The Economies of Regions Learning Network (ERLN) hosted a learning event entitled "Tools for Regional Economic Development". This event was offered in partnership with the University of KwaZulu Natal and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. It was part of the Winter School schedule and took place on 09 June 2015.
The objective of the learning event were to: Engage with what Regional Economic Development is, how we define and understand our regions. Enhance our understanding of the tools for Regional Economic Development. Receive updates on ERLN areas of knowledge exchange including the newly launched national clusters policy, gain an overview of cluster organisations in KwaZulu Natal, receive an update on Special Economic Zones regulations and the Technical Working Group on Data. Exchange knowledge with attendees from government, the private sector and institutions of higher education and research.