Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


>>Excellencies . Distinguished guests. All protocols
are observed. Welcome to the 28th
world economic Forum on Africa. My name is healthy and I am head at the World Economic Forum. We took a break
last year and the main reason was
to help us develop more impact on our
initiatives. In 2017, the emphasis was on inclusive growth and what we need
to do differently. What new partnerships
are needed to deliver that. It has turned out to
be an eventful start. Allow me to begin by expressing
the solidarity with the people
of South Africa. Seeking to drive change
in the face of systemic violence against women. violence against women. This is a top priority for our meeting. We want all our leaders
to take action. Next, I would like to
express apologies on behalf of of
his Excellency President Simba
Cyril M. Ramaphosa. He has been called to Parliament. He is talking
to his people and will join us when he can. The honourable Minister will be sharing his
speech on his behalf. I mentioned on impact and you
will hear more . Some of you have been participating in
sessions where there were conversations
about this. Allow me to just
highlight three critical areas. We welcome your
support on this. Also, for the benefit of
people who are not able to participate in those conversations. One is youth
and employment. We are looking to tackle
this unemployment by launching a new program. This is seeking to
unlock the entrepreneurial spirit
of our youth. It will also help small businesses,
enabling them to grow into bigger businesses. Second, a risk
resilience platform. Some of you are for
countries that have suffered heavily from
climate change and health outbreaks. There is a need
to galvanise resources, to restore
resilience, and to strengthen the society’s
ability to withstand pressures. Lastly, with respect
to e-commerce. We want to ensure that
Africa is not left behind in the digital
economy and we are doing this by supporting a
pan African platform. This will help with
millions of jobs, small businesses, with
a particular emphasis on women. With those words, I would like to invite
Klaus Schwab to officially open this 28 World Economic
Forum on Africa. Professor.>>Thank you. Your Excellency. Ministers Ministers of finance of South Africa. Your Excellency , Amina Mohammed. Deputy secretary general
of the United Nations. Heads of state . Heads of government. Ladies and gentlemen. Dear friends. A very warm welcome to the 28th world economic Forum . The annual meeting
on Africa. We will discuss shaping inclusive and sustainable growth in the fourth Industrial
Revolution. We are witnessing
globally heightened geopolitical and economic tensions. They are compounded by unprecedented
climate change challenges. As United States and
secretary general said in Davos . We no longer live in a unipolar world . We are not yet in a multipolar world. We are in a chaotic
situation of transition. It is a challenging
time. We need renewed
frameworks for cooperation . Amongst all
stakeholders. Governments, civil
society is , the young generation. We want based – – and inclusive is situation for Africa. We are focused
on four platforms . First, innovation. Focused on preparing the region for the
fourth Industrial Revolution. Secondly, Corporation
focused on trade , sustainable development and environmental
stewardship. Focus on digitalisation and competitive
industries. And focus on peace building , leadership and institutional
governance. We will see opening of the first centre for the first revolution in South Africa. It is in the context . The revolution , fourth Industrial
Revolution , is disrupting how we live . It is disrupting how we work around the world. Africa cannot be left behind. The fourth Industrial
Revolution The fourth Industrial
Revolution can solve many issues. Issues that came with the first, second and third industrial
revolution. It can serve
as a catalyst for Africa for Africa . For Africa to leapfrog into the age of 21st-century . This is dominated
by new technologies. Allow me to commend African leaders. On forming the world’s largest training block in the African
continental free trade agreement , at a time when the world has geostrategic competition increasing. Fundamental pillars
of the organisation. Earlier this
year in Davos , participants discussed the need for a new globalisation. Globalisation 4.0. It should respect diversity. They should respect
different nations They should respect
different nations have different approaches to
development. The waste that
economies managed and societies
are organised. Those differences shouldn’t stop us looking for common
solutions . The share challenges. The share challenges. Ladies and gentlemen , we are here not just to share
our minds . Our experiences, our
ideas for the future. We are here
to take action . It has impact. As has been mentioned, some of the concrete initiatives . These will be started during this meeting. Your Excellency, ladies
and gentlemen . Dear friends Dear friends . It is for me now is a great honour to invite a friend for 30 years . You know about
