ADDIS ABABA— THE ETHIOPIAN HERALD Newspaper 12 MAY 2016: The 26th World Economic Forum on Africa was kicked off yesterday in Kigali, Rwanda with a theme: ‘Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation’. Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn is taking part in the forum as a key participant along with various Heads of State and Government.
The three-day Forum is expected to cover pressing issues of Africa including Africa’s prospects and priorities as the world enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Forum dwells upon ways of identifying priorities and actions for Africa’s leaders as they look to build economies resilient to today’s challenges and able to flourish in the increasingly digital, convergent marketplaces of tomorrow.
The Forum is expected to identify opportunities for public-private partnership that would generate more jobs and higher living standards in Africa as a whole, according to BizNis Africa report.
It was learnt that over 1,200 participants from more than 70 countries are taking part in the Forum representing the private sector, government, academia, civil society, media and the arts.
BY FANUEL LAKEW