African transformation in the spotlight in Rwanda

rwFrom PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI, (CAJ News) – ALL is set for the inaugural African Transformation Forum (ATF) Rwanda will host on Monday.

The event is a joint initiative between the government of the east African country and African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), one of Africa’s leading think tanks.

Kingsley Amoako, President of ACET said that for years, his organisation had wanted to convene leading thinkers, policy makers, the private sector and civil society to shape solutions to deliver economic transformation in Africa.

“With the inaugural ATF, this has now happened,” he said.

Amoako thanked the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, for his support for the forum and his government’s characteristic efficiency in bringing it to fruition.

The focus of the Forum will be on key areas that can unlock rapid and sustained growth, establish the continent as part of the global supply chain and make Africa globally competitive not only in terms of exports but also as a frontier manufacturing base.

One of the key objectives of the forum, will be to introduce and create a Coalition for Transformation in Africa.

It is a leadership network organized in Chapters, each focused on a specific and vital area of economic development.

“This The idea is that after the Forum, Chapter members including governments, businesses and civil society dedicated to Africa’s economic transformation, will continue to meet, discuss and find solution beyond the Forum,” said Anver Versi, ACET communications chief.

Officials from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, World Bank and International Monetary Fund are lined up to present.

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