The First International Conference on Regional Integration Issues and SADC Law
Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center
Maputo 23 - 25 April 2008
The Capacity Building Project for the Mainstreaming of Regional Integration Issues and SADC Law in Mozambique
Rationale:Regional integration is progressively being recognized as an important factor and a complement to a more effective and fairer global development process. As the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is celebrating its 27th anniversary and is launching a free trade area (FTA), the need for capacity building and public awareness program in Mozambique cannot be overemphasized.
It is only fair to recognize that Southern African countries lack qualified personnel, adequate resources and “critical mass” to obtain the necessary momentum for a shift in direction towards an effective and beneficial regional integration process and the implementation of regional integration policies and laws at national level.
The international Conference is part of the wider initiative of the Faculty of Law, Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) to facilitate and develop capacity building towards the implementation of the SADC regional integration process in Mozambique, with the aim to draw more benefits for Mozambique.
At the end of the international conference, the organizers expect to achieve the following results:
The Conference is articulated around thematic sessions with focused presentations on the following topics:
Priority of attendance is reserved to senior civil servants within key ministries and public institutions involved in the implementation of the regional integration process, academics and researchers, employer’s associations, representatives of private sector enterprises, local authorities, municipal and regional government’s institutions, investors, independent professional organizations, chambers of commerce, trade unions, the media, international development and cooperation agencies, NGOs, CBOs, religious and faith based organizations, student’s representatives,
The international conference sessions will be led by world class moderators and speakers with extensive hands-on experience. International, regional and national experts from the academia, professional organizations, private and public sector will deliver energy packed and mind shaking presentations and share with the audience factual knowledge and best practices on regional integration in Southern Africa and in the global context. Conference attendance is by invitation only.
Registration Form (PDF)
For any enquiries and registration, please contact the Conference Coordinator at the Faculty of Law, UEM:
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