REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 2022/23 ;Overview of the SADC Region’s Performance on Regional Integration

Date Signed

This year’s Report responds to the invaluable guidance from the Heads of State and Government on how to expedite the Regional Integration agenda, in particular, on how to unblock the bottlenecks which slowed down industrialisation, infrastructure development and easy access to markets in the Region and beyond, to
mention a few.

The Report highlights the commendable high-level results we have achieved as a Community towards attaining the outcomes articulated in the RISDP 2020-2030 to date. It seeks the views and direction of the Council on the key Regional Integration issues highlighted and the recommendations proposed. 

We are guided by the 2022/23 Summit theme: “Promoting industrialisation through agro-processing, mineral beneficiation and regional value-chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth” implemented under the leadership of the chairperson of SADC for 2022/23 – His Excellency Felix Tshisekedi, President of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo