<<October 14, 2000>>
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Peter T. Knight, Ph.D. <ptknight@attglobal.net>

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

Riva Eskinazi <REskinazi@worldbank.org>

Silas Guedes do Oliveira <sgo@argo.com.br>

Prof. Dr. Fredric Michael Litto <frmlitto@usp.br>

James Savage <jsavage@raincoastgroup.com>

John M. Eger <jeger@mail.sdsu.edu>

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

Dear Peter:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) with regard to our presentation
of GSTF project at the InfoDev of the World Bank on 10/19th.

(2) At your suggestion, I uploaded Alex Rivas's PowerPoint slides (English version) to;


It is titled Technology and Distance Education for Sustainable Development of the Amazonia."

Dear Peter and Riva:

(3) In a separate email, I am sending you the file of the slides.

(4) Although I will not be able to use all of the slides during my limited
(10 minutes) presentation on 10/19th, pls store the file into your computer.

Dear Peter:

(5) Alex has already prepared this project in the draft of the InfoDev grant
application format about a year ago, which you can retrieve as;

(a) Visiting our Tampere event at <http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/>,


(c) Clicking Amazonas Region Group:" in PART II.

(6) During my attendance at the ICDE/ABED conferences in Sao Paulo in the
last August, Fred Litto and I had a mtg with Silas Guedes do Oliveira,
Vice-Reitor of the Universidade do Amazonas.

I was sorry you missed the mtg at that time.

I suggested him to combine Alex Rivas' slides and InfoDev application
draft, and come up a revised one for the feasibility study/market survey
at about $250,000 (tentative).

Jim Savage, President of the US National Committee of the
International Institute of Communications (IIC), indicated his
willingness to help on these study and survey -- see his web site.

Dear Jim:

Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II).

Since this will include a community development in Manaus, Silas told me
that he would talk with the rector of his university and a Amazon state
government officials and will invite me for further discussion soon.

I am hoping this will take place in conjunction with UNAMAZ mtg in
Caracas, Venezuela from 11/26th to 11/29th.

The infrastructure would be the combination (or extension) of the
wireless scheme of Global Broadband Internet (GBI) I depicted at

<http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/Global_Broadband_Internet/Global_Broadband_Diagram.html> and

LINCOS (which is a joint project of M.I.T. and Hewlett-Packard) -- see its slides at <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Manaus%20Workshop/HTML%20Presentation%20folder/index.htm>

and its web site at <http://www.lincos.net/>.

During my attendance at the IIC conference in Tampa, FL last month, John
Eger also indicated his willingness to help our project with his
experience of community development in California -- see his web at


Dear Riva:

(7) Pls make sure that you will have a PC which can access the above web
sites during our presentations on 10/19th.

Dear Peter:

(8) As you see, we are getting quite ready to conduct the feasibility study
and market survey for the Manaus people.

I hope that Carlos Braga would appreciate this direction.

Best, Tak

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 21:39:08 -0400
From: "Peter T. Knight" <ptknight@attglobal.net>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
CC: Frank Method <unesco1@cais.com>, Frank Method <fmethod@erols.com>, Joe Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Summarizing steps for the 19th Technet meeting

Well, Tak, if this is to be an infoDev project, they would presumably have to
apply for it. Therefore their ideas should be solicited. I would think your
pilot would be designed as an infoDev project, using the criteria and forms
available from the infoDev website, with which you are familiar. Then you
would cut down and summarize for the presentation. This could be a first draft
-- but wouldn't it be nice to had Carlos this draft for comment after the
meeting, or if there are comments in the Q&A, after taking them into consideration?



utsumi wrote:

> Peter:
> (1) What kind of contribution do you wish to have from people in Amazon?
> Best, Tak
> *******************
> "Peter T. Knight" wrote:
> > Yes, Tak, you would do 10 minutes, perhaps two talking about GLOSAS, then
> > 8 on the pilot project you envision. If you can get some contribution to
> > this by the people in Amazonia, this would be ideal. I really goofed -- I
> > was going out the door. Yours would be the last 10 minutes of the 40! I
> > was late to another meeting. After your presentation would come the Q&A.
> >
> > Cheers and my apologies for the imcomplete writeup,
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > utsumi wrote:
> >
> > > Peter:
> > >
> > > (1) Do you need my talk on pilot projects in Amazon areas on 10/19th?
> > >
> > > Best, Tak
> > > *******************
> > > "Peter T. Knight" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Frank,
> > > >
> > > > I will draft tonight a blurb and circulate it to you all for our presentation.
> > > >
> > > > I need a bit of biodata on you, just use the model of the invitation I
> > > > gave you today. I have what I need from the others.
> > > >
> > > > Presention:
> > > > Carlos Braga or other, e.g. Carl Dahlman: Intros 5 minutes max
> > > > Peter Knight : 10 minutes on GSTF, origins, basic ideas
> > > > Frank Method: 10 minutes on issues and options
> > > > Joe Pelton 5 minutes on CITI and GSTF Link, 5 minutes on
> > > > Global Summit process
> > > >
> > > > Q&A 45 minutes.
> > > >
> > > > Til later,
> > > >
> > > > Peter

Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 10:24:14 -0400
From: jsavage@gte.net
Cc: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Code of Ethics for Distance Education

Dear Dr. Utsumi,

It was a great pleasure to meet you at the IIC Tampa Bay meeting. I
appreciate being on your e-mail list and find the Global University project
fascinating. How might RainCoast Group help???

You have noted a feasibility study and market survey. Depending on the
specifics of the project, I am quite sure we would be able to conduct these
activities and provide you with a good foundation to launch the network. We
would be pleased to put together a Scope of Work for this project, but
will need further information.

Again, it was a pleasure speaking with you and I look forward to being
involved in this exciting venture.

Best regards,
Jim Savage
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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

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Amazonas - Brazil
C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
+55-92-644 23 22
Fax: +55-92-644 23 84

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

Silas Guedes do Oliveira
Universidade do Amazonas
Av. Gen. Rodrigo Octavio Jordao Ramos, 3000 - Aleixo
CEP 69.077-000 Manaus, AM
Tel: (92) 644-1602
Fax: (92) 644-1620

Prof. Dr. Fredric Michael Litto
President, Brazilian Association of Distance Education
Professor and General Coordinator
Technologies as Applied to Education
Research Nucleus Investigating the New Communications
The School of the Future
University of Sao Paulo
Av. Prof. Lucio Martins Rodrigues, Travessa 4
No. 33 - Bloco 18 - Cidade Universitaria
CEP - 05508-900 - Sao Paulo, SP
+55-11-3818-4924 (secretary)
Tel/Fax: +55-11-3816-8168
Tel/Fax: +55-11-815-3083

James Savage
President & CEO
RainCoast Group LLC
RCX Networks Inc
4347 W Northwest Hwy
DM8-294, Suite 120
Dallas, TX 75220
Tel: + 1 214 352 7306
Fax: + 1 214 352 7321
141-757 West Hastings St., Suite 507
Vancouver, BC
V6C IAI Canada

John M. Eger
Executive Director
International Center for Communications
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4522
Fax: 619-594-4488

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
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
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* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
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