<<October 10, 2000>>
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Riva Eskinazi <REskinazi@worldbank.org>

Mr. Carlos Alberto Primo Braga <cbraga@worldbank.org>

Peter T. Knight, Ph.D. <ptknight@attglobal.net>

Francis J. Method <fmethod@erols.com>

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

JP Huang Ph.D. <jphuang@jpi.com.cn>

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(1) We will have a seminar on our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project;

(a) Place:

Room F5K-182
Information for Development Program
The World Bank
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20433
Tel: +1 (202) 458 9762
Fax: +1 (202) 522 3186

(b) Date and Time:

October 19th (Thursday), 2000

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

(c) Contact Person:

Riva Eskinazi
Information for Development Program
The World Bank
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20433
Tel: +1 (202) 458 9762
Fax: +1 (202) 522 3186

(d) Presentation Agenda:

1. Carlos Braga (or other, e.g. Carl Dahlman) (5 minutes max.):


2. Peter Knight (10 minutes):

Description of GSTF project, its origins and basic ideas, etc.

3. Frank Method (10 minutes):

On issues and options

4. Joe Pelton (10 minutes):

On CITI and GSTF Link, Global Summit process

5. Tak Utsumi (10 minutes):

On GLOSAS, GUS and GBI projects

6. Q&A 45 minutes.

(2) ATTACHMENT I is the draft of flyer to announce this seminar, which was
composed by Peter Knight.

(3) ATTACHMENT II is the list of web sites of our projects.

Pls retrieve Item 2 -- particularly, (2)-(b) to (d) for your reference to the above.

Dear Riva:

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

Will see you soon.

Dear JP:

(5) I am very glad to know that you will attend this seminar.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(6) If possible, pls try to attend this seminar.

Pls inform of your attendance to Riva so that she can prepare your badge
and clearance at the entrance door.

Best, Tak

The Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF)
A Way to Bridge the Global Digital Divide


Peter Knight
Partner, Knight-Moore Telematics for Education and Development

Frank Method
Education Advisor, UNESCO Washington Office

Joseph Pelton
Professor of XX George Washington University
Executive Director, Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information


Takeshi Utsumi
Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education
Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
V.P. for Technology and Coordination of Global University System (GUS)


Peter Knight will discuss the origins and goals of the GSTF, a voluntary
international e-rate to provide broadband connectivity for education and
health projects in developing and transitional countries with
appropriate telecommunications, education, and health policies. He will
explain the nature of the conditionality proposed for access to the
bandwidth, and outline how the GSTF would work

Frank Method will discuss the major issues and options involved in
establishing the GSTF, its conditionality, and mode of operation.

Joe Pelton will present the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for
Telecommunications and Information (CITI) proposed process leading to a
Global Summit Conference in mid-2001 to launch the GSTF.

Takeshi Utsumi will present a proposed GSTF pilot project in the Amazon
Basin countries, to be implemented within the framework of the Global
University System on which he has been working for some years.

Basic documents for the GSTF may be found at:
http://www.knight-moore.com/projects/projectsindex.htm - click on last
item, then on "proposal" or "revised version" & Photos of CITI inaugural
conference at INTELSAT headquarters are there too. A PowerPoint
Presentation on GSTF is available at

http://clarkeinstitute.com for information on CITI, its Founders
Conference, and initial projects, which include the GSTF.

http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/ to learn more about GLOSAS and
its activities, which include an infoDev project from which GSTF evolved.


