Globalisation, which has driven economic growth but has also been criticised for leading to unacceptable levels of inequality, will be high on the agenda at the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa tomorrow.
The WEF said in a statement yesterday that it would also discuss government policies and responsible business practices to provide a foundation for a more inclusive society.
It said tackling corruption, universal healthcare provision and the protection of workers in the gig economy had a role to play in building more equitable societies.
This year’s WEF on Africa will convene 1100 leaders from 100 countries, representing business, government, academia, civil society, media and the arts under the theme “Shaping inclusive growth and shared futures in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)”.
Elsie Kanza, the head of Africa at the forum, said top leaders would come together to create the conditions for socio-economic investment to take place.