Africa in 2015 : Full debate about the economic outlook of the continent

Africa in 2015 : Full debate about the economic outlook of the continent

How are Africa’s economies navigating the new global context? This debate organized by the World economic forum answers this question and also provides information about the macroeconomic stability the financial system of Africa in 2015, and the issue of currency devaluations in some countries thanks to the participation of :

•Makhtar Diop, Vice-President, Africa, World Bank, Washington DC; Global Agenda Council on Africa.
•Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda; Global Agenda Council on Africa.
•Antony Jenkins, Group Chief Executive, Barclays, United Kingdom; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa.
•Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member; Global Agenda Council on Africa.
•Nhlanhla Musa Nene, Minister of Finance of South Africa.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. Recognized by the Swiss authorities as the international institution for public-private cooperation, its mission is cited as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”.

The Forum is best known for its annual winter meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. The meeting brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals, and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world. Often this location alone is used to identify meetings, participation, and participants with such phrases as, “a Davos panel” and “a Davos Man”.

The organization also convenes some six to eight regional meetings each year in locations such as Latin America and East Asia, as well as undertaking two further annual meetings in China and the United Arab Emirates. Beside meetings, the foundation produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives. The 2011 annual meeting in Davos was held from 26 to 30 January. The 2012 meeting was held on 25–29 January 2012, with the theme “The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models”. The 2013 meeting was held from 23 to 27 January, with the theme of “Resilient Dynamism,” following founder Klaus Schwab’s declaration that “the need for global cooperation has never been greater”. The 2014 meeting was held from 22 to 25 January, with the theme “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business”. The 2015 meeting was held from 21 to 24 January, with the theme “new global context”.

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