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  • About SADC

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a Regional Economic Community comprising 15 Member States; Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Established in 1992, SADC is committed to Regional Integration and poverty eradication within Southern Africa through economic development and ensuring peace and security.

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    • SADC Overview

      SADC Overview is provided that discusses the origins of SADC, before moving on to the Mission, Vision and Common Agenda of the Institution and its Strategic Plans.

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    • SADC Institutions

      The work of SADC is coordinated by eight (8) primary Institutions. Two of these institutions have offices in Gaborone and Windhoek. The remaining institutions are coordinated at Member State level.

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    • Integration Milestones

      SADC strategic planning activities have defined a series of Integration Milestones that are being used to measure progress towards goals and objectives.

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    • Continental & Inter-regional Integration

      SADC works closely with the African Union, NePAD and other Regional Economic Communities to achieve Continental and Regional Integration.

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    • Development Cooperation

      SADC is generously supported by a number of development partners, as described in Development Cooperation.

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