Wat staat er de komende weken op de (online) agenda? In dit artikel vindt u diverse webinars of andere virtuele bijeenkomsten in het werkveld van Unesco. Veel aankondigingen zijn - net als de events zelf - in het Engels.

26 mei - webinar 'Hoe creëer je thuis een krachtige leeromgeving?’


Op dinsdag 26 mei van 14u-15u organiseert het Vlaamse Unesco-scholennetwerk samen met Kruit het webinar 'Hoe creëer je thuis een krachtige leeromgeving?’, n.a.v. het gelijknamige artikel dat druk gelezen en gedownload wordt via Klascement (zie de posts op Facebook van 19 en 20 mei).

Het gaat over het belang van een goede fysieke leeromgeving @home en de wijze waarop dergelijke leeromgevingen kunnen worden gerealiseerd. Nederlandse Unesco-scholen zijn van harte uitgenodigd om deel te nemen. 

29 May - Transforming the Future Webinar # 8 - Female Futurists on the Covid-19 Pandemic Shock: Designing a Resilience Strategy


Unesco, as a pioneering force in the global development of Future Literacy since 2012, is hosting a seminar with Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, creator of the LIID Future Lab, a prospective and multi-disciplinary research platform on contemporary world's transformations. The event will take place as a UNESCO webinar on Zoom on 29 May 2020.

Launched in 2018, the UnescoTransforming the Future Seminar series, provide an opportunity to explore topics that arise from the intersection of theory and practice of using-the-future. This year’s Series “Anticipation and Uncertainty: Shocks, Novelty and Learning - Female Futurists on the Covid-19 Pandemic Shock” focuses on the direct connection between, on the one hand, the anticipatory systems and processes that people use to imagine the future, and on the other hand, the origins and unfolding of the Covid-19 pandemic shock.

The proposed lecture on “Designing a Covid-19 resilience strategy and other future experiments” will focus on the theme of economic and societal resilience strategy that LIID Future Lab has designed.

Raphaële Bidault-Waddington is an artist, author and futurologist. Since 2006, she has been a member of the New Club of Paris, an international network of immaterial economy and innovation policy experts (following an experience in financial markets in the 90's and a MSc in Intangible Capital Management), and, since 2015, of the Prospective Lab (Futuribles International).

LIID Future Lab, a post-conceptual art lab, was initiated in 2000 as an art-based research project at a pivotal moment of the digital era, cultural globalization and the knowledge and creative economy. Since then it has been exploring future potentials in very diverse contexts, countries and time horizons, often prototyping and experimenting creative methodologies and formats.

The proposed lecture is intended to share and discuss an economic and societal resilience strategy that LIID Future Lab recently designed and is currently advocating for with a growing pool of peers. This is meant to inspire governments to limit the collapse and shift the socio-economic systems toward a green equation. It is informed by twenty years of future and eco-systemic researches at the crossroads of art, economy, urban development, academia, design and digital humanities.

- LIID Future Lab: www.liid.fr

5 June - Webinar ​on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Role of World Biosphere Reserves


On the occasion of the World Environment Day, 5 June 2020, Unesco New Delhi and Surabhi Foundation along with partners National Biodiversity Authority of India, WWF-India and TERI plan to organize a webinar to discuss the “Framework for developing a Television Series on India’s 11 Biosphere Reserves”.

The webinar will give an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Biosphere Reserve model in a pandemic such as COVID 19.

Biosphere Reserves, which are places to test and demonstrate sustainability at local level, will act as beacons for the transformation needed towards sustainable development. Especially in the present situation of the pandemic, Biosphere Reserves are inextricably linked to Biodiversity, the theme of World Environment Day 2020.

More information: https://en.unesco.org/events/webinar-covid-19-pandemic-and-role-world-biosphere-reserves