The Democratic Republic of Congo is scheduled to host the 48th edition of the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF).
Established in 1997, the SADC-PF a regional inter-parliamentary body composed of Members of Parliament from SADC Member State national parliaments, representing over 3,500 parliamentarians in the SADC Region.
The Forum consists of Presiding Officers, and a maximum of five representatives elected by the National Parliament of each Member State.
The aim of this Forum is to provide a platform to support and improve regional integration through parliamentary involvement, and promote best practices in the role of parliaments in regional integration and cooperation.
However, the Forum does not have a reporting relationship to Summit and other SADC Institutions, but works together with them on matters of common interest.
The member parliaments are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.