Women in Surgery Africa is currently preparing its 3rd Strategic Plan for 2023-2026.
To inform the planning, we are holding a consultation process. We would love to hear your views on how WiSA can best serve you and effectively fulfill our mandate.
You can have your say by completing our short survey below or submitting a written proposal to email@example.com
DEADLINE: 30th November 2022
WHY IS WOMEN IN SURGERY AFRICA (WiSA) HOLDING A CONSULTATION?
Women in Surgery Africa (WiSA) was launched in December 2015 and is publishing its third Strategic Plan in May 2022.
This Strategic Plan will guide our work for the period of 2023-2026. We are committed to preparing this Strategy in a way that listens to the views of interested organisations and individuals.
WHAT IS A CONSULTATION?
The process of consultation is an extremely important concept in the context of managing an organisation. Organisations exist to create value for stakeholders and consultation is a process by which the management of the organisation (the WiSA Board) aims to better understand the needs, wants and expectations of stakeholders, so that value can be created.
Consultation is an active process which opens formal and informal communication channels between the organisation and its stakeholders.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE WiSA CONSULTATION?
The purpose of the WiSA Consultation is:
To invite stakeholders to provide advice to the WiSA Board about their needs, wants and expectations. In other words, tell WiSA what value stakeholders want and how WiSA can provide this value.
To invite stakeholders to comment on plans that have been created by the WiSA Board so as to provide this value requested by stakeholders.
We welcome your views on our goals and direction in the future.
WHO IS THE CONSULTATION FOR?
We would like to hear from a wide variety of people, groups and organisations who are interested in, and concerned surgical training and care, global health, women’s rights and equality including:
Female Surgeons in Africa/Members of Women in Surgery groups worldwide
COSECSA Members & Fellows
Global Health Stakeholders
Non-Governmental Organisations concerned with healthcare in Africa
WHAT IS THE WiSA CONSULTATION ABOUT?
WiSA are proposing six goals:
Goal 1: Increase participation of women in surgery/surgical training programmes in Africa.
Goal 2: Develop training, research and career professional development opportunities for women surgeons/trainees in Africa.
Goal 3: Increase opportunities of women surgeons in academic and leadership positions within the College
Goal 4: Develop sustainable partnerships with national/international stakeholders interested in supporting WiSA.
Goal 5: Raise awareness of gender equality and equity issues in surgery booth in training and at the work place.
Goal 6: Establish WiSA governance and financial management systems.
Our goals were developed in the context of our mandate and functions as set out under our by-laws and under the Constitution of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA).