#1y1c One Year One Change:

What Change Do You Want to See in Africa by 2013?

Change aims to transform and make a difference. The One Year One Change campaign is asking the public to share their visions for a better Africa to help make an impact in your neighbourhood.

The World Economic Forum is travelling to Ethiopia for the first time to bring together the voices of Africa to help shape and transform the region. You, too, can get involved and contribute to the meeting.

As the world’s most followed international organization online, the World Economic Forum wants to help turn your vision for your Africa into actionable change.

What change do you want to see in Africa by 2013? Do you want a change to improve water access? Do you want interest free student loans? Do you want a switch to safe and reliable public transport? Do you want a change to internet access?

Share with us the change you want to see in Africa in the next 12 months below as a comment and we will take your ideas to the World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa on 9 May, connecting them with the people who can create the action to transform your country and improve your region.

More than 700 participants at the meeting, including heads of state and government from Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and more along with regional experts and business leaders, will be available to record video responses at the social media corner on-site. How are they working to transform your vision into reality?

To post your change: Join the conversation by submitting your change as a comment below. We will collect all changes and take them to Addis Ababa on 9 May. 

‘Like’ us on Facebook wef.ch/facebook to follow the campaign and watch the participants video responses here.

Want to know who will participate in the World Economic Forum on Africa? You can view this year’s Twitter list as of 2 May 2012 and the programme of events and information on the meeting.

The Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on Africa are Kofi Annan, Chairman, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Africa Progress Panel (APP), Switzerland; Gao Xiqing, President and Vice-Chairman, China Investment Corporation (CIC), People’s Republic of China; Bekele Geleta, Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Geneva; Monhla Hlahla, Chairperson, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd (IDC), South Africa; Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Tunisia; Doug McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart International, Wal-Mart Stores, USA; and Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive, Prudential, United Kingdom.