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April 2016 Leaps Toward Client Goals in Kenya and Bolivia

Children Peace Initiative –Kenya Project

In the spring of 2016, IMTD began a partnership with a small NGO, Children's Peace Initiative, Kenya (CPIK).  It was the first “client” of the John W. McDonald Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Clinic.  CPIK educates and empowers children to become life-long peaceful problem solvers within conflict-affected communities; it provides them with conflict resolution tools, guides them in building friendships across ethnic divides, and helps them to develop strong leadership skills.
 

IMTD  hopes to assist CPIK by providing targeted evaluation designs, tailored to the organization’s specific needs, in order to ensure its programs are reaching their maximum potential.  Through a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis, IMTD will help CPIK to not only understand the impact of their programs, but attract future donors with holistic reports that showcase CPIK's important work.  Thus far, IMTD has generated three evaluation designs for two of CPIK's programs.  To further improve CPIK's chances of donor interest, IMTD is helping to identify grant opportunities, write proposals and Letters of Interest to grantors, and navigate the application process.    

For more information, see http://www.cpi-kenya.org or contact Co-Team Leader, Children Peace Initiative -- Kenya project, Sarah Fasano at sfasanoimtd.org

Climate Change & Human Security Program

IMTD’s Climate Change and Human Security (CC & HS) team, founded in 2015, was formed in response to emerging evidence that climate change exacerbates conflicts, leading to human insecurity. The team’s inspiration came from the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change’s IPCC AR5 report, Chapter 12, which provides extensive evidence related to the correlation between human conflict, human  security and climate change.

The CC & HS team is  currently working on a project related to Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, in order to help communities which are threatened by climate change and environmental degradation. Lake Titicaca is suffering from the effects of environmental degradation caused by water pollution and drought. These effects are exacerbated by climate change, which displaces rainfall and reduces important glaciers, causing Lake Titicaca to shrink an inch per week from evaporation.
By initiating a creative and unique multi-stakeholder collaborative process, we will help spark leadership for environmental sustainability and climate change resiliency. This process will develop public diplomacy momentum in the Lake Titicaca Basin. We are currently consulting stakeholders regarding the initiation of a rapid (10-day) needs assessment process that includes participatory water testing and expeditionary scientific investigation. Based on this assessment, we will then facilitate the convening of affected communities, local and national government, private sector, and civil society in a Track II diplomacy process. End products will augment human security through community-generated evidence, collaboration and leadership tools.Children Peace Initiative –Kenya Project

In the spring of 2016, IMTD began a partnership with a small NGO, Children's Peace Initiative, Kenya (CPIK).  It was the first “client” of the John W. McDonald Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Clinic.  CPIK educates and empowers children to become life-long peaceful problem solvers within conflict-affected communities; it provides them with conflict resolution tools, guides them in building friendships across ethnic divides, and helps them to develop strong leadership skills. 

IMTD  hopes to assist CPIK by providing targeted evaluation designs, tailored to the organization’s specific needs, in order to ensure its programs are reaching their maximum potential.  Through a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis, IMTD will help CPIK to not only understand the impact of their programs, but attract future donors with holistic reports that showcase CPIK's important work.  Thus far, IMTD has generated three evaluation designs for two of CPIK's programs.  To further improve CPIK's chances of donor interest, IMTD is helping to identify grant opportunities, write proposals and Letters of Interest to grantors, and navigate the application process.    

For more information, see http://www.cpi-kenya.org or contact Co-Team Leader, Children Peace Initiative -- Kenya project, Sarah Fasano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Climate Change & Human Security Program

IMTD’s Climate Change and Human Security (CC & HS) team, founded in 2015, was formed in response to emerging evidence that climate change exacerbates conflicts, leading to human insecurity. The team’s inspiration came from the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change’s IPCC AR5 report, Chapter 12, which provides extensive evidence related to the correlation between human conflict, human  security and climate change.

The CC & HS team is  currently working on a project related to Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, in order to help communities which are threatened by climate change and environmental degradation. Lake Titicaca is suffering from the effects of environmental degradation caused by water pollution and drought. These effects are exacerbated by climate change, which displaces rainfall and reduces important glaciers, causing Lake Titicaca to shrink an inch per week from evaporation.

By initiating a creative and unique multi-stakeholder collaborative process, we will help spark leadership for environmental sustainability and climate change resiliency. This process will develop public diplomacy momentum in the Lake Titicaca Basin. We are currently consulting stakeholders regarding the initiation of a rapid (10-day) needs assessment process that includes participatory water testing and expeditionary scientific investigation. Based on this assessment, we will then facilitate the convening of affected communities, local and national government, private sector, and civil society in a Track II diplomacy process. End products will augment human security through community-generated evidence, collaboration and leadership tools.