Futures thinking, horizon scanning, trends monitoring and foresight analysis are some of the tools that governments, organisations and communities are using more frequently to inform their decision-making processes. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the importance of long-term vision plans and implementation strategies are now established starting points for any development activities.
This is the second event in the Africa Knows Future Casting workshop series, which aims to monitor trends and identify opportunities that are ripe for investment and engagement in the region. The first workshop was held in February 2017, Nairobi Kenya. That workshop featured thought leaders and key influencers from a diverse range of sectors.
This workshop will focus on future drivers, impacts and scenarios for Africa around three core themes: Health, Livelihoods and Energy. We will invite participants to use some innovative and creative foresight tools to develop integrated scenarios that explore emerging drivers across those themes. Together we will identify some Tipping Points and Levers for positive change in Africa, to help improve the lives of vulnerable people and communities.
Many futurist organizations are interested in what the future looks like for Africa. The video below shows a projection carried out in 2012 by the Insitute of Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa.
The event will be held at the Mount Meru Hotel on 22nd August http://www.mountmeruhotel.co.tz/
Are you interested in the Future?
“Futurists or futurologists are scientists and other specialists who attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future of human society or of life on Earth.”
Do you have a passion for Africa?
- In 2050, Africa will be home to 1 billion young people. They will need healthcare, secure livelihoods and energy for a more technology driven future.
- More than 56 percent of Africans will be urban dwellers by 2050. This is about 864 million more people, the equivalent of adding the population of Europe to Africa’s cities.
- Sub-Saharan Africa continues to show relatively fast economic growth but it has not contributed to poverty reduction everywhere. Inclusive economic growth is needed to create the 18 million jobs per year needed to absorb Africa’s youths.
If you are willing to travel to Arusha a day earlier then we are offering
- Two days half board accommodation on the 21st and 22nd August. 2017.
- Airport pick-up on 21st August and Transfer on Weds 23rd August
- A chance to contribute to a future visioning process for Africa.
We need the best global minds to help countries and organisations look ahead and develop pathways towards their preferred futures.