Foresight Directory

Dr. Katindi Sivi

Individual Kenya, East and South Africa

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 also the principal trainer at the Africa Foresight Lab, a platform she set up to foster foresight literacy among African’s professionals and especially young people - a course that anchors the must have 21st century competencies like critical thinking, complex problem solving skills, creativity, collaboration, and adaptive leadership, among others. Dr. Sivi strongly believes that investing in Africa’s population to be future oriented will empower them to shape their spheres of influence. 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 successfully integrated foresight methodologies to facilitate policy debates and futures strategies including working with the Government of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the Executive Office of the President on the global youth unemployment initiative dubbed Generation Unlimited. Her work so far, which includes published books and book chapters, is in the areas of: transnational crime in the Horn of Africa; youth demographics; youth employment; socio-economic and gender inequalities; governance and elections; citizen civic engagement; civil society organizations; women futures, gender inclusion and gender budgeting; health - mainly health governance and sexual reproductive health; extractives (minerals); humanitarian aid; and livelihoods, all in the African context. She is also a guest editor with Emerald Publishing. Her work has contributed to various strategic interventions at national, regional and continental levels. Dr. Sivi has a PhD in Strategic Leadership and Foresight from Regent University, an MSc in Organizational Development and an BA in International Relations, both from United States International University (USIU-Nairobi Campus). She also has Scenarios building training from Oxford University, Saïd 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, the Millennium Project, and Collaborative Futures (all global futures bodies).

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