CIAMP. SEARCHABLE TEXT FOR THE PRECEEDING SLIDES
Connecting Aid Foundation “Silos”:Ensuring Lasting Change and Success Through Full Life Cycle Analysis and Coordination of International Projects’ Outcomes
Foundations and other international aid organizations will be successful in their efforts to cure/solve their specific focus issue in their designated time frame
A health issue, education, environment, economic development, food production…
Five year project window (?)
Measure their success within their focus and window
What is the impact of that success?
Who is making sure that the success doesn’t just move the problem along the life cycle and end up as a more significant issue in a different format—the snake bulge.
To Be Successful… Efforts Need to be Simultaneously Understood and Coordinated Between Foundations and other Aid Organizations, by Country, Over Time. We need to look beyond the “Here and Now” and the immediate need at hand to a more holistic, life-cycle approach.
A non-profit entity needs to be created to research, understand, and map all aid projects within a country
Communicate an integrated, cooperative, non-competitive, life-cycle analysis and solution.
Create an approach to discuss and coordinate efforts for all groups to know that individual aid efforts are not wasted when evaluated over time.
Provide future visioning to help in the establishment of maximized, targeted aid projects that ensure sustainability.
…To make sure the original investment in increasing life expectancy is increased over the life cycle
Many Groups are Active Silos: Foundations, NGO’s, Governments, International Aid
The Vision is to understand the expected “Success Outcomes” Foundations, NGO’s, Governments, International Aid Health Projects as an Example
It is important that this process does not change what foundations and other agencies are focused on and want to do. The efforts and focus of each group are still independent and of their own volition
The CIAMP only seeks to provide coordinated analysis so that all groups can understand their impact short and long term and what other resources are available or necessary to insure long-term success to the population being served
WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?
Ian Grant is a successful serial entrepreneur who has started and built three companies (all acquired) with a passion to solve problems through creative ventures.
His first insights into third world issues came from an intensive semester studying in Kenya, East Africa in 1983 through St. Lawrence University. From this experience developed a deep desire for understanding and addressing problems through active participation in foundation and volunteer time.
This concept of coordinating aid “silos” came from observations he has kept note of over the past 25 years.