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   Hon. Tjekero Tweya, MP
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3rd SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW) 2018

The 3rd SADC Industrialisation Week this year was celebrated under the theme: “Promoting Infrastructure and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”. This event preceded the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, where Namibia took up Chair of SADC to provide leadership and policy direction to SADC and its institutions.

The Industrialisation week was held from 29 July 2018 to Wednesday 1 August 2018 - provided a platform for disseminating information on the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap. Also provided information on decisions taken on Political and Security situation among member states, African Union Institutional Reforms and Solidarity as discussed at the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in August 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Furthermore, the event served as a platform for intensifying engagement and development of partnerships among policy makers, private sector, academia, researchers and other key stakeholders to promote the SADC Industrialization Strategy at national and regional levels.

SADC Industrialisation Week was a precursor to the SADC Summit in August 2018 as a platform between the private and public sectors to engage on aspects relating to our regional industrialisation efforts. We had about 400 delegates confirmed and registered whilst an additional 140 were exhibitors. 
Alongside the SADC Industrialisation week was the side exhibition, that was well organised to promote business/ trade and investment in the country and the SADC region at large. Among many reasons to celebrate this event, was the platform created for SMEs to exhibit products and services. In recognizing the critical role of Small and Medium – sized Enterprises in the socio-economic development and economic diversification of the country.

As we are all aware, such platforms, enable organized companies operating in various industries to display their latest products and services as well as learning the activities of others businesses, examine market trends and identify business opportunities. It is worth noting that, exhibitions are very important events that bring producers and suppliers of goods and services as well as potential customers together to provide the necessary exposure and opportunities for sales and business linkages.


Third Annual SADC Industrialisation Week - Windhoek, Namibia

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Mr. Cassius Moeti
Tel: +264 61 283 7201

Ms. Benita Ndara
Tel: +264 61 283 7334



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