The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat is the Principal Executive Institution of SADC, responsible for strategic planning,facilitation and co-ordination and management of all SADC Programmes. It is headed by the SADC Executive Secretary and is located in Gaborone, Botswana.
The SADC Secretariat structure is designed to maximise and support the facilitation of the Member State policies and programmes to best contribute to the overall objectives of SADC – achieving Regional Integration and Poverty Alleviation.
Guided by a Vision, Mission and Mandate, the SADC Secretariat performs the function of strategic planning and management of the programmes of SADC through sectoral and administrative roles:
Priority Intervention Areas
The key priority areas of work for the SADC Secretariat are called “intervention areas”. These are:
- Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment;
- Infrastructure and Services;
- Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources;
- Social and Human Development; and