22 January 2013

Rwanda: President to Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Davos — President Kagame is expected to arrive in Davos, Switzerland today to attend the three day World Economic Forum held under the theme, "Resilient Dynamism."

A regular participant at the World Economic Forum, President Kagame will be attending a variety of panels with topics including Africa's economic growth as well as the largely untapped potential for agriculture investment.

On Thursday, January 24th, President Kagame will be a panelist in a session entitled "Challenges and Transformation shaping Leadership Context in Africa. On that same day, President Kagame will join African Heads of State including Ali Bongo of Gabon, Hailemariam Desalgn of Ethiopia, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Raila Odinga of Kenya and Jacob Zuma of South Africa in an interactive discussion entitled "Africa's Promise: How can Africa's leaders deliver on the continent promise" moderated by African Development President Donald Kaberuka.

President Kagame will also be attending sessions focusing on the role of leaders in shaping the future and collaborating in finding solutions to common global challenges.

Founded in 1971, the World Economic Forum describes itself as an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in business, politics and academics to shape global agendas.

Every year, over 2000 participants and leaders in their respective industries gather in Davos to discuss solutions to global challenges. This year's theme is a reflection of the global economic crisis and the steps that leaders around the world need to undertake to address global challenges.

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