Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa asks the developing countries to emphasise on science and technology education to better prepare the young generation for opportunities in the digital economy, at the 2022 World Economic Forum. “The future of business, of development, wealth creation, now depends on the digital economy. It is important that in particular the developing countries like ourselves in Africa and possibly Latin America and some parts of Asia, we have to put more focus now in our institutions of higher learning – our universities – to focus and promote science and technology in our schools, so that the younger generation should embrace science and technology in order to be relevant in the digital economy of the future,” he adds.
Mnangagwa’s comments came as the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced a new initiative to boost flows of digital foreign direct investments globally. The agreement will foresee the DCO and WEF work together to identify methods to increase digital adoption, investment in new digital activities, and investment in digital infrastructure.