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    The transformation of the Southern African Development  Coordination Conference (SADCC) into the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has records of remarkable achievements; however some challenges were also encountered as a result of shortfalls in the existing structure. One major challenge was the establishment of an appropriate and effective institutional framework and structure for executing the organisation’s new mandate.

    At an Extra Ordinary Summit held on 9 March 2001, in Windhoek, Namibia, the SADC Heads of State and Government approved a Report on the Review of Operations of SADC Institutions.

    Subsequently, the institutional reform established a new structure with 8 principal Institutions and Organs described below and reflected in the Organogram at the bottom of the page: