PICOTEAM is a network-organisation with nodes in Africa, Latin America and Europe
that supports efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development.
|Project||STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT and START UP of RUFORUM
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa (RUFORUM, Uganda) – a sub-regional Organisation for Universities
|Duration||11.2004 – 06.2005 and further involvement since|
|Country / Region||East and Southern Africa|
|Services delivered||Team leader of strategic planning task force and facilitator for the stakeholder interaction workshops. This included:
|Achievements||The transformation of RUFORUM from a grant scheme to a membership-based sub-regional organisation was a challenging task. The strategic planning process therefore was a highly participative process to mobilise the ownership of the new organisation by the member universities, their vice chancellors, deans and departments. The university managers were involved from the design to the write up, which also helped them to internalise the methodology for strategic planning which they then also applied in their own universities.
The strategy development process and strategic plan 2005-2015 was developed in a four stage process:
The strategy was well received by all stakeholders and donors.
PICOTEAM has also provided advice in the development of the operational plan, based on the new strategy and works in a strategic partnership with RUFORUM ever since.
|Partners||RUFORUM Secretariat, 10 Agricultural Universities in Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, National Agricultural Research Institutes|
|Funding Organisation||RUFORUM, based in Uganda|
|PICOTEAM members involved||Dr. Jürgen Hagmann, Dr. Patrick Okori, Dr. Paul Kibwika,
Dr. Maria Nassuna-Musoke
|Links / Publications||
Download the strategic plan of RURORUM from this website: