The Future Resilience Forum will foster pragmatic depoliticised and long-term cooperation.
Localised instability is driven by global and shared issues: energy security, climate change, migration, disinformation and an economy built to serve 20th century political, social and industrial structures. Domestic politics across the world have responded to this fracturing with polarising rhetoric, narrowing the opportunity for mature global debate and collaboration. These issues should not be addressed in silos but through a common endeavour to make the world more secure.
The Future Resilience Forum will focus not just on external threats but how we can help each other with the increased domestic division we all face. Mutual support and understanding will be delivered by the potent networks that the FRF will create.
It is imperative that we expand the common ground and protect it from domestic or polarising politics. Democracies must push the definition of success to go beyond election cycles; helping governments, business and society understand the challenges they face from electorates navigating a divisive information age. The challenges ahead are complex and connected. They require collaboration across national, political, social and sectoral divides.
By the end of 2023, the Future Resilience Forum will have delivered:
- An exemplar for collaborative policy development underpinned by a set of principles agreed by all parties.
- A new platform of mutual support and accountability for multilateral efforts between, nations, businesses and government.
- A series of new networks of policy makers at senior levels to enable early dispute resolution and identify and exploit opportunities for collaboration.