The idea behind Africa Collective was sparked in Davos in May 2022 during the time of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: the initiators & partners of the initiative had long observed that the overall representation of Africa at the Forum, at other global events and in international media was not commensurate with its global importance and opportunities the continent represents.
Roadmap to Africa Collective
There had been great events and initiatives at and during the Forum focused on Africa, including an inaugural business roundtable of the initiators of the Africa Collective initiative in January 2020 to discuss key topics for African stakeholders in Davos. However, to attain much higher visibility for all efforts made to highlight the positive relevance of Africa, the need for a broader platform became clear.
Based on this, the Africa Collective was born in May 2022 with three key objectives: