Africa 2009 - Africa and the New Global Economy

Africa and the New Global Economy
International leaders discuss the global economic crisis and the major trends affecting the world today. What are the major shifts and implications for Africa? What risks should be prioritized, and how can the continent be part of a global solution to the crisis?

Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations (1997-2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa
Soud Ba'alawy, Executive Chairman, Dubai Group, United Arab Emirates; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa; Global Agenda Council on Systemic Financial Risk
Jiang Jianqing, Chairman of the Board, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, People's Republic of China; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director, World Bank, Washington DC; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa; Global Agenda Council on Corruption
Jacob G. Zuma, President of South Africa

Opening Remarks by
Katherine Tweedie, Director, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

Chaired by
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

Social Entrepreneur Award - Africa 2009
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides a global platform to promote social entrepreneurship as a means of advancing societies and addressing social problems in an innovative and effective manner.

Presented by
Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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