The Development Bank of Southern Africa is established mainly to finance and support the development of physical, social and economic infrastructure in Southern Africa. [according to site editor's information]
Development Southern Africa offers a platform for expressing views and encouraging debate among development specialists, policy decision makers, scholars and students in the wider professional fraternity and especially in southern Africa. The journal publishes articles that reflect innovative thinking on key development challenges and policy issues facing South Africa and other countries in the southern African region. ... [According to the site editor's information]
SAIIA has a long and proud record as South Africa’s premier research institute on international issues. It is an independent, non-government think-tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs. It is both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public debate.
The Institute’s activities include:
- making input into policy development locally and internationally;
- undertaking research on current issues of importance to Africa generally and South Africa specifically with a focus on governance and accountability; trade, investment (i.e. economic diplomacy) and development ; South African foreign policy; existing and emerging powers and their role in Africa; and lastly, global challenges such as climate change and energy security;
- developing linkages and joint programmes with international organisations and agencies throughout the world;
- maintaining a resource centre and reference library (that is a United Nations depository as well as a World Bank Development Information Centre) for students and scholars of international relations;
- organising conferences, seminars and speakers’ meetings on a wide range of topics addressed by prominent South Africans and distinguished international guests; and
- encouraging an interest in international relations among the youth through its leadership programme for postgraduate interns and its various outreach programmes for university students and high school learners. ... [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]
EQUINET is a network of professionals, civil society members, policy makers, state officials and others within the region who have come together as an equity catalyst, to promote and realise shared values of equity and social justice in health.
EQUINET is governed by a steering committee involving academic, government and civic institutions from Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and from SADC and international level. EQUINET programmes involve institutions from these and other SADC countries.
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Publications are downloadable....
The Zimciv database and site is produced and maintained by TARSC (Training and Research Support Centre) to strengthen the dissemination, research, analysis of and debate on civil society in Zimbabwe and on issues and positions taken up by civil society. It is a database of information produced by and about civil society in Zimbabwe. It also includes related information by and about civil society in east and southern Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
SACU, the oldest customs union in the world, has five member states: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. It maintains the free interchange of goods between member countries and provides for a common external tariff and a common excise tariff to this common customs area. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Eastern and Southern African Mineral Resources Development Centre (ESAMRDC) which later changed its name to the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC) was established in 1977, under the umbrella of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) principally to carry out regional geological surveying and to provide minerals exploration and consulting services for programs of its founding member states,Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique, later joined by Uganda, Angola and the Comoros. Kenya became a member in 2006 and the Sudan joined in 2010. In 2007, the ministerial meeting in Maputo decided that membership is open to all African states. To reflect this expansion of the scope, the name of the Centre is changed to African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) starting from July 2015. ... [according to site editors information]
SARDC is an independent regional information resource centre which seeks to enhance the effectiveness of key development processes in the SADC region through the collection, production and dissemination of information, and enabling the capacity to generate and use information. SARDC has five main areas: environment and water resources, gender, democracy and governance, regional economic development, and human development.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
RCMRD, previously known as Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (RCSSMRS) is a non-profit intergovernmental organization. Its mission is to promote the development and use of geoinformation in sustainable development of Africa. Therefore it develops harmonized and standardized land resources and urban development digital data and information infrastructure for the region and a regional early warning system for food security, environmental monitoring and disaster management using mainly satellite technology.
It has 15 members: Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ... [according to site editor's information]