FutureMap Foundation provides mentoring and financial support for talented young individuals who travel and undertake projects that use qualitative and quantitative research to promote international cooperation. We also donate maps from our work to educational institutions. Please send letters of inquiry with research proposals to: info@futuremap.io

Inaugural grant winner Ankur Shah to explore the Belt and Road Initiative along the Sino-Russian border

FutureMap Foundation is pleased to award its inaugural grant and the first of four awards in 2019 to Ankur Shah. This summer, Ankur will undertake an expedition along the 4,300 km Sino-Russian border to document the progress of Belt and Road Initiative projects and their impact on locals. Learn more about Ankur and and watch the trailer video of his 2017 Silk Road expedition titled "105 Nights".

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Today’s “digital natives” need a new tool kit. There are more young people alive today than ever in history: Forty percent of the world population is under the age of twenty-four. These “first globals” identify connectivity and sustainability as their prime values. They aren’t automatically loyal to the establishment at home or feel secure behind the borders that separate them from “others” abroad. They believe their destiny is not only to belong to political states but to connect across them. By 2025, the whole world’s population will likely be connected to mobile phones and the Internet. As life becomes more connected, we must adjust our maps accordingly.
— Dr. Parag Khanna, Connectography