<<December 8, 1999>>

Prof. Dr. Roberto C. Villas Boas <villasboas@cetem.gov.br>

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D. <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

Maria Laura Barreto <lbarreto@cetem.gov.br>

Peter T. Knight <ptknight@attglobal.net>

Mr. Renato Cortinovis <RENATO.CORTINOVIS@itu.int>

Mr. Jaime Herrera <JAIME.HERRERA@itu.int>

Prof. Leonid Androuchko <leonid.androuchko@itu.int>
 
 

Dear Roberto:
=============

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

     Sorry for my belated reply -- I was in Fiji last week.

(2)  I think you must have mixed up the following two different matters:

     (a)  Project ACCESS (previously called Project SHARE) of INTELSAT,

     (b)  Project SIVAM of the Brazilian Air Force for surveyance of tropical forests.

(3)  Project SHARE was initiated by Joe Pelton (one of our GLOSAS/USA board
     members) while he was at INTELSAT.

     As you may know, it was used to establish China TV University which has
     now several million students around mainland China with their own domestic satellites.

     The University of South Pacific (USP) also used it for one year prior to
     their establishment of USPNet -- see my previous listserve distribution
     dated on 12/6/99 at <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/global-univ-99/index.html>.

     Its Category II provides you with analog satellite transponder free of
     charge -- I once received 6 transponders for our "Global Lecture Hall
     (GLH)" videoconferencing to cover the entire globe, though I could not
     use all of them. This category is for events, so you can use them
     only for 4 hours at a time.

     Its Category I provides you with narrow band satellite channels -- which
     the USP probably used for their testing for one year free of charge.

     Should you be interested in applying for it, I would be happy to send you its
     application forms.

(4)  In October of 1998, I met General Oliveria (then president and now
     retired) of SIVAM by the kind introduction of Alex Rivas, at the
     Tropical Hotel in Manaus.

     He told me that SIVAM has 3 transponders on BRAZILSAT of EMBRATEL which
     sometimes are used for distance learning around the Amazon region.

     Alex hopes to have SIVAM's participation in his regional project with
     UNAMAZ (which is the consortium of universities in 8 Amazonian
     countries) for our Global University System project.

          Alex's recent msg said that he and UNAMAZ people will have a mtg
          on 12/18th to decide the location of their next mtg either in
          Manaus or in Venezuela, instead of in Colombia.

          Alex also kindly introduced me to Ms. Maria Laura Barreto at your
          Center for Minerals Technology (CETEM) who has been receiving my
          listserve distributions. Please convey my regards to her.

(5)  You once also introduced me to the following person for our Tampere event,
     since UNIDO people are very interested in tele-learning via broadband Internet:

          Dr. A. Pinto-Rodrigues
          Director, Investment and Technology Promotion Branch
          United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
          P.O. Box 300
          A-1400, Vienna
          Austria
          tel 0043 1 26026/4834
          FAX 0043 1 26026/6805

     I would greatly appreciate it if you can kindly provide me with his
     email, since I would like to visit the UN in Vienna to meet someone who was
     in charge of their conference held last July -- see:

          U.N. backs space technology to help Third World
          CNN News July 30, 1999
          http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space/9907/30/space.un.reut/index.html

     Their conclusion is similar to our proposed Global Service Trust Fund
     (GSTF) whose establishment will be brainstormed during our 12/20th mtg
     at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, D.C. This
     is because we propose that the GSTF is to be established under the
     auspices of several international organizations, e.g., the WHO, ITU,
     UNESCO, ILO, World Bank, etc., to cover the huge costs of global
     broadband Internet satellite channels around the world for tele-learning
     and tele-medicine.

     My trip to Vienna will be in the week of 1/17th/2000, after attending
     the International Consultation at WHO/HQ, Geneva, Switzerland, from
     Wednesday, 12 January 2000, and ending on Friday, 14 January 2000.

     I would like to convey Peter Knight's enthusiastic support for the GSTF
     project -- see ATTACHMENT II.

Dear Renato:
============

(6)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT III).

     Sorry to hear that Mr. Yoshio Utsumi, your current Director-General,
     will be very busy during my visit.

     However, can I have a chance to briefly visit you, Mr. Jaime Herrera,
     Prof. Leonid Androuchko and others to discuss the possibility of the GSTF?

          Tapio Varis' recent msg said that Mr. Pekka Tarjanne, your former
          Director-General, kindly accepted to be one of the Trustee members
          of our Global University System.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Pls have a very pleasant holiday season!!

Best, Tak
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                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 17:02:52 -0500 (EST)
From: Villas Boas <VILLASBOAS@cetem.gov.br>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Networking via satelite band
 

Dear Tak :

Some months ago you reported on the possibilities open for free
utilization of old military satelite bands available to some
educational/trainning/research institutions or organizations that are
elegible for that matter !

I tried to recall that msg of yours, but my efforts were in vain !

Would you possible comment on that and give me the details to where
should I address myself for such purpose ?

