Celebrating over 10 years of Excellence in Parliamentary Strengthening

The Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST) was established in 2007 with the aim of strengthening Parliaments locally and regionally. SAPST’s work involves training of Committees and the Secretariat of Parliament in legislative, policy and budget analysis and reporting. The organisation supports the conduct of public hearings by parliament committees as well as offering technical support in the review of parliament rules and procedures. SAPST also supports the conduct of constituency meetings and report-back sessions by MPs. The Trust conducts seminars to familiarise civil society, non-governmental organizations, interest groups and the general public on parliamentary practices, procedures and rules. SAPST also plays a vital role in carrying out research on key legislative and policy issues of interest to MPs and their staff. The organisation supports a University Student Internship Programme with Parliament. 

In the region SAPST implements a programme which seeks to enhance the recognition, promotion, protection and fulfilment of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights in both the SADC region generally and in the target countries Malawi, Botswana and Lesotho. SAPST also works in East and Southern Africa to ensure increased and improved quality of spending on sectors and programmes in East and Southern Africa supporting survival, learning and protection of children.

Our guiding statements.

Our Vision

A leader in strengthening Parliaments to be accessible, independent, representative and effective in executing their constitutional mandate.

Our Mission

To provide technical support to strengthen parliamentary processes and public participation in the legislative process for good governance and accountability.

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