President Paul Kagame was speaking in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting called “Africa’s Leadership in the New Global Context”, with South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa and moderated by World Bank Group Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva.
Kagame aforementioned that with Africa currently specializing in cooperation and integration, there are chances the continent can more and more become globally relevant and manufacture higher outcomes.
Further talking about Africa’s readiness to take leadership in changing contexts, Kagame said that the continent is quite ever before involved regarding driving integration.
He conjointly aforementioned, “Africa is talking more and more about integration. There is a realisation that if you examine countries one by one, even big countries are small when you think about global events.”
He also said that this would see individual countries emerge stronger from various engagement including trade.
“The (African) continent’s regional exports are at 42 per cent while exports with the rest of the world are at 15 per cent, this shows you the potential of our continent.
Each country enhances the opposite in order that we have a tendency to set out as winners,” he said.
This, he added, can be driven by political will and the mindset to introduce as well as invest in the skills and infrastructure to make the digital economy and also involves interconnected investment in human capital, including education and healthcare.