The World Economic Forum took place from 3-5 June 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. One of the most important topics covered was around the development of infrastructure that will attract private investment.
There were many speakers at the Forum and they shared similar thoughts that African countries need to create policies that will help change the social and economic conditions of our continent. Also high on the agenda was the need for national policies to support social issues such as health, education and food security.
We are also members of the African Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, which was launched at WEF in 2012. The aim of this initiative is to fast-track infrastructure projects and to find solutions. At this year’s WEF it was announced that 4 projects are almost complete and there are 15 more that are in progress.
We believe that we are at the start of an investment decade that will help solve the infrastructure gap in the hope of growing Africa and helping her reach her potential.