Strategic Framework

Vision:

To be an effective forum that inspires a credible gaming regulatory regime in the region and the continent.

 

Mission:

To increase efficiencies in the gambling regulation, administration and enforcement of gambling laws in the region through minimum norms and standards agreed upon by member states. Furthermore, to increase our capacity to protect citizens from proliferation and unfair gambling and gaming practices.

 

Memorandum of Understanding:

graf_mou.pdfgraf_mou.pdf (257kb)

 

Letter of Intent:

  Signed by IAGR, GRAF, GREF, NAGRA

letter_of_intent.pdfletter_of_intent.pdf (312kb)

 

Strategic Objectives:

To increase efficiencies in the gambling regulation, administration and enforcement of gambling laws in the region through minimum norms and standards agreed upon by member states. Furthermore, to increase our capacity to protect citizens from proliferation and unfair gambling and gaming practices.

# Strategic Objective Activities Measurable Outputs Responsible Timelines
1. Consolidation and sustainability of capacity building, training and development of personnel. Organise and facilitate specialised technical assistance and other programmes. Develop an annual Training and Development plan and select areas for development. Education and Training Chairperson: Mr Master Maliro, Chief Executive Officer of Malawi Gaming Board. Matter to be addressed in the report of the Committee.
2. Strengthening regional cooperation between states. Explore multilateral and bilateral agreements. Through the office of the GRAF Chairperson, inquire about information on existing multilateral and bilateral relations and which of those are members of the GRAF.

Approach and have meetings with Economic Community of West African States and common market for Eastern and Southern Africa.
Secretariat. Memo on the pack and for discussion at the meeting.
3. Expansion of the GRAF membership network and sharing of information. Investigate alternatives to increase the GRAF membership. Develop an expansion strategy for GRAF. Each member to invite and visit a potential member in the region. Secretariat. Ongoing report by member states at every meeting.
4. Strengthening cooperation and participation of the GRAF members in combating illegal gambling. Enhance working relations on the suppression of illegal gambling using regional institutions. Similarly this committee should be strengthened and ensure that its Terms of Reference (TOR) are revised and clarified. Identify its strategic objectives.

Strengthen capacity building and ensure support towards the Committee.
Chair of Sub Committee on Technology and suppression of Illegal Gambling. Part of the report of the Committee.

Deadline for revision of ToR must coincide with the date of the meeting of the Committee.
5. Provide advisory services to states. Organise technical gambling experts for the region. Develop a virtual working committee of Member States.

Utilise the technical committee output; secretariat to extract information needed by different member states during the course of 2013.
Secretariat. Not done – to report progress at the next meeting.
6. Sustainability, and efficiency of GRAF Secretariat. Sustain and elevate the GRAF Secretariat, funding and recourses. Strengthen Secretariat.

Subscription endorsed and actioned.
Member States. Part of the pack.
7. Undertake research and analysis in the region. Annual General Meeting to approve priority research programmes. Conduct a research study on African countries. Secretariat. Not done – report at the next meeting.
8. Annual report – 2012/2013. Produce the annual report to market the GRAF. Produce copies for the upcoming 9th GRAF conferences in August 2013.

Produce the GRAF annual report for 2012/2013.

Source information from member states for inclusion in the booklet/annual report.
Secretariat and Member States. December 2014.