We live in a world of increasingly wicked problems. Nowhere are they more evident than in the social sector. Our global economies have grown following a linear pattern of use of natural resources consisting basically of taking, making, using and discarding. This has evolved to a new world of complexity where social problems such as climate crises, global health crisis, social inequality, diversity and exclusion among others, have become highly interconnected and interdependent.
Africa’s biggest challenge is to thrive in this new world of complexity. From climate change, to rapid urbanisation, epidemic/pandemic vulnerabilities to immense infrastructure deficits, and the lawlessness that gives rise to violence.