In support of research activities, there is a need for continuous strategic environmental scanning. Like any strategic planning process, the outcome of such initiatives will show opportunities and threats that exist out there, so that Africa can strategically position itself in light of that information. Examples of such studies involve exploring alternatives facing Africa in the light of oil production shortage by 2020. This would entail the analysis of structural effect programmes, and structural adjustments to be considered in policy making as a continent, a region or a country.
Activities in this domain area include: