Welcome to Network for Future Geographers!
We live in a time of rapid change. It is an exciting and challenging time, and there is increasing pressure on Countries to develop fast. Nations have tried with all available resources to develop their communities. Decisions we make now about development will dramatically affect our future. Problems such as global warming, destruction of our reefs and forests, loss of important plants and animals, pollution, increasing poverty, unemployment, devaluation, nutritional problems, changing political boundaries, accelerated human alteration of the environment, and rapidly shifting patterns of human interaction are some of the well known results of inappropriate development.
To solve these problems, students and future leaders need to have knowledge that will help them contribute to sound development decision-making and good management practices. This is the goal of the NETWORK FOR FUTURE GEOGRAPHERS (NFG).
Many around the world do not understand the tangible benefits of studying geography. Many know that those who study geography have no career options in the field because most people do not know anyone who has the job title of “geographer.” The question of why one should study geography is a valid question. Nonetheless, geography is a diverse discipline that can lead to a myriad of career options in areas ranging from business location systems to emergency management.