Training on strategic planning in Addis Ababa contributes to long-term goals of African Union Commission

13 December 2018
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AU Addis Ababa workshopCIDT strategic planning and programme design experts Richard Nyirenda and Sarah Thomas delivered a 5 day Strategic Planning Training workshop for the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa from 3-7 December 2018, continuing a series of training delivered by CIDT in 2018 for the AUC.

The training workshop was built around CIDT’s flagship Strategic Planning Thinking Tools – 7 Simple Steps. It was attended by participants from the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, including the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Women and Gender Development; Strategic Planning; Administration and Human Resources Management. Some of the participants also came from the AUC Offices across Africa, including the African Union Mission to Somalia, the Office of the AU Representative in Washington DC and the African Academy of Languages in Mali.

AU Addis Ababa workshopThe workshop was designed to support the AUC in embedding a Results-Based Management approach in implementing its strategic vision: Agenda 2063. Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. It builds on, and seeks to accelerate the implementation of past and existing continental initiatives for growth and sustainable development. CIDT is proud to be playing a small but significant part and contributing towards the AUC’s strategic vision for the transformation of Africa.

The workshop in Addis Ababa is part of a series of training events that CIDT has delivered for the AU this year, including tailored training workshops on Women in Leadership and Training of Trainers.

Feedback from the end-of-programme evaluation was very positive and indicated that participants had acquired a wide range of skills and tools from the highly interactive and dynamic programme and appreciated the programme delivery and design.