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The New Brazilian Paradigms The new Brazilian paradigms

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The New Brazilian ParadigmsThe new Brazilian paradigms

“Because all of Latin America is watching us,

and because we bear hopes of all Latin

Americans, we do not have the right to fail”

President Lula

• Social inclusion as the development axis– Hunger Zero– Land Reform– Education

• Institutional ethics and transparency • Participatory democracy• A new education• Latin America leadership in process (hand in hand)• Increasing participation in the global scenario• In search of autonomy in the world economy• Praise to cultural identity• Sustainable development• Long range planning

The new Brazilian paradigms

Social inclusion as the development axis

1% of the population

has 53% of the wealth.

Employment increase and renda per capita

internal market growth

more investments in social and economic infrastructure

The right for all citizen

to eat three times a day

– Universal Declaration of Human Rights

– Brazilian Constitution

Hunger Zero

New thinking

Progressists with power

A new education

• Bolsa Escola (School Incentive)

• Double vacancies in universities

• War against illiteracy• Schools modernization• Focus on women• Retired people• Studymania


“We have to take education beyond the classrooms”

Cristovam Buarque, a futurist as the leader of the new Brazilian education program

Sustainable development

• Marina Silva - an activist of the environmental movement as the Environment Minister

• Development and implementation of long range policies to allow a better income sharing together with biodiversity conservation

Praise of Identity

• Cultural DNA• Unity in diversity• Culture in primary

education• Self-esteem

Latin America Active Voice

“We want a free trade but it must

be based on reciprocity”

President Lula

Long range planning

Establish long range planning

in the energyand economic sectors.

World Social Forum


another world is possible

Porto Alegre

January 23 – 28, 2003

World Social Forum

1. Democratic and sustainable development

2. Principles and values, human rights, diversity, equality

3. Media and culture against hegemony

4. Political power, civil society and democracy

5. Democratic world order, actions against militarization and peace promotion















2001 2002 2003

The Millenium Project Brazilian Node

NEF Scope

GLOBAL - Millenium Project

Futures Studies - Social Development - Social Responsibility

LOCAL - Organizations of the Future

Knowledge Management - Learning Organizations - Knowledge Technologies

INDIVIDUAL - The Human Potential

Leadership - Creativity - Ethic and Spirit in Organizations

Update• Middle Peace Study

– Shalom Salam Peace

• S & T - 2025 Scenarios• Hazel Henderson weeks (November and January)

– New paradigms in progress– Sustainable development– Quality of life indicators– World Social Forum

• Website www.pucsp.br/nef • Folder• New members

– Fabio Feldmann– Jorge Carcavallo– Oriana White

Projects in Progress

• Futures Studies Program – PUC-SP• New indicators conference (October 23

– 25)• Imagine Brasil• ISI - Inter-institutional solidarity



Futures Studies Academic Program

• 15 challenges• Futures

research • Organizationa

l learning• Guest


New indicators conference

• Implement new indicators for sustainable development

• All the best expert statisticians from around the world

• Announce the "state-of-the-art" national accounting protocols

• Add asset accounts to complement GDP's current "cash flow" approach: ecological, social and human assets

• Implement the new System of National Accounts

Redefining progress and


Futures Studies


PUC-SPImagine Campinas



Imagine Brasil

Understand what is

Imagine what can be

Create what will be

Intergenerational dialogues

ISI – Inter-institutional

solidarity initiative Information exchange

Communication issues

Funding strategies

Government, NGO´s, business, schools

Event to be held in June – Campinas

Support of Embrapa

The Millenium Project In Brazil

• Develop Futures Studies in the Brazilian Academy• Stimulate futures thinking in public and private organizations• Gather and develop regional data to support global research• Support public organizations with prospective methodologies• Disseminate the 15 challenges as a framework for strategic

planning and policy making• Publish “The State of the Future”• Help civil society to have a vision of the future• Empower young generations to foster long range planning with

decision makers and leaders• Produce futures studies literature• Cumulative evaluation of knowledge sharing• Organize catalyst events about the future• Create a virtual forum in the Internet

The Millenium Project In Brazil

Coordinators Arnoldo de Hoyos - PhD - PUC-SP (Business School)

and Unicamp - University of Campinas (Education

for Peace)

Rosa Alegria - UHCL, University of Houston, ClearLake - and Women Council of Sao Paulo

Brazilian Council1. Ubiratan D´Ambrosio - PhD - ex-dean PUC-SP and coordinator of the Future Studies Institute

2 Ladislau Dowbor - PhD - PUC-SP

NEF - Futures Studies Center - PUC-SP

International CouncilPeter Bishop - University of Houston, Clear LakeFrancisco Mojica - University Externato BogotaHazel Henderson – Foundation of Social Innovation

Executive Committee – new members1. Vitoria Dib - PhD - PUC-SP - Social Sciences2. Claudia Pellegrini - PhD - PUC-SP - Education3. Lala DeHeinzelin - Culture and

Communications4. Beatrice Gropp - PhD - University of Paris - Anthropologist - PUC-SP - Business

Administration5. Oriana White – Researcher and

psychologist6. Fabio Feldmann – environmentalist, ex-Sao

Paulo secreatary7. Jorge Carcavallo – communicator


Thank you!Rosa Alegria

[email protected]

NEF – Núcleo de Estudos do Futuro Brazil