The Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (CSF) will be hosted on the 11th-14th August 2015 at Ave Maria, in Gaborone, Botswana. The CSF is a platform for civil society to dialogue and reflect on issues affecting the regional community, the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), and the constituencies, organisations and movements of civil society at regional and national level.
The CSF has been held since 2005 under different themes relevant to the emerging issues and key perspectives, which are identified by stakeholders to be of particular importance for civil society.
The Forum has been convened by the Regional Apex Alliance, i.e. Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA); Southern Africa Trade Unions Coordinating Council (SATUCC) and SADC Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (SADC-CNGO). As co-conveners of the CSF, the Regional Apex Alliance works with relevant networks and organisations at the regional level to receive input and contributions as the key themes and issues for deliberation.