his importance . In South Africa. I am very glad . You take the seat You take the seat off the president who hopefully will
join us later. Minister, the
floor is yours. (Applause)>>When I say I deliver this text . . The president. President Klaus Schwab . Excellent sees. Residents of the World
Economic Forum. Deputy secretary general Deputy secretary general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed. Head of states . Government. Ministers, members of the business
community. International
organisations. Ladies and gentlemen. It is my privilege to address the first
plenary session. It is a time where
we are all confronted with the same question. How to unleash
the attention — potential of the fourth
Industrial Revolution. In pursuit of
economic growth. Importantly, as we take this quantum
leap into the future , we don’t live the most marginalised
behind. Disruptive trends
and technologies change the way we live. The way we work , the way we do business. And the way we govern. We must respond
with agility. We must craft a roadmap for navigating the
new environment. We must show our citizens
are prepared. If necessary, that they are shielded
from any negative consequences negative consequences which might arise. As African countries , we must take advantage
of the opportunities from technological
changes. To enhance our
competitiveness in the global landscape. Business and our
ability to adapt and evolve. The growth of mobile systems on the continent shows how much
technology can broaden access to markets. It can connect companies
and people and support the growth of start-ups and small businesses. We are entering an era were many
things or unknown. We need to prepare young people for jobs not yet been created. We need incentive programs
for industries . They may have disruption in just a few
years time. Structurally. But there is much
more that we know. The free flow of data is at the heart of the revolution. Consideration has to
be given to privacy. Data protection and intellectual
property rights. Workforces in
every industry will be impacted
by automation. It could result in downsizing . According to McKinsey , after 375 million
workers globally may have to change
their occupation. They may acquire
new skills by 2030. Employers have to
make substantial financial commitments. These are for ongoing
upscaling and responding to
labour market needs. We need to stimulate
entrepreneurial activity. Many big companies that are the lifeblood
of economist today will be displaced. By leaner, more
adaptable smaller, enterprises. We must have a
collaborative response. Multisector
and inclusive. This is why we
and South Africa are working with
our neighbours. We are developing a
continental strategy led by the ala — African
telecommunication union. It must expand to
the private sector. Academia, policymakers and other stakeholders. In South Africa we have a presidential
commission on the fourth Industrial
Revolution. It identifies strategies and action plans to position our country competitively and globally. Our response to the fourth Industrial Revolution should not be defensive. Nearly. The introduction
of new technology The introduction
of new technology might mean changing ways and destroy
the equipment, we should do that. That is me now. I proceed with what the President
is saying. We must We must have changes to solve
some of the most pressing economic and of
elemental challenges. Africa must take advantage
of changes . To industrialise in any way. Pursue growth and attract investment. New technologies
can be put to better use. They can improve
service delivery. We have seen how India has leveraged
technology. Broadening access
to banking in rural areas. It has digitised as public distribution
system . This provides subsidised food and non-food items to vulnerable groups. This innovation has tremendous
opportunities for social grant
distribution. Also electrification
and internet access. It opens new ways
of doing things. We are prepared
to take risks , , or risks being
left behind. We must take the
circumstances and levels of
development of the countries into account. What has worked
in one place may not work in another. Digital inclusion, the focus must be on
achieving critical mass on internet penetration. Economic growth,
job creation and entrepreneurial
activity is linked to broadband access. We need to ensure broadband access , like health
and education, is available to all. If we don’t overcome inequality in the
provision of broadband we will perpetuate economic exclusion of the majority . In developing our policy and information , technology must promote greater equity and broader social
economic participation. As African countries
we have a common determination to be
part of the New Age. determination to be
part of the New Age. The age of disruption. And join the economy
of the future. That is the end of the
President’s speech. Let me add and say that. We welcome all Africans . Who have come to
this conference. We welcome all Africans
who live in South Africa. We are all Africans,
God bless Africa.>>Thank you. I don’t know if I should
say Mr President or Mr Minister. I thank both of you. I have to add one point . I was so impressed
