Southern Africa: Building an Effective Security and Governance Architecture for the 21st Century

Southern African countries have made great strides in achieving security and more democratic modes of governance. The democratic and security systems in many countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, however, face severe challenges, including, for example, weak institutional capacity. The seminar on which this report is based sought to enhance the efforts of SADC’s Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation to advance security, governance and development initiatives in the sub-region.