Billionaires, Millionaires, Tech Bosses, Presidents and High Government officials are all gathering in the Swiss town of Davos for the 54th World Economic Forum.

President Akufo Addo has attended the event which is currently underway upon the invitation of the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Prof. Klaus Schwab. The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway; the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta; and officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Presidency.

The World Economic Forum gathers the global leaders in politics, business and foreign policy to discuss out the most pressing issues of the year. Some of the key issues being discuss include the recent attacks on the Red Sea, the War in Gaza, Climate change.

This year tends to be an election year in sixty four (64) countries all over the world including the United States of America, The United Kingdom, India among others. The outcome of these elections have a major impact of global issues.

This year’s theme, “Rebuilding Trust,” acknowledges the need to restore faith amidst multifaceted global challenges, including geopolitical conflicts, climate change, and advancements in technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). The emphasis is on moving beyond recognizing problems to finding solutions, with a focus on transparency, consistency, and accountability.

Among the high profile delegates from the business world, many will be looking forward. to hear from Sam Altman, reinstalled CEO of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, who is scheduled to discuss safety and trust in technology alongside panelists including U.K. Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.

Top figures from the global economy will as usual make appearances, from International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, to World Bank President Ajay S. Banga, and World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Likewise, the heads from international bodies and civil society groups will be out in force, including the U.N.’s António Guterres, NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization, and Tirana Hassan of Human Rights Watch.

By: Fiagbe Zenas

Sources : CNN, NBC News, Citinewsroom


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