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ZCC Capacitates Journalist’s on SADC RISDP


The Zimbabwe Council of Churches in partnership with the CUTS International and The sustainable development goals Centre for Africa in Harare today capacitated Journalist’s on the need to upscale knowledge on the Regional Indicative Strategy Development Plan to avail maximum development potential for the SADC region.


RISDP is a SADC initiated development strategy that is aimed at enhancing development in the region through aggregation of issues within Five clusters, and founded on the principle of development for peace and security.


The clusters are categorized with the thrust of development centered SADC regional planning under the themes of Industrialization and market integration, infrastructural development for integration, Human and Social Capital Development as guided by the RISPD management strategy.


The cross cutting sector seeks to incorporate issues that have assumed global importance and these include, gender based violence, climate change, disaster risk management, youth and women related to most spheres of socioeconomic and political relevance.


The workshop sought to instill knowledge on the importance of media in reportage of the development trajectory within SADC in a critical manner that avails communities with accurate knowledge on the region’s developmental milestones.


The workshop equipped journalist’s with the strategy’s thrust in fostering development within the region and how best the media can be used to amplify regional progress.


The workshop further emphasised the scholarly nature of the plan as it heavily submits to theories of philosophy questioning the fundamentals of structuralism, feminism, dependency, modernisation and Marxism as a manifestation of a class system.


CUTS International SADC Project Team Lead Allan Chitwamali urged journalist’s to constantly avail information on productivity, inflation, trade policy, Top Exports and Imports, Infrastructure, Customs and Tariffs as guided by the protocol on Tariffs among other salient issues.

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