMAGINE’s commitment to this cause is unwavering, and this approval by UNESCO further underscores the institute’s dedication to advancing the field.
“We look forward to the formalization of this agreement with great enthusiasm and optimism,” Professor Dr. Shams Hamid added. “This achievement not only represents a significant stride in our mission but also opens doors to extensive collaboration, research, and knowledge exchange in the domain of Futures Literacy and Futures Studies.”
IMAGINE – Institute of Futures Studies extends its gratitude to all supporters, partners, and individuals who have been instrumental in making this achievement possible. Together, we aim to shape a more informed and visionary world for the generations to come.