World Economic Forum (WEF) Pronounce the World  ‘Fractured’ 

The Swiss again in January this year 2018, at the World Economic Forum’s mega annual conference hosted the world’s Global Elite Club, comprising of Heads of State, Billionaires, Top Industrialists, Business Tycoons, Investors, Religious Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and other Thought Leaders to network and discuss the most significant topic of discussion “Inequality” and the need to find collective actions and collaborative approaches to solving
global problems.

The WEF’s 48th Conference theme choice: “Creating Shared Future in a Fractured World” though welcome, was quite thought provoking, precise and definitive on the current state of our world in the 21st century.

Takes us back to George Orwell’s novella, Animal Farm, published in 1945, two months before the UN was created, describing how the pigs changed the Seven Commandments after they start carrying whips and walking like humans. Instead of having all seven “rules”, they changed them to a single idea: “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others” a popular phrase .

The elites are not just paying lip service but exploiting the trust of the commoners. According to the UN “ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, they are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

After 73 years of the UN, today’s world needs divine intervention, saintly values and accountability at the highest level of governance.

In 2013 as Founder and Group Executive President of AASGON,  called for an improved and more realistic and purposeful institutional framework that will effectively guide sustainable development in realization of ‘the Future we ALL want and not just what goes well with the Elites.

To change our ‘Fractured World, this trend has to be reversed. Not much we can boast of in our promise on the elimination of poverty within 15years of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), what will be our excuse by 2030 if we ill-perform on SDGs.

Echoing the theme of the WEF Davos get-together, ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’. His Holiness Pope Francis in his spiritual message called on the elite participants to build “inclusive, just and supportive societies”

In search of practical solutions to building a more enlightened and enriched Society, a Human-centred future requires ‘Accountability and Humane Stewardship’ Happily the 2018 WEF cream of the crop was for the 1st time Co-chaired by Women ONLY – to deal with our fractured World.


 – Abdul ‘Dewale Mohammed

Founder and Executive Chairman Global South Economic Forum (GSEF) and the Founder and Group Executive President of the Africa Asia Scholars Global Network(AASGON)

The Great North – South Divide 

The North-South Divide is widening and will possibly lead to a big gulf particularly in the face of  rapidly evolving digital ecosystem with its pervasive influence and  massive disruptions, the Global South Economic Forum (GSEF)  aims to extensively  promote the work and findings of researchers from universities and institutes across the world on matters related to the cultural and socio-economic development of the Global South.

GSEF will continue to provide platforms that will create the enabling network for experts to connect and brainstorm on their respective works focused largely on the attainment of liberal democratic governance,  shared prosperity and social equality in the Global South.

Highlighting and promoting remarkable research projects and publications, celebrating success and good practices and publicising events such as talk shows, debates, events, international seminars and exhibitions, the GSEF will work steadfastly with  relevant stakeholders to promote financial technology within the Global South to enrich performance on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

NB: If you’re a researcher why not contact our  Research Coordinator at the  Global South Economic Forum through

– Abdul ‘Dewale Mohammed

Founder and Executive Chairman Global South Economic Forum (GSEF) and the Founder and Group Executive President of the Africa Asia Scholars Global Network(AASGON)