Global Rights Alert’s 2012-2017 Strategic Plan comes to its end in April 2017. GRA is currently in the process of developing a new strategic plan for the period 2017-2022 in order to continue serving communities an efficient and effective manner. The strategic plan is intended to help GRA set priorities, refocus energy and resources as well as strengthen operations while ensuring that organizational staff and stakeholders are working towards the common set goal of having communities where human rights are realized, specifically in the natural resources sector.
In order to inform the new strategic plan, GRA has so far taken first steps of evaluation of the current strategic plan to assess her performance against designed goals and objectives on policy advocacy, knowledge management as well as institutional capacity development. The review will also identify strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities in the next 5 years. Similarly, it will assess the appropriateness of the current strategies in a dynamic environment in terms of socio-economic, political and technological contexts and make crucial recommendations on the course for GRA in the five years.
GRA is however still committed to promoting social accountability through constructive dialogue between rights holders and duty bearers as a means to promote respect for human rights in the natural resources sector. This means that although the new strategic plan will seek new and innovative approaches to empowering communities, it will continue working closely with different stakeholders at all levels to achieve greater impact.
The strategic plan evaluation has been a comprehensive process conducted in participatory manner and involving beneficiaries in all the target areas, government stakeholders, CSO partners as well as donors. A new strategic plan is expected by end of June and will be launched and implemented starting with the next GRA financial year July 2017 to June 2018.