IEA Training Manual - Module 6 - Exercises

Exercise 6.1
Think of a time when you have imagined different future possibilities to help you solve a problem in your everyday life. Take five minutes to write a brief summary focusing on the following que ...
Exercise 6.2
In groups of 3-4 persons, discuss the following questions for five minutes. Be prepared to discuss your key points in plenary. Are you familiar with scenarios that have been developed in th ...
Exercise 6.4.3
Working in small groups, each person takes 4-5 minutes to consider the GEO scenarios and answer the following question: What trends in the present day world are signals of one of the four GEO sce ...
Exercise 6.5
In small groups, discuss the objectives, proposed process design and content of a planned or hypothetical regional, national or sub-national scenario exercise. Report back to plenary to discuss yo ...
Exercise 6.6
For your country, a set of national scenarios for a selected issue (water, energy, food security, tourism) is to be developed. In small groups, select an issue and discuss which existing policies ...
Exercise 6.7.1 a
In a previous exercise, you have selected an issue and discussed which existing policies would be relevant for consideration in the scenario. These provide the answers to the first four questions ...
Exercise 6.7.1 b
Continuing the previous discussion in plenary produce a list of the stakeholders that would have to be included in the scenario exercises.
Exercise 6.7.1 c
Figure 5: General scenario themes Source: Gallopin and Raskin 2002. In small groups identify a s ...
Exercise 6.7.1 d
For the themes and sub-themes identified above attempt to fill in the following table. Build on the results of the exercise from Section 6: Theme Targ ...
Exerise 6.7.2 a
Divide into small groups (one for each of the themes developed above) and produce a list of the main drivers and describe how they could develop in the future. Discuss the tables in plenary. ...
Exercise 6.7.2 b
In small groups for each of the themes discussed above, take the list of drivers and categorize them using Figure 8. Present the diagrams in plenary and discuss the drivers that fall in the catego ...
Exercise 6.7.3 a
In four groups, develop plausible short stories for each of the scenarios defined by the scenario framework specified in the previous exercise. The stories need to present the situation at the end ...
Exercise 6.7.3 b
Explore scenario quantification using the International Futures model developed by Barry Hughes at the University of Denver. For this exercise computers and access to the internet will be required ...
Exercise 6.7.3 c
For the scenario narratives developed above discuss in groups the particular policy areas that would be most relevant for inclusion in the scenario. Which new policies would be critical to reach t ...