2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Breakout Session
Project Enhancement Process (PEP)
Moderator: Jim Goodrich
Panelists:...
• Wasrag Board of Directors
• Chair, Wasrag Technology Committee
• Co-Author of Wasrag’s Strategic & Business Plans
• PEP ...
• Selection of inappropriate technologies
• The Myth: “Just built it and it will work forever.”
• Poor water point siting
...
• Formation of In-Country Regional Teams
• Use PPP Teams in advance of project planning and
design
• Assist Rotarians on h...
PEP = Project Enhancement Process
• An initiative for Rotarians supported by The Rotary
Foundation (TRF) and the Water and...
Project Enhancement Process
PPP TeamsTechnical Guides
• Water
• Sanitation
• Hygiene
PPP = Program Planning & Performance
• Facilitate project planning with Rotary clubs & key
stakeholders
• Conduct communit...
• It gives sponsoring and hosting Rotary
Districts/Clubs access to knowledgeable WASH
professionals early in the planning ...
• Turkey
• India (2)
• Papua New Guinea
• Uganda (3)
• Kenya (2)
• Tanzania (2)
• Thailand
• Honduras
• Fiji
• Mexico
Wher...
• John Hewko
• Ron Denham
• Ella Phillips Lacey
• John Dracup
Our Distinguished Panelists
• Currently, RI General Secretary
• Member of the Rotary Club of Kyiv, Ukraine
• Paul Harris Fellow
• Harvard Law Degree
•...
• Rotarian since 1958
• Past District Governor (1993-94)
• TRF Benefactor & Major Donor
• Int’l Service Above Self Award W...
• PPP team member - Kenya
• Rotarian since 1999
• District 6510 Rotarian of the Year
• Int’l Service Above Self Award Winn...
• PPP Team Leader to Kisumu,
Kenya 2014
• PPP Team Leader to Remba
Island, Kenya
• Rotarian since 1999
• Wasrag Team Leade...
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Put a little PEP into your projects! Join representatives from The Rotary Foundation and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group to learn about the two-year Project Enhancement Process (PEP) Pilot Program for developing larger, more sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects. They’ll share details about PEP site visits and project status updates, highlight program successes and shortcomings, and discuss recommendations for the future of the process.

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Report on the Project Enhancement Process (PEP)

  1. 1. 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Breakout Session Project Enhancement Process (PEP) Moderator: Jim Goodrich Panelists: John Hewko, Ron Denham, Ella Lacey, John Dracup
  2. 2. • Wasrag Board of Directors • Chair, Wasrag Technology Committee • Co-Author of Wasrag’s Strategic & Business Plans • PEP Team Leader to Turkey in 2013 • PPP Team member to Mexico in 2014 • Twice President Groveland Rotary Club • Paul Harris Fellow • MS Degrees in Engineering Geology & Water Resources Engineering, USC; BS Degree, Geology, UCLA • Adjunct Professor of Geology, California State Polytechnic University Your Moderator: Jim Goodrich
  3. 3. • Selection of inappropriate technologies • The Myth: “Just built it and it will work forever.” • Poor water point siting • Lack of on-going operations and maintenance training • Lack of finance for operations and maintenance • Lack of spare parts • Poor or changing water quality • Vandalism, theft, or conflict • Ineffective community water committees • Weak follow-up and project supervision by project sponsors • No long-term project monitoring and evaluation 50% of WASH project fail in first 5 years!!! Why?
  4. 4. • Formation of In-Country Regional Teams • Use PPP Teams in advance of project planning and design • Assist Rotarians on how to plan, design and monitor sustainable WASH projects • Assist Rotarians with other aspects of project development What is the Wasrag Model for doing WASH Projects?
  5. 5. PEP = Project Enhancement Process • An initiative for Rotarians supported by The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and the Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group (Wasrag) • Leverages Rotarian volunteer and staff expertise to enhance the technical quality of projects, • Supports sound project design, • Produces effective Global Grants and measure Rotary’s impact in the Areas of Focus. What is PEP?
  6. 6. Project Enhancement Process PPP TeamsTechnical Guides • Water • Sanitation • Hygiene
  7. 7. PPP = Program Planning & Performance • Facilitate project planning with Rotary clubs & key stakeholders • Conduct community assessments • Facilitate the prioritization of community needs • Generate technical and programmatic recommendations • Assist with budgeting and financial planning • Develop monitoring and evaluation programs What are PPP Teams?
  8. 8. • It gives sponsoring and hosting Rotary Districts/Clubs access to knowledgeable WASH professionals early in the planning process so that award of Global Grants is facilitated. • It gives TRF some level of assurance that the selected project is sustainable. • It helps establish long-term monitoring and evaluation tools. • It opens the project up to other Areas of Focus. Why is the PEP process important?
  9. 9. • Turkey • India (2) • Papua New Guinea • Uganda (3) • Kenya (2) • Tanzania (2) • Thailand • Honduras • Fiji • Mexico Where have PPP teams been used?
  10. 10. • John Hewko • Ron Denham • Ella Phillips Lacey • John Dracup Our Distinguished Panelists
  11. 11. • Currently, RI General Secretary • Member of the Rotary Club of Kyiv, Ukraine • Paul Harris Fellow • Harvard Law Degree • Master’s Degree in Modern History from Oxford University • Bachelor’s Degrees in Government and Soviet Studies, Hamilton College • VP of Millennium Challenge Corporation • Partner, Law Firm of Baker & McKenzie • Adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University John Hewko
  12. 12. • Rotarian since 1958 • Past District Governor (1993-94) • TRF Benefactor & Major Donor • Int’l Service Above Self Award Winner • Formed & Chairman Emeritus of Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) • B.Sc. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; MBA • Worldwide Spokesman for WASH Ron Denham
  13. 13. • PPP team member - Kenya • Rotarian since 1999 • District 6510 Rotarian of the Year • Int’l Service Above Self Award Winner • Faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine • Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences • Retired to Peace Corp, Water For People, World Water Corp & Rotary • WASH projects around the world Ella Phillips Lacey
  14. 14. • PPP Team Leader to Kisumu, Kenya 2014 • PPP Team Leader to Remba Island, Kenya • Rotarian since 1999 • Wasrag Team Leader for Water Technology • Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley John Dracup
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