On-going Activities

This virtual version of the Academy is hosted by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

We are a network of foresight practitioners dedicated to developing a vibrant community of practice for foresight in Africa

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Since AFAs inception, the first cohort of AFA-affiliated foresight practitioners, drawn from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda, have been supported to advance foresight in their respective institutions. Participants of our training programmes  develop key skills and competences to enable them to become more responsive to current and future development needs, as well as supporting them to make impact and progress with their careers. of Africa via the anchoring hubs

Below are some of the skills, knowledge, & opportunities participants of our programmes gain: 

•Prospective thinking skills, by contemplation of future events •Systems and anticipatory thinking skills, by exploring and identifying future challenges and developing new ways of potentially tackling them •Scenario planning skills, by identifying any pre-outcome simulations •Participatory/collaborative foresight skills, by coordinating with others, to develop shared collaborative foresight in teams or peer networks •Predictive, visionary, & transformative methodologies/skills, by predicting, envisioning, and generating novel transformative ways which influences/shapes future outcomes. •Collective Intelligence skills, by becoming more aware of current trends and monitoring how they may shape the future. • Career choice, by connecting African foresight practitioners with their counterparts from around the world to address key issues around the future of food and agriculture, potential new career pathways could be forged • Community of Practice (CoP), through knowledge exchange and sharing of ideas to address challenges of local, regional and national thematic priorities, participants are enabled to build their foresight professional networks •Tools & Modules, by providing access to tools and modules for the application of foresight with AFA affiliates, students/participants will learn state-of-the-art foresight principles, processes, methods and industry best practices. • Accredited Courses & Certificates, through AFA liaison with reputable academic institutions, students/participants will gain the opportunity to receive a certificate endorsed by AFA and reputable participating institutions.