The theme for the World Forum, Collaboration and Business Education for Global Sustainability and Social Justice: Understanding the African perspective clearly resonates across the continent of Africa. Several Jesuit educational initiatives are budding across the continent. As part of this World Forum you will get the chance to hear from some of the leaders of these initiatives. I invite you to exchange your experiences in collaboration and business education for global excellence and sustainability with these dynamic leaders. His Eminence John Cardinal Njue in his letter of support of JUEA to Fr. General Adolfo Nicolas, S.J, perhaps captured the sentiments of the whole of Africa when he stated that: “Education remains a need and a priority for the development of Eastern Africa [and the African continent]. The proposed university will contribute towards the social transformation and integral human development of the region.”
I therefore invite you and hope to see your participation in this first IAJBS World Forum in Africa as an opportunity to learn about our unique African perspectives. While you are with us, please use the occasion to visit our several world famous attractions. Please come back again and again. I wish you all a fruitful and memorable World Forum.
Mungu ibariki Africa, May God bless Africa
Asante Sana, thank you very much.