to hear him praising the fourth Industrial
Revolution because I have heard some discussion going
on in the media. If you allow me being
the person who first If you allow me being
the person who first conceptualised the
notion of this , there is often a
misunderstanding. People think it is
an isolated, new technological thing. No. It will bring new products. But as you said, it is an amplifier
and accelerator of the second and third
Industrial Revolution. So, in order to
reach the benefits of the second and
third revolution, the transition
into the fourth is necessary. Now, I had the great
pleasure to welcome the deputy secretary
general of the United Nations Amina Mohammed. We know how busy you
are at the moment . To have you here is a special honour. It shows the commitment which you have to
this continent. I know how much you
are engaged in making this world a
better place. That is true in all
of your endeavours. Thank you for
being here.>>Thank you, very
much, Klaus Schwab. And thank you to the
Minister of Finance. Ladies and gentlemen,
many colleagues and friends . We are at a dawn of
a new era thanks to unprecedented
technological change. Technological advances
are bringing much more promise but also some
unpredictable at it. They are adding to the
uncertainty of the world already unsettled
by many headwinds that include political
conflicts, climate change and other
global challenges. They also add a new
element to a scourge that we each battle with, violence
against women and girls. Social media has become
a new part formed to target, threaten
and silence women. To come to terms with
these uncertainties, the implications for
partnerships will be critical. I think the world
economic Forum for its support is our partnership
continues to deepen and grow more dynamic. It also grows more
responsive to the challenges that are introduced to us. The fourth Industrial
Revolution has spread faster than any of
its predecessors. It took over 60 years
forecast to reach 50 million users. It took electricity 46
years to reach the same number of users. It took mobile phones 13
years and the internet just seven to reach
the number of users. Today, a viral radio, a
new BDO game, can reach tens of millions of
people in a matter of days. New technology has spread
faster than we are able to grasp. It has an impact
on peace, security and human rights. Our shared challenge is to further the
good that it can do while better managing
the potential to undermine development , harm peace and security
and curtail the enjoyment of
human rights. Technological advances
of the great hope for accelerating progress for
Sustainable Development Goals. Digital technology is
connecting people across the world
instantaneously, providing impact at very low cost. In the last 10 years,
millions of people have opened their first
financial account thanks to digital ID. Digital access
can improve the quality of education
where teachers are not readily available. People living in areas
without medical services now have access to health
care providers by a remote digital
devices. This can prevent the
toll of diseases on the poll . like poor. Automation and robots
have accelerated the substitution of capital
for Labour. Businesses and platform
economy employ fewer workers and a more
dependent on intellectual property
and other intangible capital. These trends are also
making income and wealth distribution much
more unequal. Despite the increasing
availability of these technologies, people
living in poverty still don’t enjoy the benefits. The world has a new
dimension of inequality . Globally, women are
disproportionately represented , leading to a
significant loss of opportunity for them and have the potential
and capacity of our societies and economies. If governments and the
international community are not able to better manage this
digital divide , the fourth industrial
revolution could exacerbate inequality
and make growth less inclusive. This would have severe
consequences. Debate surrounding the
Industrial Revolution often focus on developed
countries and some emerging economies. emerging economies. But these debates are
equally relevant for Africa. The United Nations commission predicts
that half of Africa’s population will own smart
phones by 2020. That is just around
the corner. The rising profile of
the platform economy across the continent
could not only improve the production and flow
of goods and services between countries, but
also help to realise wide-ranging economies
to scale. Such benefits can be imported in sub-Saharan
Africa where 95% of businesses are small
and medium-sized. We can all be encouraged
by the many examples of the effective use of
advanced technology in Africa. In Rwanda, medicine is delivered by drains. In Uganda, a smart jacket
which can measure lung condition and heart
rates is helping doctors diagnose
pneumonia. In Nigeria,
crowdsourcing is providing financial
support to thousands of farmers. A blockchain application
is assisting in land registration. In South Africa, drone
imagery is used to identify problems of crop
yields and sustained drought. Machine learning