Many thanks and my best regards

Roberto Villas Boas
International Materials Assessment and Application Centre
IMAAC / UNIDO
Rio de Janeiro , Brasil
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                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 08:08:42 -0500
From: "Peter T. Knight" <ptknight@attglobal.net>
Organization: Knight-Moore Telematics for Education and Development/CDI
To: utsumi@columbia.edu, Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>
Subject: Address Problem

Tak Utsumi wrote:
> <<December 7, 1999>>

            ========================================
      <<December 8, 1999>> Removed the rest by T. Utsumi,
            ========================================
>
>      (d)  Brainstorming how to formulate Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF),
>

Tak, as you know, I've begun lobbying for GSTF. I would like to build strong
support in Brazil, South Africa, and Egypt. I already started the effort in
South Africa with some key players this morning.

In Brazil we can do a lot, not just in the Amazon. Michael Moore is there
right now, and I plan to spend a good bit of time in Brazil between March and
June 2000. President and many cabinet members, the economics community, much
of business, labor, even church people I know very well, and we can build a
big fire here.

I plan to be in Egypt right after Ramadan, working with leading organization
there, RITSEC (see http://www.ritsec.com.eg) also the Government side of the
organization, Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC see
http://www.idsc.gov.eg ) -- both organizations and many others, Regional
Information Training Institute, Egyptian Training Institute, etc. all
developed by Hisham El Sherif, mid-80s vintage Ph.D in computer science from
MIT, and a real ball of fire.

All the best, Peter

PS -- please review the revised section in my paper -- I'm editing now and
drawing general conclusions. One of them will push the GSTF.

Peter T. Knight
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
1825 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1075
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-775-2132 (secretary),1- 202-721-0348 (direct, voicemail)
Fax: 1-202-775-2135 (office), 1-202362-8482 (home)
Cellphone: 1-202-255-7215
Email: ptknight@attglobal.net
www: http://www.knight-moore.com  http://www.cdinet.com
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                         ATTACHMENT III

From: "Cortinovis, Renato" <Renato.Cortinovis@itu.int>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: RE: Trips to Fiji and Geneva
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 18:26:48 +0100

Dear Tak,

Thank you for your message.

> During my stay in Geneva, I would like to visit Mr. Utsumi.  I would
> appreciate it very much if you can kindly check his schedule around 12-14
January 2000.
 
I contacted the SG.
Unfortunately he is extremely busy and it will not be possible for him to
see you during your visit in Geneva.

I am sorry!
Kind regards,

Renato
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                      List of Distribution
 
Prof. Dr. Roberto C. Villas Boas
Chairman Advisory Committee
International Materials Assessment and Application Centre (IMAAC/UNIDO)
President COPAM
Pesquisador Titular CETEM / CNPq/CETEM
Rua Quatro, Quadra D, Cidade Universit­ria
21941-590 - Ilha do Fund o - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
phone : 00 55 21 560 72 22 ext 219
fax      : 00 55 21 260 28 37
Home  :00 55 553 20 70
e-mail : villasboas@cetem.gov.br
e-mail : 24327955@pager.mirabilis.com
or
Roberto C. Villas-Boas D.Sc.
Professor of Materials Science and Researcher
CETEM - Center for Minerals Technology
Rua 4 , Quadra D
Ilha do Fundao
Rio de Janeiro, CEP21941-590
Brasil
tel : 0055215607222 ramal 219
fax : 0055212602837
villasboas@cetem.gov.br

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Applied Space Research, Rm 340
George Washington University
2033 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
202-994-5507
Fax: 202-994-5505
ecjpelton@aol.com
jpelton@seas.gwu.edu

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Amazonas - Brazil
C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
BRAZIL
+55-92-635 32 33
+55-92-644 23 22
Fax: +55-92-644 23 84
alex_mau@argo.com.br
http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/alex.htm

Maria Laura Barreto
M.Sc. in Law
Associate Professor of Law, and Researcher
CETEM - Center for Minerals Technology
Rua 4 , Quadra D
Ilha do Funao
Rio de Janeiro, CEP21941-590
Brasil
tel 0055215607222,ramal 302
fax 0055212609835
lbarreto@cetem.gov.br

Peter T. Knight
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
1825 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1075
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-775-2132 (secretary), 1-202-721-0348 (direct)
Fax: 1-202-775-2135 (office), 1-202-362-8482 (home)
ptknight@attglobal.net
webmail: ptknight@netscape.net
http://www.knight-moore.com
http://www.cdinet.com
IP for CU-SeeMe: 198.77.80.46

Mr. Renato Cortinovis
Training Officer
HRD Division
Telecommunciations Development Bureau (BTD)
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Place des Nations
CH 1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
+41-22-730-5428
RENATO.CORTINOVIS@itu.int

Mr. Jaime Herrera
Head; Human Resource Development (HRD) Division
Telecommunciations Development Bureau (BDT) Division
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Place des Nations
CH 1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
+41-22-730-5421
Fax: +41-22-730-54-84
JAIME.HERRERA@itu.int
http://www.itu.int

Prof. Leonid Androuchko
Coordinator
ITU-D Study Groups
Telecommunciations Development Bureau (BDT)
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Place des Nations
CH 1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
+41-22-730-5433
Fax: +41-22-730-5484
leonid.androuchko@itu.int
http://www.itu.int

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