I’m the newest and I suspect the youngest member of the Davos Council on the Future of Africa. I’m headed to Dubai for my first meeting as a Council member. It’s a terrific honor – other members include Mo Ibrahim , Sam Jonah, Graca Machel, Maria Ramos, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Christopher Khaemba, Nkosana Moyo, and Salim Ahmed Salim.
I have long argued that forums like Davos and G-20 need to be listening to the future of Africa and not the old guard or the Bonos. Looks like all my noise-making paid off
I am not sure how long I will last on the Council because I will err on the side of being open about my role on the Council and the Council itself, and because I feel that they have been cautious/tentative so far as far their activities given the massive leverage the current members have…but then maybe again it’s the nature of the beast…Davos lends itself more to discussion than action, I think.
In any event, it’s a great honor and I hope I will be able to do my best to represent an often unheard voice.