About the Project

Foresight4Food, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the African Food Fellowship Programme (AFF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with support from the Mastercard Foundation, collaborated to host the Leaders Capacity Development Workshop on Foresight for Food Systems Change.

The workshop was held from 13 – 17 November 2023 in Naivasha, Kenya. The aim was to develop a cohort and network of young leaders who can apply the foresight for systems change approach in their own working context, to help bring about the transformative changes needed for equitable and sustainable food systems.

The workshop sought to equip participants with the understanding, skills, and practical experience to guide and facilitate participatory foresight processes in their own contexts. It brought together 56 young and emerging leaders (aged 18 – 40), interested in using foresight, scenario analysis and systems thinking in their organisations and fields of work.

The workshop was based around the framework of foresight developed by Foresight4Food, and oriented to the specific context of African agri-food systems and associated development issues. You can read the full workshop report that summarises the workshop process and captures the wealth of contributions, insights and experiences that participants shared during the 5 days of the event.

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