To Enhance the capacity of PELUM Kenya Member Organization and Staff in Sustainable Agriculture and areas of need in Capacity building, promote useful collaboration and good practices with like-minded network.
PELUM Kenya recently held a three (3) days workshop from 30th July to 1st August 2014 on Results Based Management for PELUM Kenya Members.
The main objective of this workshop was to equip the members with Results Based Management skills and knowledge necessary for monitoring and reporting results. After the training the participants should be able to develop a Monitoring & Evaluation plan for the implementation of set activities for the achievement of programme goals. 26 Participants from the Member Organizations were trained. Results determination has become increasingly important, so is the progress and what have been achieved.
The Participants were Monitoring and Evaluation Officers and Staff tasked in tracking progress in projects implementation. The Members will develop a results based Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for their respective Organizations.
In March 2012 ACT! Kenya Staff facilitated an Organization Network Analysis (ONA) for PELUM Kenya Member Organizations. One of the key emerging issues mentioned was that Member Organizations have not been efficient in publicity of their Organization image and the work done to the stakeholders. Most of the PELUM Kenya Members have been doing commendable work in ecological land use management, yet poor or lack of communication strategies have limited their uptake; retaining this is to just within the scope of the operation areas.
Many Organizations have been carrying out commendable work on the ground. However it was noted that the information is usually confined within the respective organizations. The scenario has contributed to slow development of some organizations and the network as well. As a result, Member Organizations have not excelled well in establishing and strengthening collaboration with other stakeholders especially the weaker members. It was realized that there is minimal knowledge in both internal and external communication strategies; hence a 3 days workshop on development of the Organization Communication strategy was held in October 2012.
PELUM Kenya recently held a meeting in May 2014 to further deliberate on the Strategy. The Members provided inputs during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in May 2014. A draft Communication Strategy will be shared within the network members for domestication.