BROAD OBJECTIVES

  • To develop and strengthen economic and development policy making,
  • To influence and participate in the crafting of new democratic legislation governing local government as well as at national level,
  • To contribute to the development of economic, reconstruction and development policies that will benefit all who live within the region,
  • To influence the development of a policy for the overall spatial distribution of development within the cities of the region,
  • To influence the development of the spatial development framework which includes, an overview of current realities, spatial plans as well as spatial development policy, to be used for the prioritization of future projects and development within the cities of the region,
  • To lobby for and promote the development of the Zambezi Water Project so that there is large scale provision of potable water with a minimum daily amount made available to all the people as soon as possible,
  • To lobby for the establishment of formidable irrigation projects along the lines of California and Israel which will also trigger industrialization through the development of the Zambezi Water Project,
  • To identify and develop strategies to access funding for related developmental projects,
  • To provide a specialist organizing service for conferences, workshops and meetings, including secretarial and administrative services,
  • To foster public and stakeholder consultation and participation,
  • To foster cooperation and interaction between all training service providers and the creation of synergy between all at national and regional level,
  • To develop sustainable institutional, administrative and financial capacities of affiliated institutions,
  • To extend accessibility and availability of resources and information centres suitable for the community,
  • To lobby for and promote the provision of Adult Basic Education and Training in terms of which mother tongue materials around income generation, tourism and eco-tourism, agriculture, culture, traditions and gender issues are developed,
  • To establish an interactive database to ensure adequate and appropriate training to employed and unemployed people in the region,
  • To obtain, compile and analyse data in order to develop related industry programmes,
  • To establish a research unit to provide and update information on technological skills,
  • To establish the body that will look into the quality compliance in line with acceptable quality standards,
  • To conduct skills audit for the purpose of multi-skilling and re-skilling,
  • To ensure the skills retention for sustainable development,
  • To formulate outreach programs to targeted groups, and
  • To link skills attained with the relevant industrial centre and projects.