The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event
Relevant, timely and accurate statistical information is essential for effective planning, policy formulation, protocol monitoring and decision-making
SADC has developed minimum policy standards, frameworks and guidelines to accelerate collective progress and responses to communicable diseases.
Developing regions need efficient water infrastructure to support livelihoods and overall economic development
The French Head of Regional Economic Service for Southern Africa, based at the Embassy of France in Pretoria, South Africa, Mr. Serge Boscher, paid a courtesy call on the SADC Secretariat Acting Executive Secretary in Gaborone, Botswana on 23rd May 2016.Read More Tweet!
The SADC Executive Secretary led a SADC Secretariat delegation to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey from 23rd to 24th May 2016. The Summit was a global call to action by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Read More Tweet!
His Excellency Lt. Gen. Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairperson of SADC, convened a special workshop on Food Security and Poverty Eradication on May 16, 2016 in Gaborone Botswana.Read More Tweet!
The second in a series of three workshops called for by his Excellency Lt. Gen. Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama the Chairperson of SADC will be held on 20th June 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana with a focus on the energy and water crisis in the region.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.