On behalf of the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) the NECF Secretariat would like to thank you all for attending the Inaugural National Economic Symposium on 12 to 13 October 2016. 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, as well as to launch the Second Zimbabwe National Competitiveness Report (ZNCR).
The recommendations from the Symposium will be shared with Government so that they inform policy formulation and budgeting. The ZNCR is a reform tracking tool developed to assist Government in its reform efforts and therefore complements the national development agenda.
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)
The National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) invites you to participate at the 4th Annual National Agri-Business Conference (ANAC) to be held on the 24th of August 2016 at the Andy Millar Conference Centre, Harare Show Grounds.
The Conference, to be held on the side-lines of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, will be officially opened by the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. This year`s conference is being organized at the backdrop the El Nino induced drought that has had a devastating effect on national food security. The planned conference will thus deliberate on innovative approaches to build the productive capacity in agriculture particularly focusing on how to attain self- sustenance and achieve food security. The conference will also receive updates on resolutions and assess progress made at the “Produce Zimbabwe: Feed Zimbabwe Discussion and Expo” held in May and other subsequent dialogues focusing on Agriculture.
For further information regarding participation at 2016 ANAC, kindly contact the following conference organisers:-
Click here to download the draft programme and the conference concept note