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Abuja Global Shapers to Attend the World Economic Forum on Africa & Solutions Summit in Durban, South Africa



As the world gathers for the 17th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), which holds in Durban, South Africa from the 3rd to 5th May 2017, two Global Shapers from the Abuja Hub have been selected to join key discussions.

In line with this year’s theme of  “Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership,” Ms Amanda Archibong and Ms Chioma Agwuegbo will join global leaders from the private sector, government, civil society, academia and the media to shape policy and influence change.

First, they will attend the Solutions Summit, a gathering of Schwab Foundation of Social Entrepreneurs, Young Global Leaders, and a select number of Global Shapers.  This summit, from the 1st to the 3rd of May, will explore, showcase, and scale models for social impact.

Invited to speak on a panel session titled Fast Tracking Economic Unification, Ms Archibong would provide perspectives which African leaders must consider to ensure all segments of the economy benefit from a continental bloc.

Deputy Curator of the Abuja hub of the Global Shapers Ms Agwuegbo joins a team of discussants during the Forum to think through ideas that will accelerate internet access and adoption for the billions of people who are currently without access.

They will both bring back key insights from the discussions on how young people can scale their contributions to national growth and development, starting with the Abuja Global Shapers.   

How to get involved,

1.Visit the World Economic Forum web page here

2.Follow the discussions using the following hashtags #af17, #SolSummit17, Wefafrica2017.

3.Join the #ShapingAfrica movement and mention @AfricaWeShape to get involved in digital citizenship projects throughout the continent.



  1. le coco

    May 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    These global shapers are AMAZING.. nd this chioma lady.. brilliant.. well done to all of you

  2. Agu

    May 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Why South Africa. Why can’t world economic forum on Africa hosted in Abuja, Calabar or Lagos. The most important Country in Africa can’t even host anything in Africa anymore.

    • le coco

      May 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      ah ah? most important according to who? jor go and rest

  3. Chisom

    May 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    This is great . Well done to you both. Met Amanda and she is one focused lady.

  4. kennie

    May 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    wohooooo!! Go Mandy, go Mandy, GO!!

  5. Opinion

    May 3, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    WEF has been accused of a talkshop featuring the elite so i’m glad to see the theme of the year. Amanda and Chioma do us proud.

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