Capacity–centered Impact Pathway Analysis for learning and organizational development – WOUGNET Study

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Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) has partnered with the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) to conduct a Capacity-centered Impact Pathway Analysis (CcIPA) for a period of 6 months. The Objective of the Joint Impact Study, initiated by CTA in October 2012, is to contribute to learning for development impact within CTA and partner organizations such as WOUGNET.

The Study is participatory, promotes self- assessment and proposes an innovative approach to impact assessment. This study has come at the right time for WOUGNET to learn from many of its interventions and develop capacity and practices that promotes concrete and practical lessons for the attainment of WOUGNET Mission and goals.

CTA and WOUGNET just concluded the Planning Meeting held in Kampala between the 29th– 30th of July 2014 at Humura Resort Hotel. The meeting brought one of CTA’s partners from Cameroon and the Regional University Forum (RUFORUM) and other partners who will join the study. We will conduct the Joint Impact Study under three main stages: (1) The Quick Scan and mid-term review phase, (2) the in-depth study, and (3) the Follow up phase

WOUGNET, CTA and PROPA staff at CcIPA II Planning Meeting in Kampala

WOUGNET, CTA and PROPA staff at CcIPA II Planning Meeting in Kampala

The Capacity-centered Impact Pathway Analysis (CcIPA) framework incorporates three inter-related elements which includes the 0utputs/deliverables. The outputs are at the level of partner organizations or networks as a direct result of CTA’s partnerships with the organization. For example, WOUGNET would be interested to study its deliverables based on CTA funded projects such as on the Enhancing Access to Agricultural Information using ICTs (EAAI) project, the Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunities conducted at WOUGNET, the Information Communication and Management strategy etc.

The methodology also looks at the changes in capabilities especially examined at the level of outcomes of the organization or network and the last one looks at effects – both medium and long term outcomes on the partner’s direct and indirect beneficiaries or on the wider society that can be attributed to the deliverables and or changes in the partner’s core capabilities.

WOUGNET is a Non-Governmental Organization initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organization in Uganda to promote and support the use of Information and Communication Technologies among women as tools to share information and address issues of sustainable national development collectively.

WOUGNET’s work over the 2014 – 2018 period is guided by two key pillars, namely, ICTs as tools for development and gender responsiveness of ICT programs and policies. The two pillars guide the work in WOUGNET’s program areas, namely, Information Sharing and Networking; Technical Support (including ICT Training and Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy.

Moses Owiny

Program Manager – Information Sharing and Networking