How will global upheavals affect Africa?


Global upheaval is pervasive as power and influence shift Eastward, the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine takes hold, and pandemics such as COVID-19 and global health emergencies like monkeypox take their toll.

In the first of a series, this seminar will explore how global trends could impact Africa under four long-term scenarios. The scenarios reflect a focus on sustainability, economic growth, a retreat from globalisation (closest to the current trajectory) and lastly, a world at war. In the fourth scenario, competition between the West and its rivals, led by China, dominates all aspects of the global economy and politics, with violent outcomes.

Moderator: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS Pretoria


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

Hannah Ryder, Founder and CEO, Development Reimagined, Beijing

Prof Jonathan Moyer, Director, Frederick S Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver

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