THEORY OF CHANGE
ADS-CR’s theory of change is directed by its new strategic plan 2019-2023. The strategic plan explains how activities shall be undertaken (programs and policies) to attribute to a chain of results that lead to the intended or observed impacts. The new strategic plan is secured on four strategic goals that align to its pillars aimed at improving the quality of programs, institutional transformation, financial management and sustainability.
|Program and resource mobilization||Communities living holistic lives||Communities living wholesome dignified lives|
|Institutional transformation||To reposition ADS-CR for effective and efficient delivery of services.||A respected corporate brand with the provision of social services.|
|Financial Management||A strong internal control and improved accountability.||to have sound financial management systems for decision making|
|Sustainability||A sustainable and functional organization||Ensure the organization exist with sufficient resources.|
ADS-CR has identified a number of risks and opportunities its most likely to encounter during the implementation of its new strategic plan.
- Effects of climate change
- Over-reliance on donor funding to run organization operations.
- Political interference e.g. political unrest
- Capacity building to deal with the effects of climate change.
- The organisation shall align itself to the reality of reduced donor funding
- The ability of the organisation to take the chance to gain advantage of the Anglican church e.g. ADS Sundays.
- Political good will-Adherence to the law in regards to corruption through the Anti-fraud policy.
ADS-CR launched its new Strategic Plan 2019-2023 on July 2019 during its Annual General Meeting, to assist the organization achieve its set objectives. The Strategic Plan 2019-2023 is the ADS Central Rift RoadMap for this Central Rift where holistic ministry will be practiced and refuge to all in need. The review of the previous strategic plan offered useful lessons and revealed areas that need attention and improvement. It is against this background that this strategic Plan is developed. The Director states clearly that, “The new plan purposes to consolidate the achievements of the previous plans and ADS programs.” The Plan has been aligned to the Diocesans strategic documents, Counties Integrated Development Priorities, ADS Kenya Strategic Plan and ACK Decade Theme and seventeen SDGs and Kenya Vision 2030 strategy.
Rt. Rev. Joseph Muchai the Bishop Nakuru states that “This new strategic plan represents ADS Central Rift aspirations of ensuring that it delivers on its mandate by being more focused. The world and our Anglican Development Services are changing every day. We operate in an environment with stiff competition, secularism is the order of the day and communities that are more sophisticated. The stakeholder expectations and demands for quality services and interventions cannot be over emphasized.
To effectively play its role in the GREAT Commission and community sector, the Region has to continually review its strategy to ensure that it responds to the emerging challenges and opportunities. This strategic plan articulates the ADS Central Rift’s aspirations and outlines measures that will be implemented to achieve the set objectives. The proposed measures and activities are expected to augment the Church’s mission of reaching out to the least of the brethren of Jesus Christ. Mathew 25:40 and responding the ADS mandate as in John 10: 10 that have come so that you can have life in abundance.”
The Plan is anchored on four strategic goals that focus on improving quality, Programmes, Institutional Transformation, Financial Management and Sustainability. These goals are in turn supported by strategic objectives and the concomitant strategies for implementation. We believe having the Four Pillars investment approach should enable the ADS Central Rift deliver quality worship and build a respected ADS Central Rift that is able to sustain her operations.
Below is a table indicating set objectives and initiatives to achieve the overall goal.
DRR and Climate Change
Monitoring and evaluation
● Develop sustainability strategy
● Identify available resources