Programme Purpose

The aim of this programme is to shift the economic development path of the Eastern Cape so that poverty is progressively reduced and ECSECC’s vision is eventually achieved.

The broad strategy of this programme is to strengthen provincial and sub-provincial economic planning and execution and sharpen economic policy interventions where there is clear under-performance. The programme will respond to the economic and financial crisis through facilitating provincial and district/metro priority initiatives remove constraints and unlock opportunities for economic growth and leverage existing opportunities. Research and knowledge generation underpin the work of the programme.

In the 2018/19 financial year the programme will focus on three key areas listed below:

Industry and Business Support

  • Provide platforms for engagement with business, industry and labour in the Province and targeted economic nodes.
  • Sector analysis and policy review
  • Policy dialogue creating policy engagement platforms for government, business, industry and labour
  • Policy dialogue creating policy engagement platforms for government, business, industry and labour
  • Developing policy briefs and recommendation for improved interventions
  • Provide real-time information on challenges facing the business sector in the province and priority spatial nodes; monitor and report on these and escalate information and proposals for decision making.

Ocean Economy

  • Ocean economy stakeholder mobilization and engagement, resource leveraging and project partnership facilitation.
  • Coordination of thematic working groups, monitoring, reporting and escalation (e.g. oil and gas, ocean tourism, maritime manufacturing, aquaculture, maritime skills)
  • Provide real-time information on challenges facing the Ocean Economy sector; monitor and report on these and escalate information and proposals for decision making.

Agricultural Value Chains

  • Sector analysis; policy review; stakeholder mobilisation and engagement; resource leveraging; and project partnership facilitation
  • Policy dialogue
  • Developing policy brief on proposals and recommendations for improved interventions



Personnel in the programme:

Mr Russell Grinker

Development Facilitator

Mr Mike Lewis

Development Economist

Ms Viwe Booi

Programme Secretary

Chris Motsilili

Acting Manager Economic Governance and Human Resource Development

 

 

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