The People’s Summit will soon be hosted in Lilongwe, Malawi from the 16th to 17th August 2013. The summit held under the theme: “Reclaiming SADC for People’s Development and Solidarity: Ensuring Our Natural Resources Benefit the People NOT Elites and MNC”.
This theme points to the area of emphasis for the summit which is the extractive sector. It is premised on the paradox that southern Africa continues to face poverty despite increasing discovery and exploitation of minerals, oil, timber and other extractives. For more info about the event and the Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network (SAPSN) click here.