Africa to 2030 and beyond

Security, economics, demographics and development: which will shape Africa’s future the most?

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Which long-term trends will have the most impact on Africa’s future? Are security developments more important than economics? Or will demographics or technology trump all other factors?

African Futures & Innovation at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) will debate its trajectories with those of the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre in the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Speakers will also assess whether Africa can meet key targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The discussions will cover dimensions related to human development, security, economics, governance, technology and the role of the private sector with a time horizon to 2030 and beyond.

This event is co-hosted with the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, UK Ministry of Defence.

Chair: Ciara Aucoin, Researcher, ISS


Lt Col Peter Wright, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, UK Ministry of Defence

Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS

Zachary Donnenfeld, Researcher, African Futures and Innovation, ISS

Picture: ©IOM/Leonard Doyle

Development partners
The ISS is grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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