African futures: key trends to 2035

2017-09-01

Africa is undergoing several major transitions, including demographic, economic, technological, urban and socio-political. These transitions are all connected, and together they will shape the future of the continent. Looking to the future, Africa’s overall story reveals a positive trend. Yet this trend is neither stable nor even. Things are getting better in some places, but not everywhere, not for everybody.


About the authors:

Julia Bello-Schünemann, Senior Researcher, African Futures and Innovation, ISS

Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS

Zachary Donnenfeld, Researcher, African Futures and Innovation, ISS

Ciara Aucoin, Researcher, ENACT: Enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organised crime

Alex Porter, Research Consultant, African Futures and Innovation, ISS


Picture:  Mark Fischer

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