The Epicenter Strategy is used by URDT to contribute to African renaissance. The strategy has three intervention levels; Sub County, Community, Individual. Projects under the Epicenter Strategy include; Gender mainstreaming, Farmer family learning groups, Pupil Managed School Farm Project, Governance Accountability and Participation Programme-GAPP and Capacity building of local leaders.
On the 21st July 2017 during the Foundation Course at ARU Campus in the Center for Reflection and Development, Ms. Biira Grace, a graduate of African ARU and the Epicenter Manager for Mugarama Sub County presented the results she has created since she joined Mugarama Sub County on the 20th March 2016.
She said that 21 technical and political leaders of Mugarama Sub County have been trained in the Visionary Approach. During the training, the vision for the “Mugaram We Want” has been formulated and action steps are being taken towards the realization to this vision. The sub county staff have also formulated their own individual visions.
All sub county staff have been trained in result oriented planning which has boosted their capacity. “As I speak, the Sub County staff speak the same language I speak-the visionary language. Their orientation has changed from reactive to creating.”
At the community level, Grace has facilitated 3 villages to formulate visions through Community Action Planning (CAP). 4 groups have been formed. Community members have also formed village by-laws which are geared towards the realization of village visions formulated.
Grace is also engaged in Farmer Family Learning Groups (FFLG), Pupil Managed School Farm Project, Governance Accountability and Participation Programme-GAPP and Capacity building of local leaders.