The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP 2020-2030) and the SADC Vision 2050 are two strategic plans which seek to further deepen regional integration and foster development in the southern African region.
The RISDP 2020-2030 operationalises the SADC Vision 2050, which is a long-term ambition by SADC that sets out the aspirations of the Region until 2050. Both RISDP 2020-2050 and Vision 2050 provide a guiding framework for implementing SADC’s regional integration and developmental agenda and programmes for the next 10 years.
By 2050, SADC is to:
attain higher levels of peace and stability, enabling the further prioritisation, pursuit, and achievement of its objectives of socio-economic development, poverty eradication and regional integration.
be an industrialised and integrated region, where citizens equitably benefit from the opportunities of a stable regional market that is commensurate with the African Union’s Accelerated Industrial Development for Africa (AIDA), Science, Technology, and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA), African Mining Vision (AMV), Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT), and is well integrated into the broader African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
have efficient and effective, technologically driven cross-border infrastructure services and networks to support and facilitate deeper regional integration.
have a high quality of life, in which its citizens are well educated and enjoy long, healthy, and productive lives that reinforce the link between economic growth and sustainable human. development, in order to end poverty in all its forms. This strong and inclusive human capital base will enable SADC citizens to play a pivotal role in the region’s socio-economic development, through enhanced productivity.
be a community where citizens are treated equally, regardless of their gender, and our youth are empowered. Policy decisions will be based on reliable data and positive engagement between Member States and non-state actors based on mutual respect.