Njeri Mwagiru

Senior Futurist

Institute for Futures Research

Njeri is a Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR), University of Stellenbosch Business School. Her work focuses on strengthening capabilities of individuals, organisations and countries in Africa, to navigate complexity and uncertainty, to realise long-term goals and visions. Her research interests include leadership, organisational performance, knowledge, gender and diversity, inclusivity and transformation. Njeri has a Masters in International Relations and holds a PhD in Business Administration. She is also co-founder of a research and business development organisation that facilitates long-term institutional partnership building. She has worked with a range of organisations in several capacities and contexts including research; higher education teaching and skills building; executive management training; policy, strategy and programme development; short course design, planning and delivery; project management and coordination; evaluation of initiatives for valued business, public sector, and international partners. Her vocation is to support knowledge sharing and exchange, to facilitate integrated strategic planning, and enhance evidence-based decision making and high performance to achieve desired futures.


African Governance Futures 2063: Baseline, Best, Worst and Surprise Case Scenarios

June 3, 2021

The African Union Agenda 2063 is a vision and blueprint for the development and transformation of Africa, towards an integrated and prosperous continent that is people-driven and rooted in heritage, equitable and sustainable and a formidable international player. The continent however, continues to face multiple challenges and obstacles hampering its progress to achieving this vision. A central issue is good governance. In collaboration with the African Governance Architecture Platform, the African Peer Review Mechanism partnered with the Institute for Futures Research to develop a set of four scenarios on African Governance Futures 2063. In the next four decades, what are possible baseline, best, worst and surprise case scenarios for African governance? What are the policy implications to realise Africa’s development and transformation potential?