Chakwera invited to the AGM of the World Economic Forum

The President of Malawi, Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, has been invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the World Economic Forum.

State House officials confirmed the invitation, but could not provide further itinerary details.

However, information from the World Economic Forum website indicates that the AGM will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from May 22-26, 2022.

The meeting will be held under the theme “Working together, restoring trust”.

This year’s AGM will be the first in-person global leadership event since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Forum says the 2022 annual meeting, which returns to Davos-Klosters after a two-year hiatus, will provide an opportunity for world leaders to take stock of the state of the world and shape partnerships and policies for the period. crucial to come.

“The 2022 Annual Meeting will embody the World Economic Forum’s philosophy of collaborative, multi-stakeholder impact, providing a unique collaborative environment in which to reconnect, share ideas, gain new perspectives, and build problem-solving communities and initiatives. Against a backdrop of deepening global frictions and fractures, this will be the starting point for a new era of global responsibility and cooperation,” reads the announcement posted on the World Economic Forum’s website.

Topics on the agenda will include pandemic recovery, tackling climate change, building a better future for work, accelerating stakeholder capitalism and harnessing fourth industrial revolution technologies. .

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, said: “After all the virtual meetings that have taken place over the past two years, leaders from politics, business and civil society must finally come together in new in person. We need to establish the atmosphere of trust that is truly needed to accelerate collaborative action and address the multiple challenges we face.

The World Economic Forum will continue to communicate closely with the Swiss government on the public health situation in Switzerland. The meeting will take place as long as all necessary conditions are in place to ensure the health and safety of its participants and the host community.

During the Davos Agenda 2022, Heads of State and Government and international organizations shared their priorities for a challenging year ahead. They joined leaders from business and civil society and spoke about the global economic outlook, inequality, a healthy future, climate and resilience.

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Melvin B. Baillie