<<October 21, 2000>>
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(1) Many thanks for your excellent minutes of our TechNet seminar
project on 10/19th at the InfoDev of the World Bank (ATTACHMENT I).
(2) I agree with you that the holding our proposed Global Summit
World Bank in the fall of 2001 is an excellent idea, -- pending
Carlos Braga's approval.
However, the GSTF should be a completely new neutral entity
as Dr. Taro
Nakayama, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japanese government,
indicated when I visited him in the spring of 1998. At that time, he
indicated his strong interest and support to this project. As its
location, he preferred Geneva, Switzerland.
(3) On the vision issue, pls visit Reference Materials for
Guidelines for Global E-Learning" at
In PART II of this web site, you can find what Marco Antonio
made during the World Conference on Higher Education in the 21st
Century: Vision and Action which was held at UNESCO/Paris in the fall of 1998.
In the same page, you can also find;
Setting Up Healthcare Services Information Systems.
A Guide for Requirement Analysis, Application Specification, and Procurement
The book contains practical guidelines and suggestions for health
care and health systems professionals as they set out to plan and
develop information systems.(1/Jul/1999)
which was made by Bob Rodrigues.
Dear Ms. Kikuda:
(4) I will be in Tokyo from 11/6th to 