The last two days of the week were spent sharing presentations from everyone´s work. All those present -- 13 in total -- gave at least one power point presentation that summed up her/his work in the field so far this year. Each presentation also allowed for questions and answers afterwards so there was a lot of discussion and sharing of successes and challenges. For me, hearing these presentations was amazingly informative. Our field technicians and program officers are really the hands and feet of EcoLogic - and hearing about agroforestry, stoves, microwatersheds, etc. directly from those implementing our projects was invaluable.
I´m really tired, which you can probably tell because I've scarcely made a joke or a pun! Still I wanted to provide you with an update on this incredible week before it concluded.
- Chris Patterson, Program Officer for EcoLogic
Chris collaborates closely with the senior program officer by writing grant proposals and project reports, investigating potential funders, and following trends in philanthropy, conservation, and international development. Chris was a fellow for the Ford Foundation's Difficult Dialogues Project and documented his time working from EcoLogic's regional office in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala from March to June, 2011.