Highlights from the inaugural ATF 2016

The Inaugural African Transformation Forum, jointly organized by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the Government of Rwanda, convened March 14-15, 2016 at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, drawing 270 participants representing almost three dozen countries across four continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.

Among African attendees 20 countries were represented, participants hailed from every major transformation stakeholder group: government leaders, national policymakers, business executives, entrepreneurs, and civil society, as well as international development organizations, global foundations, and leading African institutions. The forum concluded with the official launch of the Coalition for Transformation in Africa.

The Coalition for Transformation encompasses a network of experts who will drive policy and institutional reform in support of economic transformation. It is a unique platform for stakeholders in public and private sectors to craft, promote and implement transformation strategies at global, regional, and national levels.

Rwanda President Paul Kagame said the launching of the Coalition for Transformation in Africa is an innovative and promising outcome of the forum. [clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”” related=”” layout=”” position=””]“No institution or individual has all the resources or answers,”[/clickandtweet] he told attendees. “The right strategy is to use our limited means to send clear signals to the market and to partners about how best to allocate and utilize these resources. Working together, with an understanding of the strategic environment, we can speed up progress.”

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