If we are going to change the world in ways that empower every human being to make a difference, then it seems pretty certain that social entrepreneurs and their networks will be there to help and guide us. Uniquely, this is an method that has emerged from the grassroots of all the world's regions criss-crossing cultures and other borders - with Bangladesh contributing two of the world's currently most valued social entrepreneurial changes - microfinance 1 2 3 and the world's largest citizen organisation 1 2 3 . If there is any way we can help people in Pakistan explore where social entrepreneurs have already discovered ways of improving humanity's lot in many of the most challenging arenas of life on this earth, please do tell us.

Google melted 100 macrae.net blogs down 9 dec 2005 ; this jumble is what's left of the past (apologies if stuff dated 2005 and earlier contains missing links); let's see if we can value a new future 1 2 3

If you have a reason for co-editing this weblog, mail me at wcbn007@easynet.co.uk with any note you wish relayed to existing co-editors so they can vote you in


Monday, August 25, 2008

Blog year2008 in october is about ending poverty http://events.takingitglobal.org/20255 so we hope this week's syndication to 100 blogs will exponentialise to tens of thousands of blogs by then, with a little help from friends like you

sustainability club http://sustainabilityclub.com

social business club http://www.socialbusinessclub.net

collaboration cafe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9nL_a0K97I

yunus 10000 http://yunus10000.com collaboration coordinators for youth dialogues in that city and between cities together with invitations to action specific to each video good news story - eg if you want microcredit to beat off big banks why not help any school try out micro credit with the world's simplest program small change, big changes - a microloanfoundation franchise

Peers across hemispheres and I are far more interested in ensuring that each of these intercity movements vetoes any uses of 20th c failing system methods that the majority of club coordinators -or where elected an honorary board - vote against, than prescribing revenue models.

OPEN SOURCING THE CLUBS
Obviously we should want coordinators to make a living out of work input whlst at the same time recognising that being a club coordinator is probably worth more than having many a professional qualification - or needs to become so if this world is to be sustainable. Equally where profits are repeatedly generated I assume we can find a way iof agreeing some sliding scale that should be contributed either to your favourite grassroots organsiation in bangladesh or to a small list of other potential grassroots partners of future capitalism which should probably need at least 75 of members refendum to confirm

I am very happy if people will negotiate what other rules they would need to want to participate as well as to clarify where they want diferent contant at the mother webs. The main web system I use costs $35 a year per web so its not difficult to imagine that major cties will also want to set up their own branch web or of course a free blog - either of which we will happily linmk from the top of the mother web.

Obviously some of our constitution needs double checking with for example the 100000 bangladeshi's and other Gandhians who are the main practical exemplar of the values we seek to network worldwide so that the future sustains 7 billion brilliant jobs and goodwill multiplying across all women, children and even men.

We wish to learn from each city's most successful ways of mobilising and cross-cultural celebration, as well as metods for ensuring that any action network actually reaches to those in most desperate need of its service. This is one of the big lessons of bangladeshi experience -reiterated by every micro-system designer in bangladesh we have interviewed - once a networks starts empowering the entrepreneur inside it will never get deeper than the deepest needsholders it begins with. This is a lesson that many global NGOs seem never to have begun to grade.

chris macrae http://worldentrepreneur.net
washington dc inquiries desk usa 301 881 1655 info@worldcitizen.tv
y10000 at facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22045349892

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Join Yunus bookclub1000 and help connect heroic change

2008 Goodwill News - Year 1 of Future Capitalism
Launch of Future Capitalism book: features Grameen Danone as world's first multinational social business & explains how social business model has been validated from 30 years of developing the microcredit banking sector J1
Business Week article F29-Yunus world's favourite goodwill entrepreneur whose goal of ending Financial Imperalism is as big as Gandhi’s
Wall Street Journal on Yunus opening New York bank –how & why sustainability bankers would never have wasted a cent on subprime: M1
Youtube with Gordon Brown from Number 10 Downing Street :21
Grameen Health Launch of The Grameen Green Children Eyecare hospital social business (aravind model) in Dhaka: 12
World Economic Forum: Bill Gates joins Leaders of Future Capitalism: J25
Grameen Credit Agricole launch announced
Parisian business leaders celebrate French edition and Grameen Veolia is announced
Launch of Innovation Bank in Bahrain & announcement of 2 Billion $ inward investment in Bangladesh
Top 25 dialogues of microcreditsummit year 008 are announced. They include industry sector responsibility response to Mexican abuse of goodwill and IP.
Book hits Best Seller list on last day of 12 city US booktour J24- in New York, nine year old investigative journalist leads humanity's celebration
Doonesbury cheered as inspiring economics correspondent at London School of Economics talk - changing mindsets and mini-professordom is development economics biggest crisis F15
President Sarkozi orders HEC to provide an SMBA with Yunus a Chair of Social Business
Milken debates with Human Innovation
World's G3 : Grameen's Yunus, Genome's Ventner
& Google's Schmidt



Chris Macrae Breaking News May 2
Congrats To Milla and Tom currently top of future capitalism headlines with opening on may 12 in Dhaka of The Green Children Eye Hospital Social Business http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/professor-muhammad-yunus-and-the,376842.shtml

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Dr Yunus of Grameen and microcredit and Nobel peace 2006 is setting cities and citiens around the world an interesting challenge. If he is passing through your city would you be able to find 1000 people who all wanted to collaborate with each other as well as him in empowering a good global world instead of the bad one currently compoundingSynonyms for good are win-win-win, sustainable, empowering every community up, one where hi-trust people transparently win over low-trustSo 2 questions:if Yunus was passing through Africa cities, which do you think would produce the most collaborative impactsif you are a twin national


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2516276605 - eg living in a rich city but with family roots back in Africa - how ready is your big rich city to represent Africa interests when Yunus hosts his Forum 1000 there.My friends are particularly working on London and New York as 2 test cities; partly because a London University student spent the summer interning in Dhaka on this project. One intercity collaboration idea is collaboration cafe - see those we have already hosted and tell us at info@worldcitizen.tv if you want to replay one in your city or virtually http://worldcitizen.tv/_wsn/page4.html


Another collaboration idea is can we produce a good global idea to heroes, their projects and networks for humanity. Why do people all over the world know the top 10 sporstmen for 50 different sports but not top 10s for different vital issues of human sustainability? http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5475184122

http://worldcitizen.tv/_wsn/page2.html


But the best truth about collaboration knowledge cities http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%2Bknowledge+%2Bcollaboration+%2Bcity&btnG=Google+Search in the 5 years that I have been searching the peoples and communities that weave them is that if any city does a great job in turning round a beter Global with Yunus we can all learn from what it did and work out how to invite the 1000 most relevant citizens when Yunus passes your way. http://grameen.tv/

Friday, August 11, 2006

People for Peace are trying to collate and transparently publish any information available on badwill networks such as:
Lashkar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Muhammad or Jamaat ud-Dawa

If you have this you can post it here or at this public broadcasting viewers discussion area http://boards.charlierose.com/board/topic.asp?ti=18401 or in total confidence to me at wcbn007@yahoo.co.uk

As far as we are concerned the simplest way to dismantle badwill netwoprks is to publish every clue as to where they are - among the vast majority of 6 billion human beings who want peace, we need to look after each other's backs as well as celebrate cross-cultural love not hate

Friday, March 31, 2006

If you are in correspondence with any of the forum hosts of the World Social Forum, and wish to share the learning you gain from such connections, please post this here or email me at wcbn007@yahoo.co.uk

example

correspondence to http://www.50years.org/resources.html

Hello
I would like to become better informed about your member networks. I have some quite detailed questions.
For example I support Transparency International (itself a network originated to change what the world bank could not)- how closely connected with it are you? And its leading initiatives- eg Peter Eigen's appointment to the Africa Progress Panel (co-chaired By Kofin Annan and resourced by Bill Gates Fpundation) to help judge whether G8 leaders keep their promises
I also support the idea of the World Social Forum as Oded Grajew describes it http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9105648100280582267
If the easiset way to explore such details is to come and visit your orgnaisation, please tell me
chris macrae

Following is the list of organization and there activities that have been registered for WSF 2006 Karachi event:
Location/Name of Network hosting debate/Title of Debate/Date in March

Karachi 2006
50 years is enough: u.s. network for global economic justice
Enough Is Enough!: People's Resistance of the IMF and the World Bank
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Asia Pacific People Alliance for Combating HIV & AIDS (APPACHA)
25
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Assembly of HIV Positive People: Positive Voices
26
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Conference on dealing with "Sexual Harassment at the Workplace"
26
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Fundamentalism; Types, Causes and Effects

Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Indo Pak Cricket for Peace Documentary

Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Oral Testimonies of the People affected by Mega Water Sector Projects
0
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Patriarchy; In relation with Globalization, militarization, Culture based violence, and Democracy and women.
26
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Post- Hong Kong Ministerial: World Trade Organization and Pakistan
25
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Poverty & Disaster
27
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Primary Education in Mother Language in Punjab
0
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Primary Education in Mother Language in Punjab
27
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Privatization at Whose Stake

Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
Solidarity March for Small farmers rights to protect agriculture and Livelihood
26
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
South Asian People's Resistance Movements Conference and March
25
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
State of Education under Globalization
26
Karachi-2006
Action aid Pakistan
The Effects of Globalization on Women's Work and Empowerment Issues

Karachi-2006
All Pakistan trade union congress
Workers economic empowerment through action approaches is the proposed title and the activity will be participated by selective participants coming from 5 countries of south Asia, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. The international
25
Karachi-2006
Alliancef
Shailendra

Karachi-2006
Amman center for human rights studies
A short story of cultural and social rights in Jordan
26
Karachi-2006
Amnesty International secretariat
Seminar on gender-sensitization for the judiciary

