CEO’s Letter

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SACAU CEO Ishmael Sunga

We are getting closer and closer to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Conference. With less than two months to go, the pressure is building up. The processes and tasks leading to the AGM are often demanding, and this is in addition to our normal operations. But we are up to the challenge.

As highlighted in this newsletter, the Board met in March to consider, among others, progress regarding preparations for the AGM and Annual Conference. Preceding the meeting of the Board, secretariat staff and the Board jointly participated in a one-day organisational self-assessment which was externally facilitated and is also covered in this issue.

As previously indicated, the management of climate risk has become one of the greatest threats to transformation and we are actively paying attention to this matter. In this regard, we successfully convened a stakeholder consultation workshop on a policy framework that is designed to enable cross border risk pooling for weather based insurance.

On the same above subject, we also actively participated in a regional risk disaster
reduction and management conference hosted by Southern African Development Community (SADC), as well as in the conference of parties of the African Risk Capacity, both of which are also covered in this newsletter.

Finally, we are pleased with the progress we made regarding resource mobilisation and the forging of new partnerships following promising engagements with existing and potential development partners. Further details in this regard will be provided as things firm up. As always, we welcome your feedback.