The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs), United Nations agencies and key development partners in Eastern and Southern Africa, is organising the 2015 annual Stakeholders’ Meeting on the Sub-Regional Coordination Mechanism for Eastern and Southern Africa (SRCM-EA&SA). The meeting, under the theme “Towards Effective Mainstreaming of the SRCM Business Plan into Stakeholders’ Planning Process and Priority Setting”, seeks to provide a forum for stakeholders’ consultations on how to achieve the objectives of the SRCM Business Plan by incorporating it as a crucial component of RECs’ and IGOs’ work plans and strategic orientations.
The meeting will take place from 10 to 11 December 2015, in Gaborone, Botswana and is expected to contribute to enhanced coordination, synergy and coherence among involved stakeholders.
The SRCM is a UN System-wide support framework mechanism to the African Union (AU) and its New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Programme, RECs and IGOs on the continent. It consists of three subsets of the wider-UN Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) for Africa: SRCM for Eastern and Southern Africa, SRCM for Central and Western Africa; and SRCM for Northern Africa.
The 2015 SRCM meeting will be hosted by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in Gaborone, Botswana.