In honor of Management Systems International’s many years working closely with USAID, this post features daily highlights of our many partners. From government ministries, to civil society organizations and youth clubs, MSI’s work all shares something in common – a commitment to empowering our partners.
Day 1: USAID/Iraq Tarabot
Check out the Facebook photo album, link to our news stories highlighting results from our Iraq projects, and the many videos featuring our work and the work of our partners.
Day 2: USAID/Indonesia SIAP-1
For our Day 2 Post we’d like to share the four films that highlight corruption in Indonesia, produced by MSI in partnership with Transparency International and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Written, directed and acted by locals, these films have received widespread acclaim and exposure, even appearing in international film festivals and Garuda Airline’s in-flight TV. Watch on Facebook now!
Day 3: USAID/Zambia – Local Partners Capacity Building program
Today we’d like to share some of the partners featured in this interactive graphic that highlights the results of the recently completed Zambia LPCB program. We’re proud of the partnerships and progress we made, including our partnership with the prime and our partner in implementation – FHI360. Hope you enjoy the interactive graphic format – a tool we’ve been using more and more at MSI as a way to immerse yourself in project results.
Day 4: USAID/Jamaica Community Empowerment and Transformation (COMET)
On Day 4 of our partnership campaign, we’d like to share a project that showed substantial results – the USAID-funded Jamaica COMET program. The project worked in close partnership with Jamaica’s Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB), specifically with the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF), to work towards improved community/police relations. Check out the photo album on our Facebook page or click on the video thumbnail to watch the documentary highlighting what has been hailed as a best-practice in community policing programs by World Bank and will hopefully be applied to future programs in the Caribbean Basin.
Day 5: Coffey/MSI Support of Syrian Civil Society Groups
On day 5 of our campaign we’d like to highlight some of our newest partners – the courageous Syrian civil society groups currently being supported through the work of MSI staff working with our parent company, Coffey. Check out the video and see how we’re helping these groups use their voices for a better future. Watch the short video featuring this work on Facebook or on the Coffey website.
Day 6: USAID/Lebanon Promoting Active Citizen Engagement (PACE)
Today, we’d like to share some of the local development partners we’ve been working with in Lebanon through the PACE program. The program has been supporting the healthy growth of civil society groups in Lebanon and uses technology, like social media, to effectively engage and promote its goals. Learn more about the project and how it’s using social media by checking out the photos from the @SocialMediasPACE social media fair held this past summer, listening to a podcast recorded with PACE Chief of Party, Hérve de Baillenx, and watching the short project overview video.
Day 7: Serbian Study Tour
In the spirit of partnership, MSI hosted a study tour with 12 financial officers from Serbia who came to tour and learn about the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Read about their visit and watch a short video about it or click on the photo.
Day 8: Indonesia Anti-Corruption Film Festival (ACFFest)
For Day 8 of our Focus on Partnership campaign we’d like to share a photo album featuring some talented and motivated partners being supported by the USAID Strengthening Integrity and Accountability Program(SIAP-1) – filmmakers who submitted over 170 films to this years ACFFest, being held between December 9-14, joining the fight against corruption in Indonesia. With over seven categories, including over 75 animated films and games, this years pack of competitors clearly rode the wave of success of the four anti-corruption films produced in 2011-2012. We hope to share the winning films shortly!
Day 9: USAID/Ghana LOGODEP – Partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
Following a Presidential Directive in April 2013 for all districts in Ghana to name Streets and number houses within 18 months, MSI stepped up its partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, through its USAID-funded Local Governance and Decentralization Program (LOGODEP) to develop the ’How to do Manual on Street Naming and Property Addressing’. This manual, which provides a step-by-step guide for proper naming and addressing of streets and properties, was officially launched in Wa on September 2 by the Deputy Minister of the MLGRD, Hon. Baba Jamal. Check out the photo album on Facebook!