Starting this year, 2020, 7th July has been earmarked a special day for the commemoration of the African integration and the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) under the African Union. The establishment of the AfCFTA is a key…Read More Tweet!
The new British High Commissioner to Botswana and United Kingdom’s designated Special Representative to SADC, Ms. Sian Price held a virtual Introductory courtesy call with SADC Executive Secretary, Her Excellency Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax on the 2nd July…Read More Tweet!
On 29th June 2020, Botswana Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security Honourable Dr. Edwin Gorataone Dikoloti signed SADC Protocol on Plant Variety Production (Plant Breeder’s Rights) and the Charter Establishing the SADC Seed Centre (SSC) in…Read More Tweet!
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary, Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for East and Southern Africa (ESARO), Mr. Mohamed Malick Fall held a virtual…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.