Project reference


Contract duration

 2018 - 2020




 SADC region




 Governance, Institutional development, Management, Project implementation / Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance to support SADC Secretariat on EU development cooperation matters

The objective of this assignment was to strengthen the SADC-EU cooperation relationship and to effectively contribute to SADC's engagement with the European Union to enhance implementation of the revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP).
The specific objectives of the assignment included the following:
  • Engage with SADC Secretariat to provide speedy, effective and efficient quality policy reactions and strategic guidance concerning the preparation and implementation of EU financed programmes;
  • Engage with SADC Secretariat to enhance the policy dialogue with the EU, especially in relation to programming and implementation of co-operation programmes;
  • Engage with SADC Secretariat to enhance resource mobilization through effective use of EU instruments, regional funding initiatives and development bank financing modalities;
  • Engage with SADC Secretariat to oversee the implementation of EU-funded and supported programmes;
  • Engage with SADC Secretariat to strengthen SADC visibility and corporate image with the EU, through improved corporate and thematic visibility and communication strategic interventions at regional and international platforms.