The Investment and Export Promotion Agency (APIEX, IP) participates, from 22 to 26 November 2021, in Lilongwe, Republic of Malawi, in the 5th SADC Industrialization Week.

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.