Global Shapers Community Gaborone Hub to Host Shaping Davos 2017

The Global Shapers Community Gaborone Hub has been selected to play a critical role during the World Economic Forum that will be held in Davos- Klosters from 17th to 20th January 2017 by hosting a Shaping Davos event in Gaborone.

Tsholofelo Mokgoabone in a panel discussion on financial inclusion

Shaping Davos is a conversation that features local solutions to global issues. Through a series of live events hosted by the Global Shapers Community, and using two-way live streaming, Shaping Davos connects 16 cities from around the world to discuss 4 topics related to the theme of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos-Klosters. Shaping Davos was launched at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum 2015 to bring the world to Davos, and Davos to the World.

The Gaborone Hub will be looking at the 4th Industrial Revolution; How can developing and emerging economies lead the way in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution as an enabler for growth and inclusion? 

Tsholofelo Mokgoabone, Curator for the Gaborone Hub expressed that this is an intriguing topic as the 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us and thus a necessary discussion. The theme will take a broad view at how mobile internet, artificial intelligence and machines are transforming the world at an unprecedented pace and what this means for growth, security and other global challenges. The Gaborone Hub to have been selected and are very excited to gather relevant stakeholders to break ground on this critical topic.

Gaborone Hub will host a panel discussion on Saturday 14th January 2017 at Botho University from 10am until 12pm that will serve as a preparatory event for the live stream scheduled for Friday 20th 2017 at the same venue  (Botho University) from 1230pm- 2pm. The panel discussion will convene key actors, stakeholders and experts as well as the youth who are positive disruptors.

The Global Shapers Community is a worldwide network of Hubs developed and led by promising young leaders who want to build on their achievements and entrepreneurial drive to make a positive contribution to their communities.