CARTHA’s C2G2 training model guides what we do and how we do what we do. Many fields employ some form of multisector collaboration, and professionals acquire the related technical (legal and business) competencies. We aim to add the social dimension by developing and providing complementary educational and training programs that inspire and connect Collaborative Doers. We partner with individuals, professional societies, campuses, and social service clubs to organize/sponsor conferences, public forums, and seminars reaching faculty, students, professionals and public citizens.
CARTHA Glocalizers inspire non-hierarchical Aspirations Exchanges and mobilize resources for Carthans across disciplines, sectors, regions, cultures, and ages. CARTHA's programs since 2006 have always mingled the aspirations of Collaborative Doers young and old.
Our current programs are guided by the vision outlined in our 2013-2018 Strategic Framework.
MODERNITY MEETS CENTURIES-OLD STIGMA
Implement long-term, 55-year vision aiming for total elimination of leprosy (or Hansen's disease). Leprosy is a highly curable disease now, yet, there are still 14 remaining countries of disease endemicity. CARTHA efforts will focus on cross-sector partnering, curricula, and young volunteers using IT/social media tools/mobile apps to reduce stigma, highlight new diagnostic testkits, and address challenges of social integration of Leprosy Affected Persons.
GLOBAL HEALTH THROUGH THE SOUND AND LENS OF WATER
Design primary initiative as a series of complementary educational programs and curricular modules that eventually enable the launch of a worldwide water-use and health literacy campaign with a variety of partnering organizations.
Foster community-building to create educational platforms for shared learning and artistic expressions around complex societal challenges. Examples: The Derek Project; Stir-Fry Project.
Sponsor gatherings to support the community of faculty, university students, and public citizens participating in study abroad activities. Provide students and CARTHA Fellows with travel stipends via donor support. Example: Winterim India: 2012 seminar; 2013 Fellowships
Induce cross-cultural fusions in training programs to produce novel philanthropic adaptations, grant-making approaches, and energized donor/grantee interactions. Examples: Indian Diaspora Philanthropy Workshop; monthly IndianMEW gatherings since Sep. 2012
TECHNOLOGY MANAGERS FOR GLOCAL HUMANITARIANISM
Symposia and presentations at numerous campuses with university partners and social service clubs (e.g., Rotary Clubs), and professional societies (such as AAAS, PMI, etc.) to reach out to wider audiences and share CARTHA's early vision upon founding in 2006. Activities continue on in this regard.
Birthing Invention-Historians: Gathering case studies highlighting why and how timeliness matters in policy-making and resource allocation decisions in very early stages of managing academic innovations and their trajectories.
Technology Managers for Global Health annual meetings held at AUTM.
Help co-organize Cafe Scientifique-Iowa City Chapter in Iowa City.
To support our program activities or partner with us, please call or write to our founder Usha R. Balakrishnan.