Participation of the Sudanese Accreditation Council (SDAC) in the meeting of the Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) 2020

12 Oct 2020

The Sudanese Accreditation Council (SDAC) participated in the Meeting of the Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) Committee (ARAC Multilateral Recognition Arrangements (MLA), Technical and communication and marketing Committees) were held through internet during the period 05-10 October 2020.

 During the meetings, the ARAC MLA Group held its 9th meeting through internet on 05th October 2020 with the participation of the ARAC ABs MLA Signatories representatives, fruitful and constructive discussions on strengthening the ARAC MLA system and crucial decisions made to overcome the substantial challenges faced because of COVID-19 outbreak and to ensure a strong and also flexible peer evaluation system.

 Within the activities fruitful and constructive discussions was made during the 14th ARAC MLA Committee online meeting held on 06th October 2020 on strengthening the ARAC Accreditation infrastructure in the Arab Countries with the participation of ARAC Accreditation Bodies. It was the occasion to have an overview and discuss the concept of remote assessments to face the challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak

During the meetings, the 17th meeting of the Technical Committee was held on 07 October 2020 , with the participation of the members of the Arab Accreditation, during the meeting many technical topics were discussed, including the final report of the Test Program for the Arab Accreditation ARAC PT 001 and the training program for members of the Arab body in addition to the new requirements of the International Forum IAF and ILAC are accredited by the International Laboratory Accreditation Organization.

Also, the communication and marketing Committees held its 14th meeting through internet within the annual meetings of the Arab Accreditation Cooperation. During this meeting, the results of the digital transformation project of the Arab Accreditation Cooperation and the new website were reviewed, in addition to the development of the social media page (Facebook and Twitter) were discussed, and future projects for example introductory videos of conformity assessment and accreditation activities also training courses, virtual workshops and electronic training programs was assigned to implement
Moreover, the new electronic program has also been tested for the upcoming virtual meeting of the Arab Accreditation Cooperation general assembly