Communique: SADC RISDP dialogue for non-state actors
From 13-15 September, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held a regional dialogue for non-state actors (NSAs) on the Revised Regional Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) for 2020-2030 under the theme of the SADC RISDP and Social Accountability in Public Resource Management.
The event was co-convened by 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), and CARE International.
More than 200 people joined the hybrid event from 12 countries, from non-state actors including civil society organisations (CSOs), smallholder farmers’ associations, trade unions, youth organisations, people’s movements, women’s groups, faith-based organisations and media outlets, the GIZ-SNRL programme, as well as parliamentarians, SADC Secretariat, SADC Parliamentary Forum (PF), SADC National Committees, SADC National Contact Points and other government departments.
You can read the final official communique reporting the outcomes of the event here.