About the 2022 awards
The Next Generation Foresight Practitioners (NGFP) awards is an initiative by SOIF. The awards recognise the next generation's endeavours in shaping the future. Launched in April 2018, the ambition was to support young leaders and innovators around the world as they drive foresight practice in their communities. Today, the awards are part of a broader programme that is nurturing an international network of foresight practitioners to come together and develop personally, professionally, and collectively. We advocate for their integral role in agenda-setting, and connect them with today’s decision-makers at the highest levels.
We have had a fantastic set of applications in 2022. This year, the NGFP awards have great gender diversity and winners across 14 countries and six regions.
Next Generation Foresight Practitioners - Young Voices Award
In collaboration with SOIF the Young Voices awards showcase the voices, hopes, and projects of youth 12 to 17-year-olds. Youth from all over the world submit their ideas on how to make the world a better place. The projects must demonstrate a clear connection with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year, Nataly and Stephanie, both from Peru, are the Young Voices Winners (USD 1,000). They developed a project to manufacture sanitary pads made of banana peel bioplastic. Besides being biodegradable, the production also promotes farmers' economy by remunerating them for peels that would, otherwise, be discarded.
Three runners-up will receive USD 500 prize to also accelerate their proposals. Six other top finalists are also recognized for their ideas and efforts in building a better future.
Join us in congratulating the award winners this year.
What's next for NGFP winners?
After winning an NGFP award, all awardees are invited to become part of the Young Voices Network and go on a journey of personal and professional development with their peers.
Thank you to our Judges
Finally, we would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all our 2022 judges. Without their help, it would not be possible to make the awards a reality.