Africa’s development potential in different global futures

Africa’s development potential in different global futures


The seminar examines the limits that four scenarios place on Africa’s development prospects to 2043.


On the current trajectory, the gap between Africa and the rest of the world is likely to increase. Four recent shocks, including the current war in Ukraine, have accelerated this trend. The ISS has modelled Africa’s development potential across various sectors. This seminar launches a new report which examines the ‘development ceiling’ that the global context places on Africa in four global scenarios.

Moderator: Dr Paul-Simon Handy, Regional Director East Africa and Representative to the AU, ISS Addis Ababa

Presentation of report: Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures & Innovation, ISS


HE Ambassador Edward Xolisa Makaya, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa, Addis Ababa



Jakkie Cilliers, Email: [email protected] (copy [email protected])

In person registration:

Judith Wessels, Email: [email protected]

Development partners

This seminar is funded by Humanity United, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.