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The 22 nd World economic Forum first held in Ethiopia

         Date: 2012-03-19

           Tag: World economic

Summary: The 22 nd World economic Forum first held in Ethiopia is a unique opportunity to explore one of the world’s oldest cultural heritages and one of the fastest-growing African economies.

The 22 nd World economic Forum  first held in Ethiopia is a unique opportunity to explore one of the world’s oldest cultural heritages and one of the fastest-growing African economies.

Addis Ababa, as the diplomatic capital of Africa and home of the African Union, also sets the stage for a truly pan-African agenda with deep government and institutional representation alongside that of top business and civil society participation.

Discussions will explore the key drivers that will see sub-Saharan Africa produce seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world over the next five years.

The theme Connecting Africa will focus on how multistakeholder dialogue and new partnerships can transcend traditional boundaries and connect many diverse regions and constituents with global counterparts to further the political, economic and social environments in Africa.

The meeting discussed emphatically the following two questions:

How can regional and global leaders partner together to solve ongoing development challenges as well as growing risks pertaining to climate change, water scarcity and commodity price volatility?

How is a new continental agenda and greater regional integration spurring unprecedented opportunities ranging from consumer industries to agri-processing and mining to alternative energy?


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