SADC & the EU
Our regional partner: SADC
The Southern African Development Community was founded in 1992, in Windhoek, Namibia. It is the successor of the Southern African Development Coordination Conference, created in 1980.
It is made up of 15 members: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar (suspended since March 2009 due to the internal political situation), Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
- App. 278 Million inhabitants (2009)
- App. €322.5 Billion GDP (2009)
SADC adopted 2 strategic plans to achieve its common vision as presented it the Treaty:
- Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP)
- Strategic Indicative Plan of the Organ (SIPO).
For more information please visit the SADC website.
EU and SADC
The Partnership between EU and SADC aims at Poverty Eradication through various support instruments including cooperation to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets. The Cotonou Agreement sets up the framework of the Partnership between the EU and SADC and is based on three pillars: