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New Challenges for Inter-Country Committees

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New Challenges for Inter-Country Committees

  1. 1. The Inter-Country Committees: A Road to Peace
  2. 2. RI Convention Bangkok New Frontiers for Inter-CountryCommittees(ICC): Focusing on Countries in Asia, New Roads to Peace
  3. 3. The Panel• Arthur Bowden, General Secretary ICC Executive Council : Moderator• Anton Polsterer, ICC Executive Council Chair: ICC overview• Örsçelik Balkan, PRID : the Mediterranean Peace Initiative• Gianni Jandolo, ICC Executive Council Chair Elect: New challenges for ICC• Guenther Koenig, ICC National Coordinator Germany: ICC in Germany, ICCs between countries in Asia and Germany• Bernard Lacaze, ICC National Coordinator France: ICCs in France, ICCs between France and countries in Asia and France. The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  4. 4. The Role of Inter-Country Committees in Rotary PDG Anton POLSTERERChairman of ICC Executive Council The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  5. 5. France-GermanyIntercountry Committee “Rotarians must be from now on at the forefront of the peace ideal.” Robert Haussmann The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  6. 6. The Role of ICCs• Focus on long term relations between Rotarians, clubs of two countries• Common activities and service projects• Special focus on team building projects The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  7. 7. Value added of ICC• Know how build up through longer term commitment• Combine efforts and project knowhow of Rotarians, their clubs and their districts – who all have real interest in the other country The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  8. 8. Value added of ICC• Section with local expertise in each of the two countries - feasible and sustainable projects• Encourage more clubs and districts to join – bring new ideas – true country activity• You add value, you can make the difference The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  9. 9. Peace and the Role of ICCs• ICC are bilateral activities of countries and their districts• ICCs can help in creating a climate for peace between countries in the same region and far beyond• Humanitarian projects help to provide an environment for alleviating internal tensions: “Reach within to embrace Humanity” The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  10. 10. Organizing an ICC• Agreement to initiate an Inter-Country Committee from the District Governors and ICC Coordinator in each of the countries• Identify interested Rotarians, clubs and districts• Both sections are fully operational and approved in both countries = ICC The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  11. 11. ICCs in Regions with past or present conflicts, resentments from the past• District Governors in each of the countries check political feasibility• Identify Rotarians and clubs with existing ties, empathy for and interest in communicating with Rotarians in other country• Start small to learn, use delegates, contact points• Use regional network The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  12. 12. The Role of ICC in Rotary Country based activity for bilateralhumanitarian and peace efforts, usingprograms and initiatives fitting into the RI Strategic Plan The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  13. 13. The Inter-Country Committees: A Road to Peace
  14. 14. The Role of ICC in Rotary Country based activity for bilateralhumanitarian and peace efforts, usingprograms and initiatives fitting into the RI Strategic Plan The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  15. 15. MEDITERRANEAN PEACE INITIATIVE OF THE INTERCOUNTRY COMITTEES• 1. INTRODUCTION• 2. PURPOSE• 3. ORGANIZATION The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  16. 16. MEDITERRANEAN PEACE INITIATIVE OF THE INTERCOUNTRY COMITTEES• THE CONCLUSION• When all countries around the Mediterranean establish ICCs with each other, and all of them focus on making use of the RI and TRF programs for building up peace, we can demonstrate to the World, by tangible examples, how Rotary can contribute to peace as “catalysts” on “human to human” basis. When we establish country Committees with the non-Rotarian service organizations and public leaders, we shall demonstrate how Rotary can synergize resources by regional and global partnerships The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  17. 17. The Role of ICC in Rotary Country based activity for bilateralhumanitarian and peace efforts, usingprograms and initiatives fitting into the RI Strategic Plan The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  18. 18. ICC Overview including step by step slides for organising an ICCToni PolstererChair 2010-2012 of the Inter-Country Executive Council The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  19. 19. ICC The Concept• Focus on long term relations between two countries The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  20. 20. ICC The Concept• Focus on long term relations between two countries• Common Service Projects The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  21. 21. ICC The Concept• Focus on long term relations between two countries• Common service projects• Special focus on team building projects The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  22. 22. ICC The Concept• ICC are activities of countries and their districts under the responsibility of the District Governors and the ICC National Coordinator The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  23. 23. ICC The Concept• ICC are activities of countries and their districts under the responsibility of the District Governors and ICC National Coordinator• ICCs can help in creating a climate for peace between countries in the same region The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  24. 24. Organizing an ICC• Agreement from the District Governors in each of the countries The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  25. 25. Organizing an ICC• Agreement from the District Governors in each of the countries• Contact person for each country The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  26. 26. Organizing an ICC• Agreement from the District Governors in each of the countries• Contact person for each country• Identify interested Rotarians and clubs The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  27. 27. Organizing an ICC• Agreement from the District Governors in each of the countries• Contact person for each country• Identify interested Rotarians and clubs• Approval of both sections = ICC• Charter celebration The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  28. 28. How Inter-Country Committees Work• National Section in each of the two Countries The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  29. 29. How Inter-Country Committees Work• National Section in each of the two Countries• Membership: Rotarians, spouses, Rotaractors, clubs and districts The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  30. 30. How ICCs Work• Importance of empathy, comprehension and long term commitment The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  31. 31. How ICCs Work• Importance of empathy, comprehension and long term commitment• Your National Coordinator should be appointed for three years by the Governors The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  32. 32. ICCs encourage working together: Unity in Diversity• The ICC section in the other country is your ambassador there The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  33. 33. ICCs encourage working together: Unity in Diversity• The ICC section in the other country is your ambassador there• ICCs can overcome potential tensions and misconceptions The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  34. 34. ICCs encourage working together: Unity in Diversity• The ICC section in the other country is your ambassador there• ICCs can overcome potential tensions and misconceptions• By “Building Communities” between countries, ICCs are bridging countries, “Bridging Continents” The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  35. 35. Summary on how Inter-Country Committees Work• National Section in each of the two Countries• Participation: Rotarians, spouses, Rotaractors, clubs and districts• Importance of Empathy and comprehension The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  36. 36. Ultrasound machine for a hospital Maternity ward Mother and Child Family Planning The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  37. 37. ICCs encourage working together: Unity in Diversity• By “Building Communities” between countries, ICCs are “Bridging Continents” The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  38. 38. ICC Workshop• The concept of focused long term activities between two countries• How District Governors participate and give guidance• ICCs in multi-district countries, in multi- country districts The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  39. 39. ICC Workshop• Creating a climate for peace building through ICCs between countries in same region• Peace building through humanitarian projects in remote countries• The importance of an ICC section in the project country The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  40. 40. Organizing an ICC• Agreement from the District Governors in both countries• Contact person for each country• Identify interested Rotarians and clubs• Approval of both sections = ICC• Charter celebration The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  41. 41. An International Spirit• The first initiative was to foster a network of partner clubs in other countries.• Common projects further enhanced the spirit of tolerance and understanding The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org
  42. 42. The Inter-Country Committees: A road to Peace www.rotary-icc.org

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