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Forum Report - Africa’s place in the global world

11 July, 2023

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has released the 2023 Forum Report, Global Africa: Africa in the world and the world in Africa. The Report outlines the key takeaways from the 2023 Ibrahim Forum, alongside the latest available data around the theme of ‘Global Africa’.

The Forum was held in Nairobi as part of the Foundation’s annual Ibrahim Governance Weekend, which took place from 28-30 April. The event brought together African leaders, politicians and thought leaders to discuss the ‘Global Africa’ theme across four sessions, with participants considering Africa’s weight in the current world, the world’s presence in Africa, as well as the continent’s place within the multilateral architecture.

Each of these sessions was informed by an analysis of the Facts & Figures, released ahead of the Forum and now combined with the key takeaways from the discussions and written expert perspectives from participants to form the final Forum Report.

This year’s Forum helped to shape and feed discussions around Africa’s place in the current global architecture – with a special focus on the multilateral financial system – during a critical period, with the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact held in Paris shortly after the Forum (22-23 June 2023); the BRICs Summit chaired by South Africa; the Africa Climate Action Summit chaired by Kenya; the G20 summit chaired by India; the 78th session of the UN General Assembly; and the 2023 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF (all scheduled between August and October).

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