Regional cooperation for sustainable development

Regional integration, for example through the African Union or the Regional Economic Communities is key to promoting cooperation and collaboration to support sustainable development of shared or transboundary natural resources or multi-national exploitation and trade of these resources.

Sector specialised bodies also exist focusing on, for example ocean governance or fisheries resources that integrate social, economic and environmental parameters into their development and management agendas. NFDS provides services in regional integration, for example through facilitating a coordinated approach in international processes, providing facilitation services for meetings and workshops, drafting regional policy and legal instruments, preparing strategies and implementation plans as well as social and political research.