During the 36th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, SADC has published the first edition of the SADC Energy Monitor, "which presents a comprehensive regional perspective of the progress made towards implementation of various SADC energy policies. The main objective of the publication is to ensure that progress made towards the implementation of the SADC energy commitments in line with the SADC Protocol on Energy and other regional strategies and policies are documented and widely distributed. The publication also tracks implementation by Member States of the various energy commitments they have made at the regional level. It focuses on the three main energy sectors of relevance to SADC – electricity, renewable and energy efficiency, and oil and gas."
The 36th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government as held at Lozitha, Kingdom of Swaziland on 30th and 31st August 2016, under the theme ”Resource Mobilization for Investment in Sustainable Energy Infrastructure for Inclusive SADC Industrialization for the Prosperity of the Region”.
In his keynote address KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT KHAMA before handing over the Chairmanship to His Majesty King Mswati III, Incoming Chairperson of SADC, the outgoing Chairperson, His Excellency Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President of Botswana, mentioned that it is encouraging to note that efforts towards the region’s new process of industrialization continues to gain momentum and the work on the preparation of the Industrialization Action Plan is at an advanced stage.
He further noted that during his tenure of office, he was concerned that the region continued to experience deteriorating access to water and energy supply, food insecurity, inherent poverty and escalation poaching and illegal wildlife trade. As a result he convened three thematic workshops for Food Security and Poverty Eradication, Enhanced Access to Energy and Water and Anti-Poaching in order to face these situations
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