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Hold for Local Sub Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view
Manoli Strecker - DevWorks
17:16
Hi everyone, this is Manoli Strecker, Director of Business Development for DevWorks International. Great to be here.
Mark Blackett
17:37
Hi everyone. I'm Mark Blackett from the Agribusiness Market Ecosystem. We're a new CI member!
Rachel Lukas
18:01
Hello! Rachel Lukas here. I am the COO for TerraMica. We work to alleviate poverty among coffee farmers through behavior change interventions. Primarily in Latin America at the moment, but in the process of expanding!
Chhoeung Sovannarith
18:30
Hi everyone. I am Sovannarith Chhoeung from Heifer Cambodia.
Sarah Hennessy - Triangle Environmental
18:55
Hi all, Sarah Hennessy, Implementation and Servicing Manager from Triangle Environmental Health Initiative. We work in water, sanitation and hygiene and solid waste management in Sub Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia
Solidaridad North America
19:16
Hi everyone, this is Madhyama Subramanian from Solidaridad. We focus on building sustainable agriculture and ASM gold supply chains in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Great to be here!
Innocent Masikati
19:33
Hi everyone, Innocent Masikati from John Snow South Africa.
Chhoeung Sovannarith
19:47
Could you please also share the documents and record
Kyley Schmidt
19:56
Hi! I'm Kyley Schmidt, General Manager of Tanana Silk. We work in environmental conservation and poverty alleviation in Madagascar.
George Gtz
20:05
Hi! Jorge Gutierrez from Mexico, starting an IDOs and public sector in a new Firm after almost 3 decades in a Big4
Wail Aljirafi
20:21
Hello everyone. Wail Aljirafi here from Apex Consulting. We focus on public sector reform
Taylor Cleveland
20:24
Hello everyone! My name is Taylor Cleveland with Connective Impact. I'll be sending the workbook to those who have not received it momentarily.
Paz Redondo
20:33
Hi everyone, this is Paz from CAFOD
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20:45
Hello everyone, am Prince Joseph MISSO, Executive Director, African Youth Legal Justice Network, we work in climate change and provide Legal services to the vulnerable and the poor
Ernest Nkansah
21:17
Hello everyone. I am Ernest Nkansah, staff of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre. I am happy to be here!!
Katie Cook
21:20
Hi everyone, this is Katie Cook, Senior Program Officer for Prosperity Catalyst. We develop and strengthen women-led businesses in Iraq and Haiti; creating opportunities for women to achieve economic and social empowerment.
Elsie Appeadu
22:59
Hi Everyone, I'm Elsie Appeadu, Country Director of Pure Earth Ghana; an Int. NGO focused on solving pollution issues around the world.
Shannon Kelley
22:59
Hi everyone, this is Shannon Kelley, Business Development Manager for DevWorks International. Looking forward to this conversation!
Boma Braide
23:03
Hello! Boma Braide here. I am the CEO for BWBMart.com. We work to remove 1 million entrepreneurs from poverty in Africa through ecommerce and other technologies. Our categories are mainly in fashion, coffee, chocolate, food, etc. We work primarily with 75% women. Nice to be here and hope to meet some interesting people.
Joanne Sonenshine
24:39
Just a reminder, if you haven’t received the workbook please DM Taylor Cleveland. We will follow up with all registrants with the recording and workbook!
Robert Carraro
25:53
Hi all, I'm Robert Carraro, with Child Aid. We work to improve education in Guatemala. Primary emphasis on primary schools in remote areas. Each location is home to large indigenous populations, the primary beneficiaries of Child Aid.
Samantha Gonzalez
26:17
Hi Everyone, I'm Samantha Gonzalez with Fonkoze USA, which is part of a family of organizations that work together to provide the financial and non-financial services to empower Haitians—primarily women—to lift their families out of poverty.
Erin Mooney, Mayan Families
31:45
Good morning, I am Erin Mooney, Director of Mayan Families in Guatemala (soon to be renamed Natün Guatemala). We are a small NGO ($1.2M) that works in the areas of education, nutrition and health (malnutrition, water, local agriculture), and economic development within Maya communities, centering Indigenous leadership and community-led solutions. Our work focuses in the Sololá department.
Mahlette Betre
38:23
Hi everyone! Mahlette Betre here and I am on the Board of a NGO called Farm Africa which specializes in supporting small scale farmers to boosts yields, protects the environment and connect to thriving markets in DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Bea Covington- Amplio
43:03
say more about "mentor" relationships for organizations
Joanne Sonenshine
44:29
We’ll open it up to your questions momentarily so if you have specific questions please share here or raise your hand when we open it up for Q&A!
Mike Nsuka
45:17
Well received.
Mike Nsuka
47:48
I prefer to listern first. Thank you so much, it really helpful and interesting.
Dhriti Sahoo
48:23
This is a question from a partner’s perspective. As a partner, what should be my criteria to choose a winning consortium?
Wail Aljirafi
48:43
Are sub grants limited to non-for-profit?
