Since There Are No Facts In The Future, The Work We Do Must Undergo Such Rigorous Research And Analysis To Back Up The Assertions We Make
Imagination and creativity
Change Is The Only Certainty In The World, We Must Be As Creative And Imaginative As Possible In What The Future Might Look Like.
The Future Starts Today. We Must Learn, Be Bold And Have The Audacity To Imagine What The Future Could Look Like To Adequately Prepare.
Why We Exist.
We recognize that the world around us is changing faster and in more complex ways than before. The old ways of thinking and solving problems are no longer working and thus causing unprecedented uncertainty among governments, organizations and individuals. While the majority are busy working day to day attempting to keep up with the changes and fighting for survival, some are groping for new answers.
In order to successfully cope with these changes and have an idea of the kind of world these groups should prepare for, they need to understand their current environment and visualize future developments.
They need to anticipate and understand change in order to proactively plan for it, increase resilience, secure future competitive advantage and successfully make critical life decisions. We therefore exist to help people develop the art of re-perceiving. To recognize that life will change, must change and has changed. Old perceptions are no longer valid but new ones are possible.
The Founder & Lead Consultant.
Dr. Katindi Sivi is among the top six female futurists in Africa, according to Ross Dawson’s ranking. She is the founder and the organizational lead of Kenya’s premier strategic foresight organizations, LongView Consult inaugurated in 2015 and LongView Futures Foundation instituted in 2019. She is the coordinator of Teach the Future Africa Foresight Lab, set up to foster foresight literacy among young people in Africa. Dr. Sivi strongly believes that investing in Africa’s youth to be future-oriented will empower them to shape their personal futures and that of their communities on the continent.
Prior to setting up LongView, Dr. Sivi served as the Programmes Director at an international development agency and between 2002 and 2012, she served as head of Futures at a national research and policy think tank. Dr. Sivi has over the years, successfully integrated foresight methodologies to facilitate policy dialogues and futures strategies including working with the country’s Vision 2030 team to write sections of the Vision and the first Medium Term Plan. Her work so far, which includes published books and book chapters, is in the areas of: governance and elections; socio-economic inequalities; citizen civic engagement; civil society organizations; youth demographics; youth employment; women and gender budgeting; health - mainly health governance and sexual reproductive health; extractives (minerals); humanitarian aid; and livelihoods, all in Kenya and in the African context. Her work has contributed to various strategic interventions at national, regional and continental levels.
Dr. Sivi holds a PhD in Strategic Leadership and Strategic Foresight from Regent University. She holds an MSc in Organizational Development and a BA in International Relations, both from United States International University, Nairobi Campus. She also has Scenarios Planning training from the University of Oxford, Said Business School. Dr. Sivi serves on various boards including Econews (a Pan African trade institution); Emerging Leaders Foundation (a leadership mentorship outfit); Transform Nations (a para-church
institution mentoring men), and is a program advisor at the Institute of Economic Affairs. She is a member of the Association of Professional Futures, and the Millennium Project (both global futures bodies). She is currently mentoring three small businesses to increase productivity, innovativeness, and competitiveness.