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Foresight on Africa: Be prepared for the next 10-20 years



This unique one-day course brings together three world-leading organisations to offer you a multi-disciplinary and multi-national analysis of Africa’s possible trajectories over the next 20 years. Combining the research expertise of the University of Warwick, the global trends analysis capability of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre DCDC, and the foresight capacity-building and advisory approach of School of International Futures (SOIF), this course will bring you unique insights, unavailable anywhere else in the UK, into the possible futures for Africa, global strategic trends and what this could mean for your organisation.

Foresight on Africa studentBy 2045, Africa will account for approximately a quarter of the global population, and it is likely to remain one of the most economically and culturally diverse regions in in the world. There is enormous potential for development and growth. The African economy is expected to quadruple in size over the next 30 years. At the same time, the continent will continue to experience significant challenges. More than half of African states are ‘fragile’ and this will remain a driver for instability and violence. Climate change, and conflict with and between non-state actors and states will remain risks; disputes over control of resources, inequality, political disagreements and religious differences will not be overcome easily.

The key point is, there will be opportunities among the risks for your organisation and this course will help you to identify them and stay ahead of the competition. It will also provide a great opportunity to network with the three organisations and fellow delegates.

Is this course aimed at you?

Foresight on Africa student

Those with a business, policy or international development interest in Africa will have a particular interest in this course. The range of insights generated through the combination of original approaches, mixing academic expertise with world-leading trend analysis skills, and complemented by SOIF’s ability to bring these insights back into the organisation, goes well beyond the risk analysis most organisations rely on.

Those without a particular focus on Africa will also benefit by developing their foresight skills: the approach to integrating complex data on future trends and other intelligence into organisational processes is relevant to many other contexts. Strategy, business planning, policy development, procurement, risk management, HR, innovation and communications are some of the business functions where foresight skills will bring immediate benefits.

If you require something more bespoke, do enquire about our ability to provide custom courses.

Key details

Duration: 1 day

Dates: Contact us for details

Award: You will receive a University of Warwick Certificate of Attendance on completion of the programme

Fee: £950, incentives available

Location: Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Contact us: Rachael Brogan, Administrative Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20-3859-7720

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