algorithms have been designed to allow
citizens to locate nearby mobile
health clinics , and at this moment,
the AI Expo in Africa is happening. This is the largest event
of its kind in Africa. These advantages are exciting. The picture of
technology has shadows as well as light. New technologies are also
exacerbating existing inequalities. This will worsen if
they are not managed properly. A recent study of the UN
conference on trade and development suggests that
laboursaving technology can have problems. A study by the UN focusing on sub-Saharan
Africa shows that while advances in mobile
telephones and digital ID have helped more
people open a first financial account,
disparity in account ownership by gender,
education and income ownership by gender,
education and income have widened. For African countries to
reap the benefit of the Industrial Revolution,
national policies and regulations should
provide better direction. A particular focus is
needed to include and impact our youth. Their involvement in
policy formulation will be critical. The continent’s largest
youth population provides an opportunity
for tapping a source of creativity and
innovation. At present, young people
are often left without access to high-quality
education investments , and were too
many, they are unemployed or
underemployed. We risk excluding the
future potentials of our continent. We have always talked
about the glass ceiling for women, but today, the
youth have a concrete one. They are chiselling
away at it. In the United Nations, we look at our impact in the collective
challenges. The secretary general’s
high-level panel was made up of 20
distinguished leaders in the digital field. Three of them were
from Africa. It’s admitted a
report in June. The panel proposes a set
of recommendations aimed at closing digital
divides. It proposes the creation
of multi-stakeholder and multilateral
mechanisms to support the building of inclusive
digital economies, human rights and cyber security goods,
and the benefits of data by crew locally. This provides
an important blueprint for
discussions on how best to manage new
technologies. In conclusion, the course
of our discussions today and tomorrow , I hope we will address
with far more clarity and in practical terms
how we operationalise the way that we achieve an economy and society
where no one is left behind. behind. That we develop a human capacity to harness
the full potential of technology and close
that divide , ensuring that human
rights and agencies are protected , building trust,
security and stability, and finally, in answer
the global Digital Corporation for our
global family. Thank you.>>Secretary general, you
mentioned the importance of integrating the
young generation . They have to sit
on the table . We are now living
in a time where I think it is not
any more the old people who mentor young people. It is now much more the
young people you have to mentor the old people. So, we have considered that we integrate into
the discussion young people. We have the world
economic Forum which has a committee of
10,000 global shapes around the world. We have four global shapers here. I would give them the
floor to raise questions and make comments if appropriate. So, may I call on Doreen to raise a question or
to make a comment related to what
you have heard.>>Thank you for
the opportunity. I am a global shaper from
Tanzania and I work in tech. I lead a pan African’s social enterprise that
creates entertainment reaching 50 million kids
across the continent. My question is, we are
seeing a lot of exciting innovations on
the continent. These have proven to be
effective and impactful. Yet, oftentimes, we see this operates from
the sidelines as governments
failed to adopt and scale up these
solutions. So, I am just wondering
what will it take for governments to
honour and collaborate with innovators and civil society
instead of creating the world
to drive change.>>Minister, do you
want to respond?>>I caught the last
part of the question. The sound system
is not good. What would it take
for governments not to reinvent the wheel ?>>Yes, and to
collaborate with civil societies.>>If the doors are
locked, just break them.>>That is one way.>>In South Africa, we have the presidential Council
on the fourth Industrial Revolution which us to collaborate
with young people. But if you feel that
people are not listening , you need to make sure
they are listening. There are a lot of
things that governments to and they have to involve
young people. In our cabinet the Minister responsible is not that old. Botswana , the Minister of
international trade is not that old either. That makes it between
the old and young. It takes advantage of things that young
people produce things that young
people produce .>>Secretary.>>Let me answer as a
former cabinet minister. You need a champion
in government. It should be a president
for young people today. Challenged residents to
be champions for young people today. Not tomorrow. – – Challenge presidents. We need results based frameworks. It sounds like
a lot of grammar. We need to hold
governments accountable on how they made impact on the lives of
