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

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Here are more details on US business leaders et al nominated to coordinate support for Pakista, apparently annoucded about 9 November:
The five private sector leaders are: Hank McKinnell, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc and Chairman of Business Roundtable; Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE; Anne Mulcahy, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation; Sandy Weill, Chairman of Citigroup; and Jim Kelly, former Chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service of America.

These private sector leaders will reach out to the American public and American business to urge contributions to the Fund through a special web site, www.southasiaearthquakerelief.org . They will also serve on an Advisory Committee, which will include Andrew S. Natsios, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Moeen Qureshi, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, that will determine which organizations and projects will receive the money raised by the Fund. The Advisory Committee will ensure that experienced relief agencies working on-the-ground receive resources for critically needed relief and reconstruction activities.
"The American public and U.S. companies have proven their extraordinary generosity in quickly responding to help those whose lives have been tragically changed due to natural disasters," said Hank McKinnell, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc and Chairman of Business Roundtable. "It is critical that we mobilize the private sector to ensure that there are sufficient resources to revitalize shattered communities and rebuild this region." Business Roundtable's Partnership for Disaster Relief - an effort to coordinate the private sector response to natural disasters - will continue to track member company contributions through its web site, www.businessroundtable.org


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