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Futures studies in Egypt: Water Foresight 2025

Abeer Shakweer (Center for Futures Studies, Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center, Cairo, Egypt)
Reham M. Youssef (Center for Futures Studies, Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center, Cairo, Egypt)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 24 July 2007

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to discuss the Egyptian experience in futures studies through the conducting of a foresight study into the future of water in Egypt to 2025.

Design/methodology/approach

Futures wheel, questionnaires, focus groups, and scenarios workshops have been used in this study.

Findings

The paper represents the obstacles that had to be surmounted in engaging key stakeholders in the foresight study and suggests a set of conclusions and recommendations that could help in a better integration of futures studies into the Government's strategic planning process.

Originality/value

The paper introduces a tailored methodology for a successful scenarios building process in Egypt. Also, it advises on how futures studies could be integrated into the policy making process in Egypt.

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Citation

Shakweer, A. and Youssef, R.M. (2007), "Futures studies in Egypt: Water Foresight 2025", Foresight, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636680710773803

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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