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    • 29 May, 2013

      Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Manual

      SADC Regional Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (RWSSP) held a workshop on April 22-24, 2013 in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The objective of the workshop was to update representatives from relevant SADC Member States and members of the project…

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    • 24 May, 2013

      WTO Reference Centre Opens At SADC Secretariat

      SADC Director of Trade, Industry, Finance & Investment (TIFI) Ms. Boitumelo Gofhamodimo, inaugurated a World Trade Organization Reference Centre at SADC Secretariat, Gaborone, on April 4, 2013. The establishment of the Centre follows an official request…

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    • 24 May, 2013

      SADC Public Relations Retreat

      SADC Public Relations Unit held its first ever retreat from April 15 to 19, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Priority was given to unpacking the SADC Communications & Promotional Strategy to identify aspects thereof that can be implemented in the short…

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    • 10 May, 2013

      SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan Implementation Begins

      The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has started facilitating and coordinating the convening of a SADC Infrastructure Investment Conference to be held from June 27 to 28 2013 in Maputo, Mozambique.

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    Documents & Publications

    Status of Integration in the SADC Region Report

    The Status of Integration in the SADC Region Report highlights the key achievements and successes made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the area of regional integration, as well as the challenges that have been faced along the way. The report is intended to feed into the inaugural African Union (AU)-Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Coordination Meeting scheduled for mid-2019. This is in line with the broader AU institutional reform agenda as outlined in Assembly Decision 635 adopted in January 2017, which, among other things, requires the AU Commission to regularly engage with RECs and development partners to assess progress on implementation of programmes aimed at achieving continental integration.

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    Consolidated Text of the Treaty of the Southern African Development Community

    The Consolidated Treaty of the Southern African Development Community is a consolidation of the following texts: - The Treaty of the Southern African Development Community, 1992 - The Agreement Amending the Treaty, 2001 - The Agreement Amending Article 22 of the the Treaty, 2007 - The Agreement Amending the Treaty, 2008 - The Agreement Amending Article 10A of the Treaty, 2009 and - The Agreement Amending Articles 10 and 14 of the Treaty, 2009. This edition of the Consolidated text of the Treat replaces the 2011 edition. Done by the Legal Affairs Unit of the Secretariat.

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    Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan

    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.

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    SADC SIPO II (English)

    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.

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