With elections taking place in more than 20 African countries in 2019, the world’s youngest continent is facing a new era.
The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa aims to prepare for the future by focusing on smart institutions, investment, integration, industry and innovation.
Under the theme Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the meeting will address the African Union’s Agenda 2063 priorities.
The event is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 4-6 September.
Here is our guide to how to follow #af19 on our digital channels. We encourage you to post, share, and retweet by tagging our accounts and by using our official hashtag.
Join the conversation:
The official meeting hashtag is #af19. Follow tweets on this hashtag to keep up with everything going on in the meeting.
You can join our 7 million followers on http://wef.ch/facebook.
Follow the meeting on our LinkedIn page at http://wef.ch/linkedin.
Follow us on Instagram at http://wef.ch/instagram where we will promote key pictures and cover the day's events on our stories.
Live-streamed videos of our sessions will be available on YouTube.
During the meeting, we will be publishing articles by participants, executives and industry leaders and members of our communities - Young Global Leaders, Social Entrepreneurs and Global Shapers - on our content platform, Agenda.
You are welcome to republish content on this feed: http://wef.ch/feed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License (“CCPL”). You can view a copy of this licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.
A selection of the best pictures taken at #af1919 will be made available free of charge under the creative commons licence (cc-by-sa) on Flickr at http://wef.ch/pix.
How to embed the World Economic Forum webcast session videos in your website
Video player: https://webcasts.weforum.org/widget/1/africa2019?p=1&pi=1&ms=1
Option 1: Full programme
Add the full broadcast programme to your website and the videos will appear automatically once the meeting starts.
Just copy and paste the following code in your website:
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This code will add a section to your website that will look like this:
For a more advanced version of the embed code click on the “embed” button indicated on the previous image where you can configure the player for a different language interface1 , a different background colour, set the autoplay to ‘on’ or ‘off’ and choose different video player layouts or sizes.
Individual videos per session
You can embed any of the individual sessions being broadcasted 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:
Once you click on the embed button you will be able to configure the embed code to:
● show only the video without any information
● show the video player with title and description
● select different background colours
● change the default audio language if there is more than one, and,
● set autoplay ‘on’ or ‘off’
For instance to embed the session “Africa’s Innovators of the Year ” the following code will be generated
after clicking on the embed button:
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This code will add an element to your website that will look like this:
IMPORTANT: 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 is ready. You can leave it on your page or you can add the same code to your “video on demand” library.
Contact: If you have any questions please contact Arturo Ochoa at firstname.lastname@example.org