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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&

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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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Africa 4.0 Exploring Africa's Futures and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Online Survey: Africa 4.0 Exploring Africa's Futures and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Scenarios for Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum has launched a wide stakeholder engagement process exploring potential scenarios for Africa’s future economic and social development with a focus on the opportunities the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers to connect markets, revitalize manufacturing and integrate innovation. As part of this process we would be delighted to hear from you.

The intent of this process is to engage Africa’s public and private sector leadership with the broader international community in a forward-looking strategic dialogue on possible pathways for the region’s economic and social development. The key outcome being sought is the development of new systemic insights and perspectives on how government, business and civil society in the region can address the continent’s most critical challenges by leveraging manufacturing ecosystems.

The World Economic Forum convenes this conversation by providing a neutral platform for driving this knowledge based engagement process. This includes this survey, interviews, analysis, consultations and dialogues online and at events, including the World Economic Forum on Africa, to be held in Durban on 3-5 May 2017.

The outcomes of this process will be published towards the end of 2017.

https://weforum.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe2/form/SV_2aYv3b04YG16kzb

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:14

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Futures of a Complex World conference

Futures of a Complex World conference

12-13 June 2017, Turku, Finland

The next conference will be focusing on ‘the futures of a complex world’. The conference is organized by the Finland Futures Research Centre from the University of Turku together with National Foresight Network, Finland and the Foresight Europe Network (FEN).

To understand the pressing challenges of our time, we need systems thinking to grasp the evolving complexity of our world. At its core is seeing the inter-relationships rather than linear cause-and-effect chains, and seeing processes of change rather than snapshots.

https://futuresconference2017.wordpress.com/

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