Overarching AHD strategy
An integrated cost effective overarching strategic approach that transcends discipline and geographic boundaries is needed to understand and address socio-environmental important problems such as predicting and controlling major determining factors of the poor public health and agricultural productivity conditions in low-income African countries.
The AHD overarching strategy assumes the involvement of all relevant sectors and stakeholders, including at the local, national, regional and global levels to achieve organization’s goals and objectives as it is a transparent and open implementation process which requires the effective participation of the target beneficiaries and the key actors the decision-making process, featuring in particular a strengthened role for women.
The main stakeholders in the AHD overarching Strategic Approach are understood here to be Governments, regional economic integration organizations, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, bi-multilateral government partners, and individuals involved in the management of health and agricultural programs and related interventions – including but not limited to the following sectors agriculture, environment, health, education, husbandry, industry, relevant economic sectors, development cooperation, labor and science and individual stakeholders
The strategy recognizes the growing gaps between the capacities of different countries to manage their public health and agricultural challenges and issues.
Rules and principles guiding AHD strategy:
- Assuring accountability through better allocation of task, role and responsibility
- Cumulative cycle of crafting the future (building capacity, choosing direction, taking action
- Applying the three basic principles for community action:
- the three way partnerships (officials for policies, rules, regulations and channeling resources; experts for capacity, skills, ideas and technologies, monitor change, and bring multiple perspectives and communities local action grounded in objective local data),
AHD recognizes with Carl Taylor that progress comes from collaborative bottom-up (community), top-down (officials), and outside-in (experts) – with no one sector deciding that it alone is “in charge”.