World Economic Forum on Africa

  • 12th May 2016
  • by secretary
11-13 May 2016. Kigali, Rwanda. Under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation, the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa convened regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to discuss digital economy 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.

There was on Monday 11th May a high-level conversation on partnerships and doing business in Africa.
Speakers: Paul Kagame, Louise Mushikiwabo, Tony Blair, Howard Buffett

@37:45 President Kagame expresses his thoughts on 
what development partners should do differently
@46:50 President Kagame expresses his thoughts on his third term
Thursday 12 May 2016
  • Stories from Africa: Deforestation Did you know deforestation rates in Africa are twice the average of the rest of the world?
  • SDGs: From Promise to Prosperity How can African leaders move from commitment to action to results on the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 17?
    Session objectives:
    – Address move from multilateral to national ownership
    – Design interconnected systems and approaches – Mobilize blended finance partnerships
  • 2016-05-12: 15h45-16h45 Rethinking Agriculture 
    How can innovative approaches drive sustainable and climate-smart food systems?
    Dimensions to be addressed:
    – Enabling environment for trade and value chain efficiency
    – Boosting resilience and productivity through technology
    – Enhancing value-chain innovation in food production, processing and distribution
    Simultaneous interpretation in French and English
    This session is webcast live
    Speakers: Gerardine Mukeshimana, Philip Kiriro, Kanayo F. Nwanze, Yonov Frederick Agah,Susan Mboya
  • 2016-05-12: 15h30Launching the Cassava Innovation Challenge
    – A food preservation initiative by the Rockefeller Foundation The Rockefeller Foundation to launch US$ 1Million Cassava Innovation Challenge to enhance cassava shelf life, the main nutrition source for 500 million people in Africa.
    Speakers: Mamadou Biteye, Sridhar Thiruvengadam, James Mwangi