Davos 2014: Africa's Next Billion

The World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos brings together over 2,500 world leaders, government officials, academics and CEOs among other influential leaders of society, in a three day meeting that aims to shape the year’s global economic agenda.

The 2014 edition will theme around the Reshaping of the World and its Consequences for Society, Politics and Business.

Africa's next Billion

The below panel discussion is in the light of Africa’s rising population, 2 billion by 2050”, the panellists drawn from private, public and social sectors are: President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria; Julian Roberts, Group CEO, Old Mutual, UK; Aliko Dangote, President and CEO, Dangote Group, Nigeria; Winnie Byanyima Executive Director, Oxfam International, UK, Doreen Noni, Creative Director, Eskado Bird, Tanzania. They will give us insights on the actions needed “to ensure sustainable and inclusive development” in Africa. With the youngest workforce in the world, Africa is set to a bright future in the knowledge economy. Youth entrepreneurship, peace, security and digital innovations in education and health will be some of the important topics that will be addressed during this panel.

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:06


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