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 Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana on 28 June 2016. The Summit was convened to receive progress report on the implementation of...Read More Tweet!
The meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Gender and Women's Affairs was held in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, on 23 June 2016 to review progress in implementing the regional gender programme.Read More Tweet!
The US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho, H.E. Matthew Harrington, visited the SADC Secretariat on 24th June 2016, accompanied by the US Ambassador to Botswana, H.E. Earl Miller.Read More Tweet!
His Excellency Lt. General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairperson of the Southern Development Community (SADC), has called on delegates to the one-day special workshop 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.