Striking New Partnerships: HORIZONT3000 in exchange program with IDF

HORIZONT3000 has deployed a technical assistance staff to work with IDF on a 3 to 4 month program geared towards the development of the new IDF strategic plan. Ms. Wipfel Hildegard from the HORIZONT3000 exchange program team is working with IDF in the review process. IDF is currently undergoing the development of its strategic plan for the next 5 years. The new upcoming strategy is aimed at re-positioning IDF as a local grant maker that targets the grassroots community organisations and groups who would have otherwise not qualified for main stream funding. The new plan is geared at innovations, creativity while addressing and localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A two month scooping study has been undertaken across the country from the North, East, South Western, Karamoja, and the Islands of Kalangala among others. The stakeholders, founder members and community beneficiaries were interviewed and focus group discussions with the grassroots beneficiaries were conducted to capture the views and sentiments of its constituents. The review process is aimed at improving service delivery, repositioning IDF’s footprint as a highly desired local grant maker in Uganda.

The study will be climaxed with a validation exercise that will involve key development partners, key stakeholders and the private sector. The objective will be to dialogue, engage and build consensus for better outcomes of the final strategy and endorsement. The event that is scheduled to take place on the 22nd of November 2018 will have the strategy adopted. The study was supported by Civ Source Africa.