The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event
Relevant, timely and accurate statistical information is essential for effective planning, policy formulation, protocol monitoring and decision-making
SADC has developed minimum policy standards, frameworks and guidelines to accelerate collective progress and responses to communicable diseases.
Developing regions need efficient water infrastructure to support livelihoods and overall economic development
The SADC Executive Secretary, H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, met the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), H.E. Akinwumi AyodeijiAdesina, on 26 May 2016 at Mulungushi Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia in the margins of the 2016 AfDB...Read More Tweet!
The SADC Executive Secretary, H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax visited the SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre (SPGRC) in Lusaka, Zambia on 26th May 2016. In his welcoming remarks, the Head of SPGRC, Dr Paul Munyenyembe informed the Executive Secretary of...Read More Tweet!
The French Head of Regional Economic Service for Southern Africa, based at the Embassy of France in Pretoria, South Africa, Mr. Serge Boscher, paid a courtesy call on the SADC Secretariat Acting Executive Secretary in Gaborone, Botswana on 23rd May 2016.Read More Tweet!
The Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan of SADC is a comprehensive 15–year strategic roadmap, which provides the strategic direction for achieving SADC’s long term social and economic goals. It also provides the SADC Secretariat and other SADC institutions with clear guidelines on SADC’s approved social and economic priorities and policies and therefore, enhancing their effectiveness in discharging their facilitating and coordinating role. It was approved by SADC Summit in 2003 and its effective implementation began in 2005.
The Revised Edition of the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ (SIPO II) provides a review of the first edition of the Plan. Based on the objectives and common agenda of SADC, the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ, first signed in 2004, provided general guidelines that spelt out specific implementation activities, in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol on Defense, Politics and Security Cooperation, and the strategies for their realisation, covering the Public Security, Political, Defence, and State security sectors.