The National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) which came into being on the 17th of July 1997 celebrates 20 years of its existence this year at a dinner to be held at the Rainbow Towers Hotel on Friday, 21 July 2017. The dinner will be a black-tie event and the Patron of the NECF, His Excellency, the President, Cde. R. G. Mugabe will be the Guest of Honour. The event will be held under the theme, NECF: Celebrating 20 Years of Public - Private Dialogue for Inclusive Growth.
On behalf of the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) the NECF Secretariat would like to thank you all for supporting the Zimbabwe International Business Conference 2017. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile. The primary goal of the conference was to rally Zimbabweans together in an open dialogue to discuss the issues facing our nation and to develop possible strategies together.
This conference would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors as well as our delegates who came to dialogue with us. We wish you all the best and hope that this collaboration is sustained. The recommendations will be channeled to the Government.
26TH APRIL 2017, ZITF GROUNDS, BULAWAYO.
“Harnessing Linkages for Industrial Development”.
As we count down to 26 April the NECF invitation to the iconic Annual Zimbabwe International Business Conference remains open. The conference to be officially opened by the Honourable Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, will have a mix of both local and international speakers. Our speakers include Dr. R. C. Ndhlukula, Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet; Dr. J. P. Mangudya, Governor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe; H. E. Rungsung Masakui, Indian Ambassador to Zimbabwe; and Ms. B. MK Menyah Artivor, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SMEs Development, Republic of Namibia.
The NECF gives you a platform for citizenry participation in decision making on issues that affect your daily lives. Come and participate, dialogue is key to national governance and development.
The National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) in conjunction with the International Trades Centre (ITC) organised a half day Public Private Dialogue (PPD) to discuss the Opportunities Presented by intra-African Trade Agreements to Zimbabwe. The PPD is one of the programmes under the European Union (EU) funded Trade and Private Sector Development Programme (TPSDP). The key goal of the TPSDP is to foster economic recovery and diversification and reduce poverty in Zimbabwe by, among other things, helping the country to implement the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (I-EPA) currently in place with the EU and through the creation of a more conducive business environment which will stimulate growth
The overall goals of the dialogue were to:-
i. Set out the trade agreements that Zimbabwe is a member of, and their key provisions;
ii. Draw up recommendations on how the private sector can be better informed about these trade agreements in order to benefit from their provisions; and
iii. Draw up basic recommendations as to what the private sector would like to see in future trade agreements (as this information will assist the public sector in their trade negotiations).
(Click here to down load the presentations made at the workshop)