The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa ended in Cape Town, producing numerous notable outcomes.
After three days of intensive discussion, the meeting launched an action plan to tackle the crisis of gender-based violence in Africa, particular South Africa.
The plan was initiated by African Monitor working with multiple stakeholders and backed by the South African government.
The plan has three core priorities, which include to work with the technology industry to deploy a free emergency response system for women under attack in nine provinces in South Africa, support women entrepreneurs as a means of promoting economic empowerment, and stablish a fund to help support South Africa’s gender-based violence strategy and action plan.
The 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa was held on Sept. 4-6 in Cape Town, under the theme: Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The meeting convened more than 1,000 regional and global leaders from government, business, civil society and academia to explore new models to help Africa achieve success at a time when technology is creating dramatic economic and societal shifts.