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 which sees itself as that catalyst - to grow the number of futurists on the continent; to nurture foresight literacy among professionals and among individual change makers in their communities; and to mainstream foresight thinking as the operating system in institutions, organizational departments, and government entities.
History of scenarios in Kenya
Interview with Dr. Sivi
The state of contraception access
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. 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 of things!
They will help you learn, unlearn and re-learn!
LongView made us future ready and future smart!