In line with the mandate of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, NIC's vision is to market Namibia as the preferred investment destination in the region by attracting and retaining both foreign and local investment.
Realising cooperative management of scarce water resources, through the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management.
Children are the future of the Southern African region. Read more about SADC initiatives in Education and Skills Development.
SIB is committed to offering first class services to promote, attract and retain investment; to work in close collaboration with key stakeholders to stimulate, identify and facilitate investment.
Honourable Ephraim Mganda Chiume, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malawi and Chairperson of SADC Council of Ministers, Honourable Ministers, Senior Officials, SADC Secretariat staff, Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Allow me, from the onset, to thank the Government and people of the Republic of Malawi for the warm welcome, hospitality,and the excellent facilities accorded to all of us since our arrival in this beautiful city of Lilongwe. It is my humble honour and pleasure to welcome you, Honourable Ministers, to this session of the Council.Read More
SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax has congratulated His Excellency Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo and his Government for resoundingly defeating the M23 rebel group in Eastern DRC and thereby restoring peace and political stability in that part of the country. Dr. Tax paid a courtesy call on President Kabila on 27th February 2014 in the margins of the COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit in Kinshasa.Read More
The Program on Climate Change and Mitigation in the COMESA-EAC-SADC region recently held a meeting with its Development Partners, to present and discuss the 2013 progress report and expenditure as well as the proposed 2014 work plan and budget among other issues. The meeting which was hosted by the SADC Programme Management Unit (PMU) was held in Pretoria, South Africa on February 5, 2014 and attended by PMUs from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and East African Community (EAC) as well as representatives of The Department for International Development (DFID), Norway and European Union (EU).Read More
The Executive Secretary of SADC, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax paid a courtesy call to the Kingdom of Swaziland on 12th to 13th February 2014. During her visit, she met His Majesty King Mswati III, His Excellency Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, the Right Honourable Prime Minister, and Honourable Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, Minister of Foreign Affairs.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.