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The Future of Global Economy: Growth Challenges and Risks of Depression







The Future of Global Economy: Growth Challenges and Risks of Depression

E-Discussion – 11 August 2020

This symposium will try to foresee the future of the global economy, find answers related to its growth trajectories after the Covid-19 pandemic, and explore the challenges facing it. It will focus on the following topics:

  • What will the return to economic activity look like at the global level.
  • Will the imbalance between countries and trading blocks increase as the return to economic activities vary in speed?
  • New business models as the neo-normal: A look into the post-Covid-19.
  • The future of international economic institutions and their role in the post-Covid-19 era.


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Call for Interest: MuseumFutures Africa

Call for Interest: MuseumFutures Africa

The Goethe-Institut calls for expressions of interest for our new "MuseumFutures Africa"-project, targeting active and running museums from all of Africa.

The project aims at enabling museum-driven processes of innovation, change, or adaptation. The central tenet is for museums to drive their own change, through facilitated peer-to-peer learning between African Museums. It's a collaborative and experimental process that requires a high level of openness to and interest in change. Participating Museums will be twinned with relevant museums on the continent in order to share new experiences in redesigning strategies.

The MuseumFutures - Africa project is based on an original concept produced collaboratively by a team of practitioners from the art and museums fields, namely Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Khwezi Gule, Flower Manase, Molemo Moiloa, Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja and Nontobeko Ntombela.

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Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post Pandemic Future

Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post Pandemic Future

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 do not 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 strategies today. Finally, such future insights might help us spot, train for, and adapt to the new opportunities, risks, and challenges that could arise as a post-pandemic world unfolds.


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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.


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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/

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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


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