By Vision Reporter
NEW YORK - Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is in New York, USA for the African Leadership Forum which seeks to identify and promote a new shared vision for Africa.
The Forum has brought together top African and global political, business and development leaders to freely exchange ideas on leadership particularly within the African context.
The African Leadership Forum is being held in conjunction with the United Nations Global compact leader’s summit 2013 with the theme ‘architects of a better world’ which is bringing together over 1000 chief executive officers and leaders from civil society, government and the United Nations.
Premier Mbabazi is expected to deliver a key note address on the role of African leaders in global decision making, according to a release from his office
Other key topics for discussion at the forum include the role of women in leadership, security, stability and development, private sector leadership as well as enlarging and harnessing investment opportunities.
The Forum comes at the time when Africa’s growing interdependence with global forces calls for a brand of African leaders who are capable of identifying and seizing the opportunities and overcoming the challenges presented by this new era.
The African Leadership summit will be preceded by the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit chaired by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who is expected to unveil a new global architecture for corporate sustainability to contribute to global priorities such as climate change, food security, women empowerment, education and employment.
Regarding education, the leaders will discuss how public private collaboration can be strengthened to effectively support young people as they transit from school to work in African countries.
As the millennium development goals 2015 deadline approaches, the summit will set the stage for business to shape and advance the post 2015 development agenda.