Theory of Change
of Change for the UWESO strategic plan for the period 2021 – 2030 holds that
positive change can be achieved for girls, boys and youth, especially the most
vulnerable and disadvantaged, so that they can realize their rights and have
equal opportunity to survive and thrive. This can be achieved only if: (i) the
socio-economic environment in the country and globally is stable and progressive;
(ii) UWESO is able to mobilise human and financial resources to implement the
plan and, (iii) the impact and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are minimized
to enable implementation of strategic actions for children and youth.
The focus on early learning and education for children is critical for early stimulation and nurturing of children’s capabilities while protecting both girls and boys from violence, exploitation and neglect will ensure that they will remain in school and complete the primary and secondary school cycles ensuring that they have the necessary foundation for them to survive and thrive. Strengthening the economic capacity of youth, caregivers and communities will improve livelihoods to support the needs of children and the youth. In order to do this, UWESO needs to strengthen is technical capacity to deliver on these intentions and to be more efficient in mobilising resources and strengthening its capacity for financial stability and sustainability. UWESO will work with its key pillars at community level – the Sub-county Branch Executive Committees (Sub-BECs), the District Branch Executive Committees (BECs) and the National Executive Committee (NEC) by supporting them and building their capacity to increase their knowledge and skills and to ensure inter-generational character of these structures by bringing on board younger people. UWESO will endeavour to bring on board additional skills both at the governance and technical level to propel the organisation toward its desired future.
UWESO will systematically integrate primary health care, adolescent health, environmental protection and conservation in all its programming approaches for children, youth and caregivers both in local communities and refugee settings. UWESO will adopt child and youth friendly approaches within its programme components on early learning, basic education, child protection, youth empowerment and economic capacity strengthening in order to expand opportunities for children and youth.
The strategies and pathways to achieving results for children will be through research, advocacy, economic strengthening, partnerships and capacity development across the board. UWESO will take a regional approach of clustering programme districts and strengthening the regional offices to support district based programmes and projects.
In order to achieve the above, UWESO existing business enterprises will be strengthened and expanded. The organisation will take on board professional business oriented personnel to revamp these entities to be productive and generate profits that will be ploughed into further investment to make UWESO financially stable and sustainable in the long run.