SADC Today Volume 15 No.2, February 2013
THE YEAR 2013 holds the key to several important
regional milestones, including the implementation
of an ambitious programme to
develop cross-border infrastructure and the
conclusion of electoral processes leading to
polls in two SADC Member States, as well as
entering into force of the SADC Protocol on
Gender and Development.
The ongoing effort by SADC to address the
deteriorating security situation in the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC) is also likely to
dominate the regional agenda this year.
The Regional Infrastructure Development
Master Plan will lead future cooperation and
planning, which is essential for attracting investment
into the SADC region and promoting
intra-and inter-regional trade as well as foreign
AN INDEPENDENT review
of the SADC Regional Indicative
Plan (RISDP) is expected to be
completed this year, paving the
way for the region to deepen
integration and tackle other
emerging issues such as climate
change and global development.
Energy Policy Brief No.11, February 2013
THE UNITED Nations has declared 2014-2024 as the Decade
for Sustainable Energy for all to underscore the importance
of energy issues in the post-2015 development agenda.