The SADC industrialization Week is an annual public-private engagement platform to foster new opportunities for intra-African trade and investment. The theme for this year is “Bolstering Productive Capacities in the Face of COVID 19 Pandemic for Inclusive, Sustainable Economic and Industrial Transformation”. It is co-organized by the SADC Secretariat, the SADC Business Council and the Ministry of Industry, Republic of Malawi.

Due to COVID-19 situation, this year’s event will be in a hybrid format to allow for both virtual and physical attendance. The event provides an opportunity to reflect on the COVID-19 impact on the implementation of SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2063 and to explore recovery strategies.