The Senate of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on Tuesday, November 21, 2022 converged for a sensitization and validation session on the University’s fifth generation Strategic Plan. The Plan that covers the 2023-2027 period was developed in conformity with the revised guidelines issued by the State Department for Economic Planning in June 2023.
Strategic planning has become an important component of the government’s results based management framework – with the practice aimed at helping state agencies to make informed decisions and resource allocations in the delivery of priority programmes and policies.
In a message to the Senators, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi noted that the Strategic Plan is primed to guide JKUAT in the execution of its mandate covering training, research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Prof. Ngumi added that the Plan had incorporated national, regional and global development frameworks such as Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda, Kenya Vision 2030, Africa Agenda 2063 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Prof. Ngumi, who is also the Senate Chairperson, urged the senators to provide useful feedback and own the contents of the document in readiness for implementation.
While giving an overview of the eight-chapter Plan, Dr. Esther Waiganjo, who leads the University Strategic Plan Development Committee, noted that JKUAT had observed set protocols and quality procedures in preparing the draft document.
The draft JKUAT Strategic Plan has six key results areas namely Policy, Leadership and Governance; Market-Driven Training; Research, Innovation and Extension; Administration and Operational Services; Financial Management; and Resource Mobilization.
Following the internal validation, the document will now be taken to external stakeholders as part of the requisite public participation requirements for the production of the strategic plans in state institutions.