The KSD 2030 process (taking place in Mathatha, Eastern Cape- a former homeland area that suffered from infrastrucural and human resource development neglect) has been funded by Cofisa and supported by the National Treasury: Neighbourhood Development Partnership Grant (NDPG) and the KSD Municipality.COFISA is a programme that has been developed jointly by the governments of South Africa, through the Department of Science and Technology, and Finland, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its objective is to contribute to the enhanced effectiveness of the South African National System of Innovation (SANSI) contributing to economic growth and poverty alleviation. Cofisa’s support for the KSD 2030 Scenarios was based on the need to pilot the use of long term scenario methodologies at a local level as a tool to inform strategic planning and to assist in identifying innovation opportunities for addressing local level challenges and opportunities. The scenario development and implementation plan process followed seven phases: Step One: Process Alignment; Step Two: Research Foundation; Step Three: Technical Alignment; Step Four: Municipal Leadership Alignment; Step Five: Scenario Generation; tep Six: Scenario Implications; Step Seven: Reflection and Closure. The scenarios were developed in a two day Multi-Stakeholder Workshop (MSW). The workshop then developed personal future narratives in order to personalise and provide an experiential connection for the participants. From the narratives six (eventually seven) key directions for the future were distilled. The “directions” were then seamed into four possible scenarios. The second multi stakeholder “Choices We Make Today For 2030” workshop reviewed and refined the four 2030 scenarios which had been developed in the “community conversation” thus far and gave names for the scenarios that could capture community interest and involvement in future communication of the process. The workshop also identified key strategic choices that KSD needs to make. View Report