The 6th SADC Civil Society Forum

13 Aug 2010
15 Aug 2010
Windhoek (exact place to be confirmed in due course)

The SADC Council of NGOs represents national civil society umbrella
bodies in the SADC region and has a Secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana. In
partnership with other non state actors like Trade Unions and Churches, SADC
Council of NGOs has been holding Civil Society Fora in various SADC

The annual Civil Society Forum is a key strategic forum aimed at an
effective input into the SADC Heads of State Summit. To date, five civil
society fora have been held annually. Gaborone (2005), Maseru (2006), Lusaka
(2007), Johannesburg (2008) and Kinshasa (2009).

The SADC People’s Summit 2010

15 Aug 2010
16 Aug 2010
Catholic Cathedral Hall in Windhoek

As the SADC Heads of State will be meeting in Windhoek, Namibia in August 2010, the ordinary peoples of Southern Africa will also converge at the Catholic Cathedral Hall in Windhoek on the
15th – 16th of August 2010 under the auspices of the Southern Africa Peoples’ Solidarity Network (SAPSN).


Reviewing Traditional Leadership Roles in Africa Conference

21 Jul 2010
22 Jul 2010
ICC Convention Centre , Durban

This Conference will seek to cover the following topical issues,

Traditional Leadership for a Progressing Africa.

The role of Houses of Traditional Leaders; at national , regional and
continental levels.

The role of African Traditional Leadership in Local Governance and
sustainable development.

Spirit of African Traditional Leadership : Challenges and possibilities.
Can Democracy and the African Chief / Kings Co-Exist ?

The role of African Traditional Leadership in Agriculture and food security.

To strengthen traditional governance institutions and giving them the

Call for Candidatures Treasurer of United Cities and Local Governments

Deadline for presentation of candidacies : 30 September 2010

Candidacies are invited for the Treasurer of United Cities and Local Governments.

Launched in 2004, United Cities and Local Governments is the global advocate and representative of democratic local government across the world. Present in over 136 countries across the globe, UCLG brings together local and regional authorities holding individual membership, as well as national associations of local and regional governments, in one united global organisation.


Gender Links, a Southern African NGO based in Johannesburg specialising in gender, media, women’s rights and governance, seeks the services of a programme manager for its gender justice research, training and advocacy programme.

For more information please view the attachment below.

Declaration of the SADC Local Government Minister's Meeting

The SADC ministers responsible for local government held a meeting Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa on the 29th of April 2010 from which a declaration was issued.

The declaration reaffirms SADC ministers' commitment to strengthening local government in the region as well as on the continent and, in this regard, within the framework and Spirit of African Union principles.

For more details view documents attached below

P3 Newsletter

A newsletter for p3 partner municipalities & associations



Green Building Rating Systems Conference

Green Building Rating Systems Conference


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