SA Node at 2009 MP-PC and WFS. SA Node chairperson (Geci Karuri-Sebina) and director (Tanja Hichert) participated and presented in Millennium Project Planning Committee meeting in Chicago. The SA Node also sat on the World Future Society Conference‘s International Panel on “Futurists Views from Around the World”
Leaders of the SA Node were invited to participate in the Africa session of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Mining and Metals global scenario planning initiative. This is the second time that the Node has participated in WEF’s scenario activities. In 2008, the Node participated in WEF’s Futures Thinking and Practices in Africa - Practitioners’ Review.
Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0 is a handbook with the largest, most comprehensive collection of internationally peer-reviewed methods and tools to explore future possibilities ever assembled in one resource. The CD-ROM contains 39 chapters totaling about 1,300 pages. The SA Node participated in the peer review of the CD.
Click here for more information. The CD is available locally from the SA Node.
South Africa Dinokeng Scenarios released. This is a local initiative where a group of 35 South Africans gathered together to probe our country’s present, and to consider possible futures. The purpose was to engage citizen-leaders from all corners of South Africa in a discussion about our future:
“To create a space and language for open, reflective and reasoned strategic conversation among South Africans, about possible futures for the country, and the opportunities, risks and choices these futures present.”