Launch and discussion: Africa tomorrow – pathways to prosperity

Launch and discussion: Africa tomorrow – pathways to prosperity


This event provides insight into likely future trends and enables a better understanding of Africa’s development challenges and potential.


In a global environment of increasing instability and pressure brought on by climate change, Africa is falling further behind on its development goals. How can the continent’s lacklustre trajectory be stimulated, and what do historical world trends reveal about Africa’s likely position in 2043? Dr Jakkie Cilliers answers these vital questions in his new book Africa Tomorrow.

This event will explore policy-relevant dialogue through a series of positive scenarios from health, education, agriculture, infrastructure, leapfrogging, free trade and governance on Africa’s long-term future.

This event is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies’ African Futures and Innovation programme and the Thabo Mbeki African School for Public and International Affairs.


Development partners

The ISS is 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.