SADC launches a book intended to increase visibility of the region

GABORONE: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region on Saturday launched a book intended to increase the visibility of the region.

The 24-page publication titled ‘SADC at 35 – Success Stories’ is funded by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), and showcases some of the achievements and benefits of regional integration in the region.

Regional success stories and positive results are documented in the publication with a focus on how regional integration has benefited citizens.

The book came about in a belief that SADC is not sufficiently understood in terms of its mandate, programs, activities and impact.

Among the success stories documented in the publication are the establishment of the one-stop border post initiative; cross-border banking services; trans-frontier conservation areas across SADC; SADC cooperation on trans-boundary management of water resources; and how power cooperation among SADC countries benefit citizens.

German Ambassador to Botswana Rolf Ulrich said while launching the publication regional integration is a long-term agenda, ‘if not a never ending endeavor where its success depends on tangible achievements along the way, such as listed and described in ‘SADC Success Stories’.