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CAA Online Event, Making Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) Work

The Commonwealth Association of Architects has pleasure in inviting you to join us at 10:30am UTC on Tuesday 07 November for an online event which will explore the topic of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and consider the role they play in helping to raise competencies while also addressing the capacity gap identified in the CAA’s Survey of the Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth.


Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA’s) enable architects from one country to work seamlessly in another. This event will consider the way in which such MRAs actually work with reference to the agreement that has recently been concluded between the United Kingdon, Australia and New Zealand. We will also hear perspectives from other Commonwealth regions, including Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific and will consider some of the challenges and opportunities which such agreements create.

Principal Contributors

·         Mr Peter Oborn, President, Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA)

·         Ms Kathlyn Loseby, Chief Executive Officer, Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and Ms Emma Matthews, Director of Governance and International, Architects Registration Board (ARB), UK.

·         Ms Marylyn Musyimi, Board Member, Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS), Kenya.

·         Mr Andrew Pene, Chairman & Registrar, Fiji Architects Registration Board. Also, Director Buildings & Government Architect, Ministry for Public Works, Meteorological Services & Transport, Fiji.

·         Mr Gary Turton, Chair of the Caribbean Architects Mutual Recognition Agreement Committee (CAMRAC), based in Trinidad & Tobago.

The 90-minute event will consider the work being undertaken within the East African Common Market together with efforts to conclude an MRA among members of CARICOM. It will also consider some of the challenges and opportunities presented by professional mobility and will include a panel discussion together with Q&A. The event will be of interest to member states, national regulators, member organisations, practitioners, and students alike.

To register for this event, please follow this link.