NAM Cluster Sector Workshops were held on 12 October 2015 (Port Elizabeth) and 13 October 2015 (East London).
NAM Projects and Programmes
Overview of the NAM projects to support development of manufacturing in the Eastern Cape, and progress to date, including the linkages between the cluster projects and the supporting programmes.
dti Cluster Development Program
The dti Cluster Development Program provides funding and support to the development and operation of manufacturing clusters, and the projects and programmes designed to develop manufacturing. The discussion will outline the program, and highlight the opportunities and benefits available for the NAM Cluster and its members.
Eastern Cape Tooling Initiative
The Eastern Cape Tooling Initiative is focused on developing the tooling market and sector in the Province. The discussion will provide an overview of the opportunities and benefits available for the NAM Cluster members.
National Cleaner Production Centre
The NCPC promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production methodologies to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. The discussion will provide an overview of the NCPC programmes, linkages with the NAM projects, and opportunities for NAM Cluster members.
giz Skills for Green Jobs Programme
A formal 2-year collaboration between the giz and DEDEAT will provide the technical capacity for the energy and resource efficiency programmes within the NAM Cluster. This will include workshops for management and staff, baseline establishment through efficiency assessments, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of improvements and results.
Eastern Cape Local Procurement Programme
The Eastern Cape local procurement programme is designed to direct government purchasing to products manufactured in the Province. The discussion will provide an overview of the progress on the program, and potential opportunities for NAM Cluster members.