February 26, 2007

Feb. 26, 2007: Global

This might provide some useful background to other posts today.

Memory Lane: Frost Hits the Rhubarb July 2 - 8, 2006

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Header: July 6, 2006: Global Expertise or Governance? Digital Universe & ManyOne.net

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public-private partnership

ManyOne Networks in partnership with the Digital Universe Foundation

global positioning systems (GPS) enabled phones

experts will guide the selection and creation of subject-specific “portals”

coalition of scientists developing the Earth Portal and related portals spanning Earth’s environment


Maurice Strong's ManyOne.net

a new standard of social responsibility in governance
, objectives and conduct for for-profit companies

a next-generation multimedia Internet medium called the Digital Universe

a socially responsible financial and ownership model


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


UNEP Governing Council accepted an endowment of US$1 million from the Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation
... would be administered by UNEP
trade unions and non-governmental organisations


ManyOne Opens Door to Fulfilling Internet's Original Potential ... Richard Perl, a founder of the Social Venture Network and the Threshold Foundation; Hans Schoepflin, entrepreneur and philanthropist; Maurice Strong, ...

Activist Cash Website -- Panta Rhea Foundation Also known as Schoepflin Foundation

Environmental Grantmakers Association is funded by the Panta Rhea Foundation, along with several others, including the Tides Foundation, numbering 250 foundations from around the world

Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, which launched the worldwide micro-credit movement [Do you remember the use of micro-credit through CIDA in partnership -- Afghanistan? Check January posts. It was very difficult to get a straight answer, from what I could read.]

The Hilton Foundation & Humanitarian Prize jury have included: Princess Salimah Aga Khan of Geneva, Switzerland, Professor Muhammad Yunus, William H. Foege, M.D., M.P.H., chairman of the Global Health Council, senior advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation .... -- Impact of the Grameen Bank on Local Society -- Last year the bank made a profit of US$ 680000. Thus the Grameen Bank is an ... Architecture Award by the jury of the Swiss based Aga Khan Foundation. ... -- Nonprofits pursue private investors Business Week, Microfinance: Services the Poor Can Bank On

Business Week, Microfinance: Services the Poor Can Bank On by Chris Farrell, 2 May, 2006

www.hiltonfoundation.org/press_release_details.asp?id=46

www.rdc.com.au/grameen/Impact.html

cgap.org/press/press_coverage42.php

[....] Philanthropy is a vital source of risk capital in this industry. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave $2.2 million over three years to the microfinance organization Opportunity International to develop a trans-African network of new commercial banks for the poor. The Gates Foundation also gave a $5.5 million grant to the Aga Khan Foundation USA for a microinsurance initiative in Pakistan and Tanzania.



Opportunity International to develop a trans-African network of new commercial banks for the poor. The Gates Foundation also gave a $5.5 million grant to the Aga Khan Foundation

OneWorld and Irfan Khan's Training Video on Radio-browsing Techniques , OneWorld and UNESCO , SchoolNet telecollaboration

Global Governance



Link for the above, to the specific post: July 6, 2006: Global Expertise or Governance? Digital Universe & ManyOne.net

frosthitstherhubarb.blogspot.com/2006/07/
july-6-2006-global-expertise-or.html


I believe that the global network (a foundation, I think) being set up was to move to BC, perhaps to Vancouver. Check.


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