UbuntuNet Alliance welcomed Prof Madara Ogot of Kengineer Consulting at its Secretariat in Lilongwe, Malawi in August this year.
The University of Nairobi Proffessor was at the Secretariat to lead the conclusion of the reviewing of the Alliance’s Nairobi Rolling Strategic Plan which is set to come to the end of its cycle in 2018 having started its course in 2014.
The mid-term review of the plan started on 20-21 June, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya where Prof Ogot met with the Alliance team comprising the CEO Dr. Pascal Hoba, Finance and Administration Manager Tiwonge Banda, Technical Manager Joe Kinaili and other Trustees to kick start the reviewing process.
From Nairobi, the reviewing exercise was completed in Lilongwe with a four-day exercise from 9-12 August 2016.
Speaking after the review meeting in Lilongwe, UbuntuNet Alliance CEO Dr. Pascal Hoba said the review was important as it gave the Alliance a chance to look at what it has achieved in the past two years as well as how it intends to achieve its goals in the last phase.
“The Nairobi Rolling Strategic Plan was launched in 2014 and is expected to run until 2018. This means that we have implemented the plan for two years and there was a need to review how we have implemented aspects of the plan in the past two years while looking to incorporate some developments that have unfolded on our working terrain since the launch of the plan. With the review we now have a clear idea on where we are coming from as well as know the correct path and tools we need to take and use to achieve the our goals and those of the NRENs we serve,” said Dr. Hoba.
The Nairobi Rolling Strategic Plan 2014-2018 is the third plan for the Alliance after the Zomba Strategic Plan 2007-2010 and the Dar es Salaam Rolling Strategic Plan 2009-2013.