Tag: World Economic Forum

WEF: How the rise of machines & AI will shape future of work

COVID-19 has accelerated the need for digitisation in the workspace – bringing both challenges and opportunities. In its latest future of work report, the World Economic Forum expects advances in artificial intelligence to eliminate 85 million jobs by 2025. In the same breath, the rise of machines is projected to create 97 million new jobs, leading to an overall addition of 12 million jobs. CNBC Africa spoke to Saadia Zahidi, Manging Director of the World Economic Forum for more.

How social entrepreneurship can help drive post-COVID-19 economic recovery

COVID-19 has exposed the fragilities in the global economic system. The Schwab Foundation – which is the sister organisation of the World Economic Forum - has supported the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, to reach those who the market and governments struggle to get to. Joining CNBC Africa to give insight into the role of social entrepreneurship in the COVID-19 response and recovery is Doctor Ernest Darkoh, Founding Partner at BroadReach. He also just joined the Schwab Foundation, as a board member.

This is how COVID-19 has impacted Nigeria’s manufacturing sector

The World Economic Forum says the emergence of COVID-19 is accelerating the change of global value delivery models, with unprecedented consequences for manufactures and supply chains. Joining CNBC Africa to look at how the pandemic has impacted the manufacturing sector here in Nigeria is the President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mansur Ahmed.

How this new construction technology can help deliver affordable housing in Rwanda

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), there is a global affordable housing crisis. For less wealthy nations, a mix of creative solutions is needed, if they are to get anywhere near meeting the growing demand. Now, Affordable Human Needs, an international company brings a new construction technology dubbed “Earthbag Technology” into the Rwandan house construction market place. James Ngarambe, Country Director for Affordable Human Needs joins CNBC Africa for more.

This blockchain platform aims to bridge funding gap, facilitate financing for businesses

East Africa is the hub of entrepreneurship, at least going by the World Economic Forum's latest report but access to finance is still the biggest challenge for many start-ups in the region. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to Abraham Banadawa, Founder of Utilis Ventures, a block chain based funding platform trying to find a solution to this.

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate gives voice to Africans over climate change crisis

Ugandan climate Activist, Vanessa Nakate was recently erased from a photo taken of climate activists by the Associated Press at the just concluded World Economic Forum. The act received a lot of backlash from institutions in Africa describing it as silencing of black African voices. Climate Activist, Vanessa Nakate joins CNBC Africa for more.

#WEF20: Providing clean energy in fragile contexts

Investing in energy infrastructure has the potential not only to bring down the cost and carbon footprint in areas of displacement and fragility, but also to transform the humanitarian system. What models are most promising to catalyse investments for cleaner and cheaper energy in fragile environments?

World Economic Forum: EnQuest CEO on how to tackle the climate change crisis

CNBC International spoke to Amjad Bseisu, the CEO of EnQuest about what the consequences are if UK and European investors push oil and gas companies to hard resulting in them not investing in European assets.
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