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IFEH Strategic Planning Update

Look up the latest IFEH Strategic Plan 2019

About the IFEH Strategic Plan 2019

At its Council meeting in Auckland on the 18th March 2018, the representatives from the national organisations raised various issues, which was captured in a document called Scoping Strategy Points.

At this meeting it was agreed to review the current strategy and create a new three- year Strategic Plan. This task was mandated to the incoming President of the IFEH.

A number of project teams were created each tasked with specific identified issues or concerns as per the discussions captured in the scoping strategy points by the former Honorary Secretary.

The project teams were divided into the following areas:

  • Communication Strategy/ Plan
  • Finance Committee
  • History of the IFEH
  • Marketing and Membership Strategy/ Plan
  • Good Governance, Branding and Procedure Manual

Each of the project teams submitted their reports with recommendations.

These reports and recommendations together with the scoping strategy points laid the basis to create a new three-year Strategic Plan. The strategic plan was adopted by IFEH at the Council Meeting and AGM in Kampala in 2019.

As the Strategic Plan is an iterative and living document, updates on progress are made to the IFEH Council meetings and the implementation of the plan is a standing agenda item for IFEH Board meetings.


Further background
At the 2006 World Congress of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) in Dublin Ireland, the Federation Council undertook a facilitated one-day session to ascertain the key elements of an environmental scan (SWOT analysis) for the organization. The subsequent document that was produced became the cornerstone for the Strategic Planning process. 
The Dublin document was titled "Thinking about the Future"

At the Council meeting in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2007 a Steering Committee of representatives from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Kenya and South Africa was established to produce a finalized Strategic Plan for the organization. The Board of Directors were Ex-Officio to this process.

At the Council meeting 2011 in Kuta, Indonesia the final Strategic Plan was approved by the Council. Read the IFEH Strategic Plan 2011.

The action plan was updated in 2012,  in 2013 (working version). In 2015 a review was carried out ( working version).

During a proces in the period 2018 - 2020 as described in previous section a review of the Strategic Plan has been conducted and a new Strategic Plan 2019 has been approved by the Council. Look up the latest and approved IFEH Strategic Plan 2019


In the table below you can find updates on the strategic planning process.
This update is sorted by date of the most important papers / meetings.

2019 / 2020

IFEH Strategic Plan 2019
Approved by the IFEH Council


Updated Action Plan / review of Strategic Plan - working version (September 2015)


Updated Action Plan - working version (January 2013)


Updated Action Plan  (April 2012)

September 2011

IFEH Strategic Plan 2011
Approved by the IFEH Council

August 2008

IFEH Strategic Planning Update
Prepared by the Steering Committee

May 2008 Look up details... Brisbane IFEH Council Meeting
(Minutes are not available yet)
August 2007

Minutes from Nairobi IFEH Council Meeting -
item 14 - Overall IFEH Strategy

June 2007

Result of the strategy session at the Dublin IFEH Council Meeting: "Thinking about the Future"

June 2006

Dublin IFEH Council Meeting

Minutes item 10 - Overall IFEH Strategy

Agenda appendix, item 11(ii) - Comments from Member Organisations re an Overall Strategy for IFEH

October 2005

Minutes from Vancouver IFEH Council Meeting - item 18 - Policy & Strategy

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