At People Power, we blend foresight methodologies with gamification to foster community engagement and elevate awareness about the far-reaching implications of global demographic shifts. By harnessing collective intelligence and creativity, we aim to proactively address both future challenges and opportunities. We facilitate this through interactive workshops and interdisciplinary research, collaborating with citizens as well as subject-matter experts. The People Power team is committed to scaling the game globally, extending its transformative impact to diverse communities around the world.
FOUNDER & PROJECT LEAD
Adam, an acclaimed futurist, youth engagement expert, and group process facilitator, has provided educational programs to hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout Asia and Europe. His research which centers primarily on participatory foresight experiments and meaningful youth engagement has been widely published. He is the lead convener for the NGFP Intergenerational Fairness Hub, and a consultant at UNICEF. He won the NGFP IGF award with the initial idea for People Power.
Siddhi Patil is a design researcher based in Pune, India, focusing on futures and foresight. She is an NGFP fellow from the cohort of 2022 and is passionate about exploring the intersection of design and technology, particularly in creating products that have a positive impact on society. Her expertise in social impact, design, and futures and foresight allows her to co-create plausible futures that reflect the desires and needs of the communities she works with.
Population decline and ageing is a global phenomenon. 70% of us live in countries below the population tipping point where fertility rates drop below replacement level. For some, this spells the end of civilisation. For others, it's a cause for celebration! And for most, they haven't got a clue that this is even happening.
With public awareness being so low, we are concerned that population decline could trigger some of the most significant human rights battles of this century. Population decline is the result of some of our biggest development successes: poverty reduction, women in education, family planning, and advances in healthcare, etc. We want to build upon these successes, not reverse them.
We envision a future where the People Power game raises public awareness and anticipatory capacity to such a degree that humanity gets ahead of these disruptions before they happen, driving much-needed systemic transformation, while protecting human rights.