Madhyama Subramanian - Solidaridad
49:09
What are the key points you would like to learn about in initial intro meetings with new potential partners/subs?
Lori Fried
50:42
Assuming a potential sub org meets all criteria, what are some effective strategies for positioning itself with primes (vs. waiting around to be identified and tapped by a prime)?
Jen Peterson
51:03
@Dhriti - choose a consortium that speaks to your values, your passion. You may look for who will win, and find they are not who you want to work with. Choose your partnerships based on shared principles and communication style.
Dhriti Sahoo
52:08
Thanks
Jen Peterson
52:36
@madhyama - initial meetings - who are you (your staff)? what is your history? how/why did you start your org? what experience do you have (what are your qualifications)? a rough estimate of your size and scope and scale of your work.
Madhyama Subramanian - Solidaridad
53:26
Thanks, Jen!
Simon Tang
57:16
can a sub operate outside the priority geography of the prime?
Jen Peterson
01:02:35
Also keep in mind we all move around - we might be with Tetra Tech today, RTI tomorrow and Blumont in 3 years! Your connections with people will travel with them as they move and grow their career.
Jennifer Park - RTI International
01:04:03
That is a great point, Jen!
Joanne Sonenshine
01:05:21
WorkWithUSAID.org
Paz Redondo
01:05:21
Completely agreed with Erin! It is not always that easy to identify and reach out to PRIMES for specific opportunities in the pipeline!
Jen Peterson
01:05:23
We have all of our calls logged in a database (FYI) so I can find info on every organization we have talked to for the past 50 years, for our operating unit...
Jen Peterson
01:06:56
SBAIC database is a good place to start for us to find US small businesses. For local NGOs, we go to local government first - who is registered with the Ministry of Agriculture, for example. But we also google! Who is getting their name out there? LinkedIn also a good source. We also ask people - who is a good local org in this space?
Drew Drozynski - DevWorks
01:07:18
explorer.usaid.gov and usaspending.gov are both helpful
Joanne Sonenshine
01:07:24
Devex’
Jen Peterson
01:07:31
👍
Joanne Sonenshine
01:09:14
This year SID is virtual too!
Joanne Sonenshine
01:09:18
sidw.org
Jen Peterson
01:09:50
And of course the traffic times.... :>)
Erin Mooney, Mayan Families
01:11:51
Sold— I will plan a roadshow to DC this year. Happy to represent another small or or 2 from Guatemala if there is anyone on this call from here who can’t afford the trip.
Joanne Sonenshine
01:12:01
ROOM 1: Jennifer Park - RTIROOM 2: Jen Peterson - TetraTechROOM 3: Roman Ponos - BlumontROOM 4: Drew Drozynski - DevWorks
Drew Drozynski - DevWorks
01:12:28
My email is adrozynski@devworks.org if you want to reach out to me after the session.
Jen Peterson
01:14:48
Jen.Peterson@tetratech.com - shoot me an email or find me on LinkedIn!
Jennifer Park - RTI International
01:15:11
I'm at jenniferpark@rti.org!
Jen Peterson
01:15:20
Tetra Tech works a LOT in Colombia, Peru, Honduras, as well as Asia - it is me who is Africa-focused
Yvonne Habulembe
01:16:42
DevWorks which room no is it?
Chhoeung Sovannarith
01:17:33
may I go to room 2
Dhriti Sahoo
01:40:16
Thank you very nice session.
Joanne Sonenshine
01:40:48
https://www.usaid.gov/where-we-work
Joanne Sonenshine
01:40:54
Look for CDCS - Results Framework
Robert Carraro
01:40:59
Thanks so much. Very helpful session!
Jennifer Park - RTI International
01:41:47
Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS)--ea USAID mission has one
Wail Aljirafi
01:42:24
Thank you all, very insightful!
Joanne Sonenshine
01:42:41
https://www.usaid.gov/business-forecast
Jennifer Park - RTI International
01:43:07
I literally check the USAID Business Forecast every.single.day
Drew Drozynski - DevWorks
01:43:28
I've got the forecast up in another window as we speak right now!
Yvonne Habulembe
01:43:40
Great workshop, very informative. Thank you Joanne and all the panellists.
Paz Redondo
01:43:53
Thanks everybody, this was extremely helpful! :)
Madhyama Subramanian - Solidaridad
01:43:59
Thank you all so much! Very helpful session.
Kyley Schmidt
01:44:05
This panel was so helpful, just fantastic, thank you so much everyone!
Samantha Gonzalez - Fonkoze USA
01:44:07
Thank you1
Kamau Lizwelicha
01:44:10
Thank you.
Jen Peterson
01:44:10
Good luck everyone! Feel free to reach out. Cheers!
Pamela O'Brien/African Education Program (AEP)
01:44:13
Thank you!
Sylvia
01:44:17
Thank u all
Sarah Hennessy - Triangle Environmental
01:44:18
Thanks everyone! Very helpful