May 11-13, 2016—Kigali, Rwanda
"Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation"
Africa’s economic outlook is expected to bounce back to 5% in 2016. As many countries in the region continue to improve their investment climate and undertake macroeconomic policy reforms, foreign direct investment flows are expected to grow. However, price volatility for globally traded commodities, job creation—especially for youth—and vulnerability to climate change continue to pose challenges. Thus, Africa’s leaders need to pursue new approaches to ignite structural transformation.
Under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation, the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to discuss catalysts that can drive radical structural transformation, strengthen public-private collaboration on key global challenges and explore big ideas that can deliver shared prosperity in the region.