Zist Indaba Kicks Off Today


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Economic gurus from the public and private sectors are in Victoria Falls this week to deliberate on the best ways to prime private and public institutions towards the delivery of Vision 2030 at the Zimbabwe Institute of Strategic Thinking (ZIST) National Economic Indaba, which kicks off today.

The Zimbabwe Institute of Strategic Thinking’s annual conference which is being held at Azambezi River Lodge – brought together over 150 key stakeholders from across the country.

Vice President Kembo Mohadi is expected to officially launch the conference tomorrow.

ZIST’s chief executive officer, Dr Tinashe Muzamindo said the program seeks to prime private and public institutions towards the delivery of Vision 2030 of making Zimbabwe an upper middle-income economy and overall economic revitalisation.

“So, we want to discuss key areas of all sectors of the economy. We will deal with local government, the financial sector, and procurement and regulatory issues. We are also going to address energy, education, and the transport sector,” he said.

He also challenged the private sector to take advantage of the economy as an anchor economy in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), given its location and logistical capacity.

“The dialogue also seeks to ensure financial inclusion and broader and meaningful participation in the economy by Zimbabweans at large to achieve sustainable development and prosperity,” he said.

He said at least 150 key stakeholders have registered for the conference and expect an exchange of ideas during the two-day event.

“We have over 150 stakeholders attending, including senior government officials and heads of parastatals and boards. Vice President Mohadi is expected to officially open the event tomorrow,” he said.

ZIST is a local think-tank, whose thrust is to provide strategy through solution-focused thinking, using home-grown solutions.

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