Going to the Singapore Convention? Interested in learning more about Community Economic Development projects that will impact your community or communities that you support? Need help planning, implementing, or evaluating a project? Want to make new friends that share your interests?
RAGCED has events planned for the convention that will help you answer these questions and more.
If you are arriving early, join us Thursday evening, May 23 for RAG time at the PARK ROYAL COLLECTION HOTEL on PICKERING from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This event is open to everyone! Indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres and enjoy soothing light music. Come and mingle with the esteemed leaders of Rotary and the 25 Action Groups. Share experiences and explore opportunities for collaboration as we work together to support our Clubs and Districts in their sustainable and impactful projects. For more information or to register, go to https://rotaryactiongroups.org/. It will be one of the highlights of your convention experience.
The House of Friendship opens on Saturday, May 25th. Visit RAGCED at booth 1628 to discover successful community economic projects and interact with experts who can assist you in finding or supporting a project. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with potential partners for your economic development activities. If you're interested in volunteering at the booth, sign up here.
The RAGCED Project Fair is an opportunity to tell people about your project or hear from others about their project. If you have a project in need of partners, funders, or subject-matter experts, consider presenting at the Fair. To participate, submit your completed application form (attached) to Nesta Hatendi at click-to-email by May 6, 2024. On May 28th at 4:30 pm SGT, join us in Room Heliconia 3425 for discussions on the selected 7 presentations, fostering potential collaborations. Additional presentations, meeting the selection criteria will be uploaded on the RAGCED website for further engagement. For inquiries, contact us at click-to-email.
On Wednesday, May 29 plan to attend the RAGCED BreakoutVillage Savings Groups–Eliminating Poverty Locally.”   The breakout session is from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in Jasmine 3905. Village Savings Groups enable poor communities to overcome poverty through participation in their own economies. A partnership of Rotary and World Vision/Vision fund is developing a village savings group global grant with a budget of USD 780,000.  The grant is based on the VisionFund FAST model that will include more than 11,000 direct beneficiaries and improve the lives of 60,000 people in rural Uganda. You will discover how securing life, hope, and a future for the most vulnerable by providing economic opportunity will help break the local generational cycle of poverty.
Community economic development is a critical element of projects in the other areas of focus. Watch for RAGCED engagement in presentations and activities of other action groups. Talk to RAGCED volunteers who can help you understand the economic impact of a program even if that is not the direct intent of your project.
If you are a member of RAGCED stop by our booth and introduce yourself. If you are not yet a member you will be able to join RAGCED or add your email to our mailing list.
Not attending the Rotary International Convention in Singapore. You can still join us virtually by connecting with RAGCED through our Website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube channels.