Peter Knight: Prior to co-founding Knight-Moore in March 1997, het was
Chief of the Electronic Media Center at the World Bank from June 1994
through February 1997, and before that, Division Chief of the National
Economic Management Division in the Bank's Economic Development
Institute (EDI), now known as the World Bank Institute (WBI). Before
joining the World Bank in 1976 he held positions at Cornell University,
the Ford Foundation and the Brookings Institution. Dr. Knight's World
Bank experience includes developing training programs in Africa, Latin
America, the Caribbean, China, Vietnam, Eastern Europe and States of the
former Soviet Union, as well as leading work on macroeconomic analysis,
financial sector development, and poverty and basic needs in Brazil. He
has also managed two of the first eight projects of the infoDev program
(telematics for learning in South Africa and telematics policy reform in
Russia). He speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian as well as
his native English. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Frank Method is an educator with extensive international experience with
social sector planning, assessment and service delivery in developing
country contexts. He is the Washington-based education advisor to UNESCO
(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). In
1981-1996, he was Senior Education Advisor at the United States Agency
for International Development (USAID). He also worked independently on
higher education and technical training, with the Ford Foundation on
education assistance strategy and language policy and as a Peace Corps
teacher and staff member in Nigeria. His interests include the processes
of education policy development, education technology and media, early
childhood development, lifelong learning, and new understandings of
learning, learning organizations and strategies for functioning more
effectively in open learning environments. He is an advisor to
Techknowlogia [www.techknowlogia.org], the on-line magazine on education
and technology, and is actively involved with working groups on peace
education and strategic planning for prevention of conflict.

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton is currently a Research Professor with the
Institute for Applied Space Research at the George Washington University
as well as Director of the Accelerated M.S. Program in
Telecommunications and Computers. He also holds concurrent appointments
as a Member of the College of Teachers at the International Space
University of Strasbourg, France and as Professor of Telecommunications
at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also the founder and
Acting Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunications
and Information (CITI) as well as Chairman of the Board of Triana
Worldcast Corporation. Currently he heads several international research
projects in space communications and frequency allocation at the
Institute of Applied Space Research. During 1996/7, he is served as Vice
President of Academic Programs and Dean of the experimental global
virtual university known as the International Space University. This
project, with backing from 400 organizations around the world and most
of the world's space agencies, has a central campus in Strasbourg,
France and 24 affiliate campuses worldwide. The ISU is also represented
on the Space Agency Forum, a group representing NASA, ESA and 35 other
space agencies from around the world, and in this role has been
requested to develop a model space education program for global
implementation.Dr. Pelton holds degrees from the University of Tulsa
(B.S. 1965), New York University, (M.A. 1967) and Georgetown University
(Ph.D. 1971) Dr. Pelton is the author of 16 books in the field of
satellites, telecommunications and the long range impact of technology
on society since 1975. He is the founding President of the Society of
Satellite Professionals International, the Vice Chairman and founder of
the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation of the U.S., a member of the Board of
Trustees of the International Institute of Communications, and Chairman
of the Board of Trustees of the International Space University for three years.

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., is Chairman of GLObal Systems Analysis and
Simulation Association in the USA (GLOSAS/USA) and President of the
Global (electronic) University (GU/USA) system (a divisional activity of
GLOSAS/USA). He is the 1994 Laureate of Lord Perry Award for the
Excellence in Distance Education. His public services have included
Political work for deregulation of global telecommunications and the use
of e-mail through ARPANET, Telenet and Internet; helping extend American
university courses to the Third World; the conduct of innovative
distance teaching trials with "Global Lecture Hall(GLH)"
multipoint-to-multipoint multimedia interactive videoconferences using
hybrid technologies; as well as lectures, consultation, and research in
process control, management science, systems science and engineering at
the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, M.I.T. and
many universities governmental agencies and large firms in Japan and
other countries. A former Fulbright He received Ph.D. Ch.E. from
Polytechnic University in New York, M.S.Ch.E. from Montana State
University, after study at the University of Nebraska with Fulbright
scholarship. His professional experiences in simulation and optimisation
of petrochemical and refinery processes were at Mitsubishi Research
Institute, Tokyo; Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Boston; Mobil Oil
Corporation and Shell Chemical Company, New York; Asahi Chemical
Industry, Inc., Tokyo.



