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. 

To view a copy of the SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan Executive Summary please click here.

To view a copy of the UKTI SADC selected infrastructure project opportunities please click here.


0945-0950 Welcome to participants
  Richard Dowden, Director, Royal African Society
0950-1000 Official opening and UK business opportunities in Southern Africa
  Andrew Henderson, British Trade Commissioner, UK Trade & Investment-South Africa
1000-1015 Official opening by SADC
  Hon Paulo Zucula, Mozambican Minister of Transport-SADC Chair representative
1015-1030 Presentation of SADC Regional Infrastructure Master Plan 2012 – 2027
  Eng João Caholo, Deputy Executive Secretary-SADC Regional Integration
1030-1100 Tea and coffee break
1100-1120 Overall presentation of projects from the SADC Regional Infrastructure Master
                                Plan 2012 – 2027
  Eng Remmy Makumbe, Infrastructure and Services Director, SADC
1120-1220 Ernst & Young presentation of selected SADC projects
  Brunhilde Barnard, Partner, Ernst & Young Africa
1220-1240 Questions and Answers
1240-1245 Wrap up and closing of plenary session
  HMA Shaun Cleary, UK High Commissioner to Mozambique