[GKD] Markle/HP Recommendation to the DOT Force

2001-03-29 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, As you may know, the US nongovernmental members of the DOT Force are Markle Foundation and Hewlett/Packard (nonprofit and for-profit members, respectively). Markle has been holding an online consultation (Digopp) for US NGOs to feed into the DOT Force report. Drawing from that

[GKD] GKD seeks your input

2001-07-25 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Due to the volume of messages we have received during the past week, the GKD Moderators will extend GKD through Tuesday, July 31. Thus, GKD will be on vacation from 1 August - 7 September 2001. During August, we will be seeking sources of support to continue GKD. As we do so,

[GKD] GKD on vacation in August

2001-07-31 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, We would like to extend our very deep thanks to the members who sent us messages describing the value GKD provides in their efforts to use ICT for sustainable development. Your words have been both extremely heartening and helpful. We also greatly appreciate the kind words

[GKD] Welcome Back to the GKD Discussion!

2001-09-10 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Welcome back to the GKD List! We hope you all had an enjoyable summer. We look forward to resuming our vibrant GKD discussion, and hearing from you regarding your experiences using ICTs for Sustainable Development. GKD membership continues to grow (currently 2500+ members in

[GKD] GKD Will Not Be Moderated Today

2001-09-11 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Our heartfelt prayers go out to all those who died or were injured in the terrorist attacks that occurred in the US today, and to their families, loved ones and fellow citizens. GKD will not be moderated today, but will resume tomorrow. Sincerely, The GKD Moderators

[GKD] Reminder: GKD List on Break

2002-08-17 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, This is a reminder that today will be the last day of posting before the GKD List takes a short break. The List will resume in mid-September. Members are welcome to submit messages during the break, but any messages received will be posted after GKD returns. We wish all our

[GKD] GKD List Resumes

2002-10-14 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Welcome back to the GKD List Discussion! We hope that everyone had an enjoyable vacation (and for those List members who were working, that they had a productive couple of months). During the List hiatus, we received many submissions by our members. These will take some time

[GKD] Special Announcement: Launch of GKD Database

2003-08-28 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Although GKD is still on vacation (until Sept. 15), we felt that List Members would want to know that the GKD Database has just been launched. This database is a compendium of all messages posted to the List since its beginning, in March 1997. It is a unique resource of all the

[GKD] Launch of GKD Database

2003-09-18 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Welcome back, as GKD launches our 7th year! We are very excited about the new, easily searchable GKD Database. This is a great resource, with invaluable ideas, cases, opinions, strategies and experiences that are difficult/impossible to obtain elsewhere -- and all from you, the

[GKD] ANN: Connectivity in Low-Resource Environments

2003-10-21 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, GKD members have often discussed the difficulty and importance of providing connectivity to areas that have little or no power or telecommunications infrastructure. We are therefore pleased to announce that GKD will host a focused discussion on the theme of Connectivity in

[GKD-DOTCOM] Bringing Connectivity to Under-Served Communities

2003-10-27 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, A wide range of activities is bringing connectivity to under-served communities that lack infrastructure, electricity, and telephony. Many of these activities are sponsored by donor agencies. Many more are undertaken independently by communities, civil society organizations, and

[GKD-DOTCOM] Welcome to the GKD-DOTCOM Discussion: Connectivity in Low Resource Environments

2003-10-27 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Welcome to the GKD-DOTCOM Discussion on Connectivity in Low Resource Environments. We look forward to examining this important topic for the next 4 weeks. The DOT-COM Alliance will develop a white paper on the topic, drawing on the valuable input and recommendations of GKD

[GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-03 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Last week GKD members provided a number of cases that described how connectivity is being established and used in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritania, Uganda, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Kenya, Panama, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippines, Pakistan,

[GKD-DOTCOM] What's on the Horizon?

