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  • Deputy Executive Secretary Regional Integration

    The Deputy Executive Secretary: Regional Integration is responsible for five Directorates that address SADC’s Regional Integration themes. These sectoral themes, all pursue the agenda of Regional Integration through their activities and programmes.

    Directorates

    Directorates under the Deputy Executive Secretary: Regional Integration are as follows:

    • Trade Industry Finance & Investment

      Facilitates and coordinates of the relaxation and/or removal of previous restrictions by governments on trade and finance through the establishment of a free trade area and single customs and monetary union in the region with the express intention of supporting economic growth.

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    • Infrastructure & Services

      Focused on improving the quality of infrastructure in the region, through infrastructure rehabilitation and modernisation, improving access to basic infrastructure, and increasing trade on a cost effective platform and maximising regional competitiveness.

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    • Food Agriculture & Natural Resources

      Supporting initiatives to improve food availability, access, safety and nutritional value; disaster preparedness for food security; equitable and sustainable use of the environment and natural resources; and strengthening institutional frameworks and capacity building.

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    • Social & Human Development & Special Programmes

      Supporting the development of SADC human capital to its fullest potential as an essential step towards tackling the socio-economic challenges facing the region.

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    • Policy Planning & Resource Mobilisation

      Serves as a source of policy analysis and advice to support decision making within in the SADC Institution by coordinating all the planning, resource mobilisation, research and development, and monitoring and evaluation functions of the SADC Secretariat.

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