The Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa that was held in Cape Town from 10-12 June 2009. WEF brings together the key individuals from all levels of society and offers important discussion, information sharing and networking opportunities. The theme for this year’s summit was “Implications of the Global Economic Crisis for Africa”.
In 2000 and 2003 ACCORD’s Africa Peace Award ceremony formed the gala evening for WEF’s Africa Economic Summits. In 2000 Mr. Gounden was elected by WEF as one of their Global Leaders for Tomorrow (GLT). Mr. Gounden has also served as a resource person at a number of WEF Africa Economic Summits.