Media Accreditation Opens for 26th World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda

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The World Economic Forum on Africa will be held for the first time in Kigali, Rwanda, on 11-13 May 2016
Members of the media wanting to participate must apply at www.weforummedia.org by Friday 15 April
The theme for this 26th meeting is Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation
For more information, please visit wef.ch/af16  


Media accreditation is now open for the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa, which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 11 to 13 May 2016. The meeting is hosted with the support of the Government of Rwanda.

Rwanda has radically transformed since the 1994 genocide and civil war. The country has one of sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest GDP growth rates. It is one of the continent's most competitive economies and a top reformer in improving the business environment. The World Economic Forum is proud to be hosting its first meeting in Rwanda under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation. See the Meeting Overview for details.

To cover the event, please complete the online registration by Friday 15 April. As the number of accreditations issued is strictly limited, we will not be able to accommodate late registrations. All accreditation requests are subject to confirmation by the World Economic Forum. No accreditation will be granted on site. To facilitate the visa application process, we encourage you to register early.

Over 900 participants are expected at the World Economic Forum on Africa, including Forum member companies, representatives from government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts. Also taking part will be leaders from Forum communities including the Global Shapers, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Young Global Leaders and Technology Pioneers.

Co-Chairs confirmed for the meeting to date are:


Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
Graça Machel, Founder, Foundation for Community Development (FDC)


Notes to Editors
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