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  • Senator Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o - SAMPNODE
    received his MA 1974 and PhD 1977 in Political Science Taught at the University of Nairobi 1977 81 El Colegio de Mexico 1971 84 and Addis Ababa University 1984 86 then joined the African Academy of Sciences as Head of Programs from 1987 to 1992 Having been involved in the struggle against authoritarian rule in Kenya throughout his academic career he was among the leaders who made a break through into multiple party politics in 1992 He was then elected to Parliament in that year and has served in various capacities since then He was Minister for Planning and National Development 2003 05 and Minister for Medical Services 2008 2013 He is currently the Senator for Kisumu County He has published several books and articles on democracy democratisation the state and the political economy of development in Africa Among the publications are Popular Struggles for Democracy in Africa London Zed Books 1987 The Study of African Politics A Critical Appreciation of A Heritage Nairobi Ball Foundation 2002 A Leap Into the Future Nairobi Word Alive Publishers 2095 In 1995 he was awarded the German African Award for his contribution to democracy and democratisation in Africa He was recently Gro Harlem Brundland Senior Leadership Fellow in the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development the Harvard School of Public Health from Dec 2013 to March 2014 Joomla SEF URLs by Artio Photo Gallery Interviews Sequence from beginning to finished work showing the transition audience then those who bought them View Photos Interviews Supporting Documents Futures Forum Bios Transforming Africa DestinyConnect com Futures Literacy Knowlab Dr Riel Miller Day 1 Session 2 Dr Rasigan Maharajh Day 1 Session 3 Dr Rasigan Maharajh Africa s Futures Summary 2014 State of Future Executive Summary Futures Forum Programme 26 28 May 2014 Final View all

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/african-futures-forum/events/speakers/peter-anyang-nyongo (2015-12-05)
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  • Ms. Nadia EL-Imam - SAMPNODE
    EL Imam is clearly on to something Ms EL Imam is the founding director and CEO of Edgeryders a social enterprise and distributed think tank of citizen experts that combines the intense focus and rigor of consultancy with the scale openness and democratic legitimacy of citizen consultation Edgeryders deploys community building tools and cutting edge research techniques to detect aggregate and analyze citizen spotted solutions to key economic social ecological and political challenges that societies are faced with Nadia EL Imam has co authored a number of books and policy publications held keynotes at national conferences on growth and economic development and had international high profile speaking engagements such as at Learning without Frontiers She has a background in engineering and user experience design and she puts it to use where it matters most building bridges between large organizations at the center and innovators at the edge A polyglot and global citizen with roots in Africa Asia and Europe she has substantial experience in working with international organizations and diverse contexts Ms EL Imam will show us how to find amazing innovators at the edge anywhere even in a place where you have never been and the language of whose residents you cannot speak Furthermore she will argue that the people you find in this way are not known to local experts and policy makers and that they are the first to see change coming and in many cases are the changemakers themselves To learn more about Edgeryders please visit company edgeryders eu Edgeryders on Twitter Edgeryders on Facebook Nadia EL Imam on Twitter Nadia EL Imam on Linkedin Joomla SEF URLs by Artio All Africa Futures Forum In collaboration with UNESCO and WITS School of Governance the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project will host the All Africa

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/african-futures-forum/events/speakers/nadia-el-imam (2015-12-05)
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  • Mr. Adama Gaye - SAMPNODE
    and commented extensively on African Affairs over the past thirty years The author of China Africa The Dragon and The Ostreich the first book to document the recent increase of China s involvement in the continent he runs currently his business consultancy Newforce Africa based out in Dakar and specializing on business and investments in Africa Gaye is a graduate from the Universities of Dakar Sorbonne Oxford and Geneva Graduate Institute of International studies A former Editor of West Africa Magazine in London and former Director of Information of Ecowas in Lagos Abuja Gaye is a regular guest on the BBC Aljazeera CNN France 24 He has also written for various media such as Jeune Afrique New African Newsweek and African local newspapers In addition to China African affairs he also specializes in oil and gas in Africa Joomla SEF URLs by Artio All Africa Futures Forum In collaboration with UNESCO and WITS School of Governance the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project will host the All Africa Futures Forum with the theme Transforming Africa s Futures The objective of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project is to promote futures thinking in South Africa across all sectors

