SADC-UK 2013 Prosperity Event

The SADC-UK 2013 Prosperity Event took place at Lancaster House in London on 13th March where representatives of SADC, supported by Ernst & Young, outlined SADC's new Infrastructure Master Plan. The event was organised as a cooperation between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) supported by Developing Markets Associates.

120 pre-selected delegates, including private sector bodies and members of the home and overseas diplomatic corps, were briefed on the opportunities and projects available under the Master Plan. The key presentations were made by Eng João Caholo,  Deputy Executive Secretary of SADC; Eng Remmy Makumbe, Infrastructure and Services Director, and Ms Brunhilde Barnard of Ernst & Young who spoke about specific projects in the fields of Energy, Transport and Water (three of the six sectors covered under the Plan). Feedback from delegates, both on the day and subsequently, has been very positive.  SADC are planning a second event to take place in Maputo, Mozambique, in June 2013.


⁠Welcome to participants
Richard Dowden, Director, Royal African Society

⁠Official opening and UK business opportunities in Southern Africa
Andrew Henderson, British Trade Commissioner, UK Trade & Investment-South Africa

⁠Official opening by SADC

⁠Hon Paulo Zucula, Mozambican Minister of Transport-SADC Chair representative

⁠Presentation of SADC Regional Infrastructure Master Plan 2012 – 2027

⁠Eng João Caholo, Deputy Executive Secretary-SADC Regional Integration

⁠Tea and coffee break

⁠Overall presentation of projects from the SADC Regional Infrastructure Master Plan 2012 – 2027
Eng Remmy Makumbe, Infrastructure and Services Director, SADC

⁠Ernst & Young presentation of selected SADC projects
Brunhilde Barnard, Partner, Ernst & Young Africa

⁠Questions and Answers

⁠Wrap up and closing of plenary session

⁠HMA Shaun Cleary, UK High Commissioner to Mozambique