The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa will take part in the AFRICA CEO FORUM on March 26th -27th in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
A Zimbabwean government delegation will present the strategy for the southern African country’s economic revival to the investor community gathered for the occasion.
In an unprecedented inter-presidential panel, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo and Zimbabwe’s new president will discuss ways to lift the country out of its isolation and get the economy back on its feet.
Mnangagwa’s ascension to the presidency of Zimbabwe in late November 2017 marked the beginning of a new era for the country.
After 17 years of isolation and economic sanctions, this historic transition has raised the population’s expectations, especially around economic recovery and job creation in a country suffering from widespread unemployment.
As the world’s third-largest platinum producer and with abundant diamond reserves, significant agricultural resources, and one of the highest adult literacy rates in Africa, Zimbabwe has a lot to offer.
President Mnangagwa will share his vision for Zimbabwe’s economic recovery before an audience of more than 1,200 business leaders, international investors and policy makers.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM’s exclusive inter-presidential panel will give President Mnangagwa the opportunity to exchange with Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.
Having emerged from a long period of economic isolation, Nigeria offers a solid example on which to base discussions on strategic priorities that must be implemented to revive Zimbabwe’s economy and put an end to sanctions.
President Mnangagwa is not the only new president to use the AFRICA CEO FORUM as a platform to meet with investors.
This year he and Liberia’s President George Weah join the growing list of African presidents who have attended previous editions of the Forum – those of Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal – reaffirming the AFRICA CEO FORUM’s mission of being the most influential annual forum for public-private dialogue on the continent.