Sicwangcisela Ingomso: Planning for The Future; Foresighting, Development and the United Nation’s role.
Like many great initiatives, it all started with a Skype presentation…… It was June 2015. The CPSI and UNDP South Africa, supported by the Regional Innovation Facility in Addis Ababa, were co-hosting a SADC-UNPAN knowledge sharing workshop, aimed at building regional capacity on public sector innovation and governance. The theme of the workshop, three months [...]
Walid Badawi, Country Director - UNDP South Africa, gives a synopsis of foresighting as a planning tool in South Africa, and explains how the various stakeholders have contributed to the growth of scenario planning for alternative futures as an accepted practice.
Pierre Schoonraad, the Head of Research and Development at the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), speaks about his insights about foresighting, why it is important and where it has been implemented.
Cat Tully, the Co-Founder the School of International Futures, speaks about her role in foresighting and why she believes foresight planning is important for the South African government and the South African people.
South Africa is in a unique position on the African continent to foster a thriving environment for the development of body of knowledge that can lead to successful long-term, future-proofed policy planning development, planning and efficient public service delivery; all this in the increasingly unpredictable world due to rapid changes that are driven by science [...]
Opening statement Foresighting is going to be central to the South African government’s effective public policy development and robust mid- to long-term planning; if the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be achieved by 2030; including Good Health and Well-Being (3), Quality Education (4), Decent Work and Economic Growth (8), and Industry, [...]