Linked inTwitterFacebookSubscribe to Halcyon Headlines Feed

Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

See Halcyon's unique reporting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and contact us to discuss how we may be able to help you contribute to and/or create value from the SDGs.

Halcyon monitors, analyses and advises upon personal, organisational and societal issues and responses. Contact us to discuss how we may be able you deal with these issues and develop your own responses.

Follow Halcyon's forthcoming 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter, which will feature 52 issues and 52 responses over 52 weeks.


What's Changing? - Demographics



March 2018

The average age of Arab heads of state is currently 72, while the average age of their people is just 25, according to The Economist. Six years after the Arab Spring, that generation gap continues to fuel the sense that the region’s leaders are hopelessly out of touch with their own people. Signal Media asked whether, at 32 years old, can Saudi Arabia’s headstrong Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman change that in the region’s most hidebound kingdom?

See also:


January 2018

What's Changing? - Migration


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issues an annual report concerning the approximately 21 million people worldwide falling under its mandate: refugees forced to leave their countries due to war, political, racial or religious persecution, as internally displaced persons, or as repatriates on their way back home.  An interactive visualisation gives an insight into the flows and connections of global flight and expulsion.

As Western populations live ever longer, they will need more nurses, care assistants, housekeepers and cleaners. The demand for highly skilled workers will therefore grow too, and countries will start to compete more fiercely for mobile talent. Migration will “define our future” , claimed the authors of a recent book.

What's Happening? - Childhood

blog image

Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning childhood.

See also: 



This chart shows life expectancy mapped against number of children per woman for each country in the world.  Over time, most countries have moved towards the bottom right corner of the chart, corresponding to long lives and low fertility.

Megatrend Watch - September 2016

blog image

Please see below the most compelling new megatrend headlines over the past month. This edition covers demographic, economic, societal, sustainability, technology and urban trends.

For more information about our megatrend and related products and services, please get in touch.

Dominic Kelleher 

What's Happening? - Demographic Change

blog image








Africa In Business

Please see below selected recent intelligence about Africa in 2014 to date. These headlines are a synthesis of selected major recent developments at corporates, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.


August 2014