SA Node and IFR co-operate on Millennium Project’s 15 Global Challenges. The Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at the University of Stellenbosch is to incorporate the 15 Global Challenges as identified by the Millennium Project in their M Phil (Future Studies) course as from 2007. The Millennium Project’s principle publication, the State of the Future report, is also to be prescribed material for this course. Last year the Public & Development Management (P&DM) programme at the Wits Business School also started to teach the 15 Global Challenges.
Futures Conference 2007 to progress as a MP initiative. Following a mutual decision between the SA Node and WFSF not to proceed with hosting the WFSF in South Africa this year as planned, the conference will proceed as an international event hosted by the SA Node. Find more details at the Conference Webpage.
Copies of the 2006 State of the Future Report are now available from the SA Node! Get them locally from the SA Node faster and cheaper than the recommended retail price using this ORDER FORM. Complimentary copies are being mailed to the respondents to the Global Energy Delphi study. Please contact the node if you have not received notification about your complimentary copy.
"…The capabilities of civilization to build a better future are rich but terribly inefficient. Improving efficiency requires seeing the status of the whole and its parts as objectively as possible... Yet it is a fact that the world is becoming more peaceful, prosperous, and healthy." This and much much more in the 2006 State of the Future Report which was just released. For more information, see the Press release, Executive Summary, and Website. Copies of the much anticipated report will be available from the SA Node.