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Participants will be divided into groups of 6-8; all sessions will be interactive. In the morning this will involve table discussions and reactions to the material presented, as well as Q&A with the experts.

Foresight is about learning by doing. During the afternoon, participants will be introduced to the foresight approach and selected methods and tools, and will then work together in their groups to apply these techniques to the country/region example, with support from facilitators.

In addition to your intensive teaching sessions, there will be the opportunity to network and get to know fellow participants which is a valuable part of the course. We are also excited to be able to offer a guest lecture as part of the course and an evening dinner with participants and teachers in the vibrant and lively area of the Knowledge quarter.

We will also send a reading list in advance along with detailed joining instructions.

On completion of this course, you will receive a University of Warwick Certificate of Attendance.

Course format

Global and African Trends briefing.

Hear and debate the results of the latest global trends study by DCDC, focusing on relevance to Africa.

Expert knowledge on Africa.

Benefit from the latest research on the economics and politics of Africa.

Using foresight to get a handle on this knowledge

Overview of the foresight approach: Drivers of change and wildcards; Scenario development and analysis; ways to implement this in an organisational context, links with existing processes, etc.

Joint exercise focusing on a particular country/region

Demonstrating how the knowledge and insights from the previous three sessions can be brought to bear on a particular challenge or issue

Early evening talk (to be announced).

09:00 – 09:30
Introductions
09:30 – 10:30
Session 1
10:30 – 11:00
Break
11:00 – 12:30
Session 2
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 15:00
Session 3
15:00 – 15:30
Break
15:30 – 17:00
Session 4
17:30 – 19:00
Guest Lecture and drinks reception. You will also receive your University of Warwick Certificate of Attendance
19:00
Dinner for participants who would like to stay and teachers.