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Diáspora-Guatemala Proyectos en Acción: Empezando

                                                                                                       

Domingo 9 de marzo del 2008

 

8:15 AM – 5:30 PM[1]

  

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, AD 119 (Auditorio edificio- AD)

MACARTHUR CAMPUS

JUPITER, FLORIDA[2]

                                                        

 

Metas

 

Las metas del taller incluyen:

 

·        Construcción de conceptos- discutir a fondo y desarrollar del concepto de que significa para ellos ser una organización en diáspora, llevando a cabo esfuerzos de ayuda y desarrollo en Guatemala;

 

·        Construcción de capacidad- aumentar la capacidad de desarrollar e implementar proyectos con un enfoque en lo siguiente:

o       Identificar a los interesados y compañeros;

o       Planear un proyecto y presentárselo a un donante;

o       Identificar y desarrollar los recursos internos de la comunidad y los recursos externos;

o       Aumentar los conocimientos técnicos en las áreas de desarrollo social y económico de los proyectos.  

 

·        Planificación de los próximos pasos a seguir- discutir proyectos; talleres en Guatemala y Florida; un grupo para ayudar a desarrollar talleres en el futuro. 


 PROGRAMA DEL TALLER

Hora

SesiÓn

 

8:15 – 8:30

RegistraCiÓn

 

8:30 – 10:00

IntroducCiÓn

  • Recap July 2007 workshop
  • Participants introduce selves and give brief updates on work they have done since last the workshop
  • Goals of today’s workshop
  • Snapshot case studies: learning from lessons of others

 

10:00 – 11:15

Working in Partnership

 

  • Debbie Koristz

      Assistant Director, Israel and Overseas Projects, Jewish

      Federation of Palm Beach C ounty

  • Roberto Monjaras
  • Roberto Tomas

 

Case studies of partnership between Israel and its Diaspora for projects addressing socio-economic development issues.  This session will look at concrete elements of how to work in transnational partnership.  How do you determine needs and make priorities together? How do you make decisions and decision-making structures to facilitate joint decision-making?  Who are the project stakeholders and how do you involve them? What ideas can be applicable to Guatemala-diaspora partnerships and projects? 

 

11:15 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 1:00

Conceptualizing, planning and presenting Projects

 

Linda Fitzgerald

Director, Transnational Programs, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)

 

What are your project goals?  How will you achieve them?  How do you present this effectively to a donor?  This session focuses on how to conceptualize our projects, plan the specific activities and project goals.  This is important both for your own clarity in project planning, and in presenting yourself successfully to a donor.

 

 


 

1:00 – 1:45

Lunch

Lunch provided

 

1:45 – 3:45

From Small Businesses to Agricultural Development

 

Craig Frank

CEO of the Tudog Group

Starting a business, promoting agricultural development, developing import-export businesses can be an important tool to addressing the socio-economic issues which are some of the reasons that many people migrate. Craig Frank will provide concrete feedback to project ideas in this area based on his own experience in business development and marketing matters internationally, including in Guatemala. 

 

 

3:45 – 4:45

Developing “Diaspora” Resources

 

Facilitator: Rebecca Bardach

U.S. Representative, Center for International Migration and Integration (CIMI) 

 

  • What does it mean to develop “diaspora” resources?
  • How can we do it? 
  • Accountability and tracking resources

 

 

4:45 – 5:30

Next Steps

 

  • Developing a long-term strategy
  • Planning for upcoming workshops:  Spring workshop in Guatemala and future workshops and capacity building activities  
  • Establishing a Working Group to determine needs and plan future workshops

 

 

 


FAU Campus Map & Directions[3]

 

 

Parking:

Due to a game that is schedule to take place at 1:00 PM at the stadium and risk that cars without FAU stickers are likely to be ticketed, we advise you to park across the street

 

If you are having difficulty finding the location, please call Aileen Josephs at 561 723 7629. 

 

The MacArthur Campus is located at 5353 Parkside Drive, just east of I-95.

 

From I-95:  

Take Exit 83 (Donald Ross Road) east to Parkside Drive.  Turn left, going north on Parkside Drive.  Then turn right onto University Blvd. The parking area consists of a parking garage on the left hand side of University Blvd. You will need to cross University Blvd. to the FAU campus.

 

From Florida’s Turnpike:

 

From the south: Take Exit 109 (Palm Beach Gardens).  Go east on PGA Blvd. to Central Blvd.  Turn left, go north to Donald Ross Road.  Turn left, go west to Parkside Drive.  Turn right, going north on Parkside Drive.  Then turn right onto University Blvd. The parking area consists of a parking garage on the left hand side of University Blvd. You will need to cross University Blvd. to the FAU campus.

 

From the north:  Take Exit 116 (Jupiter).  Go east to I-95.  Go south to Exit 83 (Donald Ross Road).  Go east to Parkside Drive.  Turn left, going north on Parkside Drive.  Then turn right onto University Blvd. The parking area consists of a parking garage on the left hand side of University Blvd. You will need to cross University Blvd. to the FAU campus.

 



[1] Don’t forget that it is daylight savings time, so we will move the clock ahead one hour Sunday, March 9, at 2 AM! 

[2] See last page for directions.  Due to a game that is schedule to take place at 1:00 PM at the stadium and risk that cars without FAU stickers are likely to be ticketed, we advise you to park across the street.  If you are having difficulty finding the location, please call Aileen Josephs at 561-723-7629.