Services and Centres

Through the delivery of its mandate of Regional Integration and Poverty Eradication, SADC operates a series of Services and Centres to provide governments, businesses, and citizen’s access to important operational services and information. SADCs services and centres focus in areas where access to regional information is most important, or where there was a gap in the provision of such information at a regional level.

Located in Nacala, Nampula Province in the Republic of Mozambique, the SADC Humanitarian and Emergency Operations Centre (SHOC) is responsible for the coordination of regional disaster risk preparedness, response and early recovery to support Member States affected by disasters. The Centre facilitates the supply chain management of equipment and supplies that SADC responders require during…

Located in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, the SADC Regional Counter-Terrorism Centre (SADC RCTC) was established in accordance with the provisions of the SADC Treaty; the Protocol on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation of 2001; and the SADC Mutual Defence Pact of 2003, all which are geared towards the preservation of peace, security and stability in the SADC region. The…

The SADC Panel of Elders are part of the SADC Mediation and Conflict Prevention and Preventative Diplomacy structure that was established by the SADC Heads of State and Government in August 2004, to foster political and security stability in the region through the prevention and resolution of significant inter-state and intra-state conflicts. This structure comprises eminent personalities that…

The DFRC was founded in 2003 as a subsidiary of the Southern African Development Community. It is collectively owned by the SADC Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) Network which was established in 2000, following a decision of the SADC Committee of Ministers of Finance and Investment, and currently has a membership of forty (40) national DFIs. Both the SADC DFI Network and its secretariat…

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Advisory Council (SEAC) was formed to transform election observation, the conduct of democratic elections and the prevention of electoral related conflicts in the SADC Region.

Established in August 2005 in terms of Article 9(2) of the SADC Treaty by the SADC Summit held in Gaborone, Botswana, SEAC’s broad mandate is to advise…

Regional Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) coordination centres around the world provide a range of different services, but all focus on the facilitation and coordination of assets, people and information to improve efficiency and effectiveness of national MCS activities and cost effective regional collaboration will be vital.

The “SADC Statement of Commitment to Combat Illegal…

The SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre (SPGRC), which falls under the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate, works with national plant genetic resources centres (NPGRCs) in each of the SADC Member States to coordinate collection, conservation and utilization of plant genetic diversity and variability of Southern Africa. The SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre, and its…

This Office acts as the interface between SADC/AUC/Foreign Embassies/International Cooperating Partners/UN & Agencies/think tanks/other Liaison Offices of other RECs based in Ethiopia. It provides regular liaison thanks to having established a direct channel of communication and a network: It serves the purpose of:

Establishment and Jurisdiction

SADC Administrative Tribunal (SADCAT) was established by a Resolution of the SADC Summit meeting held in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, on 18th August 2015 pursuant to Article 9(2) and 10(6) of the SADC Treaty.  SADCAT has jurisdiction to hear and determine labour disputes between SADC Secretariat or any of its institutions, as an employer, and an employee.…

The Centre for Coordination of Agriculture Research and Development (CCARDESA) is a Sub-Regional Research Organisation established in 2010 by SADC Member States to coordinate agricultural research and development in the SADC region. CCARDESA was formally launched in July 2011 and became operational in 2013. It partners with national, regional, and continental institutions to advance the…