5th Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla Wraps Up
The 5th edition of the Crans Montana Forum held in Dakhla wrapped up on Sunday.
The event brought together close to 1,200 participants from 110 countries and discussed several issues related to South-South cooperation and the future of Africa.
The opening ceremony was marked by the message sent by HM King Mohammed VI to the participants in this forum, in which the Sovereign underlined the importance of training African youths in order to turn today's economic potential into tomorrow’s reality.
“Our youths need to be encouraged, trained, empowered and, above all, valorized. They must be trained to turn today's economic potential into tomorrow’s reality,” the Sovereign pointed out in the message.
This new edition, held under the theme "Building a powerful and modern Africa dedicated to its youth”, was also marked by the participation of several influential personalities, including Vice President of the Republic of Guatemala, Jafeth Cabrera, Liberian Vice President, Jewel Taylor, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean-Henry Céant, Gambia's First Lady, Fatoumata Bah Barrow, Gambia Vice President, Isatou Touray, First Lady of Guinea, Hadja Conde Djene Kaba, Deputy Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Central African Republic, Laurent Ngon Baba, and Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cissé Lo.
The Forum was an opportunity to open in-depth debate on building a powerful and modern Africa dedicated to its youth and to discuss several key topics, including energy security, environment challenges, digital economy, public health, sustainable agriculture, the promotion of youth entrepreneurship and women's leadership.
For several years now, this event has become a must and reference platform for both public and business world decision-makers to address Africa’s major challenges and its worldwide integration.
MAP 17 March 2019
Crans Montana Forum Kicks off in Dakhla
The annual session of the Crans Montana Forum opened on Friday in Dakhla, under the theme "Building a powerful and modern Africa in the service of youth".
This major event, held under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, aims to launch an in-depth reflection on how to build a prosperous, developed and inclusive Africa that takes its destiny into its own hands.
This edition, the fifth in a row organized in the southern city of Dakhla, is bringing together government officials, ministers, MPs, representatives of regional and international organizations and many companies from around the world to discuss diverse topics such as energy security, environmental requirements, the digital economy, public health, sustainable agriculture and the promotion of youth entrepreneurship and female leadership.
This forum, which will run until March 17, is a key event for public decision-makers and the business community dedicated to the major challenges and issues facing Africa and its global integration.
Youth will be high on the agenda of this forum, which will seek to examine ways to strengthen young people's participation in the fight against extremism, promote the role of youth organizations in preserving peace and fully and effectively involve young people in decision-making processes.
Emphasis will also be placed on the emergence of Africa and digital transformation, which is likely to open up promising opportunities for education, finance, energy, mobility, health and agriculture, while fostering the development of an ecosystem conducive to digital innovation and the development of talented African youth.
MAP 15 March 2019