ISLAMABAD—Realtime Delphi (RTD) is one of the foresight techniques (Brainstorming, Scenario Writing, Trend Impact Analysis, Cross Impact Analysis.) that is used for collecting and composition of opinions from a group of participants.

It offers speed, efficiency, transparency to the study administrators (the academics), and flexibility to the participants, usually through Realtime Delphi (RTD) tool.

Puruesh Chaudhary, Founder and President AGAHI said, “we need to develop tools, collaborate with one another to improve our overall thinking on emerging issues.

Realtime Delphi help us connect academia, expert panels, different communities to enhance that thinking”.

The core objective of the study is to help academics understand Foresight Lab`s research and its utility through Realtime Delphi (RTD) technique and concept of RTD tool, consideration and usage of the State of Future Index (SOFI) variables.

The out come of the computation and the net result obtained via technology. Then export of the same for trends and graphs.

Futures thinking facilitate the process of institutionalized decisions amongst the leadership corridors as an on-going deliberative practice looking at both medium- and long-term implications of a policy action.

This improves learning faculty and increases the quality of policy inputs and strategic outcomes – ultimately reducing the chances of policy failures.

AGAHI has trained more than 200 faculty members from different universities of Pakistan including Institute of Space Technology (Islamabad), Quaid-i-Azam University (Islamabad), COMSATS University (Islamabad), University of Lahore (Lahore), Institute of Management Sciences (Peshawar), Institute of Business Administration (Karachi), Sanjan Nagar Institute of Philosophy and Arts (Lahore), Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences (Quetta), University of Balochistan (Quetta), National University of Modern Languages (Islamabad).

Foresight Lab is an open, systematic, participatory process that supports research and formulation of policies as a result with a medium- to long-term perspective. It is an unconscious individual capacity to think about the future.

It does not aim to predict the future but to help us build it. Foresight Lab is uniquely positioned as a facilitative platform, where the country’s academia and think tanks collaborate to share knowledge and implement appropriate action plans for a more promising future, primarily by applying the RTD Technique.

AGAHI is a not for profit organization established in Islamabad in 2011 under the Society Registration Act 1860. Its primary function is to create non-paid communication strategies, content intelligence structures, development collaterals and tools for diverse sectors and organizations.

AGAHI encourages and advises individuals and institutions in pursuing and supporting initiatives to improve the state of development in Pakistan.

AGAHI in association with several leading national and international partners focuses on creating shared spaces for interactive learning, collaborative thinking, and knowledge sharing. It is at the forefront of devising foresight research and future scenarios work in Pakistan. AGAHI works with highly motivated and qualified professionals who have substantial experience in learning and leadership development.

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