The Managing Regional and Global Governance (MRGG) Programme on Governance and Security in Southern Africa was conducted from 22nd October to 2nd November 2012 in Pretoria and Johannesburg. It was hosted by the International School of the Diplomatic Academy of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and was jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ). The SADC Secretariat (SADC) participated during implementation.
The purpose of MGG is to provide an extensive exchange and joint learning opportunity for participants from emerging economies on the challenges of creating a sustainable, equitable, and effective global governance architecture. The MRGG in South Africa was implemented within the framework of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The purpose of SADC with its 15 Member States is to build a regional community via economic and political cooperation and integration in order to allow its members to better manage the challenges of poverty and underdevelopment, health and education, democratic governance, peace and security, trade, and sustainable resource management.