TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN EXTERNAL MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SWEDEN AND NORAD FUNDED SRHR, HIV AND GOVERNANCE PROJECT, IMPLEMENTED IN SEVEN SADC PARLIAMENTS
The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (the Forum) is a regional inter-Parliamentary organization established in 1997 under article 9 (2) of the Treaty of SADC, to enhance popular participation in the regional integration efforts of the organization in order to facilitate the Treaty objective of eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development. The Forum is the vehicle through which member state Parliaments and Parliamentarians, as the elected representatives of the people, participate in promoting the regional integration agenda. Presently there are 14 member states, with a total population of over 3,000 Members of Parliament (MPs) who members of the Forum.
The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC Parliamentary Forum), headquartered in Windhoek, Namibia was established in accordance with Article 9(2) of the SADC Treaty on 8th September 1997, by the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Blantyre, Malawi. The SADC Parliamentary Forum was principally established to "constitute a Regional Parliamentary framework for dialogue on issues of regional interest and concern".
Currently, the SADC Parliamentary Forum has a membership of 14 member Parliaments, thus representing well over 3,000 SADC Parliamentarians. The member Parliaments are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.