2003-11-17 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, During the past three weeks, GKD members have discussed a number of intriguing technical solutions to bringing access to underserved communities, several of which have demonstrated promise in the field. Especially noteworthy are various forms of wireless connectivity, in

[GKD-DOTCOM] DOTCOM Discussion to Continue

2003-11-24 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, In response to the dynamism and value of your contributions, DOT-COM would like to continue the focused discussion on Access for Underserved Areas, through this week. Our deep thanks for the consistent, extremely high quality of your input. Best regards, GKD Moderators

[GKD-DOTCOM] The Role of the Private Sector

2003-11-25 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Many GKD members have argued that the for-profit private sector must play a key role in expanding access to underserved communities. The notion is appealing. The 2003 UNCTAD E-commerce and Development Report states that in 2002, 32% of the world's Internet users were in developing countries, and

[GKD] ANN: Online Professional Training for Educators Discussion (June 1-25)

2004-05-26 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, The GKD-DOTCOM discussion on Connectivity (Oct-Nov 2003) was superb, and we are working to complete a White Paper based on the rich and complex interchange of experience and information. As soon as the White Paper is completed, we will submit it for comments to GKD. We would

[GKD] Launch of GKD-DOTCOM Discussion: Online Professional Development for Educators

2004-06-01 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Welcome to the GKD-DOTCOM Discussion on Online Professional Development for Educators. This has been an important topic for GKD members over the years and we look forward to discussing it in depth during the next 4 weeks. The DOT-COM Alliance will develop a White Paper on the

[GKD-DOTCOM] How Do We Evaluate ICT-Enhanced Professional

2004-06-14 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Development? Sender: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Precedence: bulk Reply-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Dear GKD Members, During last week's discussion we heard from members working in Peru, Uganda, Macedonia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines regarding the right resources to foster ICT-enhanced professional

[GKD-DOTCOM] What's On the Horizon for Professional Development?

2004-06-21 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, The future of technology is exciting: online face-to-face courses with simultaneous translation; virtual reality training offering real-world experience; tiny hand-held devices providing just-in-time job mentoring from top experts. It is easy to imagine inspiring possibilities.

[GKD] Resumption of Regular GKD List Discussion

2004-07-01 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Today we resume the regular GKD discussion on various topics related to ICT for Development. We want to take this opportunity to thank our members for their extremely valuable comments, ideas, suggestions and cases during the focused DOT-COM discussion on Online Professional

[GKD] ANN: Cyber-Security and International Development

2004-09-16 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, List Members have often discussed the importance of cyber-security as a key element of using ICT for development. Cyber-Security is essential for developing countries to engage in e-commerce and actively join the global economy. It is crucial to providing reliable access and

[GKD-DOTCOM] Cyber-Security and Human Rights

2004-09-20 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, This week we would like to focus on the issue of protecting Cyber-Security while preserving human rights. ICTs make it increasingly easy to collect, store and transfer massive amounts of data virtually instantaneously. We often consider this power crucial to providing universal

[GKD-DOTCOM] Welcome to the GKD-DOTCOM Discussion: Cyber-Security in International Development

2004-09-20 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Welcome to the DOT-COM discussion on Cyber-Security in International Development. We use the term cyber-security to refer to securing both data and information systems. Cyber-crime refers to violations of cyber-security with criminal intent, be it for financial, political, or

[GKD-DOTCOM] What is the Future for Cyber-Security?

2004-10-11 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
The Internet is becoming integral to every area of our lives -- education, economics, health, politics. As Internet access reaches throughout the globe, its benefits are expanding...along with growing threats. Take VOIP. It promises to make cheap communications accessible worldwide...and

[GKD-DOTCOM] Cyber-Security, Policy and Cyber-Terrorism

2004-10-04 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Preventing cyber-terrorism demands an effective international legal infrastructure and strong national and cross-border law enforcement mechanisms. To build the infrastructure, countries must be able and willing to negotiate viable settlements. Yet, as criminal and terrorist organizations adeptly

[GKD] ANN: Technology, Globalization and the Poor

2004-10-20 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Technology, Globalization and the Poor A GKD Focused Discussion October 25 - November 19, 2004 What is needed is a better approach...that involves sustainable win-win scenarios where the poor are actively engaged and, at the

[GKD-DOTCOM] Welcome to Technology, Globalization and the Poor

2004-10-25 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
The falling costs of communications, information...have contributed to globalization...Many poor people are benefiting from globalization. The challenge is to bring more of them into this process. Globalization, Growth and Poverty Contrary to the rosy picture presented by

[GKD-DOTCOM] Can Technology and a Business Approach Make Globalization Work for the Poor?

2004-10-25 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Poverty is not inevitable...Change for the better is within our grasp. John Browne, chief executive of the energy giant BP During the past few years, corporate investment in developing countries has increased markedly, both from multinational corporations (MNCs) and from large

[GKD-DOTCOM] How Can ICT Create New Business Partnerships?

