Then and Now: Reimagining Africa's Future


Cape Town, South Africa

Over 50 formal sessions will be held held over the three days between academics, business leaders, civil society members, the media, and politicians, including 90 senior government officials from across Africa.

The meeting’s programme is built around some of the ten “global challenges of the World Economic Forum and their regional aspects and impact,” including “Designing Smarter Cities” that looks on ways to promote urban planing and green strategies for pollution; “Industrializing Africa” that will discuss lowering the cost of transport, energy and talent on the continent; “Transforming Education in Africa” that addresses the quality gap and explore scaling public-private models; and “Powering Africa” that looks at how to level the playing field in opening access to energy markets.