Africa 4.0 Briefing – Results of the Scenario Consultation Workshops
Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, February, 2017
The World Economic Forum has recently launched Africa 4.0, a wide stakeholder engagement process exploring possible scenarios for Africa’s future economic and social development with a focus on the opportunities the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers to connect markets, revitalize manufacturing and integrate innovation. The intent of this process is to engage Africa’s public- and private-sector leadership with the broader international community in a strategic dialogue on possible pathways for the region’s economic and social development. The key outcome being sought is the development of new systemic insights and perspectives on how government, business and civil society in the region can address the continent’s most critical challenges. The World Economic Forum convenes its members and constituents to this conversation by providing a neutral platform and a powerful knowledge-based engagement process. This includes online surveys, interviews, data analysis, consultations and dialogues at events including the World Economic Forum on Africa on 3-5 May 2017 held in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa. The outcomes of this process will be made publicly available at the Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils in November 2017.
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