Partnership for Social Accountability Alliance

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

Join us online for the 3rd Regional Dialogue for Non-State Actors on the SADC RISDP 2020-2030

Join us online for the 3rd Regional Dialogue for Non-State Actors on the SADC RISDP 2020-2030

On 13-14 September 2023, join us for the 3rd Regional Dialogue for Non-State Actors on the SADC RISDP 2020-2030. This year´s theme is Accelerating SADC’s Development through the Socially Accountable Generation and Use of Public Resources.

Building on dialogues held in 2021 and 2022, an expanding group of co-conveners will host a third dialogue from 13-14 September 2023 focused on SADC’s regional strategy (RISDP – the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan).

The hybrid (virtual and in-person) dialogue, consisting of parallel regional and national meetings, will review how SADC member states have worked toward strengthening accountability in the generation and management of public funds to deliver gender-responsive public services. The dialogue will focus on identifying progress and challenges in the key social sectors of health, education, and agricultural sectors; assess regional actions supportive of women and young people; and interrogate the generation of resources for development through industrialisation and trade. This year’s dialogue will explore how the region is responding to the growing impact of climate change on development. The dialogue will also generate recommendations on advancing inclusive regional and national plans.

The event is co-hosted 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), SADC Council of NGOs, Care International, Global Campaign for Education, Trust Africa, SADC Youth Forum (SAYoF), Agenda 2063 Media Network, 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)).

Please register here to join the event virtually, and you can view the concept note and programme here.