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Hi Katie, I sent an email the other day with my details and request to follow up.

Thank you Barrie for your comments. Our approach has been very successful. When we get involved with a community we have one team make initial technical assessments and then have a second (different people) team obtain the community inputs and their specific goals and needs. We then develop the engagement model, bring in our ELOS team to get the community fired up and assess their level of interests and motivations. Followed by our IDEAL team to help pull all the required organizations and support entities into the mix. It has been incredibly successful. This project has some of the most challenging communities and we intend to show how to scale this up across the world. We use technology to verify the processes and validate the sustainability progress. We have intentionally combined other OpenIDEO submissions from smaller organizations that have good ideas by lack the expertise and total resources to execute their IDEA themselves. Adding 11 other projects to our proposal enables all of the projects to be successful. In talking with each of the proposers, we have discovered their teams individual expertise and will realign the total teams expertise to focus on strengths rater than weaknesses of the various projects an proposers. Every person will work in their specific area of expertise and across three continents- global collaboration for a common good. If you have not had chance to watch any of the video links in the brief outline, please do. Also, we have a programme website you may find of interest.

It would be good to discuss your personal interests and perhaps to add you to this project.

Google translation follows:
Hola Ana, me pondré en contacto contigo directamente a través de tu correo electrónico proporcionado. Tenemos objetivos comunes para nuestros proyectos y me gustaría explorar la posibilidad de unir su proyecto con el nuestro. (antes del corte del 4 de junio, 5 proyectos se unieron a nosotros y en la última semana otros 6 han solicitado unirse a nuestro proyecto. Tenemos objetivos comunes y tengo otros proyectos no relacionados con OpenIDEO en Colombia (Fighting the red palm wevil, está teniendo un efecto tan negativo en Pacific Coast Palms.) Históricamente hemos trabajado con CORPOCACION COLOMBIANA DE INVESTIGACION AGROPECUARIA (CORPOICA). Con respecto a su solicitud de herramientas de software, analicemos cuándo hablamos. Estamos felices de compartir nuestro tecnología y éxito de proyectos. Tengo miembros del equipo que pueden hablar español para ayudar si no se puede hablar inglés. Exploremos las posibilidades.

Original English:

Hello Ana, I will contact you directly via your provided email. We have common goals of our projects and I would like to explore the possibility of joining your project with ours. (prior to the 4 June cutoff, 5 projects joined with us and in this past week 6 others have requested to join under our project. We have common goals and I have other projects not related to OpenIDEO in Columbia (Fighting the red palm weevil which is having such a negative effect on the Pacific Coast Palms.) We have historically worked with CORPOCACION COLOMBIANA DE INVESTIGACION AGROPECUARIA (CORPOICA). With respect to your request for software tools, let´s discuss when we talk. We are happy to share our technology and project successes. I have team members who can speak Spanish to help if you can not speak English. Let´s explore the possibilities.