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The Foresight for Development initiative is being piloted in Africa by the Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project.


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With support from the Rockefeller Foundation Foresight for Development can achieve great heights.


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The African Future Institute (AFI) was established in early 2004 to sustain prospective thinking in Africa by optimising on the achievements of the African Futures project (AF).


Mistra-logo Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

MISTRA is an independent research institute that takes a long-term view on the strategic challenges facing South Africa.


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SAWID is an independent South African Women's Platform committed to hearing the voice of every woman and to improving the status of women by engaging national government, the private sector, civil society, (including non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations and donors) in partnership to shape community, provincial and continental agendas. The SAWID forum is impartial and not-for-profit and is tied to no party-political interests.



the UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.


 Millennium-project -logo The Millennium Project

The Millennium Project is a global foresight network of Nodes, information, and software, building a global collective intelligence system recognized for its ability to improve prospects for humanity. A think tank on behalf of humanity, not on behalf of a government, or an issue, or an ideology, but on behalf of building a better future for all of us.


SID-logo The Society for International Development (SID)

The Society for International Development (SID) is a global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development, which is participative, pluralistic and sustainable.


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African Youth Union (AYU) is a Pan-African youth organisation with the largest representation in Africa. It bridges the gap between youth and governments as well as youth with regional bodies such as EAC, SADC, ECOWAS and the AU.


 Using the Future-logo Using the Future

Using the Future is an introduction to anticipatory systems. It is powered by collective intelligence and learning by doing. It allows everyone to develop their futures skills. Experts build better projects by engaging with more people. Organisations participate in risk and reward.



Foresight for Development and TIPS have linked their websites. TIPS provides excellent trade and industrial policy research and related publications on South Africa and the region. Visit TIPS' website and download this working paper on climate change, energy, water and economic development in South Africa.



Futures Studies Forum for Africa and the Middle East (FSF) is a non-governmental organization based in Amman- Jordan, aiming at reconnecting North Africa with its mother continent, by demonstrating a shared future and rebuilding connections between Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region. For more info: - www.foresightfordevelopment.org/fsf


sacfSouth African City Futures

South African City Futures: Visualising the Futures of our Neighbourhoods” is a project about doing things differently. This project aims to encourage South African cities and their constituent neighbourhoods to start thinking differently about their future. The intention was to implement an innovative project that is part research, part radical co-creation which combines the use of futures thinking, multi-stakeholder dialogue, and multiple forms of visualisation to reflect upon the future of urban neighbourhoods to 2030.


sacfCapacity to Decolonise (C2D)

The Capacity to Decolonise (C2D)is a proposition for a large, multi-year action research programme focused on the role of “futures literacy”* as a core capability to expanding imagination, choice and agency for action. The C2D website is hosted by Foresight for Development.



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