Name: Claude Salem
Organisation: Partnerships for Capacity Development - P4CD
Role: Executive Director
Country: United States
Independent Consultant for 10yrs before joining the World Bank and the World Bank Institute until retirement. Currently Executive Director of Partnerships for Capacity Development ( P4CD) a US-based education nonprofit. P4CD provides a social media platform of peer-based and self -paced learning products for rural development professionals in Africa. The website,using social media tools for member interactions, just went live at http://www.partners4cd.net. Use of the freely accessible tools is anticipated initially by tertiary institutions, for the continuing professional development and field support of their alumni. National, regional and global professionals of rural development will also find it useful to communicate directly with their peers and to engage in discussions and exchanges of new information and local experiences. These interactions are to be moderated by national, regional or international subject matter specialists. Participation of interested rural development professionals is welcomed in any of the current 5 sectors of P4CD focus: (i) Agriculture and Environment (ii) Public Health and Sanitation (iii) Small Business and Cooperatives (iv) Managing Development. and (v)Technology for Development.