Gaborone – Tanzania, through the Ministry of Industry and Trade, will on 5-9 August, 2019, host the 4th SADC Industrialisation Week under the theme; A Conducive Business Environment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.
The event will be held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam.
The SADC Council of Ministers endorsed the convening of the annual SADC Industrialisation Week to intensify engagement with various partners, including the private sector in order to accelerate the implementation of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2063.
The SADC Industrialisation Week is a public-private engagement platform that helps to foster new opportunities for intra-African trade and investment in the southern African region. Last year, the SADC Industrialisation Week was held in Windhoek, Namibia, under the theme: Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development.
The event is being co-organised by the SADC Secretariat, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the United Republic of Tanzania, and the SADC Business Council through the interim Secretariat the NEPAD Business Foundation.
The sectors earmarked to participate in the 2019 Industrialisation Week include mineral beneficiation, agro processing, pharmaceuticals, fast moving consumer goods, infrastructure and logistics (to support trade and investment), light manufacturing; automotive and financial sector. – sadc.int.