World Economic Forum on Africa

4—6 9月 2019 Cape Town, South Africa

Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

With elections taking place in more than 20 African countries in 2019, the world’s youngest continent is facing a new era. While significant political and economic progress has been made, the continent continues to face significant challenges.

The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa aims to tackle these issues by focusing on how to scale up the transformation of regional architecture related to smart institutions, investment, integration, industry and innovation.

Under the theme, Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the meeting will address the African Union’s Agenda 2063 regional strategic priorities under four programme tracks:

  • Innovation: Readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Cooperation: Sustainable Development & Environmental Stewardship
  • Growth: Digitalization & Competitive Industries
  • Stability: Leadership & Institutional Governance

The discussions will focus on key industries and build on the launch of the first African Affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa.