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About Us

India SADC Trade Council is the body that has been established under the India Africa Trade Council to help Indian companies to explore the SADC region countries and to also create special mechanisms with the SADC region as a whole.


The main objectives of India- Southern African Development Community (SADC) Trade Council is to achieve economic development, culture, promote education, alleviate poverty, enhance the standard and quality of life of the peoples of Southern Africa, and support the socially disadvantaged through Regional Integration y bringing Indian companies.


Trade council would like to support the vision of SADC that By 2050, it envisions a peaceful, inclusive, competitive, middle- to high-income industrialised region, where Indian companies can help SADC countries enjoy sustainable economic well-being, justice and freedom

The Mandate of the SADC Secretariat, as outlined in the SADC Treaty, is to provide the following: Strategic planning and management of the programme of the India SADC Trade council secretariat is the Implementation of the decisions of the Summit and council Organisation and management of SADC Meetings with Indian companies in the private sector. Representation and promotion of Indian SADC Promotion and harmonisation of policies and strategies of Member States.



The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a Regional Economic Community comprising 16 Member States; Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, United Republic Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The mission of SADC is to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development through efficient, productive systems, deeper cooperation and integration, good governance and durable peace and security; so that the region emerges as a competitive and effective player in international relations and the world economy.


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The India SADC  Trade council Secretariat subscribes to the following values:

  • Quality service and competency
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Commitment and passion
  • Team spirit
  • Mutual respect and trust
  • Courtesy
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Transparency and frankness

India SADC Trade council will Provide strategic expertise and co-ordinate the harmonization of policies and strategies to accelerate Regional Integration and Sustainable Development.


The trade council will work on meetings that are planned and convened by the Directorates of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR), and Social and Human Development (SHD) and supported by the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and partner organisations, which include African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), UN World Food Programme, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), FARNPAN, Nutrition International and Africa Early Childhood Network  (AfECN).


Most of the mainland SADC Member States are experiencing insufficient supply of electricity due to frequent breakdown of aging power generation plants; inadequate power generation capacity to meet growing demand; inadequate transmission interconnectors to fully facilitate energy trading between Indian companies and SADC Member States and congested power lines along the main power transfer corridors.

Furthermore, energy infrastructure projects are capital intensive and most Member States may not have adequate sovereign capital to individually develop energy generation and transmission infrastructure. Indian EXIM bank credit lines provide the needful support here.

Indian Global presence in SADC


INDIA SADC Trade council works on Education collaboration with various Indian Universities to create scholarships for deserving SADC country students to get quality education in India.

This SADC Tourism Programme serves as a roadmap to guide and coordinate the development of a sustainable tourism industry in the region and to facilitate the removal of barriers to tourism development and growth

Tourism functions and arrangements in SADC came into effect through the SADC Protocol on the Development of Tourism,
formulated and signed into effect in 1998 and amended in 2009. The institutional arrangements and tourism implementation
status in SADC have gone through various transformation processes and stages since, as outlined below. The Protocol sets
out SADC’s policy statement, objectives and institutional arrangements for developing tourism in the region. Specific objectives
1. To use tourism as a vehicle for sustainable social and economic development.
2. To ensure equitable, balanced and complimentary development of the tourism industry region-wide.
3. To optimise resource usage and increase competitive advantage in the region through collective efforts.
4. To ensure involvement of small and micro-enterprises, local communities, women and youth.
5. To contribute towards human resource development in the region through job creation and skills development.
6. To create a favourable investment climate in the region.
7. To improve quality, competitiveness and standards of service.
8. To improve standards of tourist safety and security in territories of Member States and make provision for disabled,
handicapped and senior citizens in their countries.
9. To aggressively promote the region as a single, but multi-faceted tourism destination capitalising on its common strengths
and highlighting individual Member States’ unique tourist attractions.
10. To facilitate intra-regional travel for the development of tourism through easing of removal of travel and visa restrictions and
harmonisation of immigration procedures.
11. To improve tourism services and infrastructure.



Tourism is a cornerstone of the SADC economy, together with agriculture, mining and other services. It is a major value adder
to global and regional economies and a labour intensive industry that directly contributed around 2.8% of the total SADC GDP
in 2017 and when considering indirect and induced impacts it contributed as much as 8% of SADC GDP1
. The sector directly
sustained around 2.5 million jobs in the region in 2017; in total more than 6.3 million jobs depended on tourism.





Falling between two SADC countries, Zimbabwe and Zambia, this destination is a must see for Indian travelers and tourists alike.



Wildlife in the SADC countries is one of the most breath taking experiences one can ever have and Indian tourists have been visiting these exotic safaris arranged by our teams.



Botswana has been the main destination and with the headquarters of the Secretariat of the SADC.



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Democratic republic of congo

Democratic republic of Congo has exotic locations in all of SADC region and offers visitors some great packages.

" I had great time with travel agency in Victoria Falls arranged by the India SADC team! Cozy trip and best travel service so far! "
Denise Griffin
IBIZA, 2022

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