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A special audio briefing series on regional integration within the Southern African Development Community or SADC.
- Regional integration Part 2: Ambassador Kaire Mbuende
- This is part 2 in a series of video briefings on regional economic integration in Africa.
One of the foremost thinkers and commentators, globally, on this issue is Ambassador Kaire Mbuende. He is Namibiaâ€™s former representative to the United Nations and a former Executive Secretary of SADC. Our conversation was focussed on a particular aspect of regional integration: that of market and functional integration. We asked him:
How would you differentiate between market and functional integration?
Could you give us a practical example of how functional integration is working?
How do you see national interests driving the regional integration agenda?
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