Puruesh Chaudhary

Designation:  Distinguished Fellow

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Puruesh Chaudhary is a futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. She is a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). She has a professional master’s degree in International Negotiation and Policymaking from Institut De Hautes Études Internationales Et Du Développement, Geneva. Her work mostly involves futures research, knowledge-collaborations and content intelligence within the framework of human security. She has worked with multilateral donors and aid agencies, news organizations and multinationals in advancing development efforts in Pakistan. Featured amongst the World’s top female futurists, she is the Founder and President of AGAHI, a non-governmental organization, which works extensively on creating shared spaces for interactive learning, collaborative thinking and knowledge sharing. Pakistan Foresight Initiative, a project of AGAHI aims to improve policymaking and strategic narratives on key priority areas of the foresight lab by engaging legislators, strategists, academicians and the community developing shared understanding for effective implementation of decisions. She has produced foresight research compilation on the Future of Pakistan up to 2060 and is a published co-author for ‘The Future of Business’ a critical insight on rapidly changing world. Championing “Shaping the future of journalism”, Chaudhary has co-founded Pakistan’s annual journalism awards (The Agahi Awards); content analysis framework (Media Credibility Index and Ethical Media Audit); created foresight research fellowship opportunities on ‘Peace and Technology’ with the Department of Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University and The China Study Center of COMSATS Information and Technology Institute. She is an advocate for futures thinking at elementary and secondary schools and is working in collaboration with Teach the Future, developing academic curricula. The Center of International Media Ethics has honored her to serve as its Ambassador to Pakistan campaigning for quality journalism in the country; she now sits on CIME’s Board of Advisors and is developing foresight journalism modules. She is a Mentor for UN-Habitat Youth Fund Programme. Chaudhary is the Alumnae at the National Defense University in Pakistan and has also been recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. She is an ASPEN Alumni, a member of the World Futures Society and is on the Planning Committee of the Millennium-Project (Global Futures Studies and Research). Additionally, Chaudhary is the co-founder of Media Development Trust and has been the Director at Mishal Pakistan. She is invited to various international and domestic forums to speak on futures, storytelling and human security.

Email: puruesh@gmail.com

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