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Tanzania to host World Economic Forum

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  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    France's Economy Minister Christine Lagarde attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on January 31, 2009.

    By OLIVER MATHENGE


    Kenya will after all not be the first East African Country to host the World Economic Forum on Africa next year after organisers on Friday settled for Tanzania.

    The World Economic Forum announced that Tanzania will host the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam from May 5 to 7, 2010.

    “The World Economic Forum on Africa is an important opportunity to take the pulse each year of the most influential of Africa’s stakeholders. We look forward to holding the meeting in Tanzania at a time when the whole East Africa region is expected to experience stronger growth,” said Andre Schneider, Managing Director, World Economic Forum.

    President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania echoed his enthusiasm: “It is an honour for Tanzania to host the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa. We are looking forward to welcoming the community, which I am confident will continue to make important contributions in our collective quest for a better world.”

    Optimism has been high in Kenya Prime Minister Raila, who led the country’s delegation to the 18th World Economic Forum on Africa in South Africa earlier this year, said Kenya had accepted an invitation by the organisers to host the forum.

    Mr Odinga said that the organisers had given the country the green light to host the event due to “the Kenyan delegation’s high visibility participation in the just-concluded meeting”.

    Kenya’s prospects were also boosted by the appointment of local techpreneur Nicholas Nesbitt as a member of a WEF Global Agenda Council in June.

    This came only a week after Prime Minister Raila Odinga formerly launched a Sh77 million bid for Kenya to host the influential meeting.

    The World Economic Forum on Africa takes place over three days and is renowned for its informal style that engenders frank and open conversation among the most influential leaders with a stake in the region.

    The 2009 gathering was hosted in Cape Town by newly elected President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.

    There have been reports that Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s intervention has blocked Kenya from hosting the prestigious Forum.

    He is said to have intervened to block Kenya from hosting the forum so as not to reward the failure of the government to properly implement the National Accord that he brokered in 2008.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/-/1006/660186/-/ifxk3ez/-/index.html
     
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    mmh..sasa sisi tumewaoust kivipi...makasheshe yao huko huko....waaache kulia lia
     
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    This is wonderful news for Tanzania. The question, however, is what do we expect to reap out of this conference? Will we be well prepared? Will we be active participants or sit on the side and let other people utilize the moment? Remember Tanzania, you have been give a challange, and with every challange, opportunity lies ahead. So rise and shine!!!
     
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    Title ya thread ingekuwa "Kofi Anan ousts Kenya..." Anyway, mambo shwari tu kwa ka-nchi ketu ambako Wakenya wanakamezea mate kila siku!
     
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    Mkuu wacha tu...ni kama fisi anayeangalia mkono wa binadamu akisubiri uanguke. nadhani wanaona tunaanza kwabana. they ought to clean their house first
     
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    You really believe Kofi Anan has that kind of power right now?
     
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    Sina hakika ndugu yangu, nimesoma hii thread kama wewe ulivyosoma kisha nika-comment! Wewe unaonaje?
     
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    ..i am not really interested na haya mambo ya ku-host hii mikutano.

    ..they are too costly for a poor country like Tanzania.

    ..halafu mikutano yenyewe huwa na talk shops tu na hakuna kitu kinafanyika baada ya hapo.
     
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    still kenya ndio itakayofaidika zaidi.
     
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    I might be wrong but i just don't believe kofi had anything to do with this. i tend not to believe everything i read in some of these papers.
     
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    Tanzania to host 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa

    DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 21 (Xinhua)
    Tanzania will host the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa which President Jakaya Kikwete says is an honor for the East African country, the local Daily News reported on Monday.


    "It is an honor for Tanzania to host the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa. We are looking forward to welcoming the community, which I am confident will continue to make important contributions in our collective quest for a better world," Kikwete was quoted assaying.

    He noted that it is heartening to see the positive impact that the World Economic Forum has on key issues of global concern as the unique gathering regularly convenes a very diverse group of friends of the continent, who are united in their optimism of what Africa can, must and will achieve.

    The gathering is scheduled to be held in Dar es Salaam from May5 to May 7, 2010, which makes Tanzania the first East African country to play its host, according to a statement released by the Swiss-based forum.

    Andre Schneider, managing director of the World Economic Forum, said they are looking forward to holding the meeting in Tanzania at a time when the whole East Africa region is expected to experience stronger growth.

    Katherine Tweedie, director and head of Africa at the World Economic Forum, placed the development in its historical context.

    She termed 2010 as a special year for the community. "Not only will it be the 20th anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa, it is also the first time that the Forum's Africa meeting will be held in East Africa," she said.

    The World Economic Forum on Africa takes place over three days and is renowned for its informal style that engenders frank and open discussions among the most influential leaders with a stake in the region.

    The 2009 gathering was hosted in Cape Town by newly elected President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in June this year.
    The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas, the report noted.

    SOURCE: Xinhua
     
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    God Bless Kenya!

    TANZANIA TO HOST 2010 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON AFRICA

    -World Economic Forum on Africa 2010 will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    -The 20th meeting on Africa of the Forum will be held from 5 to 7 May 2010

    Geneva, Switzerland, 18 September 2009 – The World Economic Forum announced today that Tanzania will host the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam from 5 to 7 May.

    “The World Economic Forum on Africa is an important opportunity to take the pulse each year of the most influential of Africa’s stakeholders. We look forward to holding the meeting in Tanzania at a time when the whole East Africa region is expected to experience stronger growth,” said Andre Schneider, Managing Director, World Economic Forum.

    President Jakaya M. Kikwete of Tanzania echoed his enthusiasm: “It is an honour for Tanzania to host the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa. We are looking forward to welcoming the community, which I am confident will continue to make important contributions in our collective quest for a better world. It is heartening to see the positive impact that the World Economic Forum has on key issues of global concern. This unique gathering regularly convenes a very diverse group of friends of the continent who are united in their optimism of what Africa can, must and will achieve.”

    Katherine Tweedie, Director and Head of Africa at the World Economic Forum, placed the development in its historical context: “2010 is a special year for the community. Not only will it be the 20th anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa, it is also the first time that the Forum’s Africa meeting will be held in East Africa.”

    “The World Economic Forum on Africa has historically brought together the most respected and influential leaders in business, government, civil society, media and academia, and enabled them to contribute towards making Africa a better place and to improving the lives of all Africans. We are excited and supportive of the move to take the community to Tanzania, and we are confident that it will be a success,” added Patrice Motsepe, Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals Ltd (ARM) and a member of the Forum’s International Business Council.

    Motsepe is also a member of the Forum’s Africa Circle which includes leaders who have taken part in the Africa meeting for 10 or more years. Other members of the Africa Circle include former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki; Trevor Manuel, Minister of the National Planning Commission (NPC) of South Africa; Reuel Khoza, Chairman of the Nedbank Group; Former President of Mozambique and current Chairperson of the Africa Forum for Former African Heads of State, Joaquim Alberto Chissano; Maria Ramos, Chief Executive Officer of Absa Group; and Simba Makoni of Makonsult who is a former Minister of Finance for Zimbabwe.

    The World Economic Forum on Africa takes place over three days and is renowned for its informal style that engenders frank and open conversation among the most influential leaders with a stake in the region. The 2009 gathering was hosted in Cape Town by
    newly elected President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.

    http://taifaletu.blogspot.com/

    Kenya tena naona mwaka huu walie tuu
     
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    Old news.
     
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    uliona jamaa yako Slice alivyokung'utwa......? lol
     
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