young people. Measures should
go beyond GDP. GDP should explain how you have been
included in the economy. We should have specific
resorts around the table governments need
to answer for. And Parliaments
need to hold fire under their feet. It doesn’t work to
just have a plan . Or invest in the plan. It is only when
reporting back on how much difference
we have made. There are entry points
into how you engage with the government. Young people can
be more proactive. They can look at the
regulatory frameworks. They can insist on their
place at the table. The UN can help
facilitate and open up platforms where engagement
can happen. If it cannot happen
directly. It is collaboration,
partnerships. It is finding
the avenues based on the priority
of the country. So you can make sure you
are part of the economy and results we
get out of it.>>Let me make three
remarks related to this issue. First, we have invited
to the meeting . In recognition of our own stakeholder approach , young people. A number of global
shapers, leaders of reform. We have also invited
start-up companies. I met start-up companies
yesterday. I was impressed by the dynamism,
entrepreneurial spirit. There is one figure
in preparing for this meeting that struck me. There are now 400
countries in Africa are already reaching revenues of $1 billion. It is really remarkable. It shows a
entrepreneurial spirit. Let me ask . I include social
entrepreneurs. I include younger
leaders, global shapers. I include the start-ups , to raise their hands , to raise their hands . So we can recognise them and honour them. (Applause)>>The second remark . One of the initiatives One of the initiatives here , it is your pet
initiative . It is the creation
of an Africa for all. It would bring
a platform for start-ups , investors , Mentor’s . It would be on a
pan African basis. And the remark relates to a project from the digital
planner will – – digital panel. It was an agreement
we signed. We are developing a platform behind each of the
social development codes. Seeing a digital
platform. There are so many
activities, a lot of ideas. But how can we make sure to scale up those ideas? So those fantastic
ideas can be learned that remain isolated. How can we ensure
best practices are faster communicated on an African level. And taken up by
entrepreneurs. I also call on a global shaper call on a global shaper .>>I am a global shaper
from Ghana, working with refugees
and migrants. Africa is championing the Continental Free
Trade Agreement. It is a pan African vision
for the continent. Sentiment against
refugees and migrants are rife throughout
the continent. Is the pan African vision recognised
if we don’t challenge xenophobia in pockets of
the continent. How can South
Africa lead against acts
of xenophobia?>>It is a good
starting point. The African leadership have now signed in large numbers the continental
area agreement. It is a good thing. It is a good start. I would hope
our leadership popularise this
major agreement in different countries. So it is understood by
every business person. It is understood
by every trader. It is understood
particularly by every border official. It is understood by every truck driver . By every editor and so on. We can get this
message across. It is a huge development
in Africa. The biggest thing that has happened since postcolonial
societies in Africa. The president
said yesterday that everyone’s the free movement of goods of goods , goods do not work
on their own. Goods are moved
by people. The free movement of
people is a logical conclusion. If the free movement of
people is supposed to happen. Whether through the AU passports, whatever the case. I do have a passport
myself. That should facilitate
the movement of people and trade. of people and trade. If we will have the
movement of people , you cannot be in a
position to allow this person but not allow
the other. We are all Africans. We have to calculate that mentality . We are all Africans. As an African , why should I
not be allowed to go to Uganda? These differences amongst themselves , Y. I am strongly of the view that African solidarity
is key. Living together as
Africans is key. If a South African
wants to live somewhere they should
be able to do so. A Nigerian should
be free to live and Johannesburg. This hatred amongst
ourselves must be a thing
of the past. (Applause)>>Here in South Africa we have a difficult
time. There is animosity generated into violence. Responsible authorities
are dealing with that. Central to solving
the issue is not just the police . It is a political
question. We have to go to people
and discuss politically what they are doing , some of them, is wrong. Most Africans are against
what is happening. Most are appalled. My own needs called
me yesterday. She said she had
to leave residents and come back home. She felt unsafe. The majority of us
don’t want this. We will overcome. Thanks. Thanks. (Applause)>>Thank you. As you spoke about
refugees, migrants, I think the AU AU is creating a framework
to address the response in Africa. It is important
we frame it as it works for Africa. We have many good
