Promotional graphic for FDI Center's interview with Annelize van der Merwe on the topic of green economy on October 23rd 2023

Interview with Annelize van der Merwe on green economy on October 23

On 23rd October at 3pm (CEST), we will be joined by Annelize van der Merwe, Director of Green Economy in the Investment and Spatial Industrial Development branch of the South African Department of Trade, Industry & Competition (the dtici). The topic of the interview will be investment opportunities for a sustainable future.  

We’ll be asking Annelize questions related to the areas within green economy with the most investment potential, renewable energy, green hydrogen and the effectiveness of events for attracting investment. As per usual, we will also be touching on the role of gender equality within FDI and the part it plays in the dtici. The interview is expected to last approximately 30 minutes and will be livestreamed via LinkedIn. To watch the interview, please join the event on LinkedIn here.   

In her role as Director: Green Economy, Ms van der Merwe has been instrumental in attracting and securing key investment projects in various green economy subsectors including renewable energy and the waste economy and works closely with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in facilitating investment for the sustainable development goals. Her career in international trade and investment spans more than 20 years. Prior to joining the dtic she worked for the British and Dutch governments, promoting trade and investment relations between South Africa and these countries.     

This interview is the sixth interview of a monthly repeating interview series as part of the Towards Gender Equality in FDI initiative. Every month, female guest speakers will be invited to speak about a particular aspect of foreign direct investment and investment promotion. These very practical conversations will highlight best practices and explore the intersection of FDI and gender equality. 

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