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 S C E N A R I O S
 A NAPDI I N I T I A T I V
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 VISION | VALUES | LEADERSHIP | COMMUNITY | CONVERSATIONS | FUTURE 
The Northern Areas
a Place to:
live 
learn
work
play
pra
 What are Scenarios?
Scenarios work aims to stimulate discussion across different groups insociety about challenges that might be faced in the future. Scenariosare stories about a future time which show different pathways towardsthis future. By engaging diverse groups in discussion around a hoped-for future, possibilities for joint action are opened up. Together peoplecan identify and try to avoid problems and align resources and energiestowards a shared future.
 What is The North Star Scenarios?
 Future Scenarios Project is a Community Activation project of NAPDI inpartnership with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Centre forAdvancement of Non-racialism and Democracy (CANRAD). Its intent isto engage stakeholders within the Northern Areas in an action-discussionabout the future and how to turn the Northern Areas into a place to beproud of and for future generations to enjoy.
 About NAPDI
The Northern Areas People’s Development Initiative (NAPDI) wasestablished in 2009 as a non-profit trust that is an independent,non-political organisation with a volunteer network of individualsand groups from all walks of life involved who, through their skills,experiences and influence aim to give back to their community andbring about a brighter future.
NAPDI’s Vision is guided by the wish to ‘co-create a renewed andcaring society through volunteerism that makes a difference’.NAPDI’s activities are driven by its Mission of being:
• A Voice in the community• An Enabler of community empowerment• A Mobiliser of people and resources• A Catalyst for systemic changeNAPDI’s key programme of action include a Community ActivationProgramme that focusses on positive future civic engagement throughThe North Star Scenarios campaign and a Volunteer Activation Projects.NAPDI’s High School Pupil Leadership Development Programme and theSecond Chance Matric Programme for individuals who left school andwho must complete or enrol for matric.
 
 THE NORTH STAR SCENARIOS SUMMAR
Increased economic opportunity;corruption & exploitation; cheap labour.Values-based leadership weakCrime-capital of EC, the “dead-zone”,property values plummet, middle-classee, Ghettoization of the area, racialconict, violent uprisingsNo real change. No engagedcommunity structures, good butcompliant leaders, no real increase in jobs, increasing unemploymentStronger civil society, engaged leadership,service delivery improves, sustainedeconomic growth, youth & skillsdevelopment a focus
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 THE SHOOTING STAR | 2022 THE LUCKY STAR | 2022 THE BRIGHT STAR | 2022 THE FALLEN STAR | 2022
The team agreed that the following Key Driving Forces will have the mostimpact for the Northern Areas:
The Extent of Values-based Leadership
within the community and;
The Extent of Economic Development.
these key driving forces as a base, the Using North Star Scenarios weredeveloped, depicting possible ‘good’, ‘bad’ or ‘indifferent’ futures.These scenarios provide us with discussion points and assist us toconsider what the area’s options are towards an improved future. Yourthoughts and contributions are welcomed as we take this campaign to thepublic with the aim of engaging more conversations that can bring abouta common purpose and real change that will benet future generations.
 THE SHOOTING STAR SCENARIO 
- High levels of values-based leadership but weak economic developmentwhere nothing really changes and most effortsend up zzling. “Going Nowhere fast.”
 THE FALLEN STAR SCENARI 
– Low levels of economicdevelopment and poor levels of values-based leadershipresulting in a negative social, economic and political situationand low community morals and ethics. “The Dead-zone”.
 THE LUCKY STAR SCENARI
- Higher levels of Economic Development and poor Values-basedleadership - An exploitative, corrupt environment,where jobs are created but not sustained. “Tata ma chance”.
 THE BRIGHT STAR SCENARIO 
- The ideal scenario of Possibilities: strong and capable leadership in the community,a focus on youth and development, good stakeholder relationsand common purpose. “I see the light”.

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