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WCoZ reviews its strategic plan - Last week at a glance issue 36
July 01, 2010
Forty nine (49)
WCoZ members consisting of the board, organizations, chapters and
individuals attended the Strategic Review Retreat that was held
in Nyanga, Troutbeck Inn from the 16th - 18th of June 2010. The
objectives of the retreat were to review the WCoZ strategic plan
that was made in 2008 and align it to the current environment and
mandate of WCoZ. The strategic results needed refinement to be properly
aligned to the expectations of membership. Some of the strategic
results were specific to the WCoZ membership and other were not
attainable as they were relevant to stakeholders such as the Ministry
of Health. WCoZ and its membership needed to position itself strategically
in the current transitional period to take full advantage of all
opportunities for the improvement of women's situation.
of thematic clusters to improve networking and planning among
membership. This will encourage diversity, collective participation
and ownership among members of WCoZ.
the Strategic Plan to focus on WCoZ key result areas of collective
lobbying and advocacy, networking, information dissemination,
mobilization of resources and creation of partnership at all levels
- The role
of coordination was key as WCoZ should stand out clearly as a
network to allow it to be focused and achieve its objectives.
- The monitoring
and evaluation framework for the Strategic Plan was also considered
- The Chapters
should be supported and have their capacity strengthened in order
to be relevant and responsive to the work of WCoZ.
- A code of
conduct for WCoZ membership will be developed.
highlighted issues of inclusiveness in WCoZ of the diversity of
women including the youth, the middle aged, mature activists,
regional representation and rural women. To this end a Young Women's
Forum will be created and an Advisory Committee of the mature
activists will be created as an advisory platform for the network.
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