SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap seeks to engender a major economic and technological transformation at national and regional levels
THIS YEAR marks 35 years of SADC’s existence and a lot of achievements and successes have been recorded along the way
SADC Day message and statements on the occasion the summit are now available under News & Events / Council and Summit
Information and Communication Technologies have the potential to transform Southern Africa, enabling stronger Regional Integration and Economic Development.
Training on diplomatic communication, protocol and etiquette took place in Gaborone from 25-27 August 2015. The three-day programme covered various practical issues that are critical to effective diplomatic conduct, including topics such as official...Read More Tweet!
The SADC Secretariat led by H.E. Dr. Stergomena L. Tax attended a meeting convened by the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region His Excellency Said Djinnit in Nairobi, Kenya on 25th August 2015. The meeting was also attended...Read More Tweet!
The 35th Summit of the Heads of State and Governments was held in Gaborone, Botswana on the 17-18 August 2015 after a very successful year for SADC. Since the last Summit, held in Victoria Fall, Republic of Zimbabwe, on the 16-17 August 2014, SADC has...Read More Tweet!
The SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015 - 2063 is the first of its kind. It has a long term perspective, and is aligned to national, regional, continental and international dimensions.The Strategy recognizes that for trade liberalization to...Read More Tweet!
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.