Presentation on theme: "Cape Mount Development Blueprint Plan 180 PLAN 180: Here. Now. Together."— Presentation transcript:
Cape Mount Development Blueprint Plan 180 PLAN 180: Here. Now. Together.
PLAN 180 PLAN 180 is a community development plan consolidating the resources of innovative thought-leaders and best-practice organizations to focus them on a single geographic area for the purpose of lifting that community out of post-conflict poverty and into global-class revitalization. The strength of PLAN 180 is in its ability to catalyze people and organizations into massive collaboration. PLAN 180 builds partnerships with local and international organizations to work interdependently to rapidly and holistically address the needs in a community. This partnership creates sustainable growth that balances the community's economic vitality with the well-being of its citizens.
PLAN 180: Grand Cape Mount PLAN 180 selects a region to work in based on the following criteria: The criteria for a PLAN 180 program is: 1.The region is a post-conflict area. 2.The region is undergoing or desiring to undergo reconstruction. 3.The local and national leadership support the development of programs to enhance the quality of life for its citizens and communities. PLAN 180 has chosen Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia to work in because it meets the criteria and because it has established, visionary leadership in its expatriate association NACA – The National Association of Cape Mountainians in the Americas.
Values Vision Mission HealthcareEducationInfrastructureEnterprise Social/Cultural Focus PLAN 180: Grand Cape Mount
Guiding Beliefs We believe that all the tools, resources and know-how necessary to transform entire communities-in-need already exist in the world. We believe that with focused and passionate effort, these resources can be brought together to cause rapid and significant change. We believe that in order to fuel a renaissance of hope and to sustain lasting change we must create a bold shift in mindset. We believe in complete and total turnarounds. We believe in swift, intelligent change. We believe in massive collaboration. PLAN 180: Here. Now. Together.
PLAN 180 ALLIANCE Plan 180 is organized as an alliance amongst equal partners all contributing valuable core competencies to the overall vision and mission of Plan 180. The alliance operates as an ecosystem, with all the interdependent strengths and delicacies inherent in the complex dynamics of an ecosystem. Plan 180 is not owned by any one organization, but it is operated by a Governing Board. The Plan 180 Governing Board provides leadership, coordination, governance and oversight to the strategic implementation of its goals. The priority role of the Governing Board is to keep the ecosystem in balance.
Values Vision Mission NACA How? Partnership/ Collaboration Alliance County Leadership NGOs CMDF PLAN 180: Here. Now. Together. SH Fellowship Nubian Villages LICEF Initiatives, Skills, Networks Collaborators REAP CDA
PLAN 180 Social Focus &Enterprise Accelerating Women Entrpreneurs AWE in Liberia Campaign Program Elements System Development Assessment Design Implementation Enterprise Development Zone Exploration & Entrepreneurship Curriculum AWE Outreach & Education NACA Strongheart Group FLOW
NACA Board Grand Cape Mount County Legislative Caucus Grand Cape Mount County Superintendent Grand Cape Mount County District Commissioners ✓ Approved Plan 180 ✓ Approved Plan 180 ✓ Approved Plan 180 ✓ Approved Plan 180 PLAN 180 APPROVED BY STAKEHOLDERS Grand Cape Mount County Paramount Chiefs ✓ Approved Plan 180 ✓ Approved Plan 180 City of Robertsport Mayor
PLAN 180 GOVERNING BOARD The role of the governing board seat is to ensure sustainable, cooperative growth between the individual organizations and the other Plan 180 alliance members. The governing board will operate under the guidelines of a charter. FOUNDING MEMBER SEATS NACA - President Abraham G. Massaley Strongheart Group – FounderCori Stern ALLIANCE PARTNER SEATS NACA - Chair, Reconstruction CommitteeWillie Givens, Jr. Strongheart Group - Executive DirectorZoe Adams GCMC – SuperintendentHon. Catherine Watson-Khasu CMDF – Executive DirectorMr. Frank Sambola/ Abass Kamara CMDF – Chairman Board of DirectorsHon. Samuel K. Massaley, Sr. GCMC - Gender Coordinator Magdalene Hajah Fahnbulleh AWE – Executive Director Jeff Klein Future EntitiesDesignated Representatives
PLAN 180 ALLIANCE PARTNER ROLES NACA, Inc. Expatriate Liaison & Resources, Needs Assessment, In-County & In-Country Relationships: CMDF In-County Coordination STRONGHEART GROUP Plan 180 Marketing & New Partner Evaluation: Sub-teams assigned by GB Project Evaluation/Assessment Initiating Alliance Collaborator Project Implementation: Example AWE: Women Entrepreneur Empowerment & Market Development:
PLAN 180 ALLIANCE PARTNER QUALIFICATIONS Alignment with vision and core values Proven and tangible competency to effect Plan 180 goals References Sign Plan 180 Alliance Charter which consists of Plan 180 Mission and Goals –Area of Interest/impact/ Focus Areas –Description of initiative, resources, competencies –See project application form for ideas
STAKEHOLDERS’ VOICE …………………………
Education PLAN 180 VISIONEducation Education Goals: 1.PLAN 180 envisions a county in which 100% of the youth are in high-quality primary, secondary, and tertiary schools. 2.PLAN 180 will focus its work on free public schools. 3.PLAN 180 envisions a county with an 80% high school diploma achievement rate. 4.PLAN 180 envisions an adult education school that teaches core competencies. 5.PLAN 180 envisions high quality international teachers being attracted and retained to work in Grand Cape Mount. 6.PLAN 180 envisions a vocational college that operates in collaboration with local industry. 7.PLAN 180 envisions the Polytechnic Institute being a world-class design, engineering and technology college. CHALLENGES: Mass ignorance, mis-education, illiteracy, and a shattered educational system and programs which translate into a 75% functionally illiterate population. Liberia’s illiteracy rate is over 70%. About 50% of the teachers are not trained. Over 50% of children of school age are not in school. Education gets only 11.4% of the annual national budget allocation. These statistics were recently confirmed by the Liberian Needs Assessment Report (2004) presented to the United Nations. No doubt, the current situation in Grand Cape Mount County exactly mirrors the magnitude and extent of that national problem and the challenges it poses for this generation of stake holders. VISION: We envision that, predicated upon a conscious strategic plan, in the context of TIME (Teach, Inspire, Motivate, and Empower), Grand Cape Mount County will be recognized as model and leader of Liberia’s educational reconstruction agenda, thus reclaiming her rightful place as the torch bearer of Liberia’s once acclaimed educational enterprise.
