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14th CEOs' Forum, July 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


The forum focused on the theme, “Towards Industrialisation for Sustainable and Inclusive Development - Role of DFIs in SADC”. This is in recognition of the prioritisation of industrialisation by SADC Heads of State as a key element towards the achievement of sustainable economic growth and development in the SADC region and enhancing the welfare of its peoples. The successful implementation of the regional industrialisation strategy will require massive investment across various industrial sectors. In this regard, financial institutions, and specifically DFIs, in tandem with the private sector, will play a critical role in mobilising the requisite financial resources.


The forum explored the role and experiences of national DFIs in supporting industrial development, inclusive of the small and medium enterprises sector (SMEs), and the successes and challenges that they have encountered.  Given the adoption, both at regional and national levels of industrialisation as an economic growth enabler, it was imperative that DFIs play their mandated role specifically the mobilising of financial resources, and targeting these at key growth sectors to ensure the achievement of national and regional development goals. 


The debate at forum shed light on the challenges and effective strategies of how the DFIs can help catalyse industrial growth in the SADC region.          

Programme Outline


Mr. Seth T. Akweshie,  SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Road Map - SADC,

Mr. Charles G Singili, Towards Industrialized Economy: The Role of DFIs in Tanzania in the Implementation of The Second Five Year Development Plan (FYDP-II) - Tanzania,

Col. (rtd). Joseph L Simbakalia, Industrialisation Experiences in Tanzania - Tanzania,

Mr. Bashi Gaetsaloe, Botswana Development Corporation: Promoting Industrial Activity in Botswana - Botswana,

Ms. Xoliswa Jafta, Industrialisation in South Africa: The Case of IDC - South Africa.




13th CEOs' Forum, December 2016, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


The Theme for the forum was “How to Effectively Use Public Private Partnerships to Enhance Service Delivery and Develop Infrastructure” . The purpose was to introduce the fundamental principles of identifying and preparing bankable PPP projects. It highlighted the theoretical issues related to PPPs and practical case studies from the public and private sectors.

The meeting further discussed how DFIs can effectively meet their mandate and also contribute to implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Programme Outline



Mr. Lindokuhle Hlatshwayo,  The Regulatory Environment for PPPs - South Africa,

Mr. Martin Inkumbi, Developing and Funding Independent Power Producers - Namibia,

Mr. William Dachs, Case Study on the Gautrain - South Africa,

Mr. Kogan Pillay, The Fundamentals of PPPs – Botswana,

Mr. Mochizuki Hiroshi,