Africa’s tomorrow: a platform of hope and potential


An enterprising data platform leads the way in helping Africa overcome its human security challenges and achieve its vast development potential. Integrated forecasts cover 14 sectors for all countries and regions, following the African Union’s Agenda 2063 timeline. Insights are grounded in academic literature and use benchmarks to map ambitious but realistic forecasts that are regularly updated.

The initiative builds on over a decade of data analysis by the ISS African Futures and Innovation Unit. Using the International Futures (IFs) modelling platform, the website is a significant public resource for evidence-based policy making, capacity building and good governance. Visit the site at

This seminar is co-hosted by the ISS and Daily Maverick.

Chairperson: Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor, Daily Maverick

Introductory statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa


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