examples in Uganda. You see it in DRC. The largest number of IDPs within that country. A lot to learn from it. Going to instruments
like the CFTA which have a number of
implications we should take advantage of. We should profit from cross borders with goods, but it is about people. Investors in People. Invest in the barriers to bring them down, so we can do it in a way
that is sustainable. Address root causes of
what causes the fear. I think leaders have to
speak to their people about these concerns. We have to constantly
be communicating. Africans are
communicating society with values and
solidarity. It has got us this far. We need to strengthen
that when we do something new, given the context we
find ourselves in. Let’s not make
any mistake of the challenges
of conflict we have never
seen the like. We really need
to open up to it. The fear factor is real. We need to address it. We need to address it. We need to speak to
people about the opportunities of
overcoming it. And how we have
leadership to engage with it. Hopefully we will
have transitions. It is important
to speak to that. That is the reality. Managing expectations,
what is possible in the short, medium
and long term. Operationalising the C FTA will be a huge burden
for leaders. But for leaders,
not just heads of governments
that business leaders. In Parliament,
communities and societies. When we are most rest, When we are most rest, we need to find ways
of digging deep . To bring back
social cohesion that has allowed us to live under many
circumstances countries would
not have survived. The Minister of South Africa , I’m a Nigerian, we have
never done so much work together. To look at reforms
on the continent. We need to look at what
binds us and not separates us. The diversity of this
continent is huge. That is where our
strength lies. We need to speak
to that everyday We need to speak
to that everyday in every manner. We need to show
it in practice as we face the headwinds South Africa is facing. (Applause)>>The president mentioned
yesterday . Before the Industrial
Revolution can help with the industry of digital identity, to make sure the bad elements
that exploit free movement can be identified. Good elements can be forced. We have two global shapers. I call on you.>>Thank you. My name is Sylvia. My name is Sylvia. I am from Rwanda. I do engineering, I help organisations to make better decisions using data. I am asking that
space technology. I am asking that
space technology. It is capital intensive, it is becoming
increasingly important to countries that want to leapfrog and achieve new economic dividends. How can young people
participate in the space race without losing focus on immediate problems . Such as food insecurity. Thank you.>>OK. This is where we own up
to being old and not with it. Do we know what we’re
talking about. Space technology for us has enormous
potential. Particularly as it
becomes more accessible. Young people, you are
engaged up front. How do you bring that
into the priorities of your government. In it is difficult . Looking at crops,
health, data for instance. We are suffering from baselines we have
to go the old way of collecting statistics. We know today with space
technology you can count the number of
goats on my farm. In my home in Nigeria. I can do that without
sending someone out there to find
out how many. I do not think we are
connected with the opportunities. We need more knowledge
in the policy space . The advantages of
space technology. I think it is being
silo, it need be brought into the mainstream of
those discussions. I hope we can do that. We have an existential
threat, climate change. That is something we
can do more readily now to prepare the
pipelines for N DCs. We seek to invest in green
technology and finding . Continuing to educate . As we bring you in.>>I think the question
shows us how far advanced the African news is in its thinking. You have someone here
who is at the forefront of data analysis asking
a question relating to the next forefront, which
is space technology. I think it gives
us a great insight into the thinking of
the next generation. We have a last
question.>>Before you go, there are three
ministers here that you might wish to talk
to during the break. One of them is the
Minister of science and technology. The other is a former
Minister of science and technology. The third is the Minister of
Communications and digital technology. I will send you
in that direction!>>Thank you, Minister. There we have
the last comment from Martin.>>Thank you. I am a medical doctor
and I work with infectious diseases
Institute. My question is, it is
predicted that the next 10 years, youth mortality rates
will be linked to noncommunicable
diseases. But infectious diseases like malaria and HIV. What new and creative outlooks to people need to adopt to pander these challenges?>>I am in trouble today. The Minister of health
is not here. I don’t know whether
any of the presidents are medical doctor , so I hand over to Amina Mohammed. TEIK TAN: Do you see
what I mean about the collaborative between
South Africa and Nigeria? We have to contend with
our lifestyles and I think we have to take a
