WHO WE ARE:
The Directorate of Planning and Development was established in 2006 after the Council observed the need to set up the department that would provide the strategic direction of the university. This arose after a recommendation from the K2 restructuring report for Kyambogo University 2005. The directorate has since grown in staffing from 2 to 7 staff with a director as the head. The directorate is located on teachers road opposite the office of the Academic Registrar.
The Directorate of Planning and Development is categorized into basically two major components as follows; The Planning wing and the Development wing.
The Planning wing: The planning wing addresses the following areas:-
- Corporate Planning: This covers monitoring the implementation of activities, goal formulation drives, initiating the development of plans, budgets, master plan and strategic plans. The directorate has produced; a University Master Plan 2013 -2030 whose major key function is to guide in physical planning, systematic organization of the university and infrastructural development, the university through the directorate has produced a Strategic Plan 2012/13 – 2022/23 which was revised in accordance to the National Development Plan requirement to be of five years, it’s now 2015/16 – 2019/20, whose major function is to guide both recurrent and capital developments of the university. The directorate has participated in the development of various planning and budgeting documents and their dissemination to the planning centres, the directorate developed the road map for planning and budgeting which shall be updated annually as and when the planning reforms in government change.
- Academic Planning: The directorate liaises with the office of the Academic Registrar in appraising of new and ongoing academic programs and reviewing programs following NCHE guidelines.
- Physical Planning and Human Resource Planning: The directorate will coordinate the physical facilities in liaison with Estates Department in monitoring both recurrent and capital projects of the university and this will help to ascertain value for money on all implemented projects of the University. The directorate will work closely with the Human Resource Directorate and Management to timely carry out the projection of Human resource requirements. This will help the university to retain competent and qualified staff.
- Database Development and Management. For any meaningful planning, there must be a basis and this basis is the baseline information. The directorate embarked on a process of establishing a one-stop data Center in collaboration with the e – Kampus team. As a first step, the directorate identified information/data sets which were distributed to faculties and to managers to add on any information data set which they deem relevant and useful for the university business and planning processes to be collected and updated on a routine basis. The directorate shall continue to prepare and update the University Fact Book which entails facts and data about the university to ensure meaningful decisions are taken on after a consultative effort with the fact book.
- Performance Assessment: it’s necessary for the university to regularly review its operations and activities against the set objectives. This review will involve monitoring and evaluation of all the planned activities. The directorate has developed a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework which will be used to monitor all the university activities both recurrent and capital developments and the budget execution in terms of planned and actual release of funds, this will help the university to ensure value for money and also to check whether the university is moving in the positive trend and where need, corrective actions will be made.
The development wing addresses the following areas.
- The department shall coordinate and plan for developments through using and requesting for capital development projects from the planning centres and through a bottom-up participatory approach present to management and relevant committees on which projects to be undertaken in the next financial years and in the medium term.
- Resource mobilization efforts: Given that the Government resource flow to the university has been declining to the ever-increasing national demands, the directorate shall coordinate the mobilization of supplementary resources through proposal writing. Once done effectively it will boost the University with supplementary resources.
- Collaborative linkages with various stakeholders including donors and other partners. Modern universities thrive through collaboration with other organizations to exploit the comparative advantages of the different institutions. The directorate shall undertake efforts by initiating collaborative linkages with other universities, the donor’s community, industries, old students and other organizations for their comparative advantages such as capacity building and widening career prospects. Collaboration in terms of academic programs, research projects, staff exchanges, seminar discussions will also be promoted.
- Projects Development: The directorate shall spearhead project development and management by providing guidance in proposal development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of different stages of project development.
- Internationalization: Kyambogo University continues to integrate with international intercultural and global dimension into the delivery of higher education and this will also help in expanding the scope for income generation for the university.
In executing these roles, the directorate will work closely with the academic staff, administrative staff, management, Senate, Kyambogo University staff associations, students’ guild and all stakeholders within Kyambogo University in order to realise its intended objectives.