The Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN) is a non-profit organisation that promotes debate and knowledge sharing on poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa. SARPN aims to contribute towards effective reduction of poverty in the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) through creating platforms for effective pro-poor policy, strategy and practice.
SARPN achieves this goal through widening participation, bringing people together across the region to exchange ideas, and disseminating information to deepen understandings of poverty issues and improve policy and practice.
Mode of operation
- Knowledge management
- Collecting and disseminating information
- Undertaking commissions / studies
- Providing commentaries
- Building linkages
- Developing directories and databases of stakeholders
- Coordinating networks / discussion groups
- Linking stakeholders
- Promoting debate
- Convening events / debates that examine issues of policy relevance
- Facilitating the participation of marginalised groups in discussions
- Promoting discussion across conventional barriers - including borders, institutional frameworks and sectors