Karachi-2006
An organization for socio-economic development
Ensure people's rights of access to natural resource
0
Karachi-2006
Anjuman asiaye awam
nuclear free South Asia
25
Karachi-2006
Anti privatization alliance
Privatization and Workers Struggle
0
Karachi-2006
Arm child & youth welfare
Desply 2006

Karachi-2006
Arm child & youth welfare
Making a Difference
26
Karachi-2006
Asamblea de movimientos sociales
Social Movements Assembly
28
Karachi-2006
Asian Women's Human Rights Council
Courts of Women: Methodology and Vision
26
Karachi-2006
Asian Women's Human Rights Council
Women in Black workshop on war, militarism and violence against women
26
Karachi-2006
Azad foundation
Theater
0
Karachi-2006
Babels
Linguistic diversity
28
Karachi-2006
Bacha khan study circle
National Autonomy and Against Big Dams
26
Karachi-2006
Bacha khan study circle
National Autonomy and Kalabagh Dam
0
Karachi-2006
Bacha khan study circle
National Autonomy and Kalabagh Dam
27
Karachi-2006
Bacha khan study circle
Non-Violence
26
Karachi-2006
Baloch students organization (united)
Balochi Cultural Show
26
Karachi-2006
Baloch students organization (united)
Nations Without a State: the Baloch Case
28
Karachi-2006
Baloch students organization (united)
The Baloch National Question

Karachi-2006
Batu-SAARC sub-regional secretariat
Patterns of Labor Migration from the SAARC Region
0
Karachi-2006
Burma project education office
Internationalizing resistance to dictatorship in Burma

Karachi-2006
Campaign against climate change
Global action against climate change
26
Karachi-2006
Caritas Pakistan
Role of civil society to combat human trafficking WTO and Food Security Disaster Response
0
Karachi-2006
Center for economic justice
World Bank Boycott
28
Karachi-2006
Child & labor rights center
Promotion of Rights & Peace

Karachi-2006
Child rights forum
Children Assembly
26
Karachi-2006
Child rights forum
Children Rally
27
Karachi-2006
Child rights forum
Status of Child Rights

Karachi-2006
China NGO network for international exchanges
China's Development and Asia's Prosperity

Karachi-2006
Chinishpur disshikha mohila samity
Health status of Jute mills Workers in Asia
25
Karachi-2006
Citizens' global platform
Making the marginalized matter
25
Karachi-2006
Citizens' global platform
Mistake - this one should be deleted.

Karachi-2006
comite para la abolicion de la deuda del tercer mundo
Tsunami Aid or Debt abolition? The political economy of post disaster reconstruction
0
Karachi-2006
cuerpo académico de enfermería en salud comunitaria facultad de enfermería victoria - universidad autónoma de tamaulipas méxico
“Visión crítica de Enfermería: Políticas Sociales y de Salud, su impacto en el bienestar y pobreza de la Comunidad Mexicana - América Latina 2006”
25
Karachi-2006
Disability knowledge and research
Mainstreaming disability issues

Karachi-2006
el taller international
Justice with healing
26
Karachi-2006
el taller international
Women in Black demonstration
26
Karachi-2006
Equity foundation (a forum for women & child)
Poster Presentation
0
Karachi-2006
Fisher folk peasant group
International Fisher folk Forum

Karachi-2006
Fongaf
.

Karachi-2006
Fongaf
Direct democracy and human rights
25
Karachi-2006
Forum for development strategies
Networking for Sustainable Development

Karachi-2006
frères des hommes
Militarization vs. Développement

Karachi-2006
Global alliance against traffic in women
Discussion Forum on Human Trafficking
0
Karachi-2006
Global alliance against traffic in women
Discussion Forum on Human Trafficking
0
Karachi-2006
Global alternate information applications
Towards Free Information Infrastructures
0
Karachi-2006
Global call to action against poverty
GCAP Asia - Future Strategy and Prospects
25
Karachi-2006
Global equity gauge alliance
Partnerships and Pillars for Health Equity
26
Karachi-2006
Globalize resistance
Imperialism, War and Resistance
0
Karachi-2006
Globalize resistance Pakistan
Socialism in the 21st Century3-hr workshop on 1) Beginner’s Socialism 2) What is Capitalism? 3) What is Class?
25
Karachi-2006
Globalize resistance Pakistan
Socialist Politics in 21st Century1) Marxist Party 2) Revolution or Reform 3) Are Marxists Against Religion?
26
Karachi-2006
Green rural development organization
houses for freed bonded labor

Karachi-2006
Green rural development organization
Kabir the poet of oppressed
25
Karachi-2006
Green rural development organization
Telephonic conference between the children of south Asia.

Karachi-2006
Health and nutrition development society
Organization of Health assembly and adoption of Peoples Health Charter
25
Karachi-2006
Hosiery garment workers union-Sindh
Ethical Trade Codes of Conducts
26
Karachi-2006
Human rights commission of Pakistan
Bonded Labor
0
Karachi-2006
Iave Taiwan
Volunteer action at resolving Environmental Problems
0
Karachi-2006
Iave Taiwan
Volunteer action at resolving Environmental Problems
0
Karachi-2006
Indus Culture Village
The colors of Sindh

Karachi-2006
Indus valley theatre community advocacy trust
folk colors of the Indus valley: south Asian perspective
26
Karachi-2006
Indus valley theatre community advocacy trust
theatre for oppressed: end violence against women
26
Karachi-2006
Indus valley theatre community advocacy trust
theatre for oppressed peoples: solidarity with Oct 8th earthquake victims
25
Karachi-2006
Info birmanie
Europe - Asie: Quels liens après la crise de la présidence birmane de l'ASEAN ?Europe - Asia : What relations after Burma ASEAN's chair crisis ?
0
Karachi-2006
Initiatives pour un autre monde
Mouvements sociaux et autorités locales : une alliance pour renforcer les politiques publiques en Afrique et en Asie /Movimientos Sociales y GobiernosLocales: una alianza para reforzar las politicas públicas en Africa y Asia

Karachi-2006
Initiator human development foundation
No Where Children or Victims of Global Progress
0
Karachi-2006
Initiator human development foundation
Photographic Exhibition on Street Children
25
Karachi-2006
Insan foundation Pakistan
Street Theatre
26
Karachi-2006
Insan foundation Pakistan
Title not decided so far.
25
Karachi-2006
Institute of policy studies
Fraternity Approach: Focus on Development of Weaker sections.
25
Karachi-2006
Instituto universidade da periferia


Karachi-2006
Instituto universidade da periferia
2º Fórum Dunas Social Mundial: "O Outro Mundo é Aqui"

Karachi-2006
Instituto universidade da periferia
Acampamento da Cultura Hip Hop no 2º Fórum Dunas Social Mundial:"O Outro Mundo é Aqui"

Karachi-2006
International federation for human rights
Fight against terrorism and human rights

Karachi-2006
International federation for human rights
The International Criminal Court

Karachi-2006
International federation for human rights
Trade and human rights

Karachi-2006
International federation terre des hommes
What rights today for children borne in exile
25
Karachi-2006
International socialist Pakistan
How We Fight Against Dictatorship and Imperialism
28
Karachi-2006
International socialist Pakistan
Socialism in 21st Century

Karachi-2006
international young Christian workers Asia Pacific
Just Work for All
26
Karachi-2006
Karachi culture-WSF
Arts & Crafts Exhibition
25
Karachi-2006
Karachi culture-WSF
Film & Photography show""
26
Karachi-2006
Karachi culture-WSF
Music Performances by famous artists from Asian countries.

Karachi-2006
Karachi culture-WSF
WSF-Theatre Festival
25
Karachi-2006
Karachi stuckists
Truck Adda
25
Karachi-2006
Kashmir society for human rights
Solution of Jammu Kashmir issue and peace of South Asia
0
Karachi-2006
Kashmir society for human rights
The effects of unsolved Jammu Kashmir issue in the Region
0
Karachi-2006
Kashmir society for human rights
The Role of Kashmir's Youth after the earthquake
0
Karachi-2006
Kissan rabita committee
Peasants Movements in Pakistan
0
Karachi-2006
Labor Education Foundation
Globalization and Current Challenges for Working Class of Pakistan
0
Karachi-2006
Labor Education Foundation
Peasants Movements in Pakistan
0
Karachi-2006
Labor Education Foundation
Socialism as Alternative to Capitalism
0
Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
Anti privatization Rally date 24th Jan 2006 time 11 A.M
25
Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
Forum on Child labor 28th Jan 2005 timing 3 pm to 6 pm
28
Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
Forum on labor Rights and Informal sector workers Date 27th Jan 2006 timing 3 to 6 pm
27
Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
Round Table on LABOUR RIGHTS AND FREE TRADE ZONES DATE 26TH JAN 2006 TIMEING 11 am to 1 pm

Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
Seminar on Poverty, Children, Women, Minorities and Human Rights Issues 28th Jan 2005 500 women workers to participate timing 11 am to 1pm

Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
Seminar ... on Privatization of Public and Private Sector Institution - closure of Industries, Retrenchment & Curtailment of Labor Right date 24th Jan 2006 3p.m to 6p.m for 300 persons
25
Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
SEMINAR ON FREE LABOUR INITIATIVES DATE 26TH JAN 2006 Time 4 pm to 6 pm

Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
Torch light procession by informal sector workers Date 27th Jan 2006 time 6 pm to 8 pm
0
Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
Torch light procession by informal sector workers Date 27th Jan 2006 time 6 pm to 8 pm
27
Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
WORLD LABOUR FORUM LIKELY PARTICIPANTS 3000DATE 29th Jan 2006 time 11 to I pm
28
Karachi-2006
Labor working group WSF2006 Karachi
WTO Responses to Hong Kong Ministerial meeting date 25th Jan 2006 time 3 pm to 6 pm partnership EFP, WEBCOP, SDPI WTO Watch group
26
Karachi-2006
Lok sanjh foundation
Dialogue on Future of Farming in South Asia

