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SADC Parliamentary Forum

Website URL: http://www.sadcpf.org

 Due Date: 31 July 2024

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR CONSULTANT WITH REGARDS TO DEVELOPMENT OF A SADC MODEL LAW ON PRISON OVERSIGHT

1. Introduction and background to assignment

The SADC Parliamentary Forum is the main inter-parliamentary organisation of Southern Africa which is mandated by its Plenary Assembly to develop and monitor the domestication of Model Laws, Minimum Standards and other related normative instruments. Model Laws developed by the Forum serve as a powerful tool for accountability by MPs over the Executive since they act as informative instruments which elicit legal and administrative provisions that serve as regional best practices for the guidance of national Parliaments. Progressively, the Model Laws adopted by the Forum are domesticated by MPs, with regular monitoring occurring through the facilitation of the Regional Parliamentary Model Laws Oversight Committee (RPMLOC), the dedicated organ of the Forum established to assess the effectiveness of domestication initiatives.

Dear Parliamentarians, Citizens and Partners,

As we commemorate the International Day of Parliamentarism on 30th June 2024, the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) jointly reaffirm the importance of Parliament as a cornerstone of democracy.

By Moses Magadza

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA - The SADC Parliamentary Forum and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to consolidate and strengthen democracy in Southern Africa.

The Secretary General of SADC PF, Her Excellency Boemo Sekgoma and the Secretary General of International IDEA, Dr Kevin Casa-Zamora signed the MoU at the SADC PF headquarters in Windhoek, Namibia.

 

SADC PF and International IDEA sign MoU to reinforce democracy


Key Issues and Lessons from the 2024 South Africa General Elections and Compliance with the SADC Model Law on Elections.”

Date:                  Wednesday 26th June 2024

Time:                  10:00 to 13:00 CAT

Format:              Virtual (ZOOM)

Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkde-qpjkiEtNYRDO4TXoq-0nX4d5_YivI

 

This event brings together members of parliament to explore their role in driving accountability for climate adaptation, align national policies with international climate goals, and enhance strategies for mobilizing adaptation finance. It also emphasizes the prioritizing of the needs of the most vulnerable.

 

In an era marked by escalating climate risks and the increasing frequency of natural disasters, the need for climate adaptation has never been more urgent. Despite mounting evidence of the dire consequences of climate change, global action remains insufficient to address the evolving challenges. While climate change is a threat to countries around the world, the capacity to adapt to climate-related disasters varies significantly.

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This event brings together members of parliament to explore their role in driving accountability for climate adaptation, align national policies with international climate goals, and enhance strategies for mobilizing adaptation finance. It also emphasizes the prioritizing of the needs of the most vulnerable.

 

In an era marked by escalating climate risks and the increasing frequency of natural disasters, the need for climate adaptation has never been more urgent. Despite mounting evidence of the dire consequences of climate change, global action remains insufficient to address the evolving challenges. While climate change is a threat to countries around the world, the capacity to adapt to climate-related disasters varies significantly.

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Dear Parliamentarians, Colleagues and Partners,

It gives me great pleasure to present this message to the Member Parliaments of the Forum and its partners in honour of World Day to Combat  Desertification  and Drought 2024, which is being observed under the theme: “United for Land:  Our Legacy. Our Future.” With a focus to mobilize all parts of society in support of sustainable land stewardship. The commemoration coincides with the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)— the sole legally binding international treaty on land management and drought.

 

STATEMENT BY THE SADC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM SECRETARY GENERAL ON WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT, 17 JUNE 2024

Dear Members, Parliamentarians and Partners,

It is with immense pleasure that I release this Statement on the occasion of the Day of the African Child, commemorated in 2024 under the theme “Education for all Children in Africa: the Time in Now”. This theme congruently resonates with the theme of the African Union for 2024 which focuses on building resilient education systems for an increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality and relevant learning in Africa, and represents a positive step towards closing the gaps to attain Sustainable Development Goal 4 on equitable quality education.

STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE SADC-PF ON THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD, 16 JUNE 2024

By Moses Magadza

The Former Secretary General of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), Dr Esau Chiviya, a Zimbabwean who served at the helm of the regional interparliamentary body, died on Monday 3rd June 2024 in Windhoek, Namibia, according to a statement by the Forum. Dr. Chiviya will be buried in his home country, Zimbabwe on a date to be announced.

Dear Parliamentarians, Colleagues and Partners,

It gives me great pleasure to present this message to the Member Parliaments of the Forum and its partners in honour of World Environment Day 2024, which is being observed under the theme: “Our land. Our Future.” with a focus on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience.

About Us

The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) was established in 1997 in accordance with Article 9 (2) of the SADC Treaty as an autonomous institution of SADC It is a regional inter-parliamentary body composed of Thirteen (14) parliaments representing over 3500 parliamentarians in the SADC region. Read More

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