The RCMRD team led by the Director General Dr. Emmanuel Nkurunziza commenced development of the new strategic plan with support from Outlook Solutions Limited. This meeting was folllowd by a sensitization forum to brief staff on the process of developing the new RCMRD strategic plan 2019-2022.
The 2019-2022 Strategic Plan will set priorities, action plans and anticipated results for the next four years, based on a clear assessment of the Centre’s existing resources and capabilities and stakeholders needs.
The primary purpose of the 2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan is to develop a comprehensive roadmap setting out the direction and pace of work for the next four (4) years in a coordinated and focused manner. Within this plan, a viable, cost-effective action plan will be identified.
The main objective of the Strategic plan is to develop, program and communicate strategies for the realization of the Centre’s mandate.
Section heads from RCMRD led by RCMRD Director are currently reviewing the 2015-2018 strategic plan, identifying challenges, constraints, gaps, achievements and lessons learnt and making proposals on the thematic areas for the next strategic plan (2019-2020).
The final document will have the following features:A realistic assessment of existing resources, (financial, human and infrastructural) and future resources which can safely be assumed to be provided, A realistic vision and mission, well defined broad strategic objectives and outputs, a list of the type of activities that the Centre may engage in, in order to realize the strategic objectives and an indication of responsible persons and institutions for all proposed activities.
The consultants sought views of the staff and incorporated the feedback received in an inception report circulated to staff. The team meeting in Naivasha has been mandated to work with the consultants to develop an action plan, work plans, clearly defined roles and responsibilities, a strong monitoring and evaluation plan and a realistic resource mobilization plan.
The process is following a SMART (sustainable, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound) and is a reflection of a process owned and led by the Centre itself, with the support and facilitation of the consultants. The final plan shall contain at minimum: an overview of RCMRD history and mandate, strength, challenges and opportunities analysis. It will also include a stakeholder analysis, an analysis of RCMRD resources (financial, human, infrastructural, etc.), key goals and objectives for the planned period, with implementation, monitoring and evaluation plan.
It will also have roles and responsibilities in implementation, te estimated budget for the activities and suggest the sources of funding for the activities. The proposals for the Strategic Plan 2019-2022 will be tabled at the RCMRD 10th Conference of Ministers Meeting and 52nd Governing Council Meeting between 12th November 2018 to 23th November 2018 in the beautiful tourist City of Kasane, Botswana.