Africa Progress Report 2012

Africa Progress Panel

Chaired by Kofi Annan, the ten-member Africa Progress Panel advocates at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa.

Africa Progress Report 2012. Jobs, Justice, Equity: Seizing opportunities in times of global change. 

See also: Africa Progress Report 2013: Equity in Extractives: Stewarding Africa’s natural resources for all.

Africa Progress Report 2014: Grain, Fish, Money: Financing Africa’s green and blue revolutions.

Previous Reports.

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Civisti Magazine

CIVISTI: Citizen Visions on Science Technology and Innovation

The CIVISTI project is a European research foresight project funded by the Socio-economic, Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Programme. The aim of the project was to identify new, emerging topics for the EU R&D policy by consulting citizens in 7 European countries (Denmark, Austria, Flanders/Belgium, Finland, Malta, Bulgaria, Hungary). The CIVISTI project uncovered European citizens’ visions of the future and transformed these into relevant long-term science, technology and innovation issues.

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Cultural Policies in Africa 2014

The Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA) is a Pan African international NGO created in 2002 with the support of African Union, the Ford Foundation, and UNESCO. Its aim is to monitor cultural trends and national cultural policies in the region and to enhance their integration in human development strategies through advocacy, information, research, capacity building, networking, co-ordination, and cooperation at the regional and international levels.

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Energy Futures OECD 2013

The OECD_IdeaFactory invites OECD Forum participants and experts to work together and combine
their experiences and perspectives so that global and complex issues can be viewed differently.
A selected number of participants take part in a three-hour immersive session where new kinds of
conversations are provoked through active engagement, collaboration and interaction.
The aim of this IdeaFactory was to explore the issue of energy, and in particular to discuss the new
challenges and experiments that are shaping the energy landscape both now and in the future.
The following pages capture some of the key ideas discussed during the session.

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Enviu Co-creation for Positive Impact


Enviu has two core activities; Co-Creation and Business Development. Through Co-Creation we generate Business Concepts together with our community of entrepreneurs and innovators. We then act as risk taking partner with the entrepreneurs that have the most promising Concepts and make them investor ready. In short: issue > Business Concept > investor ready impact-driven company. 2011.

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Foresight 21st Century UNEP 2012

21 Issues for the 21st Century: Results of the UNEP Foresight Process on Emerging Environmental Issues

The purpose of the UNEP Foresight Process is to produce, every two years, a careful and authoritative
ranking of the most important emerging issues related to the global environment. UNEP aims to inform the UN and wider international community about these issues on a timely basis, as well as provide input to its own work programme and that of other UN agencies, thereby fulfilling the stipulation of
its mandate: “keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action”.

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Foresight Africa 2013

Foresight Africa Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013

Africa Growth Initiative. The Africa Growth Initiative conducts high-quality policy research and analysis focused on attaining sustainable economic development and prosperity in Africa.

Published by the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, Washington DC. USA. The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. For nearly 100 years, Brookings has analyzed current and emerging issues and produced new ideas that matter—for the nation and the world.

See also:

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2014

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Foresight in Governments EU 2013

Foresight in Governments – Practices and Trends around the World

Iana Dreyer and Gerald Stang

This study provides the initial results of a survey of foresight activities undertaken by a select group of governments around the world.
The study was begun following the recent initiative by European Union (EU) institutions to build a joint foresight capacity (European Strategy and Policy Analysis System – ESPAS) that assesses long-term global trends to help them strengthen policy planning. In addition to contributing to the discussion about this new EU activity, the study is also intended to be of interest for the wider European policy planning community and to anyone interested in learning about how governments practise ‘the art of the long view’ (Schwartz, 1991).

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Future of Cities Forum 2014

“Imagine a Regenerative City” was the theme of the Future of Cities Forum 2014, hosted by the City of Munich in partnership with The World Future Council, Energy Cities and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 

The Future of Cities Forum is an annual international forum on regenerative cities bringing together mayors, city councillors, urban planners, researchers, practitioners and representatives of civil society and the private sector to discuss key challenges and solutions for regenerative urban development.

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Futures of Asian Cultures, Masini UNESCO Vol 3 1993

Perspectives on Asia’s Futures 111

8 – 11 February 1993
Bangkok, Thailand
Editors :
Eleonora Barbieri Masini
Yogesh Atal

Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences, Bangkok, 1993

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