lot of cognizance about more knowledge
in nutrition. We have talked about
that for a long time, malnourished in
terms of Africa. Now, with a universal
agenda, and the SDG, it is about lifestyle
and nutrition. How that becomes the problem of the
Minister of industry, finance, what we invest
in, how we create. We need to create more
sustainable lifestyles. The UN in two years time
holding a world conference on nutrition. It has been a huge piece
of the work that is done with climate . The climate agenda itself
is looking to see how this has factored in to the nature-based
solutions to help your lives, to
help you lifestyles, and I know that is not
a complete answer, but it has been taken much
more centrally as a crosscutting issue and
not just a matter of health. It is about agriculture. Industry. It is about us not
adopting lifestyles that do more damage than good.>>Martin, I
would ask you . You have asked the
question, but what would be your recommendation? Let’s first
take Martin. Do you have a
recommendation?>>Give us a solution.>>I need to answer
my own question? I will not answer it
myself but we are privileged in the room to
have the secretary of health in Uganda. He will be an authority
to respond to that because she is well equipped
with national strategies . So, thank you.>>Your Excellencies, as a country, and as a continent, we have the biggest
disease burden. I concur with the panellists that this problem is not a problem
of health. It has to be looked
at in a joint manner , but also strategically. Looking at public and healthcare. Looking at initiatives
and a community level. If we invest our efforts where the biggest burden
lies, then once we have reduced the disease
burden, and increase
productivity of the nation, because we’re talking
about economic empowerment. You cannot have economic
empowerment when you harbour disease communities. The productivity at community level. We
must achieve health. The nations in Africa needs to invest more of the community
initiatives that will make the
community more productive and healthy. Thank you.>>We have time for a
very short comment here. Otherwise, we are
running out.>>Thank you , distinguished panel. I am going to respond to
this question, not as the Commissioner but
as an Egyptian. He chipped has answer the question with the support of the WHO. It has been running the
largest campaign ever to detect entry — untreated and
noncommunicable diseases to everyone
and 5 million Africans which means it is noncommunicable
diseases, and recently, breast-cancer detection and treatment for free
across the country and treatment for free
across the country . We are going village by
village, community by community, city by city. And by the end of this
year, they will be finished with 100 million
people and that is called the 100 million
campaign. That is an example of
what is happening on this continent.>>Thank you. We have come to the end
of this opening session . I may ask the
two panellists to give a final
statement . What was for you the most
important message coming out of this
discussion we had?>>For me, the most
important message has been about inclusion. How to get more
young people and everyone benefiting growing economies and what we say would
be the rising Africa. This is it. How do we not leave
anyone beehive? We need to make sure we
deliver on our promises.>>A number of things
have come up. One is that we have to embrace the fourth Industrial
Revolution . It is not something
that is maybe coming tomorrow. It is here, a continuous
process. There are many possible
advantages of the fourth Industrial
Revolution in Africa. We should embrace it. Thirdly, we have to integrate
quite clearly we have to integrate
quite clearly . We have to integrate the
working arrangements between the young
and the old. We have to work together
in terms of facing the future. There are many solutions which young people
can bring about to which young people
can bring about to face these problems. These solutions are known to us . They are old but there
are simple things for the young, subject to
appropriate guidance. I think that is
very important. Finally, the need always to foster this African solidarity , this global solidarity. As we build the African
continental free-trade area agreement. Those are the messages
that came up to me. Thank you. Thank you.>>Thank you very
much, Minister. You mentioned that the
South African government has created a commission on the fourth industrial
revolution, but as you said , the fourth industrial
revolution is not just a fact of one specific
dimension , one specific industry,
it is penetrating everything, so
my proposal to every African
government is why don’t you
nominate the Minister for the fourth Industrial Revolution? They can have a seat
in the capital. That way, they can
make sure that all things are
considered. It is a large mandate. It is a judgement, thank you very much . Thank you to the
global shapers and a special thanks
to our panellists. To the president , represented so well
by the Minister , and by the Debbie
de secretary general. Thank you.

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