______________________________________________________________________________ Framework to Guide the Implementation of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at the APHRC
25 August 2022
The objectives of this framework are three fold: ● To provide guidance to Themes and Units on how to promote their signature issues and leverage the Signature Issue Approach as a pathway to impact; ● To guide the development of big ideas from which programs can be built to address key focus areas of the Strategic Plan; ● To enhance the strategic innovation and enable early career researchers and p. [...] Components of the Framework The Framework has the following components: Setting the context for the big and pipeline ideas; Review process and selection criteria; Outlining the implementation plan and approach; and Monitoring and Evaluation. [...] Review process for the big ideas For the big ideas the review will be conducted once, at two levels: ● The first level of review will consist of a panel of staff from each of the thematic areas who have subject knowledge in the proposed area. [...] Since the Centre will allocate financial resources to facilitate the ideation process around the big and the pipeline ideas, there should be a requirement that at least one of the two ideas coming from the Themes to a centralised submission system should be centred on a signature issue(s) of the respective Themes and Divisions. [...] The purpose of the monitoring is to track the ideation process for the big ideas and pipeline ideas from inception to fully developed ideas.