SADC Begins Consultations for the RSAP V

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional water sector programme is driven through the five-year Regional Strategic Action Plans (RSAPs) for the sector, and is currently implementing the 4th version of (RSAP IV). For the water sector, the RSAPs serve both as a coordinating philosophy and a vehicle to deliver on the aspirations of SADC as articulated in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP), Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (RIDMP) and other regional and sectoral policies and strategies.

Through the RSAPs, the water sector is then able to respond to the regional development priorities as articulated in the RISDP vision of infrastructure development in support of regional integration. The programme interventions are also used to deliver on SADC-wide priority areas of poverty reduction, peace and stability, regional integration and industrialisation, as pronounced in the SADC Treaty. This is done also as part of implementing the SADC Water vision aimed at attaining an equitable and sustainable utilisation of water for social and environmental justice, regional integration and economic benefits for present and future generations.

The current phase of the RSAP (RSAP IV) will come to an end in December 2020. It is desired, therefore, to develop the next phase of the programme, the fifth RSAP (RSAP V). This will be done with the support of a regional consultant engaged through the support of GIZ.

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