Management of Risk in the Pursuit of Outcomes
Outcomes are beyond the control of the Chapter in development. They are subject to external factors which increase in numbers and complexity in the progression from shortterm to intermediate and finally to the ultimate outcomes.
It is possible however to identify some of the risks that may inhibit the expected emergence of outcomes, to take advance action to mitigate them, to monitor them, and to take contingency action if they arise.
Risks arise at the level of the activities and outputs. Each project has its own risk management strategy. Risks also arise at the Chapters enabling environment; for example, funding, partnerships, and reputation. An extended risk strategy will be developed in the first year of the strategic plan to encompass organizational risk.
|Risks||Outcomes at Risk||Risk Management Strategies|
|Collaboration does not lead to take-up of African Union Clubs even after contributions by the African Union Chapter and other institutions.||More effective, responsive and accountable African Union Clubs.||Further engagement with the parties involved to identify reasons for the lack of take-ups and identify the necessary support mechanisms needed to improve the situation.|
|There are insufficient opportunities for African Union Clubs to apply their new abilities.||Enhanced capacity of African Union Clubs to collaborate with each other and engage in the objectives of the Chapter.||Engagement with other institutions to identify opportunities for interaction and skills development.|
|African Union Clubs partners do not take ownership of the processes set in motion by the projects, undermining their sustainability.||Enhanced capacity of African Union Clubs to collaborate with each other and other youth organizations.||Periodic-namely qualitative follow-up surveys of African Union Clubs that have signed under the organization. taking into account the pros and cons of the affiliation.|
|African Union Clubs are unwilling to share their experience with and support, other youth organizations.||Enhanced capacity of African Union Clubs to collaborate with each other and other youth orgnisations to promote the objectives of the Chapter. Create platforms to help develop greater understanding and learning in the Chapter’s objectives between the African Union Clubs and other youth organizations in including the wider population.||Build consensus and expectations around the concept of sharing and mutual support.|
|Engagement experience is not positive enough on one side or the other to convince the party to engage substantively with the objectives of the Chapter.||Increased collaboration and learning between the African Union Clubs and other youth organization.||Feedback mechanism from interactions to identify these weaknesses. Follow-up with the parties to identify possible remedial interventions.|
|The environment for substantive engagement in the Chapters objectives is not sufficiently enabling.||Increased collaboration and learning between the African Union Clubs and other institutions.||Create opportunities for African Union Clubs to collaborate with the African Union Chapter departments and internal stakeholders to improve the enabling environment.|