August 8, 2022

SADC to hold 42nd Summit in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 17 - 18 August 2022

8 August 2022, Gaborone, Botswana: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold the 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on 17-18 August 2022 through physical mode. The Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 42nd SADC Summit will be broadcast live by Radio Télévision nationale congolaise (RTNC) TV.

The Summit will be held under the theme “Promoting industrialisation through, agro-processing, mineral beneficiation, and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth”. The theme for 2022 Summit is an endeavour to strengthen implementation of the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020-2030 which seeks to further deepen Southern Africa regional integration and foster development in support to the pillar for Industrial Development and Market Integration. During the 42nd Summit, His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo will take over the chairpersonship of SADC from His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi who assumed the chairpersonship of SADC on 17th August, 2021 during the 41st SADC Summit held in Lilongwe, Malawi.

The Summit will review of progress on Regional Integration in line with SADC’s aspirations as outlined in the RISDP 2020-2030 and Vision 2050, which envisage a peaceful, inclusive, competitive, middle-to high-income industrialised Region where all citizens enjoy sustainable economic well-being, justice, and freedom.

The 42nd SADC Summit will be preceded by the following meetings and events;

  • 9 - 11 August, 2022: Meeting of Standing Committee of Senior Officials and Finance Committee Meetings
  • 13 - 14 August, 2022: Meeting of SADC Council of Ministers
  • 16 August, 2022: SADC Organ Troika Summit

For enquiries:

Ms. Barbara Lopi, Head of Communication and Public Relations, email;  or ,  or

Mr. Erik Nyindu Kibambe, Director of Communication to the Presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo, , Tel: +243 892673151

Martin Kilabi Kapata Directeur de la Presse et Communication, Ministry of Regional Integration and Francophone; +243 813 692789; +243 078 124 847