Regional energy infrastructure is vital to support intra-regional trade, and leveraging opportunities for international trade.
Developing Adaptation and Mitigation strategies to support the fight against Climate Change.
SADC Secretariat is now compliant with international benchmarks of good practices in institutional management.
The SADC Water Division promotes the sustainable use of water resources through coordinated management, protection and equitable use.
Five SADC countries received the 2013 African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award (ALMA) Award during African Union Summit held in Addis-Ababa in January 2013.
SADC Director of Trade, Industry, Finance & Investment (TIFI) Ms. Boitumelo Gofhamodimo, inaugurated a World Trade Organization Reference Centre at SADC Secretariat, Gaborone, on April 4, 2013. The establishment of the Centre follows an official request made to the WTO during the previous year to open a reference centre at the Secretariat.Read More
SADC Public Relations Unit held its first ever retreat from April 15 to 19, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Priority was given to unpacking the SADC Communications & Promotional Strategy to identify aspects thereof that can be implemented in the short term, mid-term and long term but the development of five-year implementation framework should be at a meeting to be held in the near future. The retreat also agreed on the urgency to develop a SADC Communications Policy, an Issues Management & Crisis Communications Strategies.Read More
The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has started facilitating and coordinating the convening of a SADC Infrastructure Investment Conference to be held from June 27 to 28 2013 in Maputo, Mozambique.Read More
SADC Executive Secretary Dr. Tomaz Augusto Salomão, and the German Ambassador to Botswana & SADC, H.E Mrs Annett Günther, signed, on April 10, 2013, four agreements formalising support from the Federal Republic of Germany to the SADC Region.Read More
The SADC Treaty is the founding document for the establishment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). In pursuance of the principles of Towards a Southern African Development Community, a declaration was made by the Heads of State or Government of Southern Africa, at Windhoek, Namibia, in August 1992 affirming their commitment to establish a Development Community in the region.
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.