Sicwangcisela Ingomso: Planning for The Future; Foresighting, Development and the United Nation’s role.

2019-02-08T07:39:09+00:00February 7th, 2019|Blog|

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[1] knowledge sharing workshop, aimed at building regional capacity on public sector innovation and governance. The theme of the workshop, three months [...]

Walid Badawi on the journey of foresighting as a planning tool in South Africa

2019-02-25T04:20:39+00:00February 6th, 2019|Blog|

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.

South Africa has bright futures

2019-01-30T23:47:37+00:00January 30th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

Why the South African government must consider foresight methodologies for achievement of SDGs

2019-01-31T02:21:47+00:00January 29th, 2019|Blog|

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, [...]