The Rotary International Intercountry Committees (ICC) are a posible road to Peace
As Comissões Inter Países de Rotary International (CIP) são um Caminho possível para a Paz
quinta-feira, 8 de julho de 2010
MULTIPLE INTER COUNTRY COMMITTEES APPROACH AND «REACH OUT TO AFRICA»
The inter country committees (ICC) are a structure in Rotary International not very well known yet, which is growing too fast across the world. They make real the creation of a section in each of two countries (The ICC). Each country section puts together a more or less large number of Rotary clubs in both countries, which will become twin clubs. Then, as an example, the ICC France - Unites States or
Portugal - United Kingdom, for instance, associated or not with other ICC, representing more and more Rotary clubs involved, can support one or more developing projects in each of these countries, or, not less important, in a third region.
It's here that appears «Reach out to Africa» (ROTA). As you can easily realize, theoretically, it is possible to implement growing projects, gathering most of the spread and small projects in the same field or area, in literacy, health and hunger or safe water, because Rotarians and clubs can work in a larger scale.
The Rotary clubs in Portugal have built ICC with almost all the European and North and South American countries or districts. They did it also with Africa, mainly with Portuguese language speaking countries. The Portuguese are starting this process of enlargement of the ways to support large projects, together with other ICC.
This cooperation was started with Portuguese clubs with two kinds of projects in Guinea Bissau, the poorest country in the world for the time being. The 3-H grant supported by the TRF - which allowed the Rotary Club of Viana do Castelo in association with RC of Cacheu, to develop in Guinea Bissau the transformation of maternity and child health services in the old hospital, and to adequate all basic schools, is now complimented by the ICC Portugal Guinea-Bissau. Now the multiple ICC approach is starting to create literacy addressing about 200'000 people in this country for the next four years, through the CLE method.
A similar project named tenderly «Escolinhas», started in Mozambique through the Portuguese Rotary Club of Vila Real,in cooperation with Rotary Club Matola, with a matching grant supporting the whole basic school networking. This project will soon be complemented by the multiple European ICC cooperation with Portugal-Mozambique ICC, developping literacy for about 20'000 people in the near future.
A third kind of multiple ICC cooperation started directly through the Portugal - Cape Verde ICC support to a Portuguese NGO «Saúde em Português» (Health in Portuguese) and the Coimbra University hospital. It aims to install the whole process of telemedicine in San Vincente Island. This project will soon cover the nine islands of the territory supported by other ICC in Europe.
Also for literacy it is possible now through ICC cooperation such important innovative health devices for a large and spread population of one million. This is the reason to emphasize the role of multiple ICC cooperation with ROTA, enlarging the scale and achieving a higher quality level of the Clubs projects support and effectiveness.
Reach Out to Africa Breakout Session in RI Montréal Convention June 21, Montréal Henrique Pinto PHOTOS: Cirque du Soleil in RI Montréal Convention Closing Ceremony; Montréal City, Boulevard René-Lévesque; Henrique Pinto talking with african friends before the Breakout Session to start; Henrique Pinto making his speach in Reach out to Africa session, helped by friend Shirley Downie (South Africa), in the computor, together with RI past presidents Jonathan Majiagbé and Wilfred Wilkinson, and Örsçelik Balkan; the friends who made me company in the whole Convention, Fernando and São Laranjeira (Rotary Club S. João da Madeira), Lurdes and Abel (RC Guimarães) in Montréal Marriot Hotel; TRF Chair Carl-Whilhelm Stenhammar and his wife Monica at Montréal; Montréal panoramics from Mont Royal; ICC Montréal Break out session with Serge Gouteyron, speaking; Carlos Pimentel, Brazil, in the audience; Montréal Chinatown.
Henrique Pinto, filho de Cândido Pinto, e de Maria Lopes Correia, casado com Maria da Graça Sousa, farmacêutica, e pai da Andreia, nasceu em Sesimbra em Setembro de 1949, onde completou a instrução primária.
Fez os estudos secundários no Colégio Costa Marques em Sesimbra, e depois, na Escola Salesiana de S. António do Estoril e no Liceu Nacional de Oeiras.
Licenciou-se em Medicina pela Universidade de Coimbra. É diplomado com o Curso de Saúde Pública da Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, e especialista desta disciplina pela Universidade Nova de Lisboa, instituição pela qual é Mestre em Saúde Pública, com a mais elevada classificação. Tem ainda várias pós-graduações na área da Administração de Saúde. Prossegue os seus estudos académicos.
Representou o Presidente de Rotary International na Turquia, Suécia, Inglaterra, Brasil e em França. Foi formador nos Estados Unidos, Brasil, França, e Turquia, Grécia, Portugal e Espanha. Participou na qualidade de moderador ou interventor em importantes conferências internacionais, universitárias e de outras organizações, em Portugal, França, Inglaterra e Brasil.
Foi orador na Convenção de Rotary International em Birmingham, Inglaterra.