As the 8 women in the planning meeting go to their rooms to retire for the night , I reflect on the day’s proceedings. What have we achieved, what are we going to do, where are we going? These are the questions going through my mind. Looking back and reflecting on the conversation we had during the day of the different contexts of the region. The appointment of Jacob Zuma, the GNU in Zimbabwe, the creation of COZWHA+ in Zambia , recession in the USA and the impact of the OBAMA administration on the world. Am asking myself, how much impact do all these situations have on the work of JASS Southern Africa. Will we be able to carry out our objectives, strategies and visions/goals for the next 3yrs. As much as we went into detail on the different threats and opportunities , for me , it will be a situation of how we can make the best of our situation to advance our agenda and I think with the team we have, we will be able to achive all we can. As the saying goes ‘You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you dont try’.