World Economic Forum on Africa: Delivering on Africa’s Promise
As Africa continues its transformation into a hub of global economic growth, its positive outlook faces challenges including fluctuating commodity prices, rising inequality and youth unemployment. To address these challenges, Africa’s leaders need to strengthen national and regional competitiveness, foster inclusive growth and build resilience to a volatile global environment. Accelerating economic diversification, boosting strategic infrastructure and unlocking talent are therefore critical success factors in this new leadership context.
With these elements in mind, the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa convened over 1,000 regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society from over 80 countries to debate how best to deepen the continent’s integration agenda and renew commitment to a sustainable path of growth and development.