Project: Coaching the Global Village will be training locals in the coach approach for sustainable change during a three year project beginning in 2013 in India, Ghana, and Kenya. The program purpose is to eradicate poverty and empower peace in rural communities through agribusiness sustainability.
Lead Coach: Ronald L. Mann, Ph.D.
Current Funding Needs: To support the growth of our coaching programs in India and Sub-Saharan Africa toward community wide sustainability.
Program Updates: [EmPeace LABS 2012 Planning Workshop – October 2012]
Phase one is for Dr. Mann to attend the International Conference on Agribusiness and Sustainability in the Third World sponsored by Arizona State University, Gandhi Research Foundation, and the Jain Irrigation Systems. The major organizer was Arizona State University under that direction of Dr. Marek Wosinski. The conference is being held to design a program to be implemented in India, Ghana, and Kenya in 2013. Dr. Mann will be providing a component around coaching, mentoring, and leadership.
About ASU’s involvement:
University-Community Partnership for Social Action Research (UCP-SARnet) is a growing network of above 1200 students, university faculties, community activists, and governmental officials engaged in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 65 countries. UCP-SARnet is dedicated to the education of the next generation of community leaders by compiling and housing an interactive online library of resources and facilitating cross-sector collaborations, networking and multicultural dialogues.
UCP-SARnet has been developed and sponsored by the Department of Psychology, at Arizona State University (USA) in close collaboration with the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in Kitchener (Canada), Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (Poland), and other international partners. Initially co-sponsored by the Centre for International Governance Innovations (CIGI), UCP-SARnet is currently co-sponsored and hosted by IGLOO in Canada. UCP-SARnet is also a member of the Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research and is represented at the Global Alliance for ICT and Development.
What is unique about the UCP-SARnet network is that it has been created and governed by students and community activists who ? under the consultation of university faculties -as volunteers, interns or undergraduate research assistants learn skills necessary for building effective partnerships and networks.