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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/07/15/Professor_Jeffrey_Sachs_on_Sustainable_Solutions Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs outlines what are, in his view, the three greatest challenges to peace the world will face over the next several years. ----- One of the world's leading experts in aid and economic and sustainable development, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, gave a free public lecture at the University of Sydney on Tuesday, 15 July, 2008, to mark the opening of the University's new Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Professor Jeffrey Sachs is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University and the director of The Earth Institute at Columbia, an organisation that leads large-scale efforts to promote sustainability throughout the world. Professor Sachs is one of the leading international voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability and is also a special advisor to the United National secretary-general. His free public lecture marks the officially opening of the University of Sydney's Institute for Sustainable Solutions - Sydney Institute Jeffrey Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute, where he is also a professor of sustainable development. The unconventional and impassioned economist advocates combining economic development with environmental sustainability. Through the Earth Institute and as Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, Sachs has analyzed challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and globalization for more than twenty years.
Bob Geldoff just after he spoke at the 10/21/08 White House Summit on International Development.
Once we have hammers, we start to see nails everywhere. (Why we shouldn't necessary use existing "tools" as the basis for international development).
Francis Fukuyama, the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and director of its International Development Program (Apr 23, 2008 at Cornell University) A former specialist on the Middle East and Europe for the U.S. Department of State, Fukuyama called "hard power" -- using traditional military might against other states -- impossible in the Middle East, where few governments are strong enough to control nonstate groups within their own borders. Facing this new reality in many regions of the world, American leaders must focus not only on winning military confrontations, but also on developing the support of populations abroad, Fukuyama said.
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/05/28/Francis_Fukuyama_American_Foreign_Policy_After_Bush Author and political scientist forecasts China's image as a future world superpower. ----- About 400 hundred people attended the Centre's event in Sydney with the renowned American political scientist, thinker and author Professor Francis Fukuyama on 28 May. Chief Executive Professor Geoffrey Garrett conversed with Professor Fukuyama on a wide range of issues from the new administration's foreign policy, to the rise of China, the use of hard and soft power and the impact of climate change. The conversation was followed by a Q & A session - The University of Sydney Professor Francis Fukuyama has worked at several prominent think tanks and public policy organizations, he has served the U.S. Department of State in posts related to Middle East affairs, and is a 2002 appointee to the President's Council on Bioethics. Francis Fukuyama is Bernard Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Director of its International Development Program.He is the author of The End of History and the Last Man.
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Professional Development Qualifications help teachers and trainers around the world to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Watch how people living on less than $1 a day in Mali, West Africa are taking their first steps out of poverty through Trickle Up's unique microenterprise development program!
Hi, this is a Teaching & Learning Collaborative podcast - a faculty development resource at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Ca. This episode features a presentation by Dr. Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Management here at the Monterey Institute. Dr. Levinger's areas of expertise include Nonprofit and NGO Management; International Education; Organizational Development; as well as Program Evaluation and Project Management. Dr. Levinger is also the director of the Development Project Management Institute (DPMI). Currently offered 3 times a year, DPMI is a 3-week immersive professional training program which provides participants with a solid set of skills and tools for designing, assessing and leading change-oriented development programs around the world. DPMI students learn to build high performing teams, integrate an array of project management and facilitation techniques, and to foster strategic partnerships as they design innovative solutions for the common challenges facing the international development field. We spoke with Dr. Levinger on April 11, 2008. Her presentation titled "High Performace Thinking: What can we do to foster it?" is part of our TLC series of workshops and discussions focused on developing a shared understanding and best practices of a distinguishable "Monterey Way" pedagogy. DPMI Information: http://policy.miis.edu/programs/cdpmi.html
http://www.weforum.org/latinamerica2008 16.04.2008 Closing Plenary Session Laying the Foundations for a Promising Decade in Latin America High commodity prices, favourable financial conditions and the hard-won economic reforms of the 1990s are boosting regional economic growth to an average of 5% per year, with low inflation and strong current account surpluses. Between 2002 and 2006, 15 million households in the region -- close to 10% of the population -- ceased to be poor. Following this trend, analysts predict that by 2010 the majority of households in the region might become middle-class, with access to modern credit and savings products. Yet investment levels as a percentage of GDP remain low, employment growth is lagging behind GDP growth and income distribution must still be drastically improved. 1) What reforms are urgently needed to make growth sustainable and to improve income distribution? 2) How can investment, which creates more jobs, be increased? 3) How can business become an even more powerful force for economic development? Oscar Arias Sánchez, President of Costa Rica Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico Alvaro Uribe Velez, President of Colombia Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum Chaired by Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Center for International Development, and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA
Learning and International Development (Video courtesy of Prof. Richard C. Larson. Used with permission. Note: lecture slides are not presented for copyright reasons.) View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/SP-772S05 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
...Young, senior vice president, international development, China, Japan and Korea, and David Kuperberg, vice president, international development and strategy. Monahan formerly served Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide for the last 12 years, most recently as...
