Catalysts for Change Workshop

April 2012

A workshop with a difference. On Friday 13 April 2012, the SA Node of the Millennium Project, hosted by die Department of Science and Technology, introduced a group of role players to the Catalysts for Change toolkit. This toolkit was developed by the Rockefeller Foundation in association with their Searchlight Foundation to find paths out of poverty.

Lead by Dr. Bob Day, the workshop was aimed at assessing the toolkit and participants chose issues that interest them from a special map, developed as part of this toolkit. By focusing on action zones and signals highlighted in the map, the toolkit then stimulates new ways of assessing the challenges – and developing inventive ways of addressing them.

While the idea was not to find solutions to the chosen problems, the interesting and new insights the participants arrived at, might just lead to further action. For more on the map and toolkit, visit www.catalyze4change.org.

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ForesightForDevelopment.org breakfast session

April 2012

On Thursday 12 April 2012 a group of carefully selected invitees were treated to breakfast and a presentation on the work of the ForesightForDevelopment (FFD) team.

Geci Karuri-Sebina, present chair of the SA Millennium Node, addressed the diverse group, ranging from public to private enterprises, on the importance of including foresight in today’s business. She also gave those present a quick walk-through of the FFD’s website, stressing the need for dialogue on important foresight issues.

ForesightForDevelopment.org aims to create and stimulate debate across professions. Not only is this a way of bringing people with different points of reference in contact with each other, but it allows for richer input when searching for solutions to challenges.

The breakfast group was also addressed by Leonard Martin from Mistra (Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection), one of the FFD’s important partners.

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SA Node holds Annual General Meeting, March 2012

March 2012

The SA Node of the Millennium Project held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 22 March 2012 at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI). The audited financial statements of the Node were submitted for scrutiny and discussion and were approved without changes by the Directors and Members.

Western Cape Launch of the 2011 State of the Future Report

November 2011

The Western Cape launch of the 2011 State of the Future Report was held on the 8th of November 2011. The event was held in the Ray Alexander Boardroom at the Civic Centre, Cape Town. Co-hosted by the City of Cape Town and the SA Node of the Millennium Project, the event included presentations by Tanya Hichert (SA Node Director & Senior Researcher at IFR), Mr Boraine & Ms. Firfirey (Economic Development Partnership), Ms. Palmer (City of Cape Town) and Ms. Goldstuck (City of Cape Town).

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