Programme: SAIIA Futures

Traditional approaches to governance and policymaking and an overreliance on prediction and certainty in planning are inadequate for the great acceleration of change and scale of complexity in our post-normal times.

The Futures Programme builds African foresight and innovation capacity to anticipate and prepare for major political, economic, social, security, technological and environmental disruptors facing the SADC region by discovering new possibilities for systemic innovation and anticipatory governance; and by assisting policymakers, the business community and civil society to deal with strategic risks and leverage emerging opportunities for meeting development goals.