Speaker: Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Location: Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Date: Apr 1, 2008
Radiohead, one of the world's top bands, has joined the MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign, a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and MTV to raise awareness about human trafficking. The collaboration takes the Asia MTV EXIT campaign to a global audience, reaching as many as 560 million households worldwide. "Radiohead is taking MTV EXIT to a new level and expanding the Asia campaign, which is on air, online and on the ground," said Olivier Carduner, USAID's Regional Mission Director for Asia. As part of this effort, Radiohead is releasing a music video on MTV tomorrow (May 1) to the track All I Need, from its album In Rainbows. Filmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale ("The English Patient") and award-winning director Steve Rogers, the video depicts a day in the life of both an affluent youngster and a child making shoes in a sweatshop, sending a message that everyone plays a role in trafficking and exploitation. Radiohead is also inviting anti-trafficking organizations to distribute information about human trafficking at their upcoming concert tour through North America, Europe and Asia. "It is cool that MTV is taking on this issue. The video is a powerful piece, and I hope that the emotion of the song will jump out at people in the context of these images of exploitation," said Radiohead's Thom Yorke. MTV is looking for innovative ways to present important issues such as human trafficking to its audience, said Bill Roedy, Vice Chairman MTV Networks. "Trafficking is a crime that violates the basic rights of its victims: the rights to freedom, equality, and dignity." The USAID Regional Development Mission in Asia is working with MTV to raise awareness about the causes and consequences of human trafficking in the region. USAID-funded documentaries Traffic and Sold have been broadcast throughout Asia, are posted on the MTV EXIT website (www.mtvexit.org), and are distributed rights-free in DVD format. Plans to take the campaign to rural and urban areas in Asia are underway. USAID is funding the production of the MTV EXIT films for Asia. Top Asian pop and film stars, including Lucy Liu ("Charlie's Angels," "Ally McBeal"), Rain of South Korea, Tata Young of Thailand, Lara Dutta of India, Christian Bautista of the Philippines and Kris Dayanti of Indonesia have volunteered to narrate the films in their native languages and in English. The campaign capitalizes on their images and MTV's brand appeal, transforming people's views about trafficking and exploitation and provides a platform for NGOs, governments and law enforcement agencies to prevent trafficking and assist victims. MTV EXIT television programming is produced rights-free and is free of charge for all broadcasters and organizations. The programming is also available to be streamed and downloaded from http://www.mtvexit.org. For more information on USAID and its programs to combat human trafficking around the world, visit http://www.usaid.gov.
...donors (Gov., UN, WB, EU, etc.), foundations, corporations, individuals and other stakeholders. Summary of Position The International Development Officer position is located at the Washington, DC headquarters of Search for Common Ground. The Officer reports...
In February 2008, Google and Google.org hosted international development non-profits for an interactive discussion at our office in Washington, DC. In this video, Kristie Ferketich and Prem Ramaswami from Google discuss how Google Grants, Checkout for Non-Profits and Google Analytics can help development NGOs drive traffic and raise money on their websites. Maciek Gregorski and Timothy Lash of the International Rescue Committee then describe their own success with these products.
At a recent Google and Google.org event for international development non-profits, we walked around with cheap "flip" video cameras and asked participants, "How is the Internet changing the landscape of international development?" Here are some of their responses.
In February 2008, Google and Google.org hosted international development non-profits for an interactive discussion at our office in Washington, DC. In this video, Sonal Shah, Head of Global Development Initiatives, describes Google.org's updated strategy and what it means for international development.
