The purpose of the Regional Environmental Education Programme is to enable environmental education practitioners in the SADC region to strengthen environmental education processes for equitable and sustainable environmental management choices. This will be achieved through enhanced and strengthened environmental education policy, networking, resource materials and training capacity.
ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) Reports are available for download. ... [according to site editor's information]
FANRPAN is a regional policy research and advocacy network with the mission to promote effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies by:
1. Facilitating linkages and partnerships between government and civil society,
2. Building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue in southern Africa, and supporting demand-driven policy research and analysis.
FANPRAN's operations are informed by major regional policy frameworks and processes in Southern Africa. These are currently the SADC's Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP), the SADC Heads of State Dar es Salaam Declaration, the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) of the New Partnership for Agricultural Development (NEPAD) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Agricultural Plan.
FANRPAN is currently operating in 13 SADC countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and operates through an inter-sectoral network platform in each country designated as a Country Node. The node comprises of the following stakeholders:
1. Government ministries responsible for FANR;
2. Policy research institutions such as relevant university departments;
3. Private sector national umbrella organizations which deal with FANR;
4. National farmers' organizations; and
5. Civil Society organizations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The reason for the establishment of the Committee of Central Bank Governors was the need for a specialised body in SADC to promote and achieve closer co-operation among central banks within the Community. The activities of the Committee are mainly focused on assisting central bank Governors and officials in gaining a better knowledge and insight into each other's economies and monetary policies.
Some documents and statistics are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
RAEIN-Africa is a Southern African network organisation that promotes participatory development of appropriate science and technology and S&T policies for sustainable management of the environment and agricultural production systems. It does so by facilitating creation of partnerships between government, civil society, and end user groups, supporting need driven development oriented research and all inclusive policy development processes. RAEIN-Africa creates a conducive and enabling platform to allow nurturing of systems of innovation in the development of technologies and policies that endeavour to reduce poverty of the marginalized communities, taking cognizance of the fact that these communities’ livelihoods mostly depend on harnessing natural resources. ... [according to site editor's information]
The aim of COMESA is promoting regional economic integration through trade and investment. There is also a peace, security and foreign policy dimension of the venture, seen as preconditions for enhanced development in the region. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Heinrich Böll Foundation, which is associated with the German Green Party, is an open political foundation. Its task is political education with the aim of promoting informed democratic opinion, socio-political commitment and mutual understanding. Its focus in Southern Africa is on
* Political & Human Rights,
* Sustainable Development,
* Transparency & Participation,
* Dialogue & Networking.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company) is a regional organisation charged with the task of promoting trade, development and integration within the COMESA region through trade of insurance and reinsurance business. [according to site editor's information]
The Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) is a concept that brings together the 14 fascinating countries of the Southern part of Africa – Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe - to offer the opportunity to discover the natural wonders and splendours of the region.
RETOSA is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body. It is managed by a Board drawn from National Tourism Authorities/Boards and National Tourism private sector umbrella bodies. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
TIPS is an independent, non-profit research institute that undertakes and manages policy-relevant economic research in industrial, trade and small enterprise development policy to assist government and civil society in making informed policy choices. TIPS is active in both the South African and Southern African economic policy arenas and co-ordinate a wide network of established researchers. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The objective of the Centre is to promote South-South civil society cooperation on trade and development and create long-term capacity of civil society representatives to address the issues of equity and accountability. The Centre has been entrusted with the responsibility to consolidate and expand activities of the organisation on south-south civil society co-operation in the areas of trade, economics and environment. ... [according to site editor's information]