Notes from the Chair
I am indeed delighted to present to our distinguished readers the 7th edition of the newsletter. The AFRAC
the newsletter has become an effective tool for reaching stakeholders of accreditation on topical issues. This
edition offers a special opportunity to create awareness on AFRAC activities, and share information on
efforts made by members of AFRAC to promote the goals and objectives of AFRAC, and support trade
within their specific economies.
The AFRAC 2017 Annual General Meetings which was successfully held in Cairo Egypt, was decimated
with capacity building sessions, committee meetings, and strategic meetings with cooperation partners.
Beyond the changes in membership status of some Accreditation Bodies such as ENAO, KENAS,
SADCAS, NiNAS, the meeting provided the opportunity for training on different standards and guidance documents such as ISO/IEC
17011, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17021-1:2016 and ISO/IEC 17021-3:2017, ILAC A3, and MRA decision making.
AFRAC strategic plan 2017 – 2021 clearly outlines the strategic goals and objectives which are currently being implemented to redefine
the landscape of accreditation in AFRICA. It is expected that within this time frame, AFRAC will not only achieve recognition and
global acceptance but will deliver excellent service and be self-sustainable.