Infrastructure PLAN 180 VISIONInfrastructure Infrasture Goals: 1.PLAN 180 envisions a county in … Transportation 2.PLAN 180 will focus its work … Facilities. 3.PLAN 180 envisions a county … Systems.. Power, Communications, Water/Sewer. 4.PLAN 180 envisions an adult education.. Skill development. 5.PLAN 180 envisions.. Resource management policy (including Ordinances) 6.PLAN 180 envisions... Commerce 7.PLAN 180 envisions.. Planned Communities (eco-villages) – housing (e.g. bamboo housing) CHALLENGES: Lack of basic systems and services to facilitate development..Roads/Bridges, Power Generation, etc to support commerce and industry Lack of Clean, Safe, Easily Accessible Water and waste management facilities..to support public health Lack of suitable, well equipped structures such as hospitals/clinics, schools, etc to support healthcare and education VISION: Develop a culture and mindset which gives birth to innovative ideas, policies, ordinances, and institutions that ensure economic prosperity while wisely conserving the County’s natural resources and protecting its environment. Expediently employ cutting-edge technology to address challenges.
Healthcare PLAN 180 VISIONHealthcare Healthcare Goals: 1.PLAN 180 envisions a county in … hygiene education, reinforcement campaigns 2.PLAN 180 will focus its work … Facilities, accessible, well equipped. 3.PLAN 180 envisions a county … improved statistics 4.PLAN 180 envisions an adult education.. Skill development/ training. 5.PLAN 180 envisions.. Incentives to enter field of study 6.PLAN 180 envisions... Help facilitate reach and effectiveness of national policy 7.PLAN 180 envisions.. Preventative behavior reinforcement campaigns CHALLENGES: Lack of basic systems and services to facilitate development..Roads/Bridges, Power Generation, etc to support commerce and industry. Lack of clean, safe, easily accessible water and waste management facilities..to support public health and other needs. Lack of suitable, well equipped structures such as hospitals/clinics, schools, etc to support healthcare and education VISION: Provide a Health Care System that serves the population, which consists of the young, middle and older adult patients requiring medical treatment.. To provide preventative and restorative health needs for patients to maintain optimum physiological functionality. Provide effective patient education on disease entities and tools that support precautionary measures.
Enterprise PLAN 180 VISIONEnterprise Enterprise Goals: 1.PLAN 180 envisions a county in … Security to protect investment 2.PLAN 180 will focus its work … good governance, standards of business conduct. 3.PLAN 180 envisions a county … effective images of success 4.PLAN 180 envisions an adult education.. Skill development/ training. 5.PLAN 180 envisions.. Advocate for conducive Legal system and law enforcement 6.PLAN 180 envisions... Micro loan program 7.PLAN 180 envisions.. Poverty metrics 8.PLAN 180 envisions.. Collaboratives to give farmers incentives to expand agricultural output, especially food. Sustainable, integrated agriculture production and marketing (Agro-enterprise development, processing, livestock, fishery, tree crop nursery, assorted vegetables). 9.PLAN 180 envisions.. Self-sustaining institution that provide appropriate technology, inputs and services necessary for increased production and distribution of agricultural goods and products, with particular emphasis on expanding the role of the local leaders and farmers in these areas. CHALLENGES: Limited Imaging of SUCCESS, challenging environment that can stifle SUCCESS. Limited Socio-economic Mobility and Support, Lack of Capital. Absence of Economic Strategy and under-developed Agricultural Sector. VISION: A culture and environment of socio-economic entrepreneurship amongst our people; creating role models and raising the expectation of what is achievable. Supportive mechanisms, incentives, policies and private investments to encourage entrepreneurship. Sustainable economic development that leverages natural and human resources. Support for institutional and human resource development programs that provide for greater participation by farmers in the development process, including policy, planning, to build popular support and acceptance of policies, procedures and programs necessary for self- sustaining growth.
Social Focus PLAN 180 VISIONSocial Focus Social Focus Goals: 1.PLAN 180 envisions a county in … empowerment, gender focus 2.PLAN 180 will focus its work … engagement, i.e. sports. 3.PLAN 180 envisions a county … facilities (parks, playground, fields, courts…) 4.PLAN 180 envisions an adult education.. Skill development/ training. 5.PLAN 180 envisions.. Equipment, materials, 6.PLAN 180 envisions... Model programs, role models 7.PLAN 180 envisions.. Competition (mind and body) 8.PLAN 180 envisions … Culture showcase, restoration (e.g. Tubman Center) 9.PLAN 180 envisions … metrics (teenage pregnancy rate, etc) CHALLENGES: At risk youth due to warrior mentality and under employment or lack thereof, lack of facilities and programs to keep youth productively engaged, Pervasive mentality of dependency due to long history of poverty, Culturally entrenched gender bias resulting in violence against and disenfranchisement of women. VISION: Bold shift in mindset resulting in commitment to continuous self improvement, focus on positive possibilities, and self reliance. A respect for cultural heritage with sufficient flexibility to refine and adapt to global challenges.