Karachi-2006
Lok shakti sangathan, india
Entitlement
25
Karachi-2006
Maqsad
Connection not isolation can make the complete picture
0
Karachi-2006
Maqsad
If not now when!
0
Karachi-2006
Maqsad
If not now when!
0
Karachi-2006
Marcha mundial de las mujeres
Women on the Move Change the World

Karachi-2006
Media society
Theater/ MIME
26
Karachi-2006
Mehergarh:a center for learning
A Panel discussion on BONDED LABOUR
26
Karachi-2006
Minga informativa de movimientos sociales
Cobertura informativa del FSM desde los movimientos sociales

Karachi-2006
Morning bird social welfare organization
SEMINARS & COFERENCES
0
Karachi-2006
National campaign on dalit human rights
Dalit Arts performance
0
Karachi-2006
National campaign on dalit human rights
Gender and Caste Based Discrimination
0
Karachi-2006
National campaign on dalit human rights
Land Rights and Dalits
0
Karachi-2006
National trade union federation Pakistan
Capitalism and Working Class Movement in Pakistan
0
Karachi-2006
National trade union federation Pakistan
Capitalism and Working Class Movement in Pakistan
0
Karachi-2006
National youth organization Pakistan
A Conference on "The Impact of Globalization on Youth"
25
Karachi-2006
National youth organization Pakistan
Drama on "Globalization"
25
Karachi-2006
National youth organization Pakistan
Intra-state Conflict and Youth Dialogue
27
Karachi-2006
National youth organization Pakistan
Peace Walk
26
Karachi-2006
National youth organization Pakistan
Rally against GLOBALISATION
25
Karachi-2006
National youth organization Pakistan
Rally against Sales & Purchase of Arms
28
Karachi-2006
National youth organization Pakistan
South Asian Youth Peace Dialogue
26
Karachi-2006
Nayi azadi abhiyan – new global freedom movement
[1.] ‘From Self-Transformation to Global Transformation: What is this Decentralized New Global Freedom Movement About?’ – Led by Shrikumar Poddar, International Co-ordinator of the New Global Freedom Movement
25
Karachi-2006
Nayi azadi abhiyan – new global freedom movement
[2.] ‘The New Global Freedom Movement in West Bengal, India: How Economic and Food Sovereignty are Empowering Communities in West Bengal against Corporate Globalization’ – Led by Putul Maiti & Asim Kumar Mahapatra, both grassroots activists of the New Glo
26
Karachi-2006
Nayi azadi abhiyan – new global freedom movement
[4.] ‘What is to be Done’? A Multi-Dimensional Analysis of the Causes of Today’s Socio-Economic-Environmental Crises and Some Suggestions for a Way Forward – Led by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer, grassroots activists of the New Global Freedom Movement

Karachi-2006
Network institute for global democratization
Democratization and Globalization
0
Karachi-2006
Network institute for global democratization
Democratizing globally - the case of political parties

Karachi-2006
Oil watch
FROM AN OIL-BASED CIVILIZATON TO THE POST-OIL SUSTAINABLE CIVILIZATIONS AND IT'S IMPACTS ON THE ECOLOGICAL DEBT
25
Karachi-2006
One world trust
Developing mechanism to strengthen the accountability of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to their beneficiaries in South Asia.
27
Karachi-2006
One world trust
Increasing accountability of international organizations to those they affect.
26
Karachi-2006
Orissa dalit adivasi action net
Kuidina Juga
0
Karachi-2006
Pakistan fisher folk forum
A Rally against Contract System in fisheries
0
Karachi-2006
Pakistan fisher folk forum
Cultural Program by Fishers

Karachi-2006
Pakistan fisher folk forum
Seminar on: 'Fundamental Human Rights and Civic Problems of Fishers'
0
Karachi-2006
Pakistan fisher folk forum
South Asian Conference on 'Integrated Approach to the issues of fishers in South Asia'
0
Karachi-2006
Pakistan fisher folk forum
Third SPRIDER Conference on issue of water ( with focus on Indus Delta)
0
Karachi-2006
Pakistan fisher folk forum
World Fisheries Day
0
Karachi-2006
Pakistan India peoples forum for peace and democracy youth forum
Indian and Pakistani Youth Meets!

Karachi-2006
Pakistan India peoples forum for peace and democracy youth forum
Indo Pak Youth Peace Concert by Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy Youth Forum
25
Karachi-2006
Pakistan India peoples forum for peace and democracy youth forum
Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy Youth Forum - Stall

Karachi-2006
Pakistan India peoples forum for peace and democracy youth forum
Peace March by Youth!

Karachi-2006
Pakistan institute of labor education and research
Bridging Gap Between Research and Advocacy

Karachi-2006
Pakistan institute of labor education and research
Employment Gaurentee Schemes in South Asia in view of Social Security for All
25
Karachi-2006
Pakistan institute of labor education and research
Impacts of Neo-liberal Globalization and Trade Liberalization on Workers of South and South East Asia

Karachi-2006
Pakistan institute of labor education and research
Natural Calamities and Defense Budgets in South Asia
27
Karachi-2006
Pakistan kisan ithad
Impact of bonded labor on agriculture
28
Karachi-2006
Pakistan kisan ithad
Impact of bonded labor on agriculture
0
Karachi-2006
Pakistan kisan ithad
Role of women in food security
25
Karachi-2006
Pakistan kisan ithad
Sufi singing and folk dances.
26
Karachi-2006
Pakistan peace coalition
Asian conference on demilitarization with specific focus on territorial disputes between formal colonies of u.k.
25
Karachi-2006
Pakistan revolutionary front
Dictatorship, Poverty and Resistance Movements in Pakistan
25
Karachi-2006
Pakistan revolutionary front
Globalization and Privatization
28
Karachi-2006
Pakistan revolutionary front
Imperialism and Fundamentalism
27
Karachi-2006
Pakistan revolutionary front
Theatre of the Oppressed
0
Karachi-2006
Pakistan revolutionary front
Theatre of the Oppressed
25
Karachi-2006
Pakistan revolutionary front
Theatre of the Oppressed

Karachi-2006
Pakistan revolutionary front
World Capitalism and Socialist Conception
26
Karachi-2006
Pakistan textile workers union
Ethical trades " codes of conducts"

Karachi-2006
Pakistan textile workers union
Seminar on "AT&C, Post Quota Era and Workers Rights in Textile Industry"
26
Karachi-2006
Palestinian anti-apartheid wall campaign
Against the Apartheid Wall: which way forward for the Palestinian liberation struggle?
26
Karachi-2006
Palestinian anti-apartheid wall campaign
Strategy Meeting: Building effective Solidarity with Palestine

Karachi-2006
Partners in change
Title: A south Asian Approach to Responsible Business Practices
25
Karachi-2006
People's rights movement
People's Tribunal on Land
27
Karachi-2006
People's rights movement
People's Tribunal on Water
26
Karachi-2006
People's rights movement
The role of NGOs in the third world (with particular reference to Pakistan)
25
Karachi-2006
Peoples Theatre (Awami Theatre)
Street and Stage Performance

Karachi-2006
Phm Bangladesh
Migration, Trafficking and HIV/AID pandemic in South Asia
26
Karachi-2006
Phm Bangladesh
Water Rights in South Asia and regional Conflicts
25
Karachi-2006
Phm Bangladesh
Water Rights in South Asia and regional Conflicts
0
Karachi-2006
Pipal tree
Experience and Dialogue on the Charter of Human Responsibilities: Ethics, Responsibilities and Justice
0
Karachi-2006
Pipal tree
Inter-religious dialogue
27
Karachi-2006
Pipal tree
Test
25
Karachi-2006
Progressive youth front
Socialism as Alternative to Capitalism
0
Karachi-2006
Pukhtoon students federation
National Autonomy and Against Large Dams

Karachi-2006
Pukhtoon students federation
National Autonomy and Big Dams
25
Karachi-2006
Pukhtoon students federation
Non-Violence
27
Karachi-2006
Rcm Libya
Direct democracy (The real people's Empowerment)

Karachi-2006
Rcm Libya
The relation between ( north - south )

Karachi-2006
Red latinoamericana de jovenes cineastas y comunicadores
1.0 HISTORIADORES DE SU PROPIA HISTORIA.... PRIMERA MUESTRA DE CINE JOVEN..........RED LATINOAMERICANA DE JOVENES CINEASTAS Y COMUNICADOES.2,.MESA REDONDAA EN EL MARCO DE LA MUESTRA.- .La creación visual , un compromiso con sentido..........El cine joven l
27
Karachi-2006
Rehber foundation
Exchange views and share information through Internet.

Karachi-2006
Responsible business initiative
“Role of CSO’s in furthering CSR in South Asia: A Case for a Regional Approach”.
26
Karachi-2006
Responsible business initiative
CSR in emerging Market
26
Karachi-2006
s.o.s vida - solidariedade, organização social e vida
REPLANTANDO ESPERANÇA

Karachi-2006
Sangama
Access to Treatment (HIV/AIDS) and TRIPS Agreement
27
Karachi-2006
Sangama
RAINBOW MARCH
25
Karachi-2006
Sangama
RAINBOW PLANET
26
Karachi-2006
Sangama
Sexuality Minorities and Globalization: Voices from Global South
27
Karachi-2006
Sangama
SEXWORK IS WORK
28
Karachi-2006
Shahbig lane welfare alliance
Codes of Conducts Ethical Trades

Karachi-2006
Sindh indigenous people forum.
Sindhi Language, Past present and Future.
0
Karachi-2006
Socialist movement vpered
Social conflicts in post-soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan in context of globalization
25
Karachi-2006
Société pour les espaces publics d\'information
Caution: this is a fictitious activity used for site development Purposes.