Reference web sites
(As of October 10, 2000):


2. Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF):

a. Outline of GSTF
b. Slide Show (8/29/00) by Peter Knight
c. Full Synopsis of GSTF
d. Discussion Paper for Holding a Global Summit
e. Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunication and Information (CITI)

3. Global Broadband Internet (GBI):

a. Outline
b. Diagram
c. LINCOS Project of Hewlett-Packard (PowerPoint Slides)

4. Global University System: (GUS)

a. Synopsis
b. Full paper for The 14th Annual Conference of The Asian Association
of Open Universities at The University of Philippines/Open
University Manila, Philippines, 25-27 October 2000
c. "Global University System" -- (PowerPoint Slides by Tapio Varis)
d. "Towards Virtual Learning Environments" -- (PowerPoint Slides by Tapio Varis)
e. Memorandum of Understanding for Partnership with the Global University System
f. Global University System: Asia-Pacific Framework

5. Tampere conference

6. Manaus workshop:

a. English Website
b. Multimedia archives

7. Manila workshop



Subject: infoDev-Technet Seminar on October 19, 2000
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 12:40:27 -0400
From: Reskinazi@worldbank.org
To: ptknight@attglobal.net, Joe Pelton <Ecjpelton@aol.com>,
Frank Method <Unesco1@cais.com>, Frank Method <Fmethod@erols.com>, Utsumi@columbia.edu
CC: tnachazel@worldbank.org, Cbraga@worldbank.org, Autz@worldbank.org

Dear all:

I just had a phone conversation with Prof. Utsumi and I would like to follow
up with you regarding the upcoming infoDev-Technet presentation. As discussed,
the seminar will take place on Thursday, October 19, between 11.00am to
12.30pm in room F5K-182. Please note that we are located at 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue.

I will make sure to announce the seminar in as many networks, bulletin boards
and kiosks as possible. Your entry badges will be ready at the security desk
on that day. Let me know if you should have any guests that you would like to
invite so that we can have their badges ready as well.

We will have an overhead, a projector and a laptop ready in the conference
room. If you are planning to have a powerpoint presentation, you can send it
to me a day in advance and we can save it in our laptop.

I hope to see you soon and look forward for a very interesting seminar. In the
meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions.

Warm regards,

Riva Eskinazi
Information for Development Program
Tel: +1 (202) 458 9762
Fax: +1 (202) 522 3186
http:// www.infodev.org


List of Distribution

Riva Eskinazi
Information for Development Program
The World Bank
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20433
Tel: +1 (202) 458 9762
Fax: +1 (202) 522 3186

Mr. Carlos Alberto Primo Braga
Program Manager
Information for Development (InfoDev)
Energy, Mining and Telecommunications Department
The World Bank
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20433
Fax: (202) 522 3186

Peter T. Knight, Ph.D.
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
1808 I Street, NW, 7th Floor
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)
IP for CU-SeeMe:
webmail: ptknight@netscape.net
http://www.knight-moore.com/partners/partnerindex.htm -- bio
http://www.knight-moore.com/projects/GSTF.html -- about GSTF

Francis J. Method
Director, UNESCO-Washington
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
1775 K St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (1) 202-331-3755
Fax: (1) 202-331-9121

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Applied Space Research, Rm 340
George Washington University
2033 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Fax: 202-994-5505
Acting Executive Director of CITI
Vice-Chair of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation of the U.S. (ACCFUS)
Arthur C. Clark Institute for Telecommunication and Information (CITI)
4025 40th Street North
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 536-6985

JP Huang Ph.D.
Chairman & CEO
JPI Group of Companies
East Gate Plaza 5/F Tower-B
29 Dongzhong Street
Beijing 100027 China
86-10-6418-1888 (36 Lines)
Mobile 86-1390-11-88-400
Fax 6418-2248
www.cubu.edu -- about education program
www.joyoo.com -- about education program
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A. *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu; Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676 *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/ *

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