World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
22 – 26 May 2022 – DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
The Annual Meeting 2022 embodied the World Economic Forum’s philosophy of collaborative, multi stakeholder impact which provided a unique environment in which to reconnect, share insights, gain fresh perspectives, build problem-solving communities and initiatives.
The meeting brought together nearly 2,500 global leaders to address current challenges during this time of heightened polarization. More than 50 heads of state were among the 300 government representatives who shared their vision for the world. Over 1,250 leaders from the private sector participated, along with nearly 100 Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers – the world’s most promising tech and business start-ups and scale-ups.
What was happening.
More than 200 leaders from NGOs, social enterprises, academia, labour organizations, and faith-based religious groups represented civil society and there was over 400 media leaders and reporting press. The Annual Meeting brought together younger generations, with 100 members of the Forum’s Global Shapers and Young Global Leaders communities participating.
Over the week we focused on understanding the current context, developing solutions and building collaborations. As part of the programme, the Forum shared new insights and launched a number of initiatives to foster global and regional cooperation to secure the recovery of the global economy, safeguard the planet, and build healthy and equitable societies.
Financing India’s Energy Transition
India has made bold pledges and commitment to end poverty and reach net-zero emissions. Scaling clean power in India will create jobs, improve air quality and more than fund itself, however, the initial investment is significant.
Will international communities provide upfront financing that India needs? What support do India’s banks need to finance green at scale? And what does the transition landscape look like for 1.3 billion Indians? This session identified what is needed in addition to India’s already significant domestic renewable investments, to meet the economic and environmental end goals.
In this Davos Special, Lady Mariéme shares her learnings. She was truly honoured to have participated in this post-Covid 19 event and showcased our young girls. The Girls in Kakuma Refugees Camp and Rwanda Coding Academy were featured live from Davos. The girls in Kakuma spoke on Radio Davos, hosted by Robin Pomeroy for the first time in history. On top of featuring the brilliant girls. She invited Indian, New Delhi based entrepreneur Rhea Mazumdar Singhal. She is doing fantastic work on climate change issues, sustainability, and gender equality.