Karachi-2006
South Asia alliance for poverty eradication
The politics of poverty: a people’s perspective on the causes and consequences of poverty in south Asia.
25
Karachi-2006
South Asia partnership Pakistan
Seminar on water conflicts: role of state and rights of riparian

Karachi-2006
South Asia study centre (sasc)
Democracy in Nepal Part 1
27
Karachi-2006
South Asia study centre (sasc)
Democracy in Nepal Part 2
28
Karachi-2006
South Asia study centre (sasc)
Peoples' Participation in Democracy: Focus South Asia
26
Karachi-2006
South Asian labor forum, Pakistan chapter
Restriction on Trade Union Rights and Right of Association in South Asia

Karachi-2006
South Asian labor forum, Pakistan chapter
Rights of Migrant Workers in South Asia

Karachi-2006
Stolen generation: youth network against soft drinks
Youth Against soft drinks
0
Karachi-2006
The frontiers
Peace education for children in conflict areas; field experience from East Timor and Afghanistan
28
Karachi-2006
The international movement against all forms of discrimination and racism
Trafficking, Exploitative Migration and Human Security Challenges in South Asia - Development of a Lobby towards SAARC
27
Karachi-2006
Traversees
To highlight and to identify the motivations of participants and help the synthesis of the proposals of the forum.
26
Karachi-2006
Ujjawal women's association
Health and education for community-a case of Ujjawal Women's association.
25
Karachi-2006
Vimochana
WOMEN IN BLACK, INDIA - vigil / DEMONSTRATION FOR TWO HOURS
25
Karachi-2006
Women in black-India
Visions of Peace - Women in Black Workshop on War and Militarization
0
Karachi-2006
Women workers help line
Impact of Globalization on Working Women in Pakistan
0
Karachi-2006
Women's rehabilitation centre
Political conflict and its impact on women human rights in Nepal
26
Karachi-2006
World march of women
Women on the Move Change the World

Karachi-2006
WR Aurat Foundation
Women Resistance
0
Karachi-2006
Wr sindihani tehrik
Kala Bagh Dam

Karachi-2006
Wr sindihani tehrik
Karokari (Honor killing)
25
Karachi-2006
WSF youth group-Pakistan
Another World is Possible
25
Karachi-2006
WSF youth group-Pakistan
Cultural Festival
25
Karachi-2006
WSF youth group-Pakistan
Youth Assembly: Youth Rights & the Impact of Globalization.
25
Karachi-2006
Youth education and development communication center
Any

Friday, March 24, 2006

Breaking Views from ClubofLondon current #1 in collaboration knowledge city bookmarks (votes over 40 million)

This week saw world water day come and go with less than a ripple. Did Londoners know how they could have contributed more news on this around the world? no matter

Next week is arguably the biggest in the calendar for gifts to the world Londoners as number 1 collaboration knowledge city can start up, and make the next 6 years marathon of make poverty history connect all around the world

With Al Gore visiting the twin cities of London and Oxford, we cannot imagine a better time to Launch the Social Entrepreneur Olympics. The game is to have got 30 gravity pursuits of social entrepreneur world champions into the public consciousness by 2012 as much as the top 30 sports.

All we need is love and courage to cheerlead cross-cultural creativity's waves:

The Livingstone has got us off to a great start; he has declared there will be no sporting Olympics in London in 2012 unless they are carbon free - turn up the heat on every politician since only photosynthesis innovations can produce clean energy of that sustainability magnitude. Make sure all those who host Al Gore events debrief him as the clock to 2012 counts down

The lessons to be learnt from Make Poverty History from pop stars down can be an epiphany if University of Stars and the BBC turn their minds to the greater transparencies (eg end all country corruptions) needed if Make Poverty History is to be a reality network not just an image-making one

So that's 28 more gravity pursuits we need to celebrate around social entrepreneurs with as much gusto as the 20th Century hailed sporting stars

We are reminded of one Harrison Owen story I should tell because open spacing education is a social entrepreneur pursuit every family can stand up for whereas we cannot all help on the ground with projects in Africa or in the roofs that algae use to convert the sunshine into cleansing energy banks.

He was studying to be a priest around the Washington Dc area. It was a time when Martin Luther King was having a dream. Harrison can't recall quite how it happened but he was standing in a civil rights field in a crowd of African Americans - one tall lanky white man. The police were beginning to charge on the crowd and Harrison was feeling quite scared. That is until a 7 year old black girl came up to him - and said Mister will you hold my hand

Since that day, Harrison gave up the priesthood to the chagrin of most of his family. And is one of the handfuls of people who most interconnects conflict resolution facilitators around the world. Their networks criss-cross all religions that believe in golden rules of reciprocity such as so unto another what you want done unto you. They also connect mathematically - if Einstein is correct here at http://clubofdc.blogspot.com - to Gandhi as the greatest inventor of peaceful social entrepreneurial revolution that 144 years of The Economist's coverage of this most productive of all professions.

If some of this post makes sense to you, why not re-edit the parts you like and send it to the board of Governors of the BBC, and should you wish Tony Blair or another politician well with their legacy why not copy them in to. We the British people, not any of our political representatives own the BBC. We have invested way over 50 billion pounds in this corporation. On a personal note to all scots- may I ask whether you feel the inventor of television would feel proud of a television where every big debate is framed one dimensionally around short-term left and right rivals or whomever is looking fore a job with big business if the party does not turn out Trumps for their apprenticeship to network power.

It is high noon for the BBC with its 10 year licence determined by and for the people in the year of 2o06. Please could our world service be one of British Character we can feel both pride and humility in searching for. Please free your journalists for humanity to take a fearless lead in realising this open source script from 1984 , so that trust across peoples everywhere begins to flow through every documentary inquiry that has anything to do with world peace or nightly newscast on poverty's challenges through 2012 - and through these communications help the British to get to know 30 gravity pursuits of Social Entrepreneurs with as much joy and attention as the 30 sports it spend most public licence fees on. Hey when Brits helped to invent most of these sports we surely never intended they would take over from greater British realities of world service, through believing in CommonWealth principles and our Queen's higher order right to ask us as she did in her end of 2005 broadcast to unite in preventing globalisation from turning humanity on itself.

For the same of deeper democracy blossoming and connecting every coordinate on earth, you can also play a jigsaw mapping game aimed at sustaining 2 million global villages. Here's part of my family's tree which may open up some useful connections- what connections could your family tree or that of your peer networks open source. If you can make a "peer or family tree" picture why don't we play the mixed networking games of swap and snap. If we are going to turn around globalisation’s exponentials sustainably in time, we are all going to have to work with whatever grassroots community contexts up we can help each other navigate. No lead is too small as long as it is one you intend to gravitate transparently around as part of you lifelong learning mission. We need to help change children's education now so that the core human rights of freedom and happiness have a chance to breathe nature's clean waters, airs and energies everyone human beings sing her praises. Let's all turn up the courage through every family in the land and into wherever co-mentoring networks in internet space may take A B C D E F you

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

World's Biggest Secrets Archives? we would love to know what people in Pakistan think of them

where? http://clubofdc.blogspot.com
But if that's too far away! we can extract any relevant bits you want in this blog)

What?
We've put a lot of time reviewing our 2 original sources for life-critical ideas that just don't seem to be getting leadership attention and list a few clues why?

source 1 Death of Distance - we wrote the first in this future history genre (now aka "world is flat") 22 years ago; lots that could have benefited from 22 years work as forecast back in 1984 has barely started - eg 1984 billed 2000-2010 as world's most dangerous decade; we believed people would want photosynthesis abundant clean energy by now ( as innovations go its not a big problem to solve just a very contextually detailed one that could have been so much simpler if research had not been blocked until 2006's Union speech on ending petroleum addiction came out of the storm) ; we believed kids & sustainability of future generations deserved a total different education both in terms of curriculum (yes Augustine converted make science as fun as celebrity fashion) content and modalities of learning (less examining separte factors more training in how to network to find your own best embtors through life and help others likewise)

source 2 30 years old- Entrepreneurial Revolution Trilogy published by my father in The Economist; neither the word entrepreneur nor revolution is understood in the most valuable compounding senses; which is a pity because one way to make the world a better place is to extend the family tree of entrepreneurs into many different subspecies but that's not going to work while so many people start with the wrong end of the stick of what E & R greatest leadership trusts are


If you do have time to visit http://clubofdc.blogspot.com our open source deal is - cut and paste anything you like to start conversations with; ask us questions here if relevant or around a worldwide roundmap at http://www.frappr.com/entrepreneur

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I though these 2 job ads I saw in The Economist worth posting both in case anyone knows someone suitable, and potentially as a basis for discussing whether the job spec sounds right. Note the first job's closing date is in 2 days

Programme Manager - Earthquake Response
Fixed Term 12 months (Global) Accompanied status
£21,855 net pa + (competitive) benefits package
Pakistan (Based in Islamabad, with frequent travel to earthquake affected areas)
About us
Oxfam GB is a global organisation working with more than 1,000 partners in over 70 countries to overcome poverty and suffering. We have been making a positive difference in Pakistan since 1973, and with the October 2005 earthquake causing massive destruction, we have since expanded our work to cover almost all disaster prone areas.
The severity of the earthquake has been unexpected and our programme is currently focusing on providing water, sanitation, shelter, food and livelihoods to thousands of people affected by this disaster. We are also in the process of developing our strategy to ensure we address the longer-term rehabilitation needs in the earthquake-affected areas.
The role
We are looking for an experienced programme manager to take overall management and co-ordination of the earthquake response programme. You will lead the development of the earthquake programme strategy in line with Oxfam standards and 'best practice'.
In addition, you will be responsible for monitoring and overseeing budgets, staff management and building and developing cross- agency relationships, including liaising with other internal branches within the Oxfam international family.
What we are looking for
You will bring 5 years' relevant experience in programme development and management, including humanitarian response. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work in this sensitive context will be essential. You will need proven skills in the management of staff, teams, budgets and funding and actively demonstrate an understanding of the political and socio-economic situation in Pakistan. A commitment to Oxfam's values with the ability to integrate gender at all levels of analysis and programme delivery is key to this position.
To apply
Please apply online through our website www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting reference number INT1521 with a supporting statement explaining your interest in and addressing the key competencies for the post. Alternatively you can apply by sending your applications by email to sarmcvac@oxfam.org.uk quoting the job title.
Closing date: 18 March 2006
Due to limited resources only short listed candidates will be contacted.
At Oxfam we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equity within our organisation and strongly welcome applications from female and under represented groups to apply for this position.


