Partnership for Social Accountability Alliance

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

Report from the 3rd Regional Dialogue for Non-State Actors on the SADC RISDP 2020-2030

Participants at the RISDP at different sites pose for a group photo

Participants at the RISDP at different sites in Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe pose for a group photo

The regional dialogue for Non-State Actors (NSAs) on the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) for 2020-2030
was held from 13 to 14 September 2023 under the theme Accelerating SADC’s Development
through the Socially Accountable Generation and Use of Public Resources. The dialogue was a
follow-up to the one held in 2022. The exchange sought to take stock of the implementation of
the RISDP in the SADC region. The summary report from the Dialogue has now been published here.

The overall objectives of the 2023 dialogue were to support and convene space for NSAs to:

• Assess the regional and national progress in the implementation of the SADC RISDP 2020-
2030, noting achievements and challenges, with a focus on the social sectors of health,
agriculture, and education, cross-cutting issues of gender, youth, climate change; and the role
of industrialisation and trade in resourcing development;
• Develop recommendations to SADC and its Member States to advance socially accountable
public resource generation and management to facilitate the realisation of the RISDP’s goals
and ultimately sustainable development in the region and
• Strengthen SADC-led NSA engagement mechanisms (SADC National Committees and the
Regional NSA Engagement Mechanism) to ensure social accountability in the implementation
of the RISDP.