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Africa Knows - Future Casting

Africa Knows - Future Casting

If you are a futurist with a passion for Africa, then join the Future Casting Workshop in Arusha, Aug 22nd, 2017.

We are looking for visionary thinkers to help us co-create Futures Scenarios for Africa 2050. I will be leading the workshop with other experienced futurists (Dr Wendy Schultz of Institute of Infinite Futures, Oxford) and several TED Fellows will be taking part. The workshop precedes the TED Global event in Arusha. https://tedglobal2017.ted.com/

Together, we want to scan the horizon for opportunities at points of dynamism, able to transform the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa by the year 2050, with a focus on health, livelihoods and energy sector.

Through a highly interactive methodology, which apply emerging trends to futures wheels, story board narratives and visual imagery, you can join about 25 others to create bold new futures scenarios for Africa in just one day. These tools are often used by business leaders and organizations to develop their long term business strategies and everyone who attends will develop more insights about the trends that are shaping African development from 2017 to 2050.

Although we do not offer a travel grant, we will pay for accommodation on Aug 21st and 22nd at the Arusha Hotel, and will organise all transportation for airport transfers.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. For more details and to register, please see http://futures.africaknows.com/arusha-event/

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:19

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New book analyses SA’s turbulent future to 2034

New book analyses SA’s turbulent future to 2034

This report explores some of the common challenges found in urban areas such as managing migration, countering inequality and sustainable scaling; highlights shared ambitions of having healthier, accessible and more intelligent cities; and also details some of the emerging concerns around creating cities that are safe, resilient and open to broader collaboration.

http://issafrica.bmetrack.com/c/v?e=B85F43&c=9A74D&t=0&l=4EC870E9

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 August 2017 09:24

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Call for papers: Africa Futures Special Issue

Call for papers: Africa Futures Special Issue

This special issue on the futures of Africa seeks to provide critical thinking about the futures of Africa that can support a range of new development strategies. It aims to explore key drivers of transformation, and the futures these point towards. And it aims to refresh analysis and change mindsets by providing a deeper understanding that there are new and different ways to think about the futures of Africa.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 August 2017 09:26

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First-Ever SingularityU Summit to Take Place in Africa

First-Ever SingularityU Summit to Take Place in Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23-24 2017

SingularityU South Africa will host a two-day Summit in Kyalami, Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23-24 with a goal to #FutureproofAfrica. The Summit will showcase African entrepreneurs and innovations, and features an amazing lineup of both local speakers and world-renowned experts. Learn more about upcoming Summits and secure your tickets.

https://singularityusouthafricasummit.org/

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 August 2017 09:22

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Investing in African Mining Indaba

Investing in African Mining Indaba

5-8 Feb 2018 Cape Town South Africa

After decades of violent coups and civil wars, the last 15 years have been a perMining Indaba develops content and co-ordinates presentations to maximise value and enable you to strategically navigate the event. The 2017 Mining Indaba will include more interactive presentations, panel discussions and enhanced networking opportunities, designed to support the current challenges you face.

https://www.miningindaba.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=233795&

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 August 2017 09:20

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Southern Africa’s future - are we at a tipping point?

Institute for Security Studies Seminar: Southern Africa’s future - are we at a tipping point?

06 Apr 2017, Time: 10:30 to 12:30

After decades of violent coups and civil wars, the last 15 years have been a period of relative peace for Southern Africa. During this time, development in the region has progressed steadily, but acute challenges remain. Long-term analysis suggests that countries in Southern Africa may be approaching a tipping point. Decisions made today may determine whether the region retreats into a period of instability or advances toward a more prosperous, sustainable future.

This seminar will launch the Southern Africa development trends report commissioned by USAID in support of their five-year Regional Development Cooperation Strategy.

https://issafrica.org/events/southern-africas-future-are-we-at-a-tipping-point

Last Updated on Monday, 03 April 2017 09:52

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