International Rescue Committee
Project Director, Pakistan
IRC is seeking a Project Director to implement the Post-earthquake Health Recovery Program in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (AJK) in Pakistan. The project is for four years and focuses on achieving 3 main objectives:

1. Improving financial and human resource management and capacities to strengthen primary healthcare;
2. Improving of access to and quality of primary healthcare services; and,
3. Increasing communities’ demand for quality health services.


Job Summary
The Project Director is responsible for ensuring implementation in accordance with the cooperative agreement, USAID regulations, and internationally recognized health program standards. The Project Director will be the primary representational link with USAID staff. The Project Director will work closely with the USAID Mission to provide project updates, discuss strategies, obstacles, performance plans, and indicator success. The Project Director will liaise with USAID contracting officers, technical support staff and outside contractors. The Project Director will represent the project to all key stakeholders, government officials and donors at coordination and other related seminars and meetings. The Project Director will ensure that project initiatives adequately address the needs of the beneficiary population in the most cost-effective manner.

Responsibilities:
-Provide leadership and direction, define and implement activities to achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible;
-Prepare, in coordination with key project staff, strategic workplans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for evaluation;
-Manage the overall project by planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities in accordance with the cooperative agreement;
-Manage sub-agreement partners and ensure coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality from all partners/collaborators;
-Work with all key staff to identify technical assistance needs and arrange for the provision of assistance;
-Provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses and ensuring timely submission of financial reports to the donor;
-Report to USAID through both formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports;
-Maintain an on-going dialogue with the USAID CTO and respond timely to CTO's inquiries;
-Manage a solid cooperation with partner organizations and government officials;
-Manage external relations by representing the project and the organization in the public and ensuring the distribution of information about project achievements and lessons learned;
-Manage project properties according to IRC and USAID regulations;
-Support project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility and show initiative;


Requirements
-Advanced degree in public health, social sciences, international relations or other relevant field;
-At least 10 years relevant professional experience managing and implementing large multi-year healthcare programs in developing countries and complex settings;
-Relevant professional experience in South Asia;
-Demonstrated understanding of the education sector in African countries;
-Experience managing staff;
-Past experience working with international donors on development programs;
-Excellent knowledge of USAID rules and regulations

Contact:
http://ircjobs.org/jobs_details1.asp?Job_id=62486&Page_Id=0&Published=1

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Global Charters- Human Story Update in Brief

Ever since 1984 Entrepreneurs (Revolutionary, Social, Intra, Web or Sustainability) and opne Death of Distance Future History debating networks have known that one generation of mankind 1984-2024 will be hit by 7 interconnecting waves: each capable of sustaining or destabilising our children's generations for ever

It doesnt matter if you believe in 7 wonders - as long as you see and connect with people mapping more than 2 ; understand that they are interconnecting and each is systemic (can only compound expoential growth or destriction over time and through the 2 million global villages we 6 billion beings spend our lifetimes and genenerate the next by inhabiting or network around)

wave 1 might be called collaborating with sunshine's clean energy, clean water, clean oxygen, and healthy nature - for its most courageous storylines join in at this collaborative treasure map http://www.frappr.com/algaeworld

wave 2 might be called children's learning potentials and cross-cultural confidences and acccess to lifelong pursuits worthy of developing and not communally destructing

wave 3 might be called ridding apartheids and structural underclasses so that no baby girl or boy is born into and chained around extreme poverty's disease and compound loss of life's energy to make a loving difference
....

wave 7 might be called changing economics, valuation, goverance to love courageous people's relationships and trust-flows not to quarterise them -wave 7 was always going to be the hardest conversion of all - eg Augustine's conversion?

We are redeveloping our scripts of each wave at http://globalcharters.blogspot.com - if you have got a script for open use, or a wave of concern, or a treasure map to interconnect, please come along so we colaboration in the generation that collectively decided the fate of our species

We'll also collate economic scripts at the bottom section of this blog

Friday, March 10, 2006

The West Loves Pakistan Fortnightly Issue 1

Collating this irregular fortnightly from around the world viewsdesk of 40 million collaboration knowledge city bookmarks seemed worth a go. If its greeted with silence or worse, I'll refocus on other places

1 What could be the collaboration game of the year . That showed how many of ctisis can now only be solved by interlocal collaborations between people. It seems rather dim to me to 8 G8 country leaders or 500 national leaders can startegise for all the learnings 6 billion people could openly colaborate round. Quakes, plagues, waves no borders. Nor it turns out fro 20+ years of research by archotects of photiosynthesis does the most abundant clean energy of all - that which sunshine beams and algaes intermediarieses. As this treasure hunt game aims to show the more people who speak up for their coordinate's extreme combination of climate features, the more algae architects can roll their prototype bubble architectures (solaroof algae breeding farms around the world). If you ever make one click this forthnightly,
please go to this map
and if you need more infor before beaming your coordinates up, ask me at wcbn007@easynet.co.uk

2 If every caring person in the west could read one book on Islam what would it be. To start this quiz off I am thinking of buying this book - do you recommend something else?
No god but God
Though it is the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded in ignorance and fear for much of the West. In No god but God, Reza Aslan 1 2, an internationally acclaimed scholar of religions, explains this faith in all its beauty and complexity. Beginning with a vivid account of the social and religious milieu in which the Prophet Muhammad forged his message, Aslan paints a portrait of the first Muslim community as a radical experiment in religious pluralism and social egalitarianism. He demonstrates how, after the Prophet’s death, his successors attempted to interpret his message for future generations–an overwhelming task that fractured the Muslim community into competing sects. Finally, Aslan examines how, in the shadow of European colonialism, Muslims developed conflicting strategies to reconcile traditional Islamic values with the realities of the modern world, thus launching what Aslan terms the Islamic Reformation.

3 Back in December 2004, I first read and published our white paper on the coming war between goodwill and badwill networks in Delhi. The consequences may take time to breathe but for example, I wouldn't have had 3 years to plan how to make my own way to the Gandhi peace changing alumni centenary in 2007 if I had not started at a place that wanmted to debate Global Reconciliation with all comers, of every creed and diversity of history. I would love to find a way of editing the equivalent for a forum in Pakistan to debate. Algaeworld is only one of 7 worldwide waves we forecast would hit everyone of the 6 billion biengs in the generation 1984-2024. It seems to us that it is time for all peopels to stnad up and unite in 30000 projects that resonate humanity as well as mapping how to overthrow the economics of the big gets bigger by a peoples economics which ultimately flows trade and trust through 2 million global villages (whether these are gravitated by a place's extreme coordinates or in a virtual world of elarning opportunities practised by communities that love what they are most experienced at enough to ensure it does not compound any exponetial externalities onto any other village (certainly not the world's bottom of the pyramid vilages whether their hemisphere is East or West, South or North.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Is this the #1 story of our life and times? If not , please tell me what is?

# 1 compelling story of our lives and times???
how abundant energy and clean water - and so the economics of abundance became to be co-created is very simple provided :
you have a good enough map (help us develop it)
you all collaborate around developing this treasure

why
value: because those places with the most extreme climates either have the most desperate energy needs or capabilities to multiply sunshine's energy flows or both
*
innovation: they are where people have spent longest with experimenting with solutions, as well as any cross-cultural conflicts or historical errors
*
nature: they are where nature most wants to help save the world from the system of system crises of threat and opportunity that waves dynamise

come on humanity, since 1984 scripts from leading economists have suggested this is the major entrepereneurial 1 2 challenge to network collaboratively around, before all our global villages learn how to network other value multipliers and 30000 projects worth open sourcing all over the world

Monday, March 06, 2006

SuVyapar (Sanskrit for Good Trade)
Habitat Integrated Pakistan (HIP) is a non-political, non-profit organization, which works for welfare of people through protection of biodiversity, environment and sustainable development. One of the programs of HIP is to promote crafts products of Gypsy women, in Punjab, Pakistan. These women are given training in diverse skills, which enables them a livelihood option. Having a Fair Trade Federation certification, they also export to US taking the concept of Su-Vyapar a step ahead. Click here to view products.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I was posting this mail at The Cooperation -one of London's 5 collaboration villages for humanity. Apart from the reference to Pakistan's socila forum role, I would be particularly interested to hear local views of how to get city hubs of cooperation started and how to tailor the 5 village approach to big S.Asia cities

We realise that what amkes a hub ssutain deep community circles in London is different from eg Rio in Brazil, but we do need feedback however explorative on what obstacles a hub in Pakistan cities would face from birth upwards. It seems to us provisionally that Oxygen (not Gold) Class status to the world's emerging league of world class hubs can be best awarded to thos hubs that all citizens recognise as the safest multicultural meeting place in town

As omidyar.net is a primary sponsor of the Brazilian hub, I am discussing a lot more of the issues of how to profile the open safety and systainability of a city's netizens and community-uop projects over there. Please do tell me at wcbn007@easynet.co.uk if you join omidyar since its quite a strange place to find every way round it - which is also a motivator for collaborating as alumni of omidyar

FEB06 newsletter of alumni of THE COOPERATION
Photosynthesis energy continues to blossom like the birds of spring at solaroof and omniworldview

Systems Club friends note that Carol is trying the extremely tough moderation of the loop between complexity and simplicity of Europewide Knowledge

Chris asks you to tell your humanitarian networks greatest stories to the BBC World Service Trust and copy him with the BBC's responses. The people of London need to know so that we can govern our public media in a way that makes London a sustainable example of multicultural 21st Cities and Britain an open meta-hub in the 2 million global village commonwealth of nations

Pakistan is playing its first co-hosting role of the World Social Forum movement in 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Thanks Bryan -

Bryan Adams to perform at quake concert in Pakistan 2006-01-07
Canadian pop singer Bryan Adams is to perform at a fundraising concert for quake victims this month in Karachi, becoming the first Western pop star to play in Pakistan since the start of the "war on terror," organisers have announced.

