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  • Launch of the Global Futures Information System (GFIS) - SAMPNODE
    the Future Infographic News Events Books CD s Gallery Download Documents Contact Us Home News Events Launch of the Global Futures Information System GFIS Launch of the Global Futures Information System GFIS January 2013 The Millennium Project launches its GFIS on the 16th of January The system will enable you to keep track of global dynamics obtain insight and inform decision making and future possibilities Subscribers will have access to current information data and intelligence from futurists scientists thought leaders and experts around the world through an evolving system that is developed to grow synergies The system provides detail for each of the 15 Global Challenges of the Millennium Project through a situation chart current and desired status relevant policies to address the gap overview and detail section digest news articles and other information on a daily weekly monthly or yearly basis updates scanning results news feeds Real Time Delphi RTD surveys discussion groups blogs models interactive computer models applied in futures work and other resources for each Global Challenge View the webcast on 16th January 12h30 to 13h30 East Coast Time USA View the press release here or take a look at a flyer of the system here Visit

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/news-a-events/news-a-events/launch-of-the-global-futures-information-system-gfis (2015-12-05)
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  • Western Cape launch invitation of the State of the Future Report 2012 - SAMPNODE
    14 State of the Future Infographic News Events Books CD s Gallery Download Documents Contact Us Home News Events Western Cape launch invitation of the State of the Future Report 2012 Western Cape launch invitation of the State of the Future Report 2012 An invitation to a cocktail gathering from the South African node of the Millennium Project SA Node Thursday 29 November 17 30 for 18 00 The MostertsdrifManor

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/news-a-events/news-a-events/western-cape-launch-invitation-of-the-state-of-the-future-report-2012 (2015-12-05)
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  • Launch of the State of the Future Report 2012 - SAMPNODE
    time of great uncertainty and the answers to such questions are not easily found The world is improving better than most pessimists know but future dangers are worse than most optimists indicate The 2012 State of the Future Report This year s 16th edition of 2012 State of the Future Report was launched in association with the Wits Graduate School of Public and Development Management P DM on 29 August 2012 in Johannesburg and was attended by a large number of business people academics and others who have an interest in foresight futures or scenario planning It generated an estimated PR value of close to a million Rand for Wits and the SA Node and some of the news coverage can be found here The 2012 Report verifies that the world is getting richer healthier better educated more peaceful and better connected yet half the world is potentially unstable People all around the world protest unethical and selfish decisionmaking by power elites as demonstrated in North Africa and the Middle East An increasingly educated and Internet connected generation is rising up against the abuse of power World food production is under threat water supplies are dwindling corruption and organized crime are rising environmental viability for our life support is diminishing debt and economic insecurity are increasing climate change continues and the gap between the rich and poor continues to widen dangerously When you consider the many wrong decisions and good decisions not taken day after day and year after year around the world it is amazing that we are still making as much progress as we are Jerome C Glenn CEO of The Millennium Project There is no question that the world can be far better than it is IF we make the right decisions The State of the Future

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/news-a-events/news-a-events/launch-of-the-state-of-the-future-report-2012 (2015-12-05)
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  • Scanning Workshop JHB 2012 - SAMPNODE
    14 State of the Future Infographic News Events Books CD s Gallery Download Documents Contact Us Home News Events Scanning Workshop JHB 2012 Scanning Workshop JHB 2012 August 2012 The South African Node of the Millennium Project recently hosted a horizon scanning workshop for a group of researchers and policy makers Horizon or Environmental Scanning is the art of systematically exploring the external environment to better understand the nature and pace of change in that environment and to identify potential opportunities challenges and likely future developments relevant to an organisation Horizon Scanning explores both new strange and weird ideas as well as persistent challenges and trends today Scanning the environment is the feedstock for strategic thinking innovation risk and issues management The workshop held over two days was sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation which has an interest in building scanning capacity in the region as part of its Searchlight Function SAMP Node director Tanja Hichert took the group of 13 people on the scan experience of their lives when she explained how to systematically approach the unfolding future and identify the driving forces trends shaping the future Hichert also spent time on conveying the theory of horizon scanning whilst sharing

