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Law as a Catalyst of Change in Asia 
The Role of NGOs in the Health of Communities: Creative Partnerships
26 Feb - 05 Mar, 2003
 Professional Responsibility in the News Media

Robert Ashcraft (Co-Chair) - Associate Professor and Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Arizona State University, Tempe
Noeleen Heyzer (Co-Chair) - Executive Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), New York
Kaytura Aaron - Kaytura Felix Aaron is senior adviser for minority health at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, Maryland, where she ...
Carmen Barroso - Director, Population and Reproductive Health, Program on Global Security and Sustainability, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago
Margaret Masenda Simbi - Margaret Masenda Simbi is the director of Development Associates in Harare, Zimbabwe, and the program manager of a five-year European Union funded project designed to guide medium-sized NGOs through a ...
William Mwengee - Regional Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Tanga Region,Tanzania
Igor Ovtchinnikov - Deputy Director, Golubka Training Center; Board Member, InterTraining, International Public Association of Trainers and Consultants, Moscow

Additional Session Support:
Alandra Byrd-Washington (Resource Specialist) - Alandra Byrd-Washington is a program director in the Philanthropy and Volunteerism Program at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. She is responsible for the conceptualization, design, ...
Donna Lartigue (Resource Specialist) - Donna Lartigue is a program director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, where she is primarily responsible for local efforts in the Battle Creek Programming Area, evaluating proposals, ...
Robert Long (Resource Specialist) - Robert F. Long is the vice president for programs in the Philanthropy and Volunteerism Program at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he provides leadership to strategic programming ...
Katheryn Wiedman (Resource Specialist) - Katheryn Heidrich is president of the CenterPoint Institute, a consulting firm located in New Lenox, Illinois, serving local grassroots organizations as well as national and international organizations ...

Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have become an essential part of the social and economic fabric of societies around the world, serving as a voice for the people and a catalyst for change. NGOs are often able to mobilize resources and form partnerships among themselves, governments and businesses to improve the quality of life in their communities, while working for a broader and more participatory decision-making process. The session will focus on creative NGO-led partnerships that promote various characteristics of “healthy” communities. These organizations strive to meet the basic needs of all community members by, for instance, ensuring access to health services, creating a clean and safe physical environment, and promoting public participation and the celebration of historical and cultural heritage. Through the examination of a wide range of partnerships that are dedicated to improving the health of communities, participants will share and identify successful strategies used by NGOs to overcome barriers and challenges in creating truly “healthy” communities

Session Faculty

Noeleen Heyzer
Robert Ashcraft



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