MDG 8 GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT
Discussions pertaining to MDG 8 and specific countries, organizations, groups or individuals that work towards this goal will take place here. As delineated by the United Nations, the eighth and final Millennium Development Goal is: To Develop a Global Partnership for Development by 1) Addressing the special needs of the least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing states, 2) Developing further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system, 3) Dealing comprehensively with developing countries' debt, and 4) Making available, in cooperation with the private sector, the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications.
The following is the second article in a series of articles about access to energy and its impact on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Each week will introduce a different major region, outlining the current state of energy access in that region. Once each regional focus is examined, discussions will begin concerning steps that are being taken or could be taken to develop each region in a manner that suits the stakeholders of that region. I implore anyone who has ideas to get involved, voice your ideas, regardless of if they agree with my opinion or not, and let's begin a discussion on energy. I aim to learn from you, the readers, just as much as I aim to bring awareness to what I believe is one of the most pressing issues of the century.
Africa is the second most populous continent with the second largest land mass, but has the lowest electrification rate of any continent with a settled population. Only 35% of the continent's citizens use electricity or gas for cooking and heating, a ratio that includes urban, sub-urban and rural regions. To translate that into actual population numbers, 657 million people in Africa have no access to electricity and rely on animal power, expensive batteries, dirty diesel fuels and traditional…
These are my reflections on recent conversations about energy development and how it impacts the millennium development goals. I intend to write a weekly entry about the impact energy has on achieving the millennium development goals, both positively and negatively, and I thought this an appropriate start to the conversation. I say conversation because I look to start a dialogue on energy and development, and gain a greater understanding on how others view the importance of energy.
The world is at an energy crossroad…one that has been well publicized in the failure of international climate change agreements. At the lowest ends of the development spectrum, pragmatism is king. Leaders in these economies drive development by offering cheap and affordable energy, accepting environmental degradation and excessive emissions as inevitable at their early stages of growth.
In the middle are the economic engines of the developing world like China and India. China and India…
Please follow this link http://ucpsarnet.iglooprojects.org/mu2f12 and open the forum for undergraduate section of this course where students posted opinions on the following topic: "What kind of impact in your opinion global networking may have on leaders of local communities? Please back up your opinion with the content of class materials."
Please select one of the postings presenting ideas with witch you generally agree, and another one that is presenting an opinion different in some…
How in your opinion development of Information and Communication Technology affected the way societies can influence their governments to make social reforms?
What in your opinion is the status of realization of the 8th Millennium Development Goal? What is the role of organizations like CIGI and UCP-SARnet in connecting local communities with global community?
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hi! i am selina! i am a number of world academy of women. i interest in globle partnership. we should be active to see the news everday. so that we can do some topics to talk. come on! for example, the price of oil is becoming high. there will be some funny, but serious thing.
BAsed on the content of abstracts posed in this blog http://ucpsarnet.iglooprojects.org/spring1212a describe what kind of similarities and differences do you see between countries in the impact poverty has on realization of MDGs? How different and how similar is the role of global organizations in these countries?
Last year Elizabeth Simek posted the following text on this topic:
"In what ways networks like UCP-SARnet, IGLOO, CIGI or GAID, as well as gatherings like World Civic Forum or World Conference on Higher Education, may be utilized in educating community leaders how to deal with global issues of our times? "
In the context of what you have learned from class materials for this week write your reflections on her comment.
Millions of people every day log in to networking sites like Myspace,…
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In this channel we have opinions on the following issues: What do you think would be the advantages of giving access to information and direct communication to all people around the globe? What might be the advantages or disadvantages of lack of international borders separating nation states? How do you understand the meaning of "Global Village"? How can UCP-SARnet be utilized in education of community leaders?
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