Creating New Stories and Alternative Futures for Asia
April 21, 2017

Venue: National Information Society Agency, Seoul, Korea

Organized by: Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Asia Pacific Futurists Network (APFN), and The Korea Association for Futures Studies (KAFS)

Partnering Organizations: National Information Society Agency (NIA), The Seoul Institute, Korea Employment Information Agency (KEIS), Tamkang University, Taiwan, and Association of Professional Futurists, US

Brunei Futures Initiative presented under ‘Regional Special’ Panel Session, 20th April. Panelists from BFI were Dr Ivana Milojević, Yuzilawati Abdullah and Ishan Johari, all from the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, Brunei Darussalam.

Panel presenters discussed the background, context and current efforts of ‘doing futures in Brunei’. Specifically:

Dr Ivana Milojević presented an overview of BFI’s Past, Present and Forthcoming Activities. She provided ‘an outsider’s perspective’ on doing futures in Brunei.

Yuzilawati Abdullah talked about Scenario-building Approaches to Project Brunei's Alternative Futures project. She provided an ‘insider’s perspective’ on doing futures in Brunei.

Ishan Johari presented examples from the Emerging Issues as Warning Signals for Addressing Brunei’s Futures project and Futures Deck, policy brief and the journal article that came as a result.

All three panelists discussed the unique features of planning, strategizing and policy making in Brunei in the context of exploring new stories and futures for Asia in general and South East Asia in particular. The panel concluded with the lively discussion between the panelists and the participants about the commonalities and differences of doing futures in the Asia-Pacific region.