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Interactive SOFI State of the Future Index

Interactive SOFI State of the Future Index

The State of the Future Index (SOFI) indicates the socioeconomic state of the world ten years hence. The Millennium Project constructs the SOFI based on the judgments of its worldwide network of experts regarding the most-plausible end values for selected macroeconomic, social and environmental measurements. Each SOFI constituent has been recorded for twenty or more years, providing a long-lived track record on which to base projections. Policy makers can use the SOFI as an easy-to-understand tool to assess the consequences of different policy choices, as well as for illustrating the combined potential outcomes of policies.


Fundamentals, Market Intelligence and Strategy Development Workshop

Fundamentals, Market Intelligence and Strategy Development Workshop
Johannesburg, September 11-15, 2017

CI Basics & CI Strategy Workshops:
Competitive/Market Intelligence Basics (ICI-1) Sep 11-12, 2017 ZAR 8500
Strategic Market Analysis & Intelligence (ICI-31) Sep 13, 2017 ZAR 4300
Development of Dynamic Competitive Strategies (ICI-33) Sep 14-15, 2017 ZAR 8500

Marius Ackerman
Phone: +27 82 770 9033
Fax: +27 12 997 2608
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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/

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.


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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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.



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