The Network for Global Technology Governance
How can we maximize the benefits of science and technology for society? That’s our mission. To achieve it, we’ve created a global hub of expertise, knowledge-sharing and collaboration, based in San Francisco.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2017 established the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network for Global Technology Governance (C4IR). Headquartered in San Francisco, the Centre has partnered with governments and private companies to establish hubs in China, India and Japan in order to scale and accelerate projects globally as well as Affiliate Centres in Colombia, Israel, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa which are managed and operated locally by governments and/or invited companies and academic institutions.
The South African affiliate centre (C4IR-SA) will facilitate the adoption of transformative technologies through development of technology governance frameworks and policies informed by South Africa’s socio-economic imperatives and shaped by South Africa’s unique contexts and circumstances as a developing economy. Due to the globalised nature of the economy and the digital transformation, South Africa and Africa as a whole will need to actively collaborate both internally and externally in order to remain competitive.