Project Assistant, SADCA Secretariat
The Southern African Development Community Cooperation in Accreditation (SADCA) has published its 4th strategic plan, which covers the period 2022 to 2026. The process began with the development of the Strategic Plan survey questionnaire, which was circulated to stakeholders. Once stakeholder input was collated and analysed, strategic planning workshops were held on 25 March 2021 with all stakeholders and on 26 March 2021 with the SADCA Executive Committee. Input received was consolidated into a draft strategic plan circulated to all members for comment. The comments received were considered by the Executive Committee, following which the final draft strategic plan was provided to all members and approved through Resolution 14 of the 25th SADCA General Assembly held on 06 May 2021.
With a fresh design and colourful outlook, the 2022 to 2026 Strategic Plan covers the Chairperson’s Statement, SADCA mandate and aims, vision, mission and values, situation analysis, performance environment, organisational environment, performance information, links to the long-term infrastructure and other capital plans, private partnerships, financial plan, budget and indicator description.
Speaking during the SADCA General Assembly, SADCA Chair Mrs Maureen Mutasa thanked members for their input into the strategic plan, Dr Ron Josias for facilitating the strategic planning process, and the SADCA Executive Committee for their hard work which has resulted in a well-thought-out strategy for the 2022 to 2026 period during which the SADCA Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) will be internationally recognized. It is a plan that supports the SADC industrialization thrust and sustainable development in the region, facilitates trade and regional integration and enhances human capital development and competence; a plan where SADCA will work towards self-sustenance of its operational activities; and a plan where SADCA’s thrust will also focus on awareness creation for its MRA and ideally increase membership in SADCA, especially private sector involvement in its activities. The plan is also designed to avoid unnecessary duplication with the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC).
The 2022 to 2026 Strategic Plan is available to view here.
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