Accra Hub To Host Shaping Davos

For the second consecutive year, Global Shapers Accra Hub has been selected to play a critical role at the World Economic Forum by being selected to host this year’s Shaping Davos in Accra. Accra Hub’s selection is due to its commitment to improving the state of the world over the last half-decade and contributing immensely to the discussions at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2015.

Shaping Davos is a concept introduced last year by the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum to connect cities from around the world to discuss topics related to the theme of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters.

In 2015, Accra Hub was selected as one of 40 cities from 454 cities around the world picked to host the event. This year, the exclusive number of cities was reduced to 20 and Accra Hub was still selected: to be a lead city and host the first Shaping Davos event of 2016. The topic to be discussed at the conference in Accra is related to entrepreneurship; a strongsuit of members of the Accra Hub and trending topic at this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos.

As a social entrepreneur who serves as digital innovation director at Impact Hub Accra for the BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation; Project Lead for Shaping Davos in Accra, Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor, believes that this year’s Shaping Davos will be better and more informed than last year’s. “These discussions will be framed around the sustainability development goals and how entrepreneurs navigate the global landscape in achieving profitability, sustainability, public-private partnerships and advocate for enabling government policies on the African continent. We at the Accra Hub are excited to elevate the continuing discourse and convene the relevant players for actionable steps in 2016 and beyond.”

The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events.

The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum. Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

This year’s Shaping Davos in Accra, which will be held on Friday, 15 January 2016, will be a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship in Accra by some of Ghana’s leading entrepreneurs and key players in the for-profit and social entrepreneurship space. In addition to Global Shapers Accra Hub, Kumasi Hub, Ho Hub, Cape Coast Hub and Tamale Hub members will participate in the event. You may follow the discussions online with the hashtags #ShapingDavos #ShapingEntrepreneurship on Facebook and Twitter.


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