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/african-futures-forum/events/speakers/adama-gaye (2015-12-05)
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  • Ms. Tanja Hichert - SAMPNODE
    Institute for International Affairs Africa s top rated think tank includes projects on amongst others sub Saharan trade agreement futures and the future of agriculture in Africa Tanja also conducts workshops for government institutions amongst others on the future of transport the future of migration and has trained the Joint Command of the SA National Defence Force on applying complexity thinking to decision making In addition to managing Hichert Associates Tanja is a senior research associate at the University of Stellenbosch s Institute for Futures Research IFR Tanja lectures to M Phil Future Studies students MBA students and conducts scanning and scenario planning training workshops for public and private sector members of the institute In her private capacity she serves as a director of the South African node of the Millennium Project a global participatory futures research think tank and helped organise the first African Futures Conference which brought together futurists scholars business planners and policy makers from all over the continent She was actively involved in founding the Foresight for Development platform which aims to collect the work of and connect African futures and foresight practitioners In this capacity she produced a monthly scanning newsletter covering weak signals and early signs of change in the region for the Rockefeller Foundation She also serves as a member of a global Foresight Experts Working Group for GFAR Global Forum for Agricultural Research and is a Board member of the Association of Professional Futurists APF Tanja recently co organised the APF s first Africa gathering on the theme Anticipation complexity and future in conjunction with the Stellenbosch based Centre for Studies in Complexity She is based close to Cape Town and works all over the world Joomla SEF URLs by Artio Photo Gallery Interviews Sequence from beginning to finished work showing the

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/african-futures-forum/events/speakers/tanja-hichert (2015-12-05)
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  • Ms. Geci Karuri-Sebina - SAMPNODE
    at various knowledge organisations including the Council for Scientific Industrial Research CSIR Human Sciences Research Council HSRC and the Advanced Policy Institute in Los Angeles in development policy and planning with a focus on the built environment Geci is also a director of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project a global futures think tank and sits on the South African Council for Planners She holds Masters degrees in Urban Planning and in Architecture Urban Design both from the University of California Los Angeles UCLA and she is currently a doctoral candidate in planning and innovation studies at Wits University Her interests broadly include foresight development and innovation in Africa Joomla SEF URLs by Artio Photo Gallery Interviews Sequence from beginning to finished work showing the transition audience then those who bought them View Photos Interviews Supporting Documents Futures Forum Bios Transforming Africa DestinyConnect com Futures Literacy Knowlab Dr Riel Miller Day 1 Session 2 Dr Rasigan Maharajh Day 1 Session 3 Dr Rasigan Maharajh Africa s Futures Summary 2014 State of Future Executive Summary Futures Forum Programme 26 28 May 2014 Final View all Support Documents Conference Speakers Mr Aidan Eyakuze Mr Stewart Barret Dr Adebayo Olukoshi Dr

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/african-futures-forum/events/speakers/geci-karuri-sebina (2015-12-05)
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  • Dr. Mama Keita - SAMPNODE
    Dr Mama Keita Economic Affairs Officer Mama Keita has been with the Macroeconomic Policy Division of the UNECA as an Economic Affairs Officer since March 2011 She is located in the Renweal of planning section working towards the provision of evidence based advisory services to countries on development plans strategies and frameworks Her work also encompasses assessing the progress on MDGs in Africa and beside that she has been extensively involved in the African consultative process on the post 2015 development agenda that has led to the formulation of the so called Common African Position on the Post 2015 development agenda which outlines Africa s key priorities for the said agenda In this context Ms Keita was at some point seconded to Liberia to work with the HLP secretariat on the preparation of the Monrovia HLP meeting that was held in February 2013 Before joining the UNECA Ms Keita worked on national strategies of poverty reduction and development in Guinea with the prime minister s office and in Burkina Faso with the World bank she also taught public economics and development economics in Canada and carried out various assignment and research as a consultant in the area of development She is a native of Guinea has a background in statistics and holds a Ph D in economics from the University of Montreal Canada Joomla SEF URLs by Artio All Africa Futures Forum In collaboration with UNESCO and WITS School of Governance the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project will host the All Africa Futures Forum with the theme Transforming Africa s Futures The objective of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project is to promote futures thinking in South Africa across all sectors with foresight practitioners futurists strategists and planners in public private sectors civil society and academia

