In response to the need to formalise the previously informal global network a Framework Agreement defining the WOCAT Network as WOCAT International, and WOCAT Regional and National has been elaborated and legally safeguarded. In August 2014, the Consortium Partners officially signed the Agreement, which marks the start of a promising collaboration between the Consortium Partners and all partners of the WOCAT Network worldwide.
With the strong international setup of the
WOCAT Network and the growing recognition of the importance of SLM in
development overall, new and more diverse funding opportunities arise
and are sought. Building on their comparative advantages, Consortium and
Network Partners are working together to harmonize approaches and
develop user-friendly tools and applications, thereby contributing to
leverage additional resources and wider support.
WOCAT International endeavours to increasingly generate long-term programme funding to ensure its effectiveness and sustainability to continuously provide its services to Network members and partner organizations while keeping up with newest developments. At the same time, WOCAT also welcomes short-term funding and donations.
For more information please contact the WOCAT Secretariat at wocat(at)cde.unibe.ch.
WOCAT’s “International Strategy” for 2015–2018 is the product of experiences gathered in the WOCAT programme since its launch in 1992. The Strategy resulted from an internal evaluation and consultation on the future of the programme, in which all Consortium partners were involved.
The Strategy determines the direction of the WOCAT programme for the next 4 years, including:
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