World Economic Forum Put Focus on Inclusive Growth & Jobs


At the conclusion of the World Economic Forum on Africa on May 9, the organisers said the meeting had resulted in $68 million in new investment for the contiinent. More than 1000 leaders from business, government, civil society and academia took part in the the three-day meeting, despite security concerns. Economic growth and progress in reducing poverty were major topics under discussion with the programme built around the themes of Accelerating Society's Transformation; Deepening Investment Partnerships; and Redesigning Growth Models.

Africa Rising Discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria 2014.

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'Securing the Future' panel at the World Economic Forum with AllAfrica's Amadou Mahtar Ba presiding.