August 17, 2024 00:00


Host Country: Zimbabwe

Location: Harare

The 44th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads State and Government will be held on 17 August 2024 in Harare, Zimbabwe under the theme: “Promoting Innovation to unlock opportunities for sustained economic growth and development towards an Industrialised SADC”.

The SADC Summit is responsible for the overall policy direction and control of functions of the Community, ultimately making it the policy-making institution of SADC. The Ordinary SADC Summit is held every year and is attended by Heads of State and Government from the 16 SADC Member States namely, Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is also attended by heads of continental and regional bodies as observers.

The 44th SADC Summit will be preceded by meetings of the SADC Senior Officials and Council of Ministers who prepare the agenda for the Heads of State and Government. The SADC Council of Ministers oversees the functioning and development of SADC and ensures that policies are properly implemented. The Council consists of Ministers from each Member State, usually from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economic Planning, or Finance.

The following meetings will precede the 44th SADC Summit:

7th SADC Industrialisation week                            28 July – 02 August 2024     Harare International Conference Centre                          

Senior Officials and Finance Committee Meeting      08 -11 August 2024             New Parliament Building

SADC Council of Ministers Meeting                           13 – 14 August 2024           New Parliament Building

SADC and BADEA Investment Forum                       14 August 2024                Harare International Conference Centre

SADC Public Lecture                                                 15 August 2024                University of Zimbabwe Diamond Lecture Theatre

SADC Organ Troika Ministerial Committee and SADC Organ Troika Summit      16 August 2024                New Parliament Building


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