NNOC introduces strategic planBy: HELGE SCHUTZ
THE Namibia National Olympic Committee yesterday launched its strategic plan for the quadrennial 2013 - 2016, leading up to the Rio Olympic Games.
The strategic plan is encapsulated in an eight-page brochure that includes the NNOC’s vision, its role, its strategic focus areas, key performance indicators and its organisational structure.
At yesterday’s launch NNOC president Agnes Tjongarero said they had embarked on the development of a strategic plan in October 2011 after two of their members had attended a strategic planning workshop presented by the Olympic Solidarity movement.
A five-member steering committee consisting of NNOC board members Joan Smit, Abner Xoagub and Ndeulipula Hamutumwa, and Heiko Fliedl of the Namibia Table Tennis Association and Heiko Diehl of the Namibia Volleyball Association, was appointed to lead the planning process.
Tjongarero said the strategic plan was developed in consultation with key stakeholders and partners of the NNOC and the Namibian sports community.
“Considerable time was spent during sessions with stakeholders, board members and staff to determine the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities that the sports community in Namibia is facing. Breakaway sessions took place with long deliberations on aspects such as the vision and the mission of the NNOC,” she said.
“Those debates were drawn from the commitments that derived from the knowledge that sport and recreation serve to build our nation. This indeed forms an essential part of our effort to improve the quality of life of all sportsmen and women in Namibia,” she added.
Tjongarero said the document would serve as a guiding tool and a work plan to help the NNOC reach its goals and objectives.
“I wish to acknowledge the commitment of the steering committee who completed this task with much enthusiasm and drive. A special word of appreciation goes to the president of the Namibia Volleyball Federation, Heiko Diehl, and the president of the Namibia Table Tennis Federation, Heiko Fliedl, who voluntarily became available as members of the steering committee, and who have been instrumental from the start to completion of the project,” she said.
“As we move into the new quadrennial and the implementation of the strategic plan, we will continue to work closely with our members, stakeholders and partners in pursuit of our objectives, as envisaged in our plan,” she said.
In the document the NNOC’s vision is spelled out as follows:
“To become the leading NOC (National Olympic Committee) on the continent, by creating a sustainable environment to improve the quality of life of Namibians by embracing the Olympic ideals and values.”
The NNOC’s role is defined as one of supporting the organisation and development of sports competitions in Namibia and to ensure the regular participation of Namibia at the Olympic Games.
Its strategic focus areas include marketing and communication, administration, governance, events and Olympic programmes.