Southern African Development Community (SADC) Business Council: Development of a Strategy
The ICR Facility supported the SADC Business Council (SADC BC), a recently established apex body of national and regional business associations, in the development of its first strategy and action plan.
The strategy and action plan was developed through
-the provision of expert advice and
-consulting the members of the SADC BC to understand their priorities as well as
-other key resource people and stakeholders, such as the SADC Secretariat.
A draft strategy was discussed in a validation workshop with SADC BC members. The outcome is a strategy house (see on the right) that brings together the priorities of the SADC going forward..
Through the participatory development of its strategy and action plan, the SADC BC can now focus on the activities with the greatest impact. This will enable the organisation to strengthen its role as a powerful voice of the private sector and can thus contribute to shaping the regional business environment and investment climate in a conducive, sustainable and inclusive manner.
Technical Assistance Factsheet
Strategy House of the SADC Business Council