The Millennium Project Opens a New Node in the Knowledge City, Panama, as part of its Worldwide Futurists Network

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The Executive President of the City of Knowledge Foundation and the CEO of The Millennium Project signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Panamanian Node of The Millennium Project.

Knowledge City of Panama, a new Millennium Project Node

Knowledge City of Panama, a new Millennium Project Node

This new partnership will enable the connection between researchers and scientists, as well as decision makers and public authorities, private sector and civil society, with other futurists on a global level.

Professor Jorge R. Arosemena, Executive President of the City of Knowledge Foundation signed the agreement with The Millennium Project, “to implement the Foundation’s decision to create the conditions in the City of Knowledge to develop foresight skills and leadership,” said Professor Arosemena. “This new partnership will enable the connection between researchers and scientists, as well as decision makers and public authorities, private sector and civil society, with other futurists on a global level.” Dr. Gabino Ayarza Sánchez, Research Manager of the City of Knowledge will be the national contact point in Panama with The Millennium Project.

The Knowledge City, located in the former U.S. Army Fort Clayton is creating a new kind of collaboration among academic research, business, and international organizations. “The innovation ecosystem that exists in the City of Knowledge presents the conditions and capabilities for Future Research in partnership with the other 55 Nodes of The Millennium Project, which will have positive impacts on Panama and the world, said Dr. Gabino Ayarza Sánchez. “We will identify people in Panama and the region who are working on foresight and link foresight organizations with the City of Knowledge Foundation to develop foresight studies and applications of futures research methodologies.”

“We are very pleased to work with the Knowledge City to help it become the foresight brain for Panama and the region,” says Jerome Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project. “And to have perspectives from the Knowledge City enrich the evolving global collective foresight of The Millennium Project.”

The City of Knowledge Foundation manages the City of Knowledge campus that has 120 hectares with 236 buildings. It has 195 affiliated entities that have signed an agreement with the Foundation, whose innovative activities are related to six work areas: Biosciences, Human Development, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Environmental Management, Global Services, and Communication and Information Technologies. The City of Knowledge Foundation maintains multiple strategic alliances with domestic and foreign institutions with which it shares interests and knowledge. These partnerships constitute its internal, external, and global networks.

The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank connecting 56 Nodes around the world that identify important long-range challenges and strategies, and initiate and conduct foresight studies, workshops, symposiums, and advanced training. Its mission is to improve thinking about the future and make it available through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today. It produces the annual "State of the Future" reports, the "Futures Research Methodology" series[, the https://themp.org [Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS), and special studies. Over 4,500 futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities have participated in The Millennium Project’s research, since its inception, in 1992. The Millennium Project was selected among the top ten think tanks in the world for new ideas and paradigms by the 2013 and 2014 University of Pennsylvania’s GoTo Think Tank Index, and 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its contributions to collective intelligence systems.

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