The construction of the participatory strategic plan for URACCAN was to promote a participatory, inclusive, permanent, systematic and systemic process that would help to demonstrate that it is an institutional and costly society need in general, to plan and manage participatoryly in order to have a concerted plan between the various sectors that compose it and that transcends time and management spaces.

It was a flexible and open process in its goals and strategies to meet it, firm in its objectives and clear in its indicators.That is why the participatory thinking and strategic planning that the university has been practicing, determines a new way of imagining objectives and goals common to its entire community: teachers, administrative, students, graduates, employers, indigenous communities, Afro-descendants and mestizas and partner organizations and international cooperation.

This participatory strategic planning is intended to identify and anticipate difficulties in addressing them; so that the objectives are also adapted and the progress achieved can be achieved, but from an accurate knowledge of the reality of the Intercultural Community University and the aspirations of its people.

The practice of URACCAN is an epistemological, ethical and political proposal that seeks to build bridges of dialogue, consensus and practices of articulation between different systems of creating knowledge, transcending the Western view of the world and its different ideas and practices towards paradigms of thought that challenge colonial dad and advocate for a diverse and equitable society.

Construction of the Participatory Strategic Plan


  • Formation and training of commissions, which worked in the territories to collect, process and analyze information to develop matrices with general information.

  • Design of communication strategies that would drive awareness and empowerment of the strategic planning process.

  • Identification of relevant actors inside and outside the institution.

Definition of Mission, Vision, Objectives and Strategic Lines, Goals, Lines of Action, Indicators and Sources of Verification.  

  • Formulation of the overall objective and the institutional development model.

  • Definition of strategic objectives.

  • Analysis, selection and definition of strategic guidelines, targets, lines of action, measurement indicators and sources of verification.

  • Validation and concertation with the venues.

Strategic Planning and Evaluation.

  • Identification of programs, actions and projects

  • Design of the initial agenda of urgent issues and annual operational planning.

  • Formulation of Monitoring indicators and temporary evaluation.

Transverse axes.

These are key issues that URACCAN institutionalizes in all its functions and respond to the particularities of the Intercultural Community University model. The cross-cutting axes are operated in each of the processes, programs, projects, activities and actions carried out by the university.

  • Intercultural Gender Perspective

For URACCAN, the intercultural gender perspective is a theoretical-practical approach to permanent construction, addressing historical gaps in inequality between women and men.

  • Interculturality

At URACCAN, interculturality is conceived as a permanent process of building, establishing and strengthening spaces for dialogue, communication and horizontal two-way interaction, between peoples, communities and peoples of different cultures.

  • Autonomy of the Peoples

It refers to the capacity for self-government and self-determination, at the communal, territorial, municipal, regional and international levels, which entails the Good Living of culturally differentiated peoples in unity in diversity.

  • Good Living and Identity Development

It is the philosophy of life of peoples that seeks harmony between the spiritual and the material, in balance with Mother Earth, promoting happiness, community life, brotherhood and complementarity in the search for well-being from her worldview.

  • Saberes Dialogue

It is the creation, recreation, dissemination and exchange of knowledge, knowledge and practices from the interaction between self-knowledge and Western knowledge in the different functions of the university.

  • Institutional Articulation

It is the concerted interrelationship between the different instances and actors involved, ensuring the optimization of resources and compliance with the regulations of the university, in order to achieve a common objective.

Institutional Functions.

Function 1: Learning Communities

In URACCAN the "Learning Communities" function includes all activities oriented to creation, recreation, dissemination and exchange of knowledge, knowledge, values and practices from two means: the interaction between local knowledge, ancestral and Western knowledge for the development of skills in the world of work, the development of values and attitudes that prepare the educated to successfully face the challenges of life and strengthen the autonomy process of the Autonomous Regions of the Coast Nicaraguan Caribbean.

Function 2: Creation and recreation of knowledge, knowledge and practices.

In URACCAN the creation and recreation of knowledge, knowledge and practices is defined as a participatory process that generates new knowledge, capabilities and innovations.It systematizes and revalues the historical practices and local knowledge of indigenous, Afro-descendant, half-breed and ethnic communities in the quest for good living.

Function 3: Accompaniment and social and community advocacy.

It is defined as a process of dialogue of knowledge implemented by the university with communities and social actors; aimed at the order of regional development and strengthening of regional systems and the promotion of cultural heritage from an approach to gender equity, for the collective construction of the Good Life of peoples, respect, balance and harmony with Mother Earth at national and international level.

Function 4: Intercultural management and communication for institutional development

It consists of the relevant and quality management process through the concerted construction of institutional plans where it is implemented, monitored, accompanied and evaluated at all levels, tasks and procedures that guarantee the effective development of the basic functions of the institution.

Function 5: Cooperation, Solidarity and National and International Complementarity.

Processes of management and proactive management of external resources and financing, national and international, aimed at the fulfillment of the institutional life plan 2015-2019 and comprehensive university accompaniment to the various peoples and communities from an intercultural gender perspective for the strengthening of Good Living and / or Development with Identity.