Helen Tewolde epitomizes the story of second-generation Canadian achievers and trailblazers born to immigrant parents. During the civil war with Ethiopia, Helen's parents fled Eritrea. In Gondor, Ethiopia, Helen's father worked as a math teacher; later, in Aqaba, Jordan where Helen was born, her father worked as a senior accountant. Although he earned a good living there, he brought his family to Canada, where civil liberties were secure and his children could obtain a strong education. For the past 24 years, however, Helen's father has been driving a taxi in Canada, work that is precarious and unsafe. Her mother works as a packer and machine operator in a factory. Her parents' shifting schedules and long hours prompted Helen to independence at a young age. In addition to acting as her family's advocate and mediator, she has achieved her own educational aims and successfully balanced work alongside undergraduate and graduate studies. Currently an M.A. candidate, Helen is enrolled in the Theory & Policy Studies department with a specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She is the recipient of a full-time academic scholarship, the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award (2007) from the University of Toronto and the McMaster University Students' Union Leadership Award (2001). Not only has Helen met the high expectations that immigrant parents place on their children but she has also become a role model to many young people. "As a diaspora youth, it is always difficult to understand what your role is -- whether you should fulfill cultural duties or excel in mainstream society." Through her community work, Helen has found that these are not mutually exclusive options. A visionary and innovative builder, Helen has focused her research, community service and activism on various issues, including: international development and education in Africa; immigrant and refugee advocacy; HIV/AIDS transmission among African women and girls; capacity building for African Diaspora organizations including support for social entrepreneurship and leadership development. She has not limited herself to the perimeters of her own Eritrean-Canadian community but actively exercises leadership with other communities, groups and organizations locally and internationally. Helen puts passion, energy and intellect into her community activism. From fundraising to organizing, from convening to advocacy, from writing to presenting, from researching to educating, Helen has deployed strategies that have always created space and opportunity for others around her. A team-builder and a source of inspiration for many youth and immigrant women, she leads with integrity, care and by example. A true New Pioneer, Helen joins other immigrants in crafting new stories in our communities, cities and country. Skills for Change
http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/idei IDEI won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2006. To find out more visit the link above and check out the Ashden Awards Blog http://ashdenawards.blogspot.com International Development Enterprises, India (IDEI) has commercialised low-cost treadle pumps for irrigation. Over 510,000 pumps have been sold in the rural areas of the Eastern part of India, bringing substantial benefits to farming families. Many farmers in the plains of the North and East of India rely on a single annual crop such as wheat or maize, watered by the monsoon. The income which they derive is small, and this forces many to seek casual work in cities such as Lucknow for part of the year, often disrupting children's education since the whole family moves to the city. The water table in the region is consistently high, so out-of-season crops can be grown under irrigation if a pump is available. Affluent farmers can afford to buy and operate diesel pumps. Poorer farmers may also hire diesel pumps, but often at very high cost. IDEI commercialised low-cost treadle pumps for irrigation. The pumps are designed to be simple for people of all ages to operate, and most members of a household, including children, can take part. Typically, the household will pump for two to eight hours a day. Poor farmers can now cultivate and sell a variety of crops outside the normal growing season and bring additional land under cultivation because it can be irrigated. The increase in family income means that the cost of the pump can be paid back from the profits of one extra harvest. All components of the pumps are manufactured locally, and IDEI has successfully developed a supply chain of manufacturers, distributors, retailers and installers.
Andrew Mitchell, the Shadow International Secretary, visits a slum in Freetown, Sierra Leone - one of the poorest countries in the world. It has one of the worst rates of death amongst children under 5 anywhere in the world, with many people there living below water level. Visit http://www.conservatives.com for more information.
