1.216 billion population: 70% of Africans are under the age of 30 years

Africa 4.0: Making Rich Africa Work for Poor Africans

At the age of 20, I aspired to be President; and at the age of 30, I was appointed to the presidency of my country.

A decade on, I developed a healthy respect and deep sense of humility about what it takes to successfully lead and fulfill expectations of all citizens in a poor developing African state.

Featured Initiative

African members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community launch the Durban Agreement on Open Africa to champion an open and border-free Africa. The initiative will support the work of the African Development Bank, among others, in promoting greater visa openness across the region

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Shape Campaigns

SHAPE AFRICA – UNLOCKING AFRICA’S GREATEST ASSETS

Event Date: 06  October 2016

SHAPE Africa 2016 – Unlocking Africa’s Greatest Assets aimed to bring this discussion to the table, focusing on the interaction between Africa’s two key assets: its immense natural capital, and its human capital, in particular the much talked about “youth bulge”.

SHAPE AFRICA – INVESTING IN AFRICA

Event Date: 18 SEPT 2015

SHAPE Africa 2015 – Investing in Africa was an opportunity to create a network of young African entrepreneurs who share the same objective and break down the barriers between countries to develop the continent.

SHAPE AFRICA – BOLD SOLUTIONS

Event Date: 05 MAY 2014

SHAPE Africa 2014 – Bold Solutions, was organized by the Abuja Global Shapers and hosted over 120 Global Shapers from over 35 hubs in collaboration with the Lagos and Kano Hub.

SHAPE AFRICA – SOCIAL INNOVATION

Event Date:  06 MAY 2013

SHAPE Africa 2013- Social Innovation is about bringing together Global Shapers to engage and discuss Social Innovation strategies and approaches that can be leveraged by the Hubs in their respective projects in order to have a greater impact.