2009 State of the Future Report released

August 2009

2009 State of the Future report released to the usual acclaim. State of the Future report 2009 presents an in-depth analysis that underlines the need of national policies with great global impact.- Alonso Lujambio, Minister of Education, Mexico; The 2009 State of the Future report updates humanity’s thinking about the future and includes insights and collective intelligence that policymakers and business leaders can use to inform their decisionmaking to create a sustainable and better future.- Michael Stoneking, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

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SA Node at 2009 MP-PC and WFS

July 2009

SA Node at 2009 MP-PC and WFS. SA Node chairperson (Geci Karuri-Sebina) and director (Tanja Hichert) participated and presented in Millennium Project Planning Committee meeting in Chicago. The SA Node also sat on the World Future Society Conference‘s International Panel on “Futurists Views from Around the World”

SA Node were invited to participate in WEF's scenario planning initiative

June 2009

Leaders of the SA Node were invited to participate in the Africa session of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Mining and Metals global scenario planning initiative. This is the second time that the Node has participated in WEF’s scenario activities. In 2008, the Node participated in WEF’s Futures Thinking and Practices in Africa - Practitioners’ Review.

Futures Research Methods Version 3.0 CD released

June 2009

Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0 is a handbook with the largest, most comprehensive collection of internationally peer-reviewed methods and tools to explore future possibilities ever assembled in one resource. The CD-ROM contains 39 chapters totaling about 1,300 pages. The SA Node participated in the peer review of the CD.

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