Under the theme 'Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation', the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society. They will discuss technological catalysts that can drive radical structural transformation, strengthen public-private collaboration on key global and regional challenges, and agree on strategic actions that can deliver shared prosperity across the continent.

The meeting takes place from 11 to 13 May in Kigali, Rwanda, and below you will find instructions on how to follow #af16 via our social media channels, how to embed live broadcasts, and how to access the photographs taken during the event.

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‘Like’ our Facebook page, where we will share data, news and views with our 1.1 million followers at http://wef.ch/facebook.

We also have an official Facebook page on Africa for regional updates.

Spanish speakers can also follow our Foro Económico Mundial Facebook page for content from our Spanish blog.


We invite you to follow the World Economic Forum on Twitter @wef (over 2.86 million followers) and @davos, our live tweeting account, where we tweet key quotes from official plenary sessions and where most of the Twitter chatter will happen.

Follow the official list of AF16 attendees on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/wef/lists/af16

You can also follow our Global Shapers community and their campaign to make the benefits of the internet available to everyone, #Internet4All.

The official meeting hashtag is #af16. We also have other hashtags that will be used to follow contributions around the main topics and themes of the meeting:

· Food Security and Agriculture: #foodsecurity

· Environment and Resource Security: #climateaction

· Future of the Internet: #futureweb

· Longterm Investing, Infrastructure and Development: #futureinvest

· Employment, Skills and Human Capital: #newjobs

· International Trade and Investment: #globaltrade

· Gender Parity: #gendergap

· Future of the Global Financial System: #futurefinance

· Economic Growth and Social Inclusion: #equalgrowth

· The Future of Health: #futurehealth


Follow the meeting on our LinkedIn page at http://wef.ch/linkedin.


Follow the meeting on Google+ at http://wef.ch/gplus, which has over 2.3 million followers.

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Forum Agenda

During the meeting, we will be publishing articles by some of our participants, CEOs and industry leaders on our content platform Agenda.

You are welcome to republish the articles, providing you credit the World Economic Forum and link back to the original.


Key sessions and press conferences will be broadcast live as webcasts at http://wef.ch/af16.

This is the URL to the full video player: https://webcasts.weforum.org/widget/1/africa2016?p=1&pi=1&ms=1

Want to have the full list of webcast sessions, containing embed codes, times and dates? Click here.

Embed the full programme:

Add the full livestreamed programme to your website and the videos will start automatically once the sessions start.

Just copy and paste the following code:

<iframe src="https://webcasts.weforum.org/widget/1/africa2016?p=1&pi=1&ms=1&th=1"
width="970px" height="696px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

This code will add a section to your website that will look like this:

Embed individual session videos:

You can embed any of the individual sessions being broadcast directly to your website. To do that, select the title of the session you want to embed and click on the embed button, as indicated on the image below:

The videos will start playing automatically once the session starts. Once the session finishes, it will take a few minutes for the session to be available on demand. The same code will play the video on demand once it's ready.


A selection of the best pictures taken at the Africa meeting will be made available free of charge under the creative commons licence (cc-by-sa) on Flickr at http://wef.ch/af16pix.

The World Economic Forum on Africa is taking place in Kigali, Rwanda from 11 to 13 May