Geingob attending World Economic Forum on Africa

04 Sep 2019 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 04 SEP (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob is expected to speak at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town on Thursday.
Geingob will attend the forum on invitation by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, a statement issued by the Office of the President on Wednesday said.
The three-day forum started Wednesday and takes place under the theme ‘Shaping inclusive growth and shared futures in the fourth industrial revolution’.
It is expected to be attended by over 1 100 delegates from around the world drawn from government, business, politics, academia and civil society to discuss the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
During the WEF plenaries on Thursday, Geingob will, alongside selected Heads of States and Governments, speak on the topics ‘Achieving Universal Health Coverage’ and on Africa, ‘Rising Continent in a Fractured World’.
The sub-themes of the forum are ‘Innovation: Readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’; ‘Cooperation: Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship’; ‘Growth: Digitalisation and Competitive Industries’ and ‘Stability: Leaders and Institutional Governance’.
Geingob will also hold a bilateral meeting with the founder and chairperson of the WEF, Klaus Schwab.
The president was expected to leave for South Africa on Wednesday.
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