PM Hailemariam Travels to Italy to attend G7 leaders' summit Featured

25 May 2017
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Addis Ababa  May 25/2017 Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has left for Italy to attend the G7 leaders' summit that will deliberate on human mobility, food security, environment and innovation, among others.

The Summit will also discuss the Next Production Revolution (NPR), smart platforms that enhance production, that offers the chance to re-define the role of Africa and it's partnership with G7.

The production of goods and services has been transformed in many ways over recent years.

A new wave of technological change is now fundamentally alerting the nature of production, heralding what has been referred as to NPR.

The NPR is occurring because of confluence of technologies. These technologies range from variety of digital technologies (i.e 3D printing, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics) to new processes (I.e data-driven production, artificial light intelligence, synthetic biology).

During the meeting, G7 and invited African leaders along with international organizations will discuss on how best to enhance innovation and resilience, with a focus on mainstreaming innovation, expanding competence, and integrating smart design into cities and rural territories.

The Summit is expected to bring value content to future decisions on how to partner for life innovation driven growth in Africa.

The leaders are also expected to identify and share potential key investment pilot programs, such as those related to NPR-enabling quality investments in smart grids and in resilient and smart logistics infrastructure.

Strengthen and update human capital, reinforce innovation in African production and boost quality infrastructure supported by smart platforms are the major agendas of the summit.

Leaders of four African countries including Ethiopia are invited to attend the Summit to be held in Taormina, Sicily.

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