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.
Experiences in AFRICA
|PICOTEAM facilitated AU-IBAR Strategic Planning Process||The African Union – Inter-African Bureau on Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) contracted PICOTEAM to lead its five-year (2010-2015) Strategic Planning process. In this role PICOTEAM provided both organizational development expertise critical for visioning, goal-setting and development of systems for effective implementation, as well as technical skills in animal sciences. The key approaches being applied in identifying strategic priorities were:
• Deductive approaches (based on analysis of trends);
• Historical approaches (based on IBAR’s current and evolving portfolio as well as priories of key stakeholders, including donors) and
• Inductive approaches (based on AU-IBAR staff supply-side priorities and opinions of strategically selected experts).
The process is entirely owned by IBAR staff and the organization’s key stakeholders, PICO staff played the role supporting role on process and strategic content areas. In-house mini-workshops and meetings with stakeholders facilitated by PICOTEAM have underpinned the data/information gathering and consolidation process. The Strategic Planning process was concluded in 2009, with implementation of the resulting Plan in January 2010.