NAFI Holds 7th National Assembly Futures Forum, “Diagnosing Korea’s Readiness for the Future with Data”
-A joint event by National Assembly study groups
(National Assembly Digital Innovation and Future Forum, National Assembly Future Policy Research Group)-
The National Assembly Futures Institute (NAFI, President Kim Hyeon-kon) has joined forces with National Assembly study groups (National Assembly Digital Innovation and Future Forum, National Assembly Future Policy Research Group) to hold the 7th National Assembly Futures Forum on Diagnosing Korea’s Readiness for the Future with Data at the National Assembly Members’ Office Building on November 24th.
This forum is designed to ascertain whether we are fully prepared for uncertainties that face the nation going forward, including population reduction and low growth, the proliferation of technologies leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and heightened inequalities in the wake of COVID-19. Importantly, participants will recognize the need for a system to monitor our future readiness and executive faculty while seeking a data-based national strategy to respond to the future amid accelerating digital transformation.
The forum will begin with opening remarks by NAFI President Kim Hyeon-kon, followed by congratulatory remarks by National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo and Lawmakers Yoon Young-chan, Park Dae-soo, Noh Woong-rae, Sung Il-jong, and Park Jin, who are jointly representing the study groups.
After the opening ceremony, Min Bo-gyeong, Head of the Quality of Life Group at the National Assembly Futures Institute, will give a presentation on “Are we well prepared for the environmental changes going forward: Assessment of future readiness based on data.” This will lead to a discussion with Professor Kim Dong-wook of Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration (moderator); Professor Bae Kwang-bin of Public Administration at Dongguk University; Yoon Joo-cheol, Tax Analyst at the National Assembly Budget Office; Lim Seong-geun, Future Administrative Innovation Research Director at the Korea Institute of Public Administration; Jeong Joon-hwa, Legislative Investigator at the National Assembly Legislative Research Office; and Choi Byung-sam, Research Fellow at the Science and Technology Research Institute.
The National Assembly Futures Forum is a venue where those making up the National Assembly, including lawmakers, political parties, and institutions under the National Assembly, along with professionals from various sectors, discuss significant future issues to seek better alternatives together. NAFI President Kim Hyeon-kon stressed: “The 7th National Assembly Futures Forum will provide a meaningful platform for promoting cooperation among the institutions belonging to the National Assembly as well as academic professionals while exploring data-based research and analysis so that we can use data to find a path to becoming future-ready amid the digital transformation.”
The 7th National Assembly Futures Forum will be broadcast live on YouTube while being filmed by the National Assembly Television for a recorded relay later.