Southern Africa Node

Date of launch: 2004

Institution hosting the Node: Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology

Node Co-Chairs: 

  • Rasigan Maharajh, Professor, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of TechnologyProfessor, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology
  • Geci Karuri Sebina, Researcher, Associate – South African Cities Network, Visiting Associate Professor – Wits School of Governance
  • Tanja Hichert – Scenario Planning practitioner and facilitator of strategic conversations // Futures / Foresight practitioner
  • Alioune Sall – Founder and Executive Director of the African Futures Institute
  • Koffi Kouakou – Africa Analyst – Stratnum Futures
  • Stewart Barret – Strategy consulting and research

Objectives:

  • Spread the culture of futures thinking in the region
  • Deepen expertise in futures amongst institutions and individuals in southern Africa, and
  • Galvanise and mobilize southern African experts and networks to participate in the activities of the Millennium Project.

Recent activities: Hosting ForesightForDevelopment.org, an online futures aggregator on African development foresight, and monthly newsletter. Conducting and participating in regional and global futures studies and exercises.

Node members:

  • JP Landman – Political-economy analyst
  • David Mmakola – Chief Director at Department of Science and Technology
  • Mlungisi Cele – Strategyc and planning at Department of Science and Technology
  • Hassen Mohammed
  • Jean Chawapiwa – Head of Member Services Head of Member Services – MSDUK
  • Jan Bezuidenhout – Senior Manager – EY
  • Dr Marius Oosthuizen – GIBS Faculty, Centre Director: Leadership & Dialogue, Faculty: Foresight, Strategy & Ethics, SOIF: Principle for Learning & Foresight Governance

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