Partnership for Social Accountability Alliance

Strengthening Social Accountability and Oversight in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa

Event: Regional dialogue to call for accountability in SADC processes

Event: Regional dialogue to call for accountability in SADC processes

Civil society organisations from across southern Africa will meet to assess the progress of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in implementing its 10-year strategy, the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020-30, with a special focus on the importance of socially accountable public resource management in the region’s development.

The hybrid event, consisting of parallel regional and national meetings, will take place from 13 to15 September 2022.

The 2022 dialogue will support and convene a space for non-state actors (NSAs) to:

  • Assess progress in the implementation of the RISDP, noting achievements and challenges, with a focus on the health and agricultural sectors, and women and young people.
  • Identify strategies NSAs can use to strengthen socially accountable public resource management to facilitate implementation of the RISDP, and ultimately, sustainable development in the region.
  • Understand the status and roles of NSA engagement mechanisms (SADC National Committees and the planned regional NSA engagement mechanism) and how they can contribute to social accountability in the implementation of the RISDP.

Join us online to make sure your voice is heard, and to help the vision of the RISDP become reality. You can find out more details of the event in the concept note here, and view your virtual invitation and joining details here.

The co-conveners include: Southern Africa Trust, Economic Justice Network (EJN) of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA), Southern African People’s Solidarity Network (SAPSN), Southern Africa Coordination Council (SATUCC), GenderLinks, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), and the Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA) Alliance ((a consortium of ActionAid International (AAI), Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) of Rhodes University, Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) and SAfAIDS.