<<October 20, 2000>>
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Mr. Carlos Alberto Primo Braga <cbraga@worldbank.org>

Riva Eskinazi <REskinazi@worldbank.org>

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

Francis J. Method <fmethod@erols.com>

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

D.K. Sachdev <dksachdev@spacetelconsult.com>

Ellas G. Carayannis Ph.D., MBA, BScEE <caraye@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu>

Rafael Hernandez Rios <rhernandez@worldbank.Org>

Dear Carlos and Riva:

(1) Many, many thanks for your letting us to use your conference room for
the presentation of our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project yesterday.

We are all surprised to have so many (almost 60?) attendees. It was
certainly very successful mtg.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(2) Pls visit "TechNet Seminar on GSTF at InfoDev/World Bank on 10/19 -
October 10, 2000" at


About GSTF, pls click "Current Reference Websites" at the top of the
home page of our web site at <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/>.
You can then find several web sites about the GSTF.

(3) This seminar was held yesterday with exciting discussions with attendees
from US National Science Foundation, NASA, WorldSpace, Inter-American
Development Bank, PanAmerican Federation of Associations of Medical
Schools, African Virtual University, etc. -- in addition to many staff
members of the World Bank.

Dear Peter, Frank and Joe:

(4) Many thanks for your excellent presentations.

Peter and Frank:

Your presentation slides are now uploaded to the above mentioned Website.

Joe and Electronic Colleagues:

Pls visit the web site since it also includes the PowerPoint slides of
my presentation, too.

Dear Joe, DK, Rafael and Ellas:

In a separate email, I am sending you copies of those slide files.

(5) As we discussed after the mtg, we appreciated Carlos' kind suggestion to
postpone our proposed Global Summit in Washington, DC, to sometime after
July of next year (e.g., sometime in the fall), lest we should
overburden their own large conference beforehand.

In order to meet with his expectation for a highly successful summit, we
need to immediately take action of preparing for it since time flies
like an arrow!! I would like to propose a brainstorming mtg right after
I come back from my trip to Manila, Beijing (not confirmed yet) and
Tokyo on 11/11th -- incidentally, I am arranging a mtg with Markle
Foundation in NYC in the week of 11/20th.

Dear D.K.:

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

Sorry I have not received your large slide file yet. Pls send it to my
Columbia University address at <utsumi@columbia.edu>.

Dear Ellas:

(7) It was certainly my great pleasure to have met with you yesterday at the seminar.

Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II).

I took the liberty of including you into our list.

(8) You may contact following person;

Prof. Dr. Wilfried R. Roseval
Board of the Anton de Kom University of Surinama
Paramaribo, Surinama
Tel: 597-49-3805
Fax: 597-46-2291
adek bestuur@sr.net<<June 7, 2000>>Did not work.

Paramaribo, Suriname
Tal: 597-46-2410

I met him during our Manaus workshop last June. He told me that his
university is one of UNAMAZ (a consortium of 77 universities in 8
Amazonian countries). Just prior to the workshop, the UNAMAZ board mtg
decided to set up 5 centers of excellence which are to be interconnected
with broadband Internet. He said to me that his university is to be the
center of excellence for promotion of entrepreneurship -- which is your
interest, as you said to me yesterday.

Dear Rafael:

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

(10) As you may know, I founded a Consortium for Affordable and Accessible
Distance Education (CAADE) several years ago. Our GSTF is an extension
of this movement.

Yes, we hope that our GSTF, Global Broadband Internet (GBI) and Global
University System (GUS) projects will explore new global society of the
21st century.

I coined in 1981 a phrase "global neural computer network" where a peace
game (another word I also coined in early 1970s) player, his desktop
computer, database and submodel of his expertise would correspond to a
neuron, Internet router to the synapsis, and telecom network to the
nerve of a global brain. Vice President Al Gore used this term in his
speech later, since I sent his staff (one of our listserve members at
that time) at the White House many of my materials through Sprint.

