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
|ASARECA was supported by PICOTEAM in developing leadership and management capacities
|The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) has, in the last two years, moved from an implementation modality based on regional networks managed from multiple locations in the Eastern and Central Africa region to one based on technical programs facilitated from a central Secretariat in Entebbe, Uganda. This change has seen the recruitment of a number of new senior members of the management team and an overall increase in number of staff. Other change areas have included new funding modalities and partnership arrangements. These changes call for new ways of working. PICOTEAM facilitated a learning workshop on leadership and management for the ASARECA Management Team held in Jinja, Uganda, aimed at addressing leadership and management challenges that they face.
PICOTEAM’s systemic approach which included the application of interactive learning methodologies, experiential learning, and self-reflection on organizational and personal situation in the work environment helped to identify leadership and management challenges and began to develop an intervention plan.