"Bryan is coming to Karachi to perform and help us raise funds for the October 8 earthquake victims," organiser Salman Iqbal, who heads the private ARY TV channel, told AFP Saturday.

http://news.muzi.com/ll/english/10000055.shtml

Monday, January 23, 2006

Trusting that KM Pakistan will learn from non-transparency of KM West

The future of the world - and the human race - if there is to be one after century 21 - depends on governing global sectors : collaboratively, transparently and sustainably (map the future's compound exponentials simply enough for all the world to hold communal debates to our open hearts contents)


The first test case of collaborating in humanity will be water worldwide as a human right. Because cleanwater is the number 1 ingredient of life as well as health, and because water waves are coulpled with other environmental waves of nature's evolutionary power, which at a global level of species promtion and extinction will always be more determinant than what beings race to do.

For a year between 2002 and 2003 the European Union, through its KM portal knowledgeboard.com encouraged a network of over 100 knowledge angles to open space. They did this paying their own way to dialogues in London, Berlin and Luxembourg. Though knowedleg economics were integrated into tese debates it was also agreed that a thriving community of not for profit cases and explorations into ways to narrow global divides was the way to ensure that knowledgeboard sustained the most open of professional dialogues. Over a thousand of man days were volunteered by this the knowledge angels network who were encouraged to tender for minimal funds needed so that thousands of knowledge angels could host meetings all round Europe in small cafes as well as larger open spaces. Then their proposal was not only turned down by Brussels but the area in the KB portal where they had been encouraged to co-edit news was prevented from starting new discussion threads.

So before knowledge angels (a name the EU coined for transparent and meta-professional networking in 2002) were destroyed by apparently frightened bureaucrats (or self-centred "piecemeal expert" academics lobbying) the European Union from 2003 on, we started some far reaching debates on sustaining water and life. We have transferred extracts of these here for posterity or as long as google's blogger permits us to propagate this do no evil wave.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Finally, I did find at least some info on what I was really trying to mnonitor how the Gates Funding of Acumen on water worldwide is starting to wave. Some good though long-term news here with possibilities for Pakistan to research and encourage further (at least that's how I read it - do you?)

from email newletter of Acumen receieved 18 Jan 2006

The last quarter of 2005 has positioned the Water Portfolio for significant growth in 2006. We are pleased to announce that we have received a four-year, $3.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the provision of safe and affordable water and sanitation services to underserved populations in the developing world. Acumen Fund will use the grant to establish a mechanism for financing market-based water and sanitation projects in countries such as India, Pakistan and South Africa. The Water and Sanitation Funding Facility will provide loan guarantees and technical assistance to enable access to commercial finance for projects that serve low-income populations. This will allow local communities, entrepreneurs and financial institutions to take an active role in addressing water and sanitation challenges. This grant will also allow us to increase the capacity of the Water Portfolio team, and to engage financial institutions as partners in the challenge to deliver safe and affordable water to the bottom of the pyramid. Early in 2006, Acumen Fund Portfolio Manager Yasmina Zaidman, Country Manager Varun Sahni and COO David Kyle will visit India to secure key banking partners, recruit an Associate for the Water Facility, and identify top investment prospects. We also continue to focus on supporting our current portfolio of investments, and have seen some important progress in their development:
Sustainable Model for Water Delivery — Improved water supplies for Indian slum dwellers Heritage Livelihoods Services Provider has secured a loan from ICICI, a leading bank in India, based on Acumen Fund’s letter of credit. They have begun the process of building urban water infrastructure in the slums of Hyderabad. Heritage entered into formal agreements with the local municipality for a guaranteed water supply, and will launch their first installations of water storage systems for 500 families in mid-January.
Safe and Affordable Drinking Water — A global franchise model to make safe drinking water available to the poor WaterHealth International (WHI) has completed installation of the treatment system at its second pilot site and established 20 systems for tsunami-affected areas of Sri Lanka, serving more than 20,000 tsunami survivors. With a completed business plan in hand, WHI is expanding its operations in India, and has recruited top local managers to lead this effort.
Low-Cost Drip Irrigation — An innovative and affordable design for farmers in India International Development Enterprises (India)’s for-profit sales arm, Global Easy Water Products (GEWP), has reached over 11,000 farmers since Acumen Fund’s investment, and has expanded its dealer network to 160 dealers. The management of GEWP has been in discussions with a citizen-based organization in Pakistan that serves the Thar region about introducing drip irrigation for small-scale farmers, and leaders of both organizations have visited each other to explore a pilot project.

what do the biggest philanthropy foundations do

I have never understood what eg the Gates Foundation does with its bilions being someone who seeks to understand what people with microfinace grassroots budgets. Its not that I or we want money from big foundations but it would be nice if one day a year they opened theor doors to a jam (like habitatjam.com) in which people could log up questions, and then with much more time they could choose which were worthy of a worldwide answer.

Bringing this back to Pakistan, whilst searching the gates Foundation web on another mater, I tripeed to a section which said we also have facilities for special emergency releif cases . Below the content from this GF bookmark. My question would be:
did Gates F get involved in Pakistan's earthquake emergency needs in some ways? could be worth a polite letter to GF if we first know what information on that is known in Pakistan?

Emergency Relief Backgrounder


Emergencies, both natural and man-made, tend to have a greater affect on the developing world than on developed countries. Often it is women and children who are most in need of assistance.



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The Challenge

Each year, millions of people suffer as the result of emergencies:

Sudden natural disasters such as disease outbreaks, earthquakes, floods, fires, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and cyclones
Disasters that develop more slowly, such as drought and famine
Man-made disasters principally caused by conflict, such as civil wars
Natural and man-made emergencies tend to affect developing countries more than industrialized countries. For example, in 2001, 24 major armed conflicts occurred in 22 countries. All but three were intrastate, and most were located in Africa. In 2002, there were 424 natural disasters, causing 12,000 deaths and affecting 608 million people. And, since 1990, conflicts have been responsible for 3.5 million deaths and millions of injuries.

During emergencies, it is crucial to respond quickly to meet basic needs for clean water, food, shelter, sanitation, and emergency health care. Through one-time grants made to major, established international relief organizations, the foundation aims to:

Respond quickly to provide for basic needs
Minimize the emergence of disease or other disaster-related complications
Reduce the further displacement of people by providing assistance such as food and shelter
The Hope

The foundation makes grants to strong and reputable organizations to help countries recover from disasters. We focus on funding projects that have the potential to significantly improve a disaster situation through:

Delivering food and other essential items to those affected by disasters
Providing health services related to the emergency, with a focus on child and reproductive health
Improving or restoring water and sanitation services
Using health interventions to prevent outbreaks of disease
Representative Grants

$750,000 each to Save the Children Federation and CARE, and $500,000 each to the International Rescue Committee, World Vision, and Mercy Corps to provide emergency aid in areas affected by the earthquake-generated tsunami in Asia (December 2004; grants for tsunami relief total $3.5 million)
$250,000 to Save the Children Federation to help children orphaned or separated from their parents due to the December 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran (January 2004; grants for Bam earthquake relief total $1 million)
$500,000 each to CARE, the International Rescue Committee, and Save the Children/U.S to improve the public health and security status of refugees in West, South, and North Darfur (April-May 2004; 2004 grants for relief during the humanitarian crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region total $2.4 million)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Towering Personalities

The EU's knowledgeboard.com is transferring the platform it used 2000-2005 and it is unclear which postings will be moved over

I noticed Sadiq signposted these personalities as good for the world. I dont myself know all of them. Perhaps some details to google at another time. Also how about adding any towering personalities who keep your faith going in humanity.


Luckily there are such towering personalities in the world who, if speak from a strong Forum, can neutralize the war efforts or at least make these less devastating (Pop, Mendela, Tutu, Mahatir, Eddi (Abdul Sattar), Sen, Younas and there are many such heroes - most of them are unsung).

Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Brazilian gift to the world of the people animating "World Socilal Forums" comes to Karacchi in March 2006. I believe that the first forum in a country is an exraordinary opportunity to map who stand up for who and with what system of constitution, and there may never have been a forum held so soon after a local world-scale-disaster .
http://www.wsf2006karachi.org/
How can Club of Pakistan encourage the best of what the local founders compound into te future

An opposite type of search for links whioch it would seem needs connecting comes from http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%2B%22Business+Roundtable%22+%2BPakistan&btnG=Google+Search

Third, below I search globalgiving's ctalogue of locally supported NGOs and charitable groups in Pakistan. Which is the number 1 project network uniting peoples of Pakistan that does not appear on the list? If you tell me, I will make sure the founder of givingglobla knows your view
chris macrae, wcbn007@easynet.co.uk


29 Organizations and 35 Projects Found
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Project: Kashmir Earthquake Assessment and Planning Trip Over 3 million people have been left homeless by the devastating earthquake in Paksitan and North India in October 2006. Build Change will work with the earthquake survivors to rebuild culturally appropriate, low-cost, earthquake-resistant houses starting in 2006...
Total Funds Needed:
$9600.00
Total Funds Raised:
$1500.00
Organization:
Build Change (Center for Earthquake Resistant Houses)
Countries Served:
Pakistan, India
Categories:
Disaster Relief, Economic Development, Homelessness & Housing...
Organization: Cottonwood Foundation Cottonwood Foundation, a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to promoting empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity. The foundation will focus its funding on committed, grassroots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts, and where foundation support will make a significant difference...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh...
Categories:
Animals, Agriculture, Biodiversity...
Project: Mama Cash - supporting women’s groups to promote women’s rights worldwide Mama Cash is a women’s fund working with and for the global women’s movement. A women’s fund is a fund that multiplies resources for women’s rights, run by and for women, and invests money in individuals and women’s groups that are transforming the world into a more equitable place...
Organization:
King Baudouin Foundation United States
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Human Rights, Women's Issues, Gender Issues
Organization: Build Change (Center for Earthquake Resistant Houses) Build Change works with local non-profits, builders and homeowners in developing countries to promote and build with low-cost, earthquake resistant construction methods that will continue to be used once we leave the village. We leave in place a sustainable, permanent change in construction practice, so that all houses built after our intervention are also disaster-resistant...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Indonesia, India
Categories:
Disaster Relief, Economic Development, Homelessness & Housing...
Organization: TakingITGlobal TakingITGlobal is an international organization - led by youth and empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal connects youth around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local and global communities.
Organization:
Chat the Planet
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy, Art & Culture, Children & Youth...
Project: Water and Sanitation Water & Sanitation: saving lives through innovative, integrated solutions. .
Organization:
Action Against Hunger
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia...
Categories:
Community and Comm. Building, Crisis Support, Health & Human Services...
Project: Food Security Programs We distribute seeds and tools as well as conduct training programs in income-generating activities such as farming, gardening, animal breeding, and food conservation. Our food security programs put people on the road to self-sufficiency...
Organization:
Action Against Hunger
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia...
Categories:
Agriculture, Community and Comm. Building, Crisis Support...
Project: INDIA AND PAKISTAN Chat the Planet will produce two episodes linking young people in New Delhi, India, and Islamabad, Pakistan. The conversations will touch on history, identity, nationalism, religion, violence, and culture...
Organization:
Chat the Planet
Countries Served:
Pakistan, India, United States
Categories:
Art & Culture, Children & Youth, Computers & Technology...
Project: Technology and Telemedicine Projects Interplast uses web-based and CD-ROM educational products to bring health care professionals from around the world together in a "cyber-hospital," and disseminate cutting-edge medical knowledge for the benefit of poor people around the world. With your gift, Interplast can bridge the digital divide affecting health care for the poor in developing nations.
Organization:
Interplast
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia...
Categories:
Children & Youth, Computers & Technology, Disability Issues...
Organization: Population Council The Population Council's mission is to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. .
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh...
Categories:
Children & Youth, Elderly, Family & Parenting...
Organization: Action Against Hunger Action Against Hunger - USA's (AAH-USA) mission is to save lives by combating hunger, physical suffering and situations of distress, which endanger the lives of men, women and children. The organization actively campaigns against the use of hunger as a weapon in modern conflict...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia...
Categories:
Agriculture, Children & Youth, Community and Comm. Building...
Organization: Global Greengrants Fund Global Greengrants Fund provides small grants (typically $500 to $5,000) to grassroots groups around the world that help people to live sustainably, preserve biodiversity, and gain a voice in their future. .
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Argentina, American Samoa...
Categories:
Biodiversity, Conservation, Environment...
Organization: Global Fund for Children OUR VISION The Global Fund for Children envisions a world where children grow up to be productive, caring citizens of our global society. OUR MISSION The Global Fund for Children advances the education and dignity of young people around the world...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh...
Categories:
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Human Rights
Project: Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition - Spotlighting the next generation of great musicians The prestigious Brussels-based Queen Elisabeth Competition attracts the world’s best young musicians. The top 12 contestants receive up to 80,000 euros in prize money, masterclasses and scholarships, as well as valuable performance and recording opportunities...
Organization:
King Baudouin Foundation United States
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Art & Culture
Project: Bid for Democracy "The Student World Assembly is holding an online auction to raise money for a great cause. The 2006 International Convention in Montreal, Canada is focused on spreading the awareness and also preventing the spread of HIV/Aids...
Total Funds Needed:
$100000.00
Organization:
Student World Assembly
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Children & Youth, Fundraising
Project: International Convention Montreal'06 will bring together members and supporters from SWA Chapters across the world and will tackle the issue of the HIV/AIDS, and hear expert testimony on the issue and different ways of addressing this global epidemic. The topic of the Convention has been selected by SWA members through online voting last fall...
Total Funds Needed:
$21000.00
Organization:
Student World Assembly
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy...
Project: South Asia Earthquake Response CWS is assisting 20,000 of the worst affected families of the October 8 earthquake in Pakistan with shelter kits and family food kits, and providing medical assistance to 100,000 people. In addition to emergency relief, CWS’s long-term response will include shelter construction materials.
Organization:
Church World Service
Countries Served:
Pakistan, India
Categories:
Disaster Relief
Project: Alternative Giving For the person who has everything, why not give them a gift that will help someone less fortunate? A gift to the Church World Service TOOLS & BLANKETS Program is the perfect alternative to store-bought gifts – a gift that will really make a difference in someone’s life. It's easy and personal, and there are no crowded malls or stores.
Organization:
Church World Service
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Angola...
Categories:
Fundraising
Project: CROP WALK CROP WALKS, the community-based fund raising events of Church World Service, raise money for local hunger-fighting agencies as well as the international relief and development efforts of Church World Service. .
Organization:
Church World Service
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Angola...
Categories:
Advocacy, Fundraising
Organization: Church World Service Christians working together with partners to eradicate world hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. .
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Angola...
Categories:
Advocacy, Agriculture, Children & Youth...
Project: Education Driven by the premise that all individuals deserve quality education, we endeavor to open doors of opportunity though intensive research and advocacy.
Organization:
ActionAid International USA
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh...
Categories:
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Women's Issues
Project: HIV/AIDS ActionAid has been working on HIV/AIDS since 1987, giving practical support to people living with the disease in 23 countries, as well as campaigning and lobbying rich governments and international institutions to make access to drugs, care and treatment fair and unbiased. .
Organization:
ActionAid International USA
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso...
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Human Rights...
Project: Food and Hunger By providing seeds, tools, credit and training we help poor people access the means to make a living, put food on the table and gain the respect of family and community. .
Organization:
ActionAid International USA
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh...
Categories:
Human Rights, Hunger & Poverty, Sustainable Development
Project: Women and Girls Women remain a huge and often undervalued resource in poor countries. At ActionAid, we aim to strengthen the unique potential of every woman and girl, to shape her own life and world...
Organization:
ActionAid International USA
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh...
Categories:
Children & Youth, Economic Development, Education & Literacy...
Organization: Direct Relief International Since 1948, Direct Relief International has worked to improve the quality of life for people in need. We focus on health – by providing essential material resources to locally run health programs in poor areas around the world and during times of disaster...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia...
Categories:
Disaster Relief, Health & Human Services, Sustainable Development
Project: Plan USA: Earthquake Relief Efforts Donate now and help support our Disaster Relief and Recovery programs. .
Organization:
Plan USA
Countries Served:
Pakistan
Categories:
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief
Project: Southeast Asia Earthquake ActionAid International is dedicated to bringing immediate humanitarian support, comprehensive psychosocial care and support, comprehensive community-based disability care and support, restoring livelihoods, returning to school and rebuilding the education system and strengthening community groups.
Organization:
ActionAid International USA
Countries Served:
Pakistan, India
Categories:
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief
Project: Pakistan Earthquake Relief Mercy Corps is mounting a rapid aid response to the devastating earthquake that leveled villages across Pakistan. Mercy Corps staff estimate that the tremor destroyed 50% of the homes in affected areas...
Organization:
Mercy Corps
Countries Served:
Pakistan
Categories:
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief
Project: Earthquake Relief in India and Pakistan In response to the reported magnitude 7.6 earthquake near the India-Pakistan border, Direct Relief is preparing an emergency response to health needs with local and international partners in the quake-affected countries...
Organization:
Direct Relief International
Countries Served:
Pakistan, India
Categories:
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief
Organization: EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation EMpower connects the emerging markets community with innovative grassroots organizations enabling young people to lead healthy, productive lives. EMpower builds social capital in emerging countries...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Argentina...
Categories:
Economic Development, Education & Literacy, Health & Human Services...
Organization: International Reading Association Formed in 1956, the International Reading Association seeks to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction through studying the reading process and teaching techniques; serving as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research through conferences, journals, and other publications; and actively encouraging the lifetime reading habit. We are a community of professionals with a common goal: promoting higher achievement levels in literacy, reading, and communication by continually advancing the quality of instruction worldwide...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Albania, Armenia...
Categories:
Education & Literacy
Project: Ad Tshirt Students Raise Money for Democracy by Auctioning Ad-Space on T-Shirts Beginning today, individuals from all around the world will be able to participate in raising funds to promote global democracy. Participants will pledge to wear a T shirt during the week of October 24 to 30, 2005...
Organization:
Student World Assembly
