UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre Hosts Strategic Planning Workshop
UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre for Community Development and Research within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently hosted its Strategic Planning Workshop in association with Africa Research associates who hail from countries across the continent.
Former postgraduate students and scholars from Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, the DRC, Rwanda, Mozambique, Lesotho, Uganda and South Africa were recruited at the School to be ambassadors in their countries.
Academic Leader of Community Engagement in the School and Co-ordinator of Research, Pedagogy and Publications at the Centre, Professor Gerald West, facilitated the workshop.
Said West: ‘The purpose of the workshop was twofold: to introduce the participants to the methodology of Contextual Bible Study (CBS) and to introduce and institutionalise Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) as a tool for Results Based Management (RBM) in our work in the community.’
The workshop sessions were facilitated by Chairperson of the Board, the Reverend Sibusiso Gwala, who was assisted by Programmes Co-ordinator, the Reverend Sithembiso Zwane.
The Director of Ujamaa Centre, Professor Raymond Kumalo, introduced the participants to the Ujamaa Centre, pointing out that the Centre is the only recognised Research and Community Engagement Centre within the School.