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/african-futures-forum/events/speakers/mama-keita (2015-12-05)
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  • Mr. Koffi M. Kouakou - SAMPNODE
    commentator He is a former co director of CSIR Virtual Reality Solutions and a small business strategist He also coordinated the World Bank initiative on environmental information systems initiative in Sub Saharan Africa in Washington and Pretoria He specialises in information technologies adapted to environmental issues in emerging countries and serves on the board of Innovative Resources Management a Washington DC based non governmental organisation that uses novel models for resources management allocations and the implications of new technologies for communities He is associate member of the African Futures Institute and the Millennium Project South Africa Node He served as a board member of Convergence Journal an international business magazine on management and strategy practices and a regular contributor to international and local media and business magazines such as Aljazeera BBC Deutsche Welle France24 RFI The People s Daily VOA SAFM 702 Radio Business Day ITWeb Brainstorm The Media CIO COM and a member of the African Economics Editors Network He has written about the future of Africa African futures environmental information technology the role of strategic communications and trends in African development the New Partnership for Africa s Development Nepad technology and higher education in Africa and the digital divide He is co author of the book AfricaDotEdu IT Opportunities and Higher Education in Africa See www africadotedu org for summary Koffi is also an international speaker on information technology in Africa and had addressed audiences in South Africa Burundi Côte d Ivoire Congo Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana Guinea Mali Madagascar Mozambique Rwanda Senegal Europe and the United States He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Joomla SEF URLs by Artio All Africa Futures Forum In collaboration with UNESCO and WITS School

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/african-futures-forum/events/speakers/koffi-kouakou (2015-12-05)
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  • Dr. Rasigan Maharajh - SAMPNODE
    Africa 1993 Research Assistant at the Macro Education Policy Unit of the University of Durban Westville 1992 Research Assistant and Desk Top Publisher at the Labour and Community Project of the South African Council for Higher Education 1988 1990 and Casual Labourer at Pick and Pay Supermarkets 1985 1987 Rasigan simultaneously held elected leadership positions within the organised student youth and labour structures of the United Democratic Front the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the African National Congress Rasigan graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Forskningspolitiska Institutet of Lund University in Sweden He is also an alumnus of the University of KwaZulu Natal of South Africa and the Harvard Business School of the United States Rasigan has produced and contributed to numerous monographs peer reviewed articles in accredited scientific journals chapters in academic books and other seminars and colloquia He serves on the editorial board of a scientific journal is an active peer reviewer and a frequent member of scientific committees for academic conferences Rasigan holds appointments to the governing boards of public and private enterprises and is also a Ministerial Representative to the Council of Rhodes University 2012 2017 He is an elected Senator of Tshwane University of Technology 2012 2015 Rasigan is an active member of the Global Network for the Economics of Learning Innovation and Competence building Systems Globelics and serves on the Scientific Board for the Africa Region AfricaLICS Rasigan is a member of the Steering Group of the South Africa Forum for International Solidarity where he convenes the Working Group on Foreign Policy He also recently served as the Interim Coordinator of the Campaign to Advance a Global Citizens Movement for a Great Transition 2013 Rasigan is an active member of the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union NEHAWU

    Original URL path: http://www.sampnode.org.za/african-futures-forum/events/speakers/rasigan-maharajh (2015-12-05)
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