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.
SADC attended the 6th High Level Meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism on Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for DRC and the Great Lake Region on 29 September 2015Read More Tweet!
The Third Japan-African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Summit Roundtable was held on 26 September 2015 in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA under the theme “Towards the Next TICAD in Africa”. The objective of...Read More Tweet!
The Executive Secretary of SADC H.E. Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax held consultations with the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr Akinwumi Adesina on 26 September 2015 in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA....Read More Tweet!
The SADC Group of Ambassadors in Brussels, Belgium celebrated the SADC Day by among others convening a successful Business Forum on 23rd September 2015. The SADC Secretariat participated in the event by presenting business and investments opportunities...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.