Sweden's regional development cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa is managed by the Regional section at the Embassy in Addis Ababa.
Sweden's regional development cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa is managed by the Regional Section at the Embassy in Addis Ababa. The current strategy covers the period 2016–2021 with a budget of SEK 4000 million.
The purpose is to contribute to increased regional integration and strengthened capacity to meet cross-border challenges and opportunities at regional level. Thematic areas for Sweden's regional development cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa during the period 2016-2021 are:
The work is mainly done in collaboration with regional actors. The African Union and the Regional Economic Communities are the most prominent intergovernmental actors for regional cooperation and integration. The African Development Bank, specialized intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations are also important partners.
Synergies with Sweden's bilateral development cooperation and Sweden's regional strategy for sexual and reproductive health and rights (managed at the Swedish Embassy in Lusaka) are sought. Furthermore, the work is coordinated with humanitarian efforts so that Sweden contributes to strengthened resilience and a transition from temporary humanitarian assistance to sustainable development cooperation.