On 11th of August 2016, the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) with support of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and in collaboration with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) of South Africa convened a regional Climate Smart Agriculture Conference at Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nearly one hundred participants from ...
This Governance Manual is a guide to CCARDESA’s governance institutions (Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Food Security, the General Assembly, CCARDESA Board of Directors and CCARDESA Secretariat) in the conduct of their responsibilities and duties. It is also a reference document for all CCARDESA stakeholders who wish to know how CCARDESA is governed. It assures development partners that CCARDESA observes the principles of good governance to which they are bound in allocating their resources.
This Manual is a guide for the operation of the CCARDESA grant system. The contents in this document have been written and arranged in a manner which is intended for use internally and externally by the respondents as well as any other interested stakeholders. The manual endeavours to explain the processes to be followed in order to make the grant system as transparent and efficient as possible. All CCARDESA stakeholders in SADC Member States, financiers and respondents to the calls must have confidence that the process of selecting and allocating resources is the most efficient. Detailed annexes are provided to give additional information, guidelines and formats to ensure the preparation of proposals is standardised and evaluation is made easy.
The purpose of this Finance Manual is to provide Accounting and Financial Control guidelines to all staff at CCARDESA, particularly the Finance and Administration staff in implementing financial management and preparing CCARDESA’s statutory financial statements for the fiscal year and other reports. Further, it will serve as a guide to the day to-day finance and accounting policies and procedures.
The Procurement Manual
This Procurement Manual provides guidance to the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) Secretariat members of staff, CCARDESA sub-grantees and ultimately the CCARDESA’s Board of Directors in the conduct of their roles, responsibilities and duties regarding procurement under CCARDESA. It is also a reference document for all CCARDESA stakeholders who wish to know the procurement policy and procedures governing procurement of goods, works and services under CCARDESA. It assures development partners that CCARDESA observes internationally accepted best practice principles of transparency and competitiveness in allocating their resources.