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Fundraising...
Project: Youth Action Net Launched in 2001 by IYF and Nokia, YouthActionNet serves as a virtual gathering place for young people looking to connect with each other -- and with ideas for how to lead change in their communities. www...
Organization:
International Youth Foundation
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Community and Comm. Building...
Organization: Student World Assembly Our Mission The Student World Assembly is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization created to represent students globally. It provides a deliberative assembly where students around the world can exchange views, vote on global issues through online discussion forums and in annual international conventions, and translate these views into meaningful actions...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Disaster Relief...
Project: Plan USA: Child Survival Child Survival is about giving children a chance to grow, thrive and remain healthy. It's about basic health programs that don't cost a lot of money...
Organization:
Plan USA
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso...
Categories:
Children & Youth, Community and Comm. Building, Family & Parenting...
Organization: Unite For Sight Unite For Sight is a 501 C 3 nonprofit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. .
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Benin, Canada...
Categories:
Education & Literacy, Health & Human Services, Homelessness & Housing...
Organization: Plan USA Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives by: enabling deprived children, their families, and their communities to meet their basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies; fostering relationships to increase understanding and unity among people of different cultures and countries; promoting the rights and interests of the world's children. .
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Albania, Australia...
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Community and Comm. Building...
Project: Hotspots -- Center for Hazards and Risk Research Disasters represent a major source of risk for the poor. These natural events can wipe out development gains and accumulated wealth in developing countries...
Organization:
Earth Institute at Columbia University
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Disaster Relief, Environment, Hunger & Poverty...
Project: Abrupt Climate Change -- the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory The climate will change, or is already doing so, as a result of human activities changing the atmosphere's composition and its land surface. If climate change occurs gradually, societies will hopefully have time to adjust to the undoubtedly large consequences...
Organization:
Earth Institute at Columbia University
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Conservation, Disaster Relief, Environment...
Project: International Research Institute for Climate Prediction The mission of the IRI is to enhance society's capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of seasonal climate fluctuations, in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. This mission is to be conducted through strategic and applied research, education and capacity building, and provision of forecast and information products, with an emphasis on practical and verifiable utility and partnerships...
Organization:
Earth Institute at Columbia University
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Environment
Project: Stakeholder Mapping A sophisticated eight-step process that enables companies and NGOs to inventory their stakeholders, prioritize them, develop a database, prepare maps that show their interrelationships, and manage outreach and engagement toward clear objectives that serve mutual interests. Beta software that automates the process is now being tested by Cargill-Dow, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, and Nike...
Organization:
Future 500
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy, Animals, Agriculture...
Project: Corporations & Stakeholders 'Corporations And Stakeholders' - A Quarterly Newsletter devoted to informing professionals, NGOs and the general public about leading practices in stakeholder engagement and other sustainability issues.
Organization:
Future 500
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy, Animals, Agriculture...
Project: Global Citizenship 360 A software driven process that generates a 360 degree report on a company’s performance against all major stakeholder standards – GRI, Dow Jones Sustainability, FTSE4Good, ICCR and others. Strategies are then developed and implemented to help a company better meet those standards...
Organization:
Future 500
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy, Animals, Agriculture...
Organization: International Youth Foundation The International Youth Foundation is a global, non-profit organization that works with a network of corporate, civil society, and foundation partners in close to 70 countries and territories. Its mission is twofold: To make a positive difference in young peoples' daily lives, as well as enhance their ability to succeed in the future...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Albania, Argentina...
Categories:
Children & Youth
Project: SEED Sustainable Energy & Environmental Demand (SEED) Corporations and stakeholders coming together to drive demand for secure, sustainable technologies. We are mobilizing environmental NGOs and leaders to work with companies to leverage their supply chain power to grow markets for sustainable technologies that reduce reliance on petroleum...
Organization:
Future 500
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Advocacy
Organization: WaterAid America WaterAid is an international NGO dedicated exclusively to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world's poorest people. These most basic services are essential to life; without them vulnerable communities are trapped in the stranglehold of disease and poverty...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso...
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Community and Comm. Building...
Organization: International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) The International Women's Health Coalition works to generate health and population policies, programs, and funding that promote and protect the rights and health of girls and women worldwide. IWHC is guided by the principle that global well-being and social and economic justice can only be achieved by ensuring women's rights...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil...
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Health & Human Services...
Organization: ActionAid International USA ActionAid International's vision is a world without poverty in which every person can exercise their right to a life of dignity. Our mission is to work with poor and excluded people around the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequity that cause it.
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh...
Categories:
Advocacy, Agriculture, Children & Youth...
Organization: Global Fund for Women Our Mission is to advance women's human rights by making grants to women's groups that work to gain freedom from poverty, violence and discrimination .
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Argentina...
Categories:
Human Rights, Women's Issues
Organization: Global Response Global Response empowers people of all ages, cultures, and nationalities to protect the environment by creating partnership for effective citizen action. At the request of indigenous peoples and grassroots organizations, Global Response organizes international letter writing campaigns to help communities prevent many kinds of environmental destruction...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Animals, Biodiversity, Children & Youth...
Project: Asif Khan Tomb Global Heritage Fund is raising urgently needed funding for high-priority monument conservation at Asif Khan Tomb in Lahore, Pakistan. GHF is leading development of the site's first Master Conservation Plan (MCP) and conservation of this unique Moghul tomb monument which represents the unique architecture of the Moghul Emperor Jahangir...
Organization:
Global Heritage Fund
Countries Served:
Pakistan
Categories:
Art & Culture, Conservation
Project: My Son Sanctuary My Son, located in Southern Vietnam, was a center for spirituality and worship during the reign of the Champa Kingdom. The My Son Sanctuary, which exemplifies the height of Cham architectural achievement, is a large complex of religious monuments originally comprised of more than 70 structures; the vestiges of 25 of these structures remain today...
Organization:
Global Heritage Fund
Countries Served:
Pakistan
Categories:
Art & Culture, Conservation, Environment
Project: Afghan Institute for Learning AIL is an NGO organized by Afghan refugee women living in Pakistan. Launched in 1995, the organization targets the “disrupted Afghan” community and works to address inequities in education for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan...
Organization:
EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan
Categories:
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Health & Human Services...
Organization: Mercy Corps Mercy Corps is a not-for-profit organization that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. .
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Albania...
Categories:
Animals, Agriculture, Children & Youth...
Organization: Earth Institute at Columbia University The Earth Institute at Columbia University brings together talent from throughout the University to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world's poor. The Earth Institute is motivated by the belief that science and technological tools already exist, and could be expanded, to greatly improve conditions for the world's poor while preserving the natural systems that support life on Earth...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Argentina...
Categories:
Advocacy, Agriculture, Biodiversity...
Organization: Grameen Foundation USA Grameen Foundation USA empowers the world's poorest people to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity through access to financial services and to information.
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Bangladesh, China...
Categories:
Economic Development, Human Rights, Hunger & Poverty...
Organization: Center for International Health and Cooperation The Center For International Health and Cooperation (CIHC) was founded in 1992 to promote healing and peace in countries shattered by war, ethnic violence or natural disasters. The CIHC, in all its activities, emphasizes that health and humanitarian endeavors can provide common ground for initiating dialogue, understanding and cooperation among people and nations...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Disaster Relief, Health & Human Services, Human Rights...
Project: Aahung Aahung, a sexual health resource center, has developed a curriculum on sexual health that has been adopted by schools in and near Karachi, Pakistan. In a country where girls are not allowed to leave their homes without a male relative as escort—where many women are married even before they have their first menstrual period—this courageous grassroots organization is laying the groundwork for change.
Organization:
International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC)
Countries Served:
Pakistan
Categories:
Advocacy, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy...
Organization: PATH PATH's mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Albania...
Categories:
Health & Human Services, Sustainable Development, Women's Issues
Organization: International Institute of Humanitarian Affairs The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) was created at Fordham in December 2001 to forge partnerships with relief organizations, publish books, hold training courses and host symposia relating to humanitarian affairs. The Institute enables humanitarian workers to develop relationships with the University and the international community here in New York City, in addition to being a university wide center reporting directly to the President of Fordham...
Organization:
Center for International Health and Cooperation
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Andorra, United Arab Emirates...
Categories:
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Training
Project: Ambulance Program Provision of retired U.S...
Organization:
Direct Relief International
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia...
Categories:
Health & Human Services
Organization: Glasses for Humanity Our leveraged, scalable and financially self-sustaining program to: • collect tens of millions of pair of used eyeglasses in the United States each year; • provide 30 million people in developing nations and half a million schoolchildren in the United States with eyeglasses each year; • train 21,000 microentrepreneurs to provide community-based vision care in the developing world; • generate $50 million per year of new funding for vision care and research; and • promote vision education and thereby reduce the incidence of blindness. These projections are based on a solid business plan supported by an accomplished team...
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Brazil, Bahamas...
Categories:
Children & Youth, Disability Issues, Economic Development...
Organization: Global Heritage Fund The Global Heritage Fund's mission is to enable successful long-term preservation of mankind's most important Global Heritage cultural sites in developing countries with acute pressures and without resources for preservation and planned development.
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh...
Categories:
Art & Culture, Community and Comm. Building, Conservation...
Organization: Jagriti Foundation The Jagriti Foundation supports the empowerment of women by working with women's organizations around the globe to facilitate international cultural exchanges and cross-cultural learning. Jagriti aims to: Awaken and enhance understanding and respect for different ways of life Awaken and expand the potential of women to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others Improve the quality of life for women globally Share knowledge and resources with women throughout the world .
Countries Served:
Pakistan, Afghanistan, India...
Categories:
Economic Development, Human Rights, Sustainable Development...