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SADC PF hosted a joint sitting of standing committees and the regional women parliamentary CAUCAS (RWPC) from the 22nd to 23rd May 2019 in Johannesburg South Africa

and it extended an invitation to AFRODAD to discuss outcomes of the aforementioned IFFs regional dialogue that had a representation from SADC PF.

From the report on the dialogue’s outcomes which was presented by AFRODAD’s representatives to the house, Mr Tirivangani Mutazu_Senior Policy Analyst and Mr Rangarirai Chikova_Consultant under the Domestic Resources Mobilisation portfolio highlighted the need for more collaboration between AFRODAD and various regional parliamentarian bodies amongst them SADC PF and East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) for the purpose of enhancing cooperation in the fight against IFFs from Africa.

Addressing the committee, Sophia Swarts Fischer who represented SADC PF Members of parliaments stressed that strengthened cooperation between AFRODAD and SADC PF was vital in building capacity for the elected African MPs who play a crucial role of influencing policy within their respective nations.

In a statement Mr Tirivangani Mutazu, Senior Policy Analyst under the Debt Management portfolio highlighted that AFRODAD will continue to capacitate MPs through its IFFs Conferences and enriched Summer School sessions, with the requisite knowledge they need to perform some of their functions. “If need be, special trainings can be arranged and AFRODAD will continue providing relevant information to MPs in Africa to capacitate them to raise motions that relate to IFFs and Debt management” said Mr Mutazu.