Africa, Morocco and Rabat welcome the 4th WORLD DESIGN TALKS by AFRICA DESIGN DAYS under the theme “Responsible Consumption & Production” from 28 to 30 June 2017
Following Istanbul (Turkey), Shanghai (China) and Toluca (Mexico), the World Design Organization (WDO) will hold the 4th World Design Talks (WDTalks) in Rabat (Morocco). Organized by Africa Design Days (ADD), this major pan-African and global continental event is an unprecedented experience for the innovation and design community in Africa, as well as a privileged space for exchanges between designers, policy-makers, businesses and citizens.
Echoing the growing importance of design in African culture and economics, Professor Mugendi M'Rithaa, President of the World Design Organization, announced in 2016 the appointment of Mr. Hicham Lahlou, as WDO Community Liaison for Africa who would work in collaboration with Mr. Gilles Rougon, elected member of the WDO Board of Directors.
Organized by Africa Design Days (ADD) and initiated by international designer Hicham Lahlou and the World Design Organization (WDO), this major pan-African and global continental event is an unprecedented showcase for the African innovation and design community as well as a privileged space for exchanges to develop collaborations between designers, policy makers, companies and citizens.
More than 300 participants, including 70 influential international figures in the field of innovation through design will take part in this event which will take place from 28 to 30 June in Rabat, Morocco.
In line with the objectives set by the United Nations, this event will address the challenges of sustainable development, focusing on education issues, economic development, crafts and culture and urban development.