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Co-operation on investment makes it easier to invest across borders and makes the region more attractive for foreign direct investment. SADC Member States are committed to co-ordinate their investment regimes and to co-operate to create a favourable investment climate throughout the SADC region.Read More
SADC has created the Project Preparation and Development Facility (PPDF) as an instrument to facilitate the successful development of bankable projects for market presentation.
SADC has created the Project Preparation and Development Facility (PPDF) as an instrument to facilitate the successful development of bankable projects for market presentation.Read More
The SADC Trade Related Facility (TRF) announces the official launch of a Call for Applications, which will remain open until 16 January 2017. Member States may submit applications at any moment in time. Addendum 2 - revision of cut-off dates added on 06/06/2016.Read More
Please note that we are not currently accepting applications!
Article 26A of the 2001 Agreement Amending the Treaty of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) provides for the establishment of a special fund of SADC to be known as the SADC Regional (infrastructure) Development Fund (RDF), which shall be the main instrument of SADC for the social and economic development and integration of the SADC region.
SADC envisaged that sectoral financing instruments will be set up to become special “financing windows” under the RDF. SADC Member States thus mandated the SADC Secretariat to establish the SADC Regional Fund for Water Infrastructure and Basic Sanitation (the SADC Water Fund), as the key financing facility for the development and integration of the water sector in the region. This Fund will become a special “water sector financing window” of the SADC RDF.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has been appointed as the Project Executing Agency to implement the start-up phase of the Fund. For this phase, a financial contribution of 10 million EUR has been made available by the German Development Bank (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)).
Objectives of the fund
The objectives of the Fund are as follows:
a) To strength the coordinating function of SADC in Water Sector funding;
b) To create an instrument to channel International Cooperating Partners (IPCs) contributions to the SADC Water Sector; and
c) To improve the regional water infrastructure.
The above objectives shall contribute to the improvement of the social-economic livelihoods of the population living in the SADC region.
Management of the fund
The DBSA has established a Fund Management Unit to implement the Fund. A Project Management Board (PMB) provides strategic guidance and approves Operational Guidelines for the effective implementation and mobilisation of additional financial resources for the Fund.
The PMB comprises the following stakeholder representatives:
KfW and other participating ICPs
The Figure above depicts the organizational set-up of the SADC Regional Fund for Water Infrastructure and Basic Sanitation.