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First Davos-Africa Night, hosted by Platform Capital, the Ubuntu Tribe, and Africa10 brought Davos attendees to their feet to celebrate Africa’s digital transformation

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23rd 2020 - Platform Capital, Platinum Sponsor of the night, Ubuntu Tribe one of the world’s most innovative digital asset companies, together with Africa10, hosted the Africa Night complete with an Afrobeat party at the Davos World Economic Forum 50th year anniversary. The event was hosted at Blockbase center in the heart of Davos WEF.

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31 Jan 2020    

The business programme centred on accelerating Africa’s development through digital transformation with Tara Nathan, Executive Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard; Lacina Kone, CEO, Smart Africa Secretariat; Carole Wainaina, COO, Africa 50 Fund; Jorge Sebastiao, CTO, Huawei;  Emmanuel Aidoo, Head of Distributed Ledger Strategy, Credit Suisse Group ; and David Ellington, Founder & Chairman, Silicon Valley Blockchain Society.  “Making Wakanda a Reality: How to Accelerate Africa’s Sustainable Growth Through Digital Transformation”.

 "Unlocking the Value of Africa"  Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at World Economic Forum; Ozwald Boateng, Founder, Ozwald Boateng; Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Chairman, Platform Capital; Richelieu Dennis, Founder, Sundial Group; Kojo Annan, Founder, Africa10 and Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women with Jemima Kelly, Reporter, Financial Times as moderator.

"Unlocking the Value of Africa", Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at World Economic Forum; Ozwald Boateng, Founder, Ozwald Boateng; Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Chairman, Platform Capital; Richelieu Dennis, Founder, Sundial Group; Kojo Annan, Founder, Africa10 and Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women with Jemima Kelly, Reporter, Financial Times as moderator.

Special attention was given to the presentation of the Kakuma Refugee Project by Young Global Leaders, by filmmaker Joseph Okello.

Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at World Economic Forum; Ozwald Boateng, Founder, Ozwald Boateng; Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Chairman, Platform Capital; Richelieu Dennis, Founder, Sundial Group; Kojo Annan, Founder, Africa10 and Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. She stressed the role of African women saying, “The greatest thing about investing in Africa is the African woman. She is the heart of the society, the reliable part of the society, the supporter of the society and the leader of the society; and that’s the most important thing.”

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"Unlocking the Value of Africa",  Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at World Economic Forum; Ozwald Boateng, Founder, Ozwald Boateng; Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Chairman, Platform Capital; Richelieu Dennis, Founder, Sundial Group; Kojo Annan, Founder, Africa10 and Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women with Jemima Kelly, Reporter, Financial Times as moderator. 

The event closed on a high note with arrival of celebrity star, Wesley Snipes. joining a barefoot-dancing executive crowd to the sound of Afrobeat music led by delegations from Ghana, Mali, and Ukraine.

Sponsors of the event were: the Kenya-based Kakuma Refugee Camp Initiative, Vlisco, Smart Africa, Africa 50 and OR Addict.

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"Unlocking the Value of Africa",  Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at World Economic Forum; Ozwald Boateng, Founder, Ozwald Boateng; Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Chairman, Platform Capital; Richelieu Dennis, Founder, Sundial Group; Kojo Annan, Founder, Africa10 and Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women with Jemima Kelly, Reporter, Financial Times as moderator.

Dr. Akintoye Akindele of Platform Capital with Kojo Annan of Africa10 and Mamadou Kwidjim Toure of Ubuntu Tribe stated:

“Africa has the best suited soil to embrace the Stakeholders Capitalism model proposed by Professor Schwab in his Davos Manifesto launched this year, because African culture is structured around community and collective consciousness inspired from the Ubuntu philosophy “I am because we are”.

Richelieu Dennis, (a gauche) et Kojo Annan (a droite)

Richelieu Dennis, (a gauche) et Kojo Annan (a droite)

The Davos success has prompted Platform Capital, Ubuntu Tribe and Africa10 to initiate a bigger African movement at the WEF next year and launch: the “Africa House”.

About Platform Capital

Platform Capital is a growth markets focused, sector agnostic, principal investment and advisory firm with 5 global offices  

About Ubuntu Tribe

Formerly Ubuntu Coin is a passionate group of diverse people determined to contribute to financial inclusion and wealth creation. It is one of the world’s most innovative digital asset companies backed by ethical gold.

About Africa 10

Africa 10 aims to identify, inspire, mentor, educate and empower the next generation of African leaders

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