SESSION DETAILS

Plenary Session 2

Futures of Partnerships for a Safer World

1 February 2018

17:00 - 18:00 hrs

ROOM :

BANGKOK CONVENTION A

BACKGROUND :

This plenary is an interactive session that will introduce four core questions, based on the Futures approach, to shape the discourse of partnerships for greater biosecurity in the world. It will begin with an introduction of Futures thinking by Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair of Futures Studies and Professor at Tamkang University, Taiwan. Then, the plenary will involve a short discussion on the current state of partnerships or lack of in certain thematic areas, and challenges in forging effective partnerships. It will delve into exploring various futures for partnerships and what effective and inclusive partnerships can achieve to make the world a safer place for all. Attempting to jointly uncover the “unknown unknowns” within a Futures methodology will lead to an innovative approach in organizing an interactive plenary that would hopefully lead to new directions and interesting discussions within the parallel sessions.

OBJECTIVES :

  • To jointly envision possible scenarios for the future of partnerships in EID and AMR.
  • To generate excitement in creating effective partnerships for a safer world by imagining alternate futures based on Futures techniques. It is envisioned that the novelty of the technique will add to the richness of PMAC and to bring in cross-disciplinary approaches into a Public Health conference.
  • To get participants to think creatively in an out-of-the-box manner on working collaboratively together to build greater biosecurity for all.

 

Moderator

Sohail Intayatullah

Professor

UNESCO CHAIR, TAMKANG, USIM, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST

Australia

Panelist

Diah Saminarsih

Advisor to Minister

Ministry of Health Indonesia

Indonesia

Sania Nishtar

President

Heartfile

Pakistan

Ken Banks

Founder

FrontlineSMS

United Kingdom