Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

The key elements of the fourth industrial revolution strategies and programs are helpful as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) continues to implement the Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap (2015-2063), said an official Friday.

The strategy and roadmap, which is premised on transformative and structural changes of economies, has a goal of having innovation driven economies by 2063, according to the chair of the SADC Employment and Labor Sector, Erkki Nghimtina.

Nghimtina made the remarks during the SADC regional ILO centenary celebrations in Namibia’s capital Windhoek.

“Our focus will be on strengthening growth drivers linked to the potential of priority value chains, particularly agro-processing, mineral beneficiation and pharmaceuticals,” he added.

Nghimtina said key enablers in this regard have been identified as energy, Intellectual Property Rights, skills, information and communication technologies and private sector investments, among others.

With respect to all these dimensions, SADC is currently in the process of developing a regional strategy on the fourth industrial revolution,” he said.

The fourth industrial revolution is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, collectively referred to as cyber-physical systems. Endtem

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