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Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Thank you for an engaging discussion.  Partnering is a core part of USAID's Mission: We partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.  For additional…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Great point Lucy.  Lasting impact will require a deep commitment to work as partners in fostering sustainable development. We seek to empower and support through collaboration. Nations and communities must increasingly be able to meet the needs…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Effective partnerships integrate common interests and require time and careful planning.  Strengthening and scaling partnerships requires ongoing and active engagement from all partners even after the partnership is…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"USAID proactively seeks to build partnerships that leverage the combined skills, assets, technologies and resources of the public, private and nonprofit sectors to deliver sustainable development impact. Such partnerships enable us to achieve more…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"USAID has created a practical guide for business on partnering with USAID that includes motivation to partner (with case studies), investment strategies, and logistics information.  Partnering with USAID: A Guide for Companies can be found…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Excellent points.  Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is an example of a global partnership of over 90 developing country governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners working together to catalyze political…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"I agree with David.  Host country ownership to strengthen local and regional capacity and align with country priorities is an operational principle of the USAID Water and Development Strategy.  The Strategy emphasizes the importance of…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Great point Neil.  The adoption of the Millennium Development Goals for drinking water and sanitation has led to significant investment in infrastructure, innovation, and institutional reform.  It has not been accompanied by the necessary…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"I agree with Will.  At USAID, we have seen the most promising partnerships to be those where we can find shared value in a partnership opportunity.  We may partner to catalyze investment and mobilizing finance in the sector, harness…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"The Global Development Alliances (GDAs) are USAID’s premiere model for public-private partnerships, helping to improve the social and economic conditions in developing countries and deepen USAID’s development impact.  More than just…"
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Hello, I'm Kathy Rostkowski, Environmental Protection Specialist in USAID's Water Office. "
Jun 24, 2015
Katherine Rostkowski is now a member of Business Fights Poverty
Jun 23, 2015

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USAID
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I work for an international donor agency
About my work:
USAID: We partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.
Topics on my radar:
Water

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