With the intention of informing the masses, and inspiring a few others along the way, one year ago today I decided to act on an idea.
There were no plan for a roll out with spectacular fanfare. Nor was there an intention to become the next “big thing.” There was simply an idea. All that I aimed to do was highlight many of the innovative and reality-altering developments that were occurring across Sub-Saharan Africa.
With only an idea, on June 16, 2014 The Foresight Initiative was formally established. 365 days later, I can proudly say that my decision to act on that idea was the best decision I have ever made.
Today, Foresight has a following on four continents, we have reached thousands of people, and most importantly we have never strayed from our mission.
I created this platform to “inform, inspire, and connect” individuals across that globe dedicated, in one way or another, to the ongoing development processes taking place across the African continent. I wanted to ensure that information regarding these events were presented in a simple, concise, and direct manner. Above all, I was determined to topple the intellectual and social barriers that have constantly prevented the initiation of a comprehensive dialogue among the international community concerning the Africa continent’s development.
With the help of three contributors, thousands of supporters, and an endless flow of material coming from the continent this was all possible.
It is my sincere hope that you have experienced our dedication to the field of African development while perusing our weekly articles, featured posts, and our insightfully-minded “Insight” series.
While noting all that has occurred over the past year is necessary, we at Foresight are looking ahead to the months and years to come where we will continue to provide the thought-provoking, creative, and inspiring material that you have grown to love.
We are in the business of the highlighting African innovation. It is my hope that you will continue to appreciate our work as we continue to act on what was once simply an idea.