Department of Planning & Development
ActivitiesThe department’s aim is to support the KAD leadership in the management of the diocese and the decision making. This involves:
- To formulate strategic, intermediate and operational plans
- To direct the diocese, districts and parishes to identify their local resources to finance their plans
- To undertake appraisal and feasibility studies for church projects
- To organize fundraising for approved diocesan projects
- To monitor the implementation of diocesan projects at all levels
- To facilitate the evaluation of plans and projects
- To care out qualitative and quantitative forecasts related to important variables that effect on the diocese
- To advice the diocese on matters of policy and empowerment of marginalised persons
The projects are structured in short- and long-term projects. Short-term projects last up to six months and deal with constructions of school buildings or churches. Long-term projects are planned for three years and empower special groups with workshops, trainings and special support. The department is currently implementing four long-term projects, funded by the Church of Sweden:
Re-Afforestation ProjectBecause of the influx of Rwandese refugees and the need of wood as energy source, a large wood clearing has taken place in the last 20 years at Karagwe. Today, the results are the erosion of the fertile soil. To reserve the environmental devastation is the called aim for the project. Click here and get more information about the Re-Afforestation Project.
Agriculture Development ProjectClick here to get more information about the New Life Project.
Capacity Building ProjectWithin the diocesan ranks there is a shortage of trained personal. But at the same time, the Christian mission of serving poor and suffering people depends on the number of diocesan workers who care about the important support.
Therefore the Capacity Building Project intends to train personnel for the diocese’s work and projects, for example: Providing practical skills of church workers and promoting leadership and management capacities. To strengthen Karagwe’s society, the project also provides trainings for more health personnel to improve the health care and trains more teachers to reduce the illiteracy rate.
Micro-Finance ProjectThis project deals with the micro finance structures at Karagwe Diocese. More precise, the project supports small groups of people with same interests in their financial investment plans. Within these economic groups the people can save and share their money together and invest it in local activities: To pay the school fees for indigent pupils, to support poor people at the villages or to support the local retail in farming – possibly is everything about what people want to care.
Besides Sam Kayongo, Planning Officer, the following staff is working for the department and carrying about the projects: Sebastian George (Micro-Finance Project), Abedinego Ntimba (Coordinator of New Life Project), Elieska Mgeni (Coordinator of Re-Afforestation Project), Regina Schade and Hans Mohfeld as ecumenical co-workers from Germany.
ContactFurther information through Sam Kayongo by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For special information about the Micro-Finance-Project please contact Sebastian George by Email email@example.com.
Text: Sam Kayongo