About Me: Marie-Anne Delahaut is director of research at the Destree Institute (European research centre based in Wallonia) and head of Millennia 2015. She also serves as head of the Information Society Unit and network administrator at The Destree Institute. Bachelor in Education, qualified teacher of French and of English, she has developed, since 1987, an expertise in ICT networks administration and has contributed, since 1989, to the development of the independent ICT network of the Destree Institute. She participates in the World Summit on the information society since 2003 and in the Internet Governance Forum. She has published works about Foresight and governance of the internet. Member of the Internet Society (ISOC), she created the Chapter Wallonia (ISOC Belgium - Wallonia) in 1998, served as president (2005- 2009) and is currently its honorary president. She is a member of the Board of the Brussels-Area Node of the Millennium Project and director of publication of the French version of the "State of the Future" 2005 and 2006. She is a member of the Belgian Association of Women Business owners and of the European Center for Women and Technology. She has initiated Millennia 2015, foresight research process on the generic topic of "Women, actors of development for the global challenges". This international conference is organized by the Destree Institute and its partners (such as the International Organisation of La Francophonie) in three sessions: "Information Transfer" in Liege, 2008, "Knowledge Processes" in Paris, 2011 (UNESCO) and "Intelligence Platforms" in New York, 2015 (United Nations). Millennia 2015 works with foresight as a method and the information society as context in equity. The process aims at building, by 2015, a positive vision of the future by women for the entire world at the horizon 2025. See www.millennia2015.org Marie-Anne Delahaut lives in Wallonia, near the French border. She is married, she has three sons, one daughter and one grandson.
My Passions: Freedom, ICTs, music, philosophy
My Challenges: Empowering women in every country, building fairer and more ethic futures based on the respect of human rights, gender equity, ethics, diversities and sustainable development
My Vision for the Future: Achieving Millennia2015 goals: building fairer and more ethic futures based on the respect of human rights and diversities, as well as on sustainable development
My Areas of Expertise: ICT, gender studies, foresight, towards a knowledge society