Strategic partnerships

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group has established national, regional and international links with institutions such as the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the Southern African Global Competitiveness Hub, the Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations (FESARTA), the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Programme (SSATP), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and regional bodies such as the Trans Kalahari and Walvis bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor’s Management Committees established to optimise the utilisation of the Corridors.

The WBCG has established continental and regional partnerships with African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The Group also established other international partnerships with institutions such as the Afro Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Investment Centre and the Embassy of Finland in Namibia to develop a strategic international network to promote the Walvis Bay as the preferred trade route for southern Africa.

The WBCG is a member of the African Corridor Management Alliance (ACMA) which aims to provide strategic direction with respect to corridor development initiatives and activities, and align the key objectives and priorities of the participating countries and institutions with the policies and strategies for achieving the long-term continental goals that are consistent with AU Agenda 2063. At present our CEO holds the position as Interim Chairperson of ACMA.

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group is continuously looking at potential partnerships that can strengthen its mandate to develop the Walvis Bay Corridors as the leading trade routes in southern Africa.