Eyewitness in Davos

Johannes !Gawaxab at the World Economic Forum that took place in Davos, Switzerland.The 43rd World Economic forum was a platform for many economic representatives to discuss pertinent matters that are affecting the global economy. Johannes !Gawaxab was the only Namibian who attended this meeting. Upon return, he spoke about his own personal insight on key areas that are relevant to Namibia.
!Gawaxab said the forum brings together business, political, academic and other society leaders from all over the world.  “It is regarded as the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities. Activities which, when well channelled can be focused on shaping global and regional agendas.”
“I had the privilege over the 4 days in Davos to meet and talk, amongst others, to Raila Ondinga, Prime Minister of Kenya, Dr Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, Joseph Stiglitz, the American economist, and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Marissa Mayer, the CEO of YAHOO, Governors of three Central Banks and Clay Christensen, the Harvard Business School Professor best known for his innovation ideas.”
According to !Gawaxab, the meeting presented several factors that affect the global economic climate. The main issues discussed were the current eurozone fragility, the fickle financial system, the widening disparities in wealth, the persistent structural unemployment and climate change.