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Excellence in Parliamentary Strengthening

About Us


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 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.


The main objective of this program is to strengthen the flow of information between Parliaments, civil society and the general public.


Informed public and enhanced public participation in the legislative process for good governance and accountability.