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/news-a-events/news-a-events/scanning-workshop-jhb-2012 (2015-12-05)
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  • Gauteng launch invitation of the State of the Future Report 2012 - SAMPNODE
    The Global Millennium Prize Project Southern Africa Searchlight Horizon Scanning Project SA SOFI 2010 DBSA Development Report Foresight For Development 2013 14 State of the Future Infographic News Events Books CD s Gallery Download Documents Contact Us Home News Events Gauteng launch invitation of the State of the Future Report 2012 Gauteng launch invitation of the State of the Future Report 2012 August 2012 It is here The State of the Future Report for 2012 has arrived It is our pleasure to invite you to the Launch of the 16th Anniversary edition of the State of the Future Report produced by the Millennium Project a global think tank of which the SA Node is one of 46 nodes worldwide The South Africa Node of the Millennium Project together with the Wits Graduate School of Public and Development Management are hosting the Launch of the 2012 State of the Future Report on the Wednesday 29th August 2012 Venue Wits Graduate School of P DM 2 St David s Place Parktown Johannesburg Time 15h00 17h30 RSVP by Thursday 23 August to This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it State of the Future 2012 Invite

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/news-a-events/news-a-events/gauteng-launch-of-the-state-of-the-future-report-2012 (2015-12-05)
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  • Catalysts for Change Workshop - SAMPNODE
    Southern Africa Searchlight Horizon Scanning Project SA SOFI 2010 DBSA Development Report Foresight For Development 2013 14 State of the Future Infographic News Events Books CD s Gallery Download Documents Contact Us Home News Events Catalysts for Change Workshop Catalysts for Change Workshop April 2012 A workshop with a difference On Friday 13 April 2012 the SA Node of the Millennium Project hosted by die Department of Science and Technology introduced a group of role players to the Catalysts for Change toolkit This toolkit was developed by the Rockefeller Foundation in association with their Searchlight Foundation to find paths out of poverty Lead by Dr Bob Day the workshop was aimed at assessing the toolkit and participants chose issues that interest them from a special map developed as part of this toolkit By focusing on action zones and signals highlighted in the map the toolkit then stimulates new ways of assessing the challenges and developing inventive ways of addressing them While the idea was not to find solutions to the chosen problems the interesting and new insights the participants arrived at might just lead to further action For more on the map and toolkit visit www catalyze4change org Workshop Invitation

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/news-a-events/news-a-events/catalysts-for-change-workshop (2015-12-05)
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  • ForesightForDevelopment.org breakfast session - SAMPNODE
    the Future Index State of the Future Report The Global Millennium Prize Project Southern Africa Searchlight Horizon Scanning Project SA SOFI 2010 DBSA Development Report Foresight For Development 2013 14 State of the Future Infographic News Events Books CD s Gallery Download Documents Contact Us Home News Events ForesightForDevelopment org breakfast session ForesightForDevelopment org breakfast session April 2012 On Thursday 12 April 2012 a group of carefully selected invitees were treated to breakfast and a presentation on the work of the ForesightForDevelopment FFD team Geci Karuri Sebina present chair of the SA Millennium Node addressed the diverse group ranging from public to private enterprises on the importance of including foresight in today s business She also gave those present a quick walk through of the FFD s website stressing the need for dialogue on important foresight issues ForesightForDevelopment org aims to create and stimulate debate across professions Not only is this a way of bringing people with different points of reference in contact with each other but it allows for richer input when searching for solutions to challenges The breakfast group was also addressed by Leonard Martin from Mistra Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection one of the FFD s important

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/news-a-events/news-a-events/foresightfordevelopmentorg-breakfast-session (2015-12-05)
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  • SA Node holds Annual General Meeting, March 2012 - SAMPNODE
    SA SOFI 2010 DBSA Development Report Foresight For Development 2013 14 State of the Future Infographic News Events Books CD s Gallery Download Documents Contact Us Home News Events SA Node holds Annual General Meeting March 2012 SA Node holds Annual General Meeting March 2012 March 2012 The SA Node of the Millennium Project held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 22 March 2012 at the Institute for Economic Research

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/news-a-events/news-a-events/sa-node-holds-annual-general-meeting-march-2012 (2015-12-05)
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