16 October 2016: The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) together with the European Union convened a one-day forum in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 16th October 2016 to sensitise Civil Society on the SADC-EU Economic…Read More Tweet!
The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has called for concerted efforts and inclusion of all actors to end poverty in the Region as the World commemorates International Day for the Eradication of Poverty todayRead More Tweet!
Today, the 14th of October, 2017 is World Standards Day. This is a day set aside worldwide to honor the first group of twenty-five (25) countries that, in 1946, sat down together in London and agreed that, to make the world interoperate perfectly,…Read More Tweet!
Subsequent to the attainment of Full Operational Capability (FOC) status of the SADC Standby Force (SADC SF) in July 2016, the SADC Secretariat has been taking concerted efforts to ensure that all components namely the Military, Police and Civilian are…Read More Tweet!
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.