Providing a platform for private sector actors and policy makers at international and regional levels to meet and exchange knowledge, and articulate commitments to improve the investment climate in the region;
Providing guidance and practical examples for ways in which private investment can lead to achieving development goals such as peace and stability;
Full crop and livestock value chain infrastructure development, including housing, road, rail, ICT and social amenities.
Southern African Business Development Forum is a Non-Profit Company registered in the Republic of South Africa. The Forum’s primary aim is to get Southern African business communities to collaborate in a quest to grow cross border partnerships, and thus contribute to the Regional economic growth.
Governments cannot provide employment for all citizens by themselves, therefore the private sector must step in to assist in collaborations that will create employment and promote entrepreneurship. We seek to encourage our youth, that is, get youth from SADC region to start collaborating on all issues relevant to them. The Forum will then mentor, advice and assist in every way to prepare these leaders of tomorrow.
Southern African countries are producers of organic agriculture products. Yet, these countries are also large importers of agricultural products (crops such as Soya and Poultry products) from overseas. This implies that the production of agricultural goods such as Soya, Maize and Poultry products are not adequate to sustain the current population of the region. The Region has a high rate of Unemployment and population living in poverty. Levels of poverty are high and hunger and malnutrition is not uncommon in most of these countries. Agricultural and other related economic development activities are insufficient and market prices fluctuate based on market supply and demand.
Addressing these challenges adequately is our primary objective.Read More
The Forum believes that its role on agriculture sector will enable the communities in SADC region who are experiencing poverty to feed themselves, it is the view of the Forum that this is the first step to start building a good economy.
We have partnered with ICCO Cooperation, Metson World, National Agicultural Markerting Council (NAMC) and Agricultural training colleges to ensure the graduating subsistence farmers into sustainable commercial farmers.Read More
Profiling of individual SADC member states and the investment opportunities available in each and every member state through investment conferences and cultural exchange programmes.Read More
We pair unemployed youth with qualifications in accounting, legal/labour law and social work with our small businesses to ensure that they have good accounts management, compliance with sound labour practices and understand the law implications of a business entity.Read More
The Forum gears towards fostering mutual and collective responsibility in strengthening partnerships, information sharing and accountability including sharing success stories that enhance trade and market access for accelerated intra-Africa trade and agricultural transformation.Read More
Preparing small businesses to be sustainable in the "VUCA" worldThe evolution of ICT and the global market trends makes it difficult for rural small businesses to compete fairly if not given adequate support and guidance.Read More
News & Events
News & Events
The Africa Forum constitutes an informal network of former African Heads of State and Government and other African leaders designed to support the implementation of the broad objectives of the African Union (AU) and its initiative, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), at national, sub-regional and regional levels.- Africa Forum
The following is the list of the latest events and success stories of our partners in the organisation.
The DII-2019 conference is part of the DII conference series on Infrastructure Development and Investment in Africa and the developing world.Read More