Labour's Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, along with Secretary of State for International Development, Douglas Alexander, answer your questions on foreign policy and development in a video interview.
http://www.weforum.org/openforum/ 26.01.2008 Open Forum - Do We Need Economic Growth for Greater Sustainability Do We Need Economic Growth for Greater Sustainability? There are opposing views on whether economic growth can lead to increased levels of ecological and social sustainability. Its promoters argue that economic growth is needed to apply new technologies and sophisticated products which, in turn, lead to a more economic use of natural resources, more environmental protection and social progress. Yet, opponents claim that economic growth is based on global production and consumption patterns that are destroying our natural livelihoods and increasing social inequalities. 1) Do we need economic growth to solve existing social and ecological problems? Or, does economic growth create more costs than what it actually yields? 2) Can we expect a new economic boom triggered by innovations in environmentally-friendly technologies? 3) Which strategies of sustainability are the high-growth countries of Brazil, Russia, India or China following? How do these countries handle the conflict between economic growth and sustainability? Sharan Burrow, President, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australia Pascal Couchepin, President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor of Home Affairs Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Center for International Development, and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA John Itty, Former Professor, School of People's Economics, India Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Nigeria Moderator Dirk Schütz, Editor-in-Chief, Bilanz, Switzerland
Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort is a 350-acre golf community located on Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico (Rocky Point)on the Sea of Cortez. The master plan, designed by Swaback Partners, will include some 2,000 residences, some of which are individually owned, at prices ranging from $340,000 to $1.9 million. The first stages of residential development include a three-phase luxury condominium offering, a 34,400 square foot full-service spa, 5,000 square-foot event pavilion and retail village. Town homes, courtyard homes and golf course estate homes, as well as a medical plaza, also are planned. Las Palomas offers the area's only par 72, 18-hole championship semi-private golf course — the only authentic links course in the southwest — designed by Forrest Richardson & Associates and rated number one by Golf Inc. magazine for International Development.
This video was made for the Wood Products Processing program at Stellenbasch University, South Africa. It was made possible through funding by the Canadian International Development Agency for cirriculum development. Two things to note: 1) This client requested no audio. Hence, the silent video. 2) My coworker does animation. When we put his Flash animations and my video we can create some pretty cool interactive education packages. I'll post some examples of the animations soon. Look out for our website within the next month.
...to AECOM as a catalyst, AECOM is launching AECOM International Development. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., AECOM International Development specializes in providing support services in emerging market regions of the world to U.S. government agencies,...
http://www.weforum.org/gendergap 08.11.2007 Panel discussion for the launch of the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report with (from left to right): Beth Brooke, Global Vice-Chair, Ernst & Young; Saadia Zahidi, Head of the World Economic Forum's Women Leaders Programme; Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Centre for International Development, Harvard University; Laura D. Tyson, Professor of Business Administration and Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Moderator Joanne Lipman, Editor-in-Chief, Conde Nast Portfolio, USA
http://www.weforum.org/gendergap 08.11.2007 Presentation of the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report with co-authors: Saadia Zahidi, Head of the World Economic Forum's Women Leaders Programme; Laura D. Tyson, Professor of Business Administration and Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Centre for International Development, Harvard University
...Entertainment is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America. JOB DUTIES The Director, International Digital Business Development, will be responsible for driving SBME’s digital business forward by centrally coordinating and...
Microsoft has joined with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other development organizations to attack
AIDS and other humanitarian problems worldwide, the company announced Monday.
Microsoft will offer a wide variety of
Andrew Mitchell MP, the Conservative International Development Spokesman, addresses a protest outside the Burmese Embassy in London, 27th September 2007.
...Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) September 10, 2007 -- PFPC International Ltd. today announced the expansion of its global business development effort with the addition of two senior financial services representatives: Ian Cumberpatch, director, and Tim Jones, vice...
An introduction to KENWA, their Nyeri office, and new small business opportunities. College of the Rockies is currently administering 10 Canadian International Development Agency funded international internships in Kenya.
An introduction to the district of Nyeri, Kenya and a brief history of the region. College of the Rockies is currently administering 10 Canadian International Development Agency funded international internships in Kenya.
