“ Under a programmatic approach a number of different organisations agree to work towards one concrete goal. They work together on the basis of a common vision, core values, goal and a common strategy. Though every actor may play a different role using its own strength and networks, the end result of their collective intervention reaches a greater impact in society. ”
The basis of a programme is a joint analysis of a problematic and the contributions that actors involved can make to create added value.
Joint programme funding is not necessarily the consequence
Institutional funding of individual partners (by ICCO and other donors) can be combined with co-operation in a programme in various governance and finance modalities.
Criteria for the choice for institutional funding, project funding and/ or programme funding need to be developed based on lessons learned.
Capacity development of staff to play their roles
the competencies to play the four roles or to supervise/ monitor the work of external facilitators of programme development
competencies in process management and dialogue with partners
thematic knowledge for facilitation of knowledge development and sharing and L&L with partners
Capacity development of staff and establishing a learning practice between and within RWO’s and with partners needs to be supported by the Studio and budget needs to be assured for networked learning practices ( f2f and e-learning)
In programme development ICCO often plays the initiating role. This stems from our position as donor as well as from our thematic programme orientation. Initially we act as katalyst, broker, idea generator: this leads to the ownership paradox.
In building up programme coalitions this process will gradually lead to ownership by programme coalitions. Depending on the context ( capacities) this will be a slow or a more speedy process