LongView Consult is the profit arm of LongView group, incorporated in 2015. It is Kenya’s first and fully-fledged strategic foresight firm that conducts research and policy analysis on topical socio-economic and political issues in Africa. We look at past and current trends, and consider – in a volatile, uncertain, complex, changing, and ambiguous environment – possible futures that can and should be planned for. Using this knowledge, we help communities, organizations, and governments think strategically about how to prepare for those eventualities. So far, we have set ourselves up as fore thinkers in a variety of key arenas.
LongView Futures Foundation (LVFF) is the non-profit arm of LongView group, incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2019. It was established to conduct public benefit foresight work on the African Continent. The first LVFF project is the Africa Foresight Lab created to foster foresight literacy among young people. We believe that investing in Africa’s youth to be future-oriented will empower them to shape their personal and their communities’ futures. Our cohorts consist of a maximum of 30 young people from 30 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa learning for three hours every week, for three months to understand the basics of futures thinking.
History of scenarios in Kenya
Interview with Dr. Sivi
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Through Socio-economic research and policy analysis, we build past and present knowledge in key areas.
Through various foresight techniques like brainstorming, systems analysis, futures wheels and scenarios building, we build understanding on why certain trends are occurring and establish their future implications. We then construct possible outcomes with the eventual aim of changing the course of future history.
We base our organizational strategy and development work on the principle of planning from the future to the present using strategic foresight methodologies such as back casting.
We enable learning, unlearning and relearning through facilitating brainstorming sessions and through project reviews and evaluations. We also publicly share knowledge products among key stakeholders through presentations, trainings and outreach.
We use the International Futures (IFs) model which is a data analytics tools Longview Consult uses to enable long- term data analysis, forecasting, and scenario building to facilitate thinking, analysis and strategic action.
They definitely change the way you think!
LongView will give you a long view on things!
They will help you learn, unlearn and re-learn!
LongView made us future ready and future smart!