FECCLAHA envisions a peaceful and just society where communities live fulfilling and abundant lives as promised by our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:10). Since its launch, FECCLAHA remains seized of the matter on peace building and conflict transformation in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa.
We are delighted about the successful completion of the Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023. This has energized us to plan for the next five-year strategic phase (2024-2028).
This Strategic plan, 2024-2028, provides an important framework for priority interventions over the next five years. Its development was preceded by an evaluation of the just concluded FECCLAHA Strategic Plan (2019 – 2023) which also included an operational context analysis and an Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) process.
As a result of the three processes, FECCLAHA has been able to consolidate its achievements, lessons learnt, and interventions needing to be scaled up in this new strategic planning period.
Further, an elaborate Context Analysis has been undertaken demonstrating the significant challenges related
to Peace and Social cohesion in the region. The analysis has provided an in-depth understanding of the key and emerging concerns in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa, which has informed the priorities for the new strategic planning period. The analysis has also enabled the Strategic Plan to align to regional development
priorities including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and AU Agenda 2063 -The Africa we want.
To ensure that the process is inclusive and participatory, a series of internal and external reflections with FECCLAHA staff, members and partners have been undertaken. This process has greatly enriched the Strategic Planning process as it has provided opportunities to deepen context knowledge and to tap on to
the skills and expertise of the various stakeholders.
The implementation of this strategic plan will require proactive leadership, management, and a committed
team to cause sustainable impact during the planned period. Inspired by Prophet Nehemiah’s words, I make
this clarion call to FECCLAHA members, development and collaborating partners, and all other stakeholders
“Come, let us rebuild the wall…” (Nehemiah 2: 17b). I extend my invitation to all our stakeholders to accompany us in this third Strategic Planning phase as we strive towards our vision and mission for a Peaceful and Just Society in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa.
May the Almighty God bless us.
Rev. Fr. James Oyet
General Secretary, South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)