The Future-Ready Society Impact Fund was launched on 10 May 2023 by Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam. The fund is part of a $6 million contribution over three years by Tote Board, also marking a new Knowledge Partnership with Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), and Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), in enhancing the future-readiness of Singapore’s social ecosystem. The Knowledge Partnership will work towards piloting new or alternative solutions to society’s wicked problems, social dilemmas and emerging societal needs on the horizon.
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, engaged in a dialogue session moderated by LKYCIC’s Professor Chan Heng Chee, where he reflected on the global character of societal issues today, citing the pandemic as an example. They also discussed the importance of trust and resilience in preparing for future crises.
“We, nationally, and countries collectively, globally, have to pay more attention to prevention and preparation for future shocks, rather than lurch from one crisis to another, and respond after crises,” he shared.
Click on this link to view a summary of the launch event.
Learn more about the Future-Ready Society Programme: https://futurereadysociety.sg/