2004-11-08 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
During the past two weeks, GKD members have discussed businesses that are engaging in pro-poor business strategies, and the challenges they face. Members also wrestled with the role profit can play in encouraging activity that provides real value to the poor. This week we would like to add a new

[GKD-DOTCOM] GKD Weekly Summary (11/01 - 11/05)

2004-11-15 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
GKD Weekly Summary (11/01 - 11/05) This week GKD members continued examining the win-win benefits that can be reaped from pro-poor business strategies, and provided some examples. They also turned to a discussion of the striking challenges involved in creating and implementing those

[GKD-DOTCOM] GKD Weekly Summary (11/8 - 11/12)

2004-11-19 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
GKD Weekly Summary (11/8 - 11/12) This week GKD members continued examining the advantages and risks of using ICT and a business approach to achieve development goals. A lively debate also continued regarding whether the profit motive supports or conflicts with social benefit. Members

[GKD-DOTCOM] ANN: Extension of Focused Discussion

2004-11-19 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Thank you for another outstanding discussion. As most of you know, the focus on Technology, Globalization and the Poor was scheduled to end today. However, due to the large number of messages yet to be posted, we are extending the focused discussion until next Tuesday, November

[GKD-DOTCOM] ANN: Further Extension of the Focused Discussion

2004-11-24 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Due to the large backlog of interesting messages yet to be posted, we will extend the focused discussion on Technology, Globalization and the Poor through this Friday, November 26. Once again, we thank the List Members for their continued participation. Sincerely, GKD

[GKD] South Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

2004-12-29 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Our hearts go out to the millions of people affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit South Asia and Southeast Asia on Sunday. We hope that our members in all of the affected countries are safe, along with their families. If any GKD members have information on

[GKD] ANN: Empowering Local Communities Through ICT

2005-04-22 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Empowering Local Communities and Improving Local Government through ICT JOIN THE ONLINE DISCUSSION May 2 - May 27, 2005 ICT can contribute to fostering empowerment and participation and making government processes more efficient and transparent by

[GKD-DOTCOM] How Can ICT Help Improve Local Governance?

2005-05-02 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
How Can ICT Support Decentralization and Help Improve Local Governance? Decentralization increases the opportunities for citizens to take interest in public affairs; it makes them get accustomed to using freedom. - A. de Tocqueville De Tocqueville's optimism seems utterly naive in light

[GKD-DOTCOM] Welcome to the Focussed Discussion: Empowering Local Communities and Improving Local Government Through ICT

2005-05-02 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Welcome to the discussion on Empowering Local Communities and Improving Local Government Through ICT. In recent years, many developing countries have embraced decentralization - devolving power to local governments - in hopes that it will produce a wide range of benefits:

[GKD-DOTCOM] How Can ICT Facilitate Community Participation in Local Governance?

2005-05-09 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
How can ICT help communities/civil society (e.g., businesses, media, schools, etc.) participate more effectively in local decision-making? As GKD members have often discussed, public participation is a critical ingredient for good governance, whether at the local or national level. Citizens must

[GKD-DOTCOM] How Can Local Governments Use ICT To Improve Their Efficiency?

2005-05-16 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
How can local governments use ICT to improve the efficiency of service delivery to local citizens and businesses? Under decentralization, local governments must deliver more services to citizens, often with little or no increase in resources. These governments, and the donors that want to

[GKD-DOTCOM] What's on the Horizon for ICT and Local Government?

2005-05-23 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
What's on the Horizon for ICT and Local Government? GKD members have identified a number of cases where ICTs have improved local government performance, and outlined major obstacles and critical success factors. With increasing emphasis on decentralization in developing countries, the role of ICT

[GKD] ANN: Resumption of Regular GKD Discussion

2005-06-03 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, The GKD List will resume its regular, open-ended discussion starting today. We thank our members for their valuable insights and participation during our focussed discussion on the theme of Empowering Local Communitites and Improving Local Government Through ICT. Although the

[GKD] Welcome Back to the GKD Discussion!

2005-10-01 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, Welcome back to the GKD discussion! We apologize for the longer than expected hiatus of the List, due to the Moderators' extended travel commitments. There have been several important recent developments in the ICT for Development arena -- including some new low-cost