Thank you again for your kind words -- we would like to continue our
best for the betterment of humankind.

Best, Tak

From: Dksachdev1@aol.com
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 11:49:51 EDT
Subject: Re: Address OK?
To: utsumi@columbia.edu

Thank you DR Utsumi.
I sent my Tampa presentation at your other address again. Did you get it?

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 14:48:11 -0400
From: "Elias G. Carayannis" <caraye@attglobal.net>
Subject: InfoDev Meeting: Follow up from GWU
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Cc: caraye@attglobal.net

I enjoyed meeting you today and would appreciate maintaining a contact and any
information you could further share with me.
Thank you.
Best regards,
Elias G. Carayannis, PhD, MBA, BScEE
Associate Professor of Management Science
School of Business and Public Management

From: Rhernandez@worldbank.org
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 22:30:03 -0400

Dear Tak,

Thanks very much to you, Joe, Peter and Frank for presenting the GSTF here
today. Indeed it is a very promising initiative. The demand for affordable
bandwidth for development purposes is huge and it grows every day, and I
strongly believe that the global e-rate model could work and have a tremendous impact.

I am a physician from Colombia, and back in 1994 while delivering health care
to several indigenous communities in the Colombian rainforest, which I did for
almost two years, I realized the enormous potential of interactive
communications to improve the quality and coverage of education and health in
remote and isolated areas.

I decided to learn more about computers, networks and telecommunications, and
since then, I became involved with the application of telecommunications and
information infrastructures for education and health in particular, and for
socioeconomic development at large. Access to affordable and reliable
bandwidth is a critical ingredient to the success of many initiatives, in
particular in developing countries. It is one of the main barriers for the
inclusion of low income communities into the new economy. This resource is not
affordable where it is more needed, and the political and regulatory
undertakings that are required to create the market conditions that could
bring its cost down, might take quite a few year to happen. Should we await
for those changes to happen, while the social, economic and digital divides
continue growing at accelerated pace? The GSTF could provide bandwidth (not
affordable today) for pilot implementations, which might be helpful to
identify the challenges as well as the opportunities in field conditions, and
therefore to enable local policy makers, regulators, and all stakeholders to
make appropriate decisions.

The need of affordable bandwidth is awfully enormous in the developing world.
The whole global society is like a living organism being segmented by gaps of
all kinds, and it is paradoxical that we have today the technology that can
become a powerful nervous system to integrate such organism. Such integration
is now more than never vital for the successful adaptation of mankind to
ongoing cha(lle)nges of all sorts, as it has been for biological organisms
that survived under tremendous evolutionary forces. Networking the globe is
networking billions of minds and spirits, of hopes and dreams, ideas,
questions, solutions, whose potential of creativity has almost no limits. How
could we dare not to pursue such dream?

Without equal access to a networked society and economy, we might be adding a
new dimension to the divide between the rich and the poor, an evolutionary
gap, which might have disastrous consequences.

Reinterpreting your own words, the lack of bandwidth should not be an obstacle
for the economic progress and creativity that could be triggered by the full
networking between the developing and the developed world.

Great adventures pose great challenges, and I wish you every success in this
noble enterprise.

Warm regards,

List of Distribution

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

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

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)
Cel: 1-202-255-7215
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

D.K. Sachdev
SpaceTel Consultancy
10289 Johns Hollow Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Tel: (703) 757-5880
Mobile: (703) 314-3211
Fax: (703) 757-6511

Ellas G. Carayannis Ph.D., MBA, BScEE
Associate Professor of Management Science
International Science & Technology Policy
Technology Management & Entrepreneurship
Technology Transfer & Commercialization
Department of Management Science
Monroe Hall 403H
School of Business and Public Management
The George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-4062
Fax (202) 994-4930
E-Mail: caraye@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu

Rafael Hernandez Rios
Information Management Specialist
InfoDev Program
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
TEL: 202-473-1342
FAx: 202-522-3186
* 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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