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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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Just a note to remind me that I am deeply interested to discuss grassroots network maps with anyone. I had somewhat tidier ideas than tyhese before the google wiping, but do you get the gist.

There are lots of viral and other waves that go beyond borders and whioch the top cannot help prevent unbless there they wholly loop in with a grassroots correspondence network for the context concerned. Given that grassroots nets would leverage the capability hi-tech's foundations brought to the net, I can't really understand why none of them seems to be involved in this area. What am I missing?


This particular post was sent when I heard that water was becoming a renewed interest of one my most deeply culturally connected networking friends....

Modjtaba informs us that the 2006 congress of www.globalreconciliationnetwork.org will be in Palestine-Israel region
Regarding Modjtaba's GRN06 focus on water I would like to find out whether anyone else believes in the urgent need for Grassroots Cooperation maps -to illustrate with Palestine, Israel such a map would be transparently on the net for the whole world to see and it would have a red star at every location where people had a problem with water and a numerical code which goes through indexing the water proble:1) is it caused by waste and politics: ie this location is donwstream from a group who are either polluting it or siphoning it off unecessarily
2) could it be resolved by algae architecture or other www.solaroof.org technologies including deslaination
3) otherwise which of the traditional water technologies is most suitable - here I am no expert but believe we could make a shortlist of about 10 with benchmark communities of use - eg one has been coordinated for 25 years by COOP friend Prem Kumar at http://whynotvisakhapatnam.blogspot.com/
The Cooperation grassroots map needs an interlocal correspondent network to flag and update the problem/query, and expert panels to openly reply. The same idea could be used inter alia to stop the spread of HIV- though here local surveys would be needed to code the type of intimacy of spread risk of which there are at least 100 cultural varieties explaining why top-down communications always misses the actual prevention need. It would seem too from recent disasters of the wave kind be these mountain or sea earthquakes that a variant of the map woul connect grassroots people through the stages of prevention, urgent alert, urgent response, reconstruction. I would have thought grassroots cooperation maps were a natural for www.google.org to get into because that would leverage their technology -anyone here able to get the idea on google's desks, or do we need to plexx or people's world it?

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