Our colleagues in the African Futures and Innovation program at the Institute for Security Studies are working on the "Potential to Prosperity" Project to model forecasts about Africa’s long term trajectory to 2063. Numerous discussions with diverse international, regional and local experts are being held, presenting and debating assumptions and modelling on crucial and necessary interventions in different areas to facilitate and accelerate Africa’s development. The modelling is based on the open source International Futures Software, and carried out in collaboration with its creators at the Pardee Centre for International Futures, University of Denver.
After expert sessions on topics such as leapfrogging, health, manufacturing, climate and energy, infrastructure, "silencing the guns", the future of work and other themes, there will be publications and presentations of the findings about Africa’s possible trajectory. Great presentations and very productive discussions with diverse experts over the past months considered qualitative and quantitative aspects of the complex key topics the project is focussing on. The research reports will introduce insights on the potential impact of selected policy interventions, and include recommendations for decision makers.