An introduction to Kimathi Institute of Technology and progress towards university status. College of the Rockies is currently administering 10 Canadian International Development Agency funded international internships in Kenya.
http://www.weforum.org/ 24.01.2004 Jump-starting Latin America! The new leaders of Latin American countries seem to be willing to promote a policy that combines liberalism with a strong understanding of social equity. 1) Which economic problems remain for the Latin American economies? 2) What lessons can they learn from one another? 3) In which sense might they set a new model for prosperity? Lucio Gutiérrez, President of Ecuador Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Spain Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru Challenger Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International, USA; Global Leader for Tomorrow 2001 Chaired by José María Figueres, Co-Chief Executive Officer, World Economic Forum Intervention from the floor Linnet Deily, Deputy Trade Representative of the United States and Ambassador to the World Trade Organization, Geneva Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University, USA
(Part 1 of 2) In India, as in many parts of the world, a woman's increased vulnerability to HIV infection is largely a result of unequal gender roles. Male dominance in relationships, combined with peer pressure and traditional views of masculinity, often interferes with safe sexual practices. Thus, men are a critical part of preventing HIV transmission and protecting themselves, their wives and partners, and their families. To address this need, EngenderHealth India partnered with local organizations launched the Men As Partners® in Positive Prevention program. This MAP program supports men through community-based and peer-driven efforts, effecting real change in participant's attitudes toward women. As a gender-related HIV awareness and support program, it is the first of its kind in Asia. Indian entertainment star Jaaved Jaffri hosts this short film, which uses interviews with HIV-positive men and their families to illustrate how MAP encourages and supports the important role that men can play in preventing HIV transmission. EngenderHealth is an international nonprofit organization working in 40 countries on HIV and AIDS, gender equality, family planning, maternal health, and many other issues related to sexual and reproductive health. EngenderHealth's unique Men As Partners® (MAP) program works around the world encouraging men to promote gender equality and health in their families and communities. In partnership with local organizations, EngenderHealth India adapted the MAP program for work with HIV-related issues among Indian men. This film was produced through funding by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The opinions expressed herein are of the participants only and not necessarily those of DFID or EngenderHealth. Partner organizations include the Gujarat State Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (GSNP+), the Uttar Pradesh Network of Positive People (UPNP+), the Gujarat State AIDS Control Society (GSACS), and the Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (UPSACS). Note: this 13-minute video has been split into two parts. ©2007 EngenderHealth. "Men As Partners" is a registered trademark of EngenderHealth.
This video preceeds the Embalam India video I posted a few months ago. It features Sadras Kuppam and D.S. Girija from the Village resource centre at Pillaiyarkuppam - one project of many of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation that receives support from Canada's International Development Research Centre. This video is the result of Ron Harpelle and Bruce Muirhead's IDRC history project research phase.
www.international-village.net International Village is a first housing development of its kind in Kosova in collaboration with Municipality of Prishtina. Containing 108 residential units, and a large recreational area, the development has been designed by leading architectural and engineering professionals from the United States. The homes and infrastructure represent the latest state-of-the-art components and standards.
Strategies for International Development (SID) is a U.S. private and voluntary organization which develops and promotes better strategies for achieving the goals of international development - adequate diet, health, and housing, as well as improved education, employment, and human rights - for all residents in the developing countries of Latin America and Africa. SID focuses on two areas that need better strategies: (1) reclaiming soils and pastures and increasing rural productivity and income; and (2) strengthening democracy through decentralization and citizen participation in decision-making processes.
If you are interested in this topic please either contact me or look deeper into the plight of these people or the work of the UNHCR. Many thanks:) THANKS FOR WATCHING!
On Monday 30th April, a panel of leading Ministers, MPs, and thinkers came together in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the future of humanitarian intervention, after the conflict in Iraq. Discussion topics included the recent crisis in both Darfur and also Somalia, the failure of the Left to deal with the arguments surrounding the promotion of democracy and international law, and the future for intervention. The speakers were: - Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn MP, the Secretary of State for International Development and a candidate for the Labour party deputy leadership. Prof. Brian Brivati, Professor of Contemporary History and Human Rights at Kingston University. Nick Cohen, journalist for the Observer and New Statesman, and author of 'What's Left? How Liberals lost their way'. Brendan Cox, Director of CrisisAction and co-organiser of Day for Darfur. Gary Kent, Director of Labour Friends of Iraq. Pat McFadden MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Cabinet Office The meeting was chaired by: Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust. This is clip 3/8, view all videos at: youtube.com/eustonmanifesto
As the issues of global warming and international development become more pressing, many are reexamining the role multinational corporations play in our society. Some believe that corporations will be the new agent of change in this era of globalization, while others question the potential corporate social responsibility can have to solve all the world's problems. Join us in our podcast online (www.solutionsmag.net) for what will be an interesting discussion on the future of capitalism and business moderated by Tony Wang, editor in chief of Solutions Magazine. Elliott Brown is Founder and CEO of Springboard Forward, an award winning non-profit organization that provides career development services that empower individuals to find a lifetime of Engaged Employment™. In 2005, Elliott was elected an Ashoka Fellow for his innovative work in changing the way poverty is being addressed in the United States. He graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Psychology in 1989. Bruce Piasecki is the President and Founder of the American Hazard Control Group, a management consulting firm specializing in energy, materials, and environmental corporate matters since 1981. Dr. Piasecki is the author five books, including In Search of Environmental Excellence: Moving Beyond Blame. His latest book, World Inc., will be released in April 2007. Visit worldincbook.com David Vogel is the Solomon P. Lee Professor of Business Ethics at the Haas School of Business and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility. He has lectured on corporate responsibility to professional and academic conferences in the United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, Denmark and Canada.
...team. Iâ€™m delighted to announce the recruitment of Adrian McAllister from Burberry to a new role in Jaeger, as Head of International Development, where he will be responsible for overseeing Jaegerâ€™s international expansion alongside Jaegerâ€™s International...
Scott Simpson talks about the work that Dignitas International is doing in the field as well as the 12 hour Race for Dignity Challenge. www.racefordignity.com www.dignitasinternational.org
Meet Amitabha Sadangi, a businessman who gave up wealth and fortune to tackle irrigation and poverty in India. Amitabha Sadangi's vision is to empower the rural poor with affordable, sustainable agricultural technologies. He has been a leader in creating an Indian strategy and organization to disseminate technologies developed by International Development Enterprises (India). Foot treadle irrigation pumps and low-cost drip systems introduced by IDE (India) have helped 400,000 families double their income, a net gain of more than $40 million per year. A signature element of the IDE (India) strategy is a "supply chain" of local manufacturers, distributors and installers who earn $1 million annually. IDE (India) has sold irrigation systems to the poorest families for as little as $1, enabling them to have more food and earn more money and, thus, afford better health care and education. Learn about his story in this episode of Uncommon Heroes, funded by the Skoll Foundation. More information at www.skollfoundation.org.
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DAVID KORTEN is an author and leader in the global resistance against corporate globalization. He is probably best known as the founder of the People-Centered Development Forum and author of the book When Corporations Rule the World. Korten received an M.B.A. and Ph. D. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He served in the Vietnam War as a captain in the United States Air Force. After the war, Dr. Korten spent some time as a visiting professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business and later spent many years working with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Asia. Having become disillusioned with the current US efforts to combat poverty, inequality, and other problems in developing nations, he joined with others in 1990 to found the People-Centered Development Forum where he serves as president. Dr. Korten is also co-founder and board chair of Positive Futures Network, publishers of YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, a quarterly magazine, a board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, and an associate of the International Forum on Globalization.
IPS (http://ipsnews.net) is an international non-governmental not for profit organization dedicated to communication and development cooperation. Its core business is a global news agency, producing independent news and analysis about events and global processes affecting economic, social and political development, especially in the South. The approach of IPS journalism is to give specific and overt prominence to the voices of the marginalised and the vulnerable, to reflect the views of civil society, and to mainstream gender in all reporting. Examining the impacts of globalisation and its governance is a priority. IPS offers news services in seventeen languages. The IPS audience encompasses media, civil society and the international community, reached both by traditional and new communication mediums (print, radio, email, Internet and publications). The agency has significant experience of training journalists, and project partnerships with NGOs, social movements and broader civil society. IPS is registered as an international, not-for-profit association with its headquarters in Rome, Italy, and regional centres in Bangkok, Berlin, Johannesburg, Montevideo and New York. IPS has 'general' NGO consultative status with ECOSOC at the United Nations, and the OECD status of "ODA eligible international organization".
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This video is a cut of a meeting we had with community members of Embalam, India where Canada's International Development research centre (IDRC) has helped to fund a computer based knowledge centre. Ron Harpelle and Bruce Muirhead are writing a history of the IDRC and were able to meet with scientists and researchers in Delhi and Tamil Nadu to learn about the IDRC in India. This clip is a series of 3. Stay tuned for a visit to the "Hub" and a tsunami affected village.