The World Economic Forum for Africa is meeting this week on the 10th to 12th of June 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. The meeting is expected to draw a number of heads of state and the majority of the South African cabinet. The WEFA meeting is designed to allow world leaders 'to address the global and regional implications of the crisis and develop a new roadmap for Africa's future'. Justmoney will be attending the forum and will be tweeting live from it on Wednesday. At the moment there are a bunch of challenges that we face that we the public can prioritise for the WEF. Justmoney is concerned about these issues:
We encourage our readers to go to the forum and vote for issues that are close to you and of course the issues that Justmoney is most concerned about. The WEF meeting is a comprehensive talk shop that will be covering a diversity of topics. The programme can be found here. However it is unlikely that anything concrete will come out of a meeting like this, which is the nature of meetings like this. After all when dealing with large institutions it is incremental change rather than radical change that is actually possible. When dealing with large bureaucratic organisations there is very little that can actually be implemented but meetings like this are important methods to help set the agenda and hear the voices of people who are involved. And all of us are involved. Click here to vote.
The World Economic Forum does not just focus on hard economic issues but a range of related issues including social, technological, environmental, political and economic. Kinda like first year business school when you learn how to do analysis. The focus is definitely one of a technocratic management approach, but this is the language of discourse at these levels of engagement with the world. So get yourself onto their site and vote for what our leaders should be talking about in between the canapés. Justmoney will be there bring you live updates on Twitter.