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Doris Viljoen

Doris Viljoen

Biography

M Phil Futures Studies (Cum Laude)
Post Graduate Diploma in Futures Studies (Cum Laude)
Certificate in Project Management
Honnours B Com in Business Management
Honnours B Ed in Education Management (Cum Laude)
Higher Education Diploma
B Com in Business Management

Doris Viljoen is a senior futurist at Stellenbosch University’s Institute for Futures Research (IFR) where she endeavours to interpret global as well as local trends and assess their relevance for South Africa and Africa. She has specialised skills in environmental scanning, the application of foresight methodology, scenario planning as well as strategy development.  Before joining the IFR, Doris did consulting work on feasibility and location assessment studies for large capital projects and received the top student award on the M.Phil Futures Studies programme. She has a wide range of research interests and is passionate about asking the right questions, searching for and finding relevant data as well as designing tools and techniques to facilitate thinking about plausible futures. She is well versed in multiple scenario planning techniques and has facilitated decision making teams through scenario exercises on topics ranging from infrastructure planning, higher education, and downstream metals beneficiation to the future of work in South Africa.

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