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Africa First!: Igniting a Growth Revolution

Africa First!: Igniting a Growth Revolution

What stops Africa, with its abundant natural resources, from capitalising on its boundless potential? Well-known Africa analyst Jakkie Cilliers uses 11 scenarios to unpack, in concrete terms, how the continent can ignite a growth revolution that will take millions out of poverty and into employment.

Africa urgently needs much more rapid economic growth. Cilliers identifi es and models fundamental transitions required in agriculture, education, demographics, manufacturing and governance and shows how these changes can be brought about.

The challenges the continent faces – competing in a globalised world, delivering health care and education, feeding growing populations and grappling with climate change – demand far-sighted policies and determined leadership. Cilliers offers achievable solutions based on African realities.

https://www.jakkiecilliers.org/africa-first

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 14:09

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Special Issue of Regional Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Special Issue of Regional Studies: 'Re-imagining the future: city region foresight and visioning in an era of fragmented governance

Deadline: 31 July 2020
The special issue will explore, at a city regional scale (which includes cities within their regional context), how foresight, futures and visioning studies are being used to develop new spatial imaginaries and redefine strategic planning for both shorter and longer horizons. The critical questions here include: who initiates and controls city region foresight, futures and visioning? To what extent are these techniques embedded within existing formal and democratic forms of sub-regional government, or do they work better in alternative models of ‘adaptive’ or ‘agile’ planning? How are established methods of futures / foresight studies being used in practice? How might mainstream regional strategic planning and decision-making respond and learn from the city region foresight and visioning?

Submission Information and Timeline: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/re-imagining-the-future-city-region-foresight-and-visioning-in-an-era-of-fragmented-governance/

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 13:38

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The Future After COVID Course

 

 

 

 

 

The Futurist Institute Introduces New Course on the Future Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This course explores potential future impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on over a dozen different industries and the economy.

Some of the topics of the course include:
The Future of Work
The Future of Education
The Future of Energy
The Future of Finance
The Future of Real Estate
The Future of Agriculture
The Future of Supply Chain
The Future of Media
The Future of International Relations
The Future of National Security
The Future of Leadership
The Future of Travel and Leisure
The Future of ESG and Sustainability
The Future of Startups

http://www.futuristinstitute.org/courses/the-future-after-covid/overview

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 14:05

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Global Perspectives on the World After COVID-19

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Global Perspectives on the World After COVID-19

Free Webinar: April 9th 2pm-3.15pm GMT

 

We are delighted to announce that five MP members, including Jerome Glenn, will be taking part in the first of a series of webinars that Fast Future is hosting in partnership with IORMA on the theme of Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future. The first event will be on April 9th at 2pm GMT and will address the theme of Global Perspectives on the World After COVID-19. To book your place please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PdUXbfGCQZexg6SS0YgEXA

Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future
While the world grapples with the current unfolding crisis, a growing number of politicians and business leaders are beginning to acknowledge the advice of future thinkers, futurists, and scenario planners on how important it is to also be thinking about the next horizon and beyond. This can help ensure that the decisions we make today don’t simply lay the foundation for a new set of problems over the horizon. Equally, understanding the types of future that might emerge post-crisis can help us plan and prepare for those possibilities as we reshape our current strategies. Finally, such future insights might help us spot, train for, and adapt to the new opportunities that could arise as a post-pandemic world unfolds.

This series of webinars, moderated by global futurist Rohit Talwar of Fast Future, is designed to provide a wide ranging global exploration of key aspects of the post-pandemic future: from the impacts on humanity, the economy, and globalisation through to health, education, and the environment.

April 9th 2pm-3.15pm GMT
Global Perspectives on the World After COVID-19
In this opening seminar, futurists and scenario thinkers from around the globe will highlight possible scenarios of how things could evolve over the next two to five years and explore the possible regional differences in both the potential impacts and opportunities that could emerge. Key topics to be explored will include:

The Economy - How might the global economy and regional markets be reshaped?
The Operating Environment - Are we looking at a complete reboot of the system or more gradual change?
Consequences - Who might the biggest beneficiaries and victims be?
Society - How might values and behaviours evolve?
Action - What should leaders, politicians, and individuals be doing now to prepare themselves for such an uncertain future?

Panelists
Puruesh Chaudhary – Member of the World Economic Forum Network of Global Future Councils, Pakistan

Jerome Glenn - Executive Director and CEO - The Millennium Project, USA
Tanja Hichert - Scenario Planner Hichert and Associates, South Africa
Pero Micic - CEO FutureManagementGroup AG, Germany
Rohit Talwar (Moderator) - CEO Fast Future, UK

To book your place, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PdUXbfGCQZexg6SS0YgEXA

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 April 2020 13:48

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Call for Chapters – Post Pandemic Future

Aftershocks and Opportunities – Futurists Envision our Post-Pandemic Future

Call for Chapters – Post Pandemic Future

 

What are the possibilities for the future in a post-pandemic world?
While the world grapples with the current unfolding crisis, as futurists we know how important it is to also be thinking about the next horizon and beyond. This can help ensure that the decisions we make today don’t lay the foundation for a new set of problems over the horizon. Equally, understanding the types of future that might emerge post-crisis can help us plan and prepare for those possibilities as we reshape our strategies today. Finally, such future insights might help us spot, train for, and adapt to the new opportunities that could arise as a post-pandemic world unfolds.

https://fastfuture.com/forthcoming-books/post-pandemic-future/

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 April 2020 13:43

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The World After Corona – Globalisation, Risk and the Future

The World After Corona – Globalisation, Risk and the Future

 

 

"Globalisation, Risk and the Future" - free webinar 23 Apr featuring economist Ian Goldin (founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, and formerly Vice President of the World Bank) who predicted in 2014 that a global pandemic would cause the next financial crisis

https://www.howtoacademy.com/events/the-world-after-corona-globalisation-risk-and-the-future/

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 April 2020 13:43

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