Shape Africa 2015: Investing in Africa


September 17, 2015 11:26 EDT

Fair Observer is a media partner of SHAPE Africa 2015 and will soon be launching a 360º series.

Global Shapers Rabat, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, is pleased to announce that the Kingdom of Morocco will host the 4th edition of “SHAPE Africa,” the regional event of the Global Shapers Community.

The event, under the theme “Investing in Africa,” will be an opportunity to create a network of youth African entrepreneurs who share the same objective: break down the barriers between countries to develop the continent.

The 4th edition of the SHAPE Africa will examine various issues of the African entrepreneurial diaspora, such as access to financing, innovation, using information technology, sustainability and local community development.

Shape Africa 3The summit will be opened by Her Excellency Mbarka Bouaida, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco. She is also part of the World Economic Forum as the Young Global Leader.

SHAPE Africa will also launch an online platform that will gather young African entrepreneurs to promote their businesses and initiate collaborations with fellow entrepreneurs from other countries around the continent.

The event will be hosted in Rabat, Morocco on Sept 1819.

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*[Note: Fair Observer is a media partner of SHAPE Africa 2015 and will soon be launching a 360º series, our signature feature where you get context and insights from around the world.]

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