Partnering with NGOs for WASH Projects part 1 of 3


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Journey along as we highlight the strategies used to engage participants, bridge cultural and language barriers, achieve change, and embed training, education, and skill-transfer programs into communities. This interactive, participatory session will encourage you to use any of the successful ideas in developing your own project. Key topics will include early engagement and critical use of icebreakers, interactive participatory learning, and affordable resources.

Jane Myers
Rotary Club of Bayside Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Samantha Dunne, Childbirth Education Consultant
Maternal Health Training Project

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Partnering with NGOs for WASH Projects part 1 of 3

  1. 1. 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Partnering with NGOs for WASH Projects Moderator: Jim Goodrich Panelists: Ron Denham, Danielle Valiquette & Cathy Leslie
  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  Masters Degrees in Engineering Geology & Water Resources Engineering, USC  Bachelor’s Degree, Geology, UCLA  Adjunct Professor of Geology, California Polytechnic Institute Your Moderator: Jim Goodrich
  3. 3.  Rotarians are busy people – for larger programs, more involved and available staff can make a difference  WASH is complex - NGOs can bring needed technical knowledge, and often “software” knowledge (e.g. CLTS training)  NGOs may bring a different kind of local knowledge, that adds to Rotary Club knowledge of the community  NGOs can help bring additional financial resources  NGOs can bring another layer of credibility that can aid in obtaining funding  Government Agencies can bring similar resources  If they have a local presence, NGOs and Gov’t Agencies can help monitor your projects and can identify issues before they become crises It makes sense for Rotarians to partner with others in large WASH projects. Why?
  4. 4. • Ron Denham • Danielle Valiquette • Cathy Leslie Your Panel
  5. 5. • Rotarian since 1958 • Past District Governor (1993-94) • TRF Benefactor & Major Donor • Int’l Service Above Self Award Winner • Founded & Chairman Emeritus of Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) • B.Sc. & Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; MBA • Worldwide Spokesman for WASH Ron Denham
  6. 6. • Executive Director Engineers Without Borders-USA • Bs Civil Engineering Michigan Tech • Licensed Civil Engineer in Colorado • Peace Corp Volunteer in Nepal • Over 20 years of experience in the design and management of civil engineering projects. • Recipient of 2010 Henry C. Turner Prize Cathy Leslie
  7. 7. • Chief International Programs Officer of ONE DROP • Senior management positions in several international organizations • Bachelor’s degree in Geography • Master’s degrees in International Development & Business Administration • Recipient of the CIDA’s “Overseas Development Associate Program” Grant • 2013 Recognition Award of UQAM Management School Danielle Valiquette