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The first plenary session of World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from the 9th – 11, 2012, has held a discussion on issues related to fostering political stability, strengthening business environments and advancing regional integration.

But talking high about the prospects of accelerating economic growth comes to a futile end without ensuring quality education throughout the continent, according to Vikas Pota, Global Head of Corporate Affairs, GEMS Education and Chief Executive, Varkey GEMS Foundation.

Putting issues that matter most under the radar

Once again, World Economic Forum will discuss on agendas larger than the continent Africa is now   

Hone Mandefro

After successfully hosting the 16th edition of ICASA, Addis Ababa will be hosting the World Economic Forum for Africa from May 9 – 11, 2012. The forum is scheduled to convene on a number of critical issues for Africa with a theme of “Shaping Africa’s Transformation”. Giant issues such as Africa’s innovators, advancing Africa’s trade agenda, fostering political stability, and transforming Africa’s agriculture, and many more are set to be thrashed out by leading economists, business people and policy makers from all over the world. 

A just world takes more than a mere change of “economic design” and “paradigm shift” on how to do economic business

 Taye Negussie (Phd)

The recently released report by the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability titled ‘Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing’ has set forth a vision of a “sustainable planet, just society, and growing economy”. In the view of the Panel’s Report, the road to attain a genuine sustainable global development – an initiative of its predecessor, the 1987 Brundtland Report, now largely deemed a failure – comes through working out a “radical redesign” of the global economy and promoting a “paradigm shift” on economic views.