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    17 Jul, 2019

    Tanzania to host 4th SADC Industrialisation Week, 5-9 August 2019

    The United Republic of 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 Environment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, Increased Intra-regional Trade and Job Creation. 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 Industrialization 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 Industrialization 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.

    Enquiries and media contacts;

    1. Dr Johansein Rutaihwa - Directorate of Industrial Development and Trade at the SADC Secretariat email jrutaihwa@sadc.int
    2. Ms. Zamaradi Kawawa-SADC Media Coordinator for United Republic of Tanzania, email zamaradi.kawawa@habari.go.tz
    3. Innocent Mbvundula-Communication and Public Relations Unit at the SADC Secretariat email imbvundula@sadc.int or Telephone +267 72 572 969Telephone: +255 754 698856

     For background and registration of the 2019 SADC Industrialisation Week click here.

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