APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AFRICA FORESIGHT LAB.
About the training programme .
Africa Foresight Lab is the first project of LongView Futures Foundation (LVFF) - the non-profit arm of LongView group. LVFF was incorporated in 2019 to conduct public benefit foresight work on the African Continent. The Africa Foresight Lab is a three-hour online training programme, (taught once a week depending on the most popular time slot chosen by the cohort) for 3 months. The programme aims to foster foresight literacy among young people in Africa because we believe that investing in Africa’s youth to be future-oriented will empower them with the 21st-century skills to shape their personal futures and that of their communities’. The programme is designed to admit a maximum of 30 young people from 30 African countries per cohort and it is structured to have three intakes annually - in February, May and August as indicated on this form.
February 2021 intake
5th January 2021
May 2021 intake
5th April 2021
August 2021 intake
5th July 2021
Eligibility of the programme .
- Africa Foresight Lab admits youth born and living in Sub-Sahara Africa aged between 20 and 35.
- The programme admits only young people who fluently speak, write and comprehend the English language. Currently, there is no translation of the material or online programme in other languages.
- The applicant must certify that they have access to very good and reliable internet any time of the day to facilitate online learning
- The applicant must also certify that they will have the time to attend all the classes (except in very exceptional circumstances). However, a minimum of 95% class attendance and very active class participation is required, failure to which the student will be discontinued.
- The applicant must commit to completing all the assignments and projects given and on time and on an online platform as instructed.
- The applicant must complete the online application form to be considered for the programme
Teach the Future Africa Foresight Lab hopes to:
- Grow and connect you to a community of young futurists in Africa that will be change makers in their communities.
- Give room for country chapters to emerge.
- Play a role in continuous knowledge building within the chapters.
- Link you up with international futures conversations.
- Support you in any futures related technical help you might need in your work or community on a consultancy basis
As an alumni, we hope you will:
- Join and actively participate in the alumni association that will emerge from the cohorts we train.
- Give us regular feedback on the exciting things you are doing with the knowledge you received.