The Department of Agroforestry and Agricultural Development (DAgfAD) at the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) has emerged the overall best in the first quarter of 2017.
The information was made known recently during an enlarged Heads of Department’s Meeting that took place at the Headquarters of ERuDeF. According to the management of ERuDeF, DAgfAD is being rewarded for its assiduity, pro-activeness and high result oriented performance since the start of year.
The evaluation was done based on a 7 step performance model presented by the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ERuDeF, Louis Nkembi. Of the nine departments in ERuDeF, DAgfAD emerged top with 6 on 7 per the evaluation, followed by the departments of Finance, and Forestry respectively.
Receiving the award, the Director of DAgfAD, Payong Marquise, praised the team spirit that reigned among her collaborators. She indicated, the award will serve as stimulant to enable them work even harder.
“I see this gesture from the management as a great motivation to me and my team. We promise to work harder and to meet up with our 2017 target of planting three million trees,” Payong Marquise added.
Responding to the secret behind her team’s success, the Director added that “I would say a lot of team work, taking our tasks seriously in order to meet up with departmental/organisational goals, meeting deadlines and above all good management by team leader. All these greatly contributed to our success.”
Commenting on the award, ERuDeF’s boss urged the other departments, especially those that did not feature amongst the first three like the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-Profit Studies, departments of Conservation, Livelihood & Economic Developments, Programmes & Planning, Administration and Human Resources, and Office of the CEO to use the award as a step-up tool to bring their various departments to the competitive level. He expressed total satisfaction with this performance and commended the Agroforestry team to continue with such spirit.
“This award is a motivation for the good work the department is doing. I won’t say they are 100% best but the department is putting in great efforts to achieving its goals. So more efforts should therefore be put in to reach the high performance level which is the optimum,” the CEO underscored
The award ceremony ended up with the directors of other departments promising to work harder so as to be outstanding come the next quarter