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The Atlantic Council, the US National Intelligence Council, and the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, in collaboration with the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) hosted a workshop on “Global Trends 2030: Africa and its Alternative Futures” on July 5, 2012 at Fairview Hotel.
The workshop which was motivated by the need to gather feedback to inform the Global Trends 2030 Project, attracted government officials, planning professionals, policy analysts and advisors, non-state actors, entrepreneurs and scholars.
The Global Trends Project takes a long term view of the future offering a look at how key global trends might develop over the next few years, to influence world events. It is designed based on a review of global trends studies.
A report to be released in November 2012 looks at several challenges including: a greater focus on the role of the US in the international system, a clearer understanding of the central units in the international system, a better grasp of time and speed, greater discussion of crises and discontinuities, and more understanding of second and third order consequences.
The report will stimulate thinking about the rapid and vast geopolitical changes characterizing the world today, by providing a framework for thinking about the possible futures and their implications.