Africa's Tomorrow: A Platform of Hope and Potential

Africa's Tomorrow: A Platform of Hope and Potential


An enterprising new data platform informing Africa's transformational development


An enterprising data platform leads the way in helping Africa overcome its human security challenges and achieve its vast development potential. Integrated forecasts cover 14 sectors for all countries and regions, following the African Union’s Agenda 2063 timeline. Insights are grounded in academic literature and use benchmarks to map ambitious but realistic forecasts that are regularly updated.

The initiative builds on over a decade of data analysis by the ISS African Futures and Innovation Unit. Using the International Futures (IFs) modelling platform, the website is a significant public resource for evidence-based policy making, capacity building and good governance. Visit the site at

This seminar is co-hosted by the ISS and Daily Maverick.

Moderator: Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor, Daily Maverick Introductory statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa


Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Chair, ISS Board of Trustees and Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS

Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, AUDA-NEPAD

Prof Jonathan Moyer, Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver

Development partners

This seminar is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). 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.