Alumni Profile: Dr. Katindi Sivi

By Alumni Office

Dr. Katindi Sivi is among Africa’s top six female futurists, according to Ross Dawson’s ranking. She is the founder of Kenya’s premier strategic foresight organizations, LongView Consult and LongView Futures Foundation that facilitate futures research, policy analysis, foresight strategies and trainings.

She is also the principal trainer at the Africa Foresight Lab, which she set up to foster foresight literacy in Africa - 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 personal futures and that of their communities on the continent.

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.

Dr. Sivi has a PhD in Strategic Foresight from Regent University, a Master of Science in Organizational Development (Class of 2010) and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (Class of 2000), both from USIU-Africa. She also has Scenarios building training from Oxford University, Saïd Business School. She is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, Collaborative futures, and the Millennium Project. To interact more with her work, please visit

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