Harmonisation of the Postal and Information Communications and Technologies (ICT) regulatory environment in the SADC region in order to improve the Postal and ICT business environment and investment climate in SADC
To be a world class ICT and Postal regulatory association.
Position ICT and Postal Sectors as catalysts for socio economic development, through developing and implementing harmonised regulations that make the SADC region the preferred choice for investment
- Develop appropriate model ICT and Postal regulatory frameworks and tools; and to facilitate their implementation by Member Countries;
- Promote and coordinate implementation of key regional ICT and Postal regulations, standards and equipment type approval to improve the business environment and investment climate in the region;
- Promote capacity building of the Members and Associate Members, broaden participation in the ICT and Postal sector and enhance lobbying activities with ICT and Postal policymakers at national and regional level;
- Act as an effective and common voice of the Region on ICT and Postal regulatory matters;
- Act as an effective administration structure and mobilise necessary resources to pursue goals of CRASA and long-term sustainability
- Exchange ideas, views and experience on all aspects of ICT and Postal regulation;
- Promote reforms in the postal sector; and
- Promote operation of efficient, adequate and cost effective ICT and Postal networks and services which meet the diverse needs of customers while being economically sustainable.
Our Organisational Structure
CRASA comprises of four (4) institutions, namely, the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Executive Committee (EC), the Specialised Committees and the Secretariat.
The AGM is the supreme decision-making body and meets once a year to receive and approve reports of the Specialised Committees, annual action plans, the annual report and audited accounts as well as the annual budget for the Association. The meeting also offers a platform where members share their experiences through presentations and reports.
The Executive Committee exercises the supervisory functions over the implementation of the decisions of the Association in between the Annual General Meetings. The Executive Committee comprises of four members; Chairperson, First Vice Chairperson, Second Vice Chairperson and Treasurer.
The Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee are supported by the Specialised Committees, Task Teams and the Secretariat. The Specialised Committees have the responsibility to produce model policies and guidelines on various regulatory functions to be applied by communications regulators in the SADC region. The Model Policies and regulatory guidelines, as approved by CRASA AGM, are submitted to the meeting of Ministers responsible for Telecommunications, Postal and ICT for endorsement.
The Task Teams are established when need arises in order to undertake special assignments as authorised by the AGM.
The Secretariat serves as the administrative office of the governing body and maintains permanence for the conduct of the business of the Association. The Secretariat is hosted by the Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) and the offices are based in Gaborone, Botswana.
Currently, the secretariat is manned by the following personnel:
Executive Secretary : Mr. Marufu Antony Chigaazira
Head Electronic Communications: Mrs. Bridget Mphatso Linzie
Head Postal Services: Mr. Clifford Nkomo
Administrative Secretary : Ms. Judith Banda Simukanga
Currently, CRASA has thirteen (13) active members and these are ICT and Postal regulators from the following SADC Countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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