World Economic Forum on Africa ends with notable outcomes

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(LtoR) Borge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, executive director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), Alex Liu (speaking), managing partner and chairman of A.T. Kearney, Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust and Sipho M Pityana, chairman of AngloGold Ashanti take part in the final session of the World Economic Forum(WEF) Africa meeting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, on September 06, 2019, in Cape Town. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)
Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia’s first female president, makes the closing address at the final day of the World Economic Forum(WEF) Africa meeting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, on September 6, 2019, in Cape Town. – The WEF African 2020 will be held in Ethiopia. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa ended in Cape Town, producing numerous notable outcomes.

After three days of intensive discussion, the meeting launched an action plan to tackle the crisis of gender-based violence in Africa, particular South Africa.

The plan was initiated by African Monitor working with multiple stakeholders and backed by the South African government.

The plan has three core priorities, which include to work with the technology industry to deploy a free emergency response system for women under attack in nine provinces in South Africa, support women entrepreneurs as a means of promoting economic empowerment, and stablish a fund to help support South Africa’s gender-based violence strategy and action plan.

The 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa was held on Sept. 4-6 in Cape Town, under the theme: Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The meeting convened more than 1,000 regional and global leaders from government, business, civil society and academia to explore new models to help Africa achieve success at a time when technology is creating dramatic economic and societal shifts.

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