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Isw08 Harachi

  1. 1. Royal University of Phnom Penh and Univ ersity of Washington Social Work Partnership Tracy W. Harachi International Collaborations: Costs and Resource Challenges
  2. 2. What excites me about this partnership? Seeks long term reciprocal collaboration Increases human capacity for both partners Has local relevance for Cambodians while opening doors for our University
  3. 3. Cultural Context Post conflict society 1979 fall of Pol Pot & Khmer Rouge ~ ¼ of population dead ~ 200 college educated alive Ranked 159/161 most corrupt country Highest rate of amputees in world Highest rate of HIV in Asia High rate of infant mortality Little access to clean H2O & sanitation High rate of illiteracy 3 out of 10 PTSD
  4. 4. Hugely aid dependent economy 267 registered International NGOs $ haven’t translated into increased capacity (Godfrey et al 2002) Little rebuilding of higher education 2003 Royal University of Phnom Penh approached UW to support the creation of the first Social Work college department in Cambodia 1992 arrival of UNTAC and sea of NGOs
  5. 5. <ul><li>Different models to start new departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RUPP asked to send 1 faculty (Sociology) for MSW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our strategy: bring 2 cohorts for group learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Buy-in Dean, BASW, MSW Program Committees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turnover 3 Deans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple independent endeavors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University Climate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Vice Provost of Global Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Office of International Programs & Exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Dept Global Health & Institute of Health Metrics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$$ bi-national, multi-national, private donors </li></ul><ul><li>Unfilled position announcements for social workers </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>100% financial support for 5 students to attend MSW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State legislative support for reciprocal programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personnel / Time costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Target 12 faculty for sustainable department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit 6-7 more faculty candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not feasible to cont. training at UW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify new MSW partners </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Phase II </li></ul><ul><li>Support faculty development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize Ctr for Instructional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop structure for field learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize AVI, Maryknoll volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop collaborative research projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US Initiated: Deportees of Cambodian Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambodia Initiated: Maternal HIV Transmission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practicum placements – Unexpected Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize UW home tuition program </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Continue to define partners’ roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivate departmental leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indigenization not authentization </li></ul></ul>

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