Find us in Cape Town
World Economic Forum on Africa 2019
we are participating in the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from 4-6 September
Visit the Absa Dome built on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa, on the corner of Cullinan Street and Walter Sisulu Avenue, Cape Town. Walking distance to the Cape Town International Convention Centre: 2 minutes.
Members of the public and media are welcome to visit us and interact with our smart city, to experience the possibility we see for African cities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise us of your visit, as access to the Dome can only be granted with prior arrangement.
Opening hours: 09:00-16:00, Tuesday, 3 September to Friday, 6 September 2019.
Attend our panel discussion
Africa in the digital age: pathways for inclusive growth
Technology is radically transforming people’s lives and livelihoods, including in sub-Saharan Africa where by 2035, the working age population will have grown 70% in 20 years.
When neither the second nor the third industrial revolutions have been achieved in large sectors of the continent, how might we facilitate readiness for, and adoption of, the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa?
We will be hosting a session that will draw on outputs from a digital readiness assessment conducted in South Africa by the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Genesis Analytics. This research forms part of a global investigation by the Pathways for Prosperity Commission and the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
- What concrete economic opportunities exist today for creating employment at scale using technology and other innovation?
- What are the key pathways that will facilitate tech enabled growth and what actions and investments are required for those to become a reality?
- What conditions are necessary for opportunities and global competitiveness to be realized, and which actors need to take bold steps now?
Moderator: Nick Binedell, Gordon Institute of Business Science.
- Benno Ndulu, Academic Director of the Pathways for Prosperity Commission and former Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania
- Ngaire Woods, founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University.
- Dr Phil Mjwara, Director General of the Department of Science and Technology, and SADA advisory board member.
- Stephan Malherbe, Chair and Managing Partner, Genesis Analytics
- Brian Armstrong, Chair of Digital Business, Wits Business School