The SADC Executive Secretary visited the office of the Former President of Botswana and Chairman of the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation in Africa, H.E. Festus Mogae on the 15th June 2017, to discuss how the Forum and the SADC Secretariat could continue to work together in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
The vision of the Champions is to create an AIDS free generation by mobilizing and encouraging African leaders and global policy makers to renew and continuously intensify the fight against HIV and AIDS. The SADC Secretariat and the Champions would continue to collaborate in this noble initiative.
The Champions comprises the following former Presidents and eminent persons: H.E. Festus Mogae of Botswana; H.E. Kenneth D. Kaunda of Zambia; H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe of South Africa; H.E Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria; H.E. Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali; H.E Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique; H.E. Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania; H.E. Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, Former Vice President of Uganda; H.E. Joyce Banda of Malawi; H.E. Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia; Professor Miriam Were, Former Chairperson of the Kenya National AIDS Control Council; Mr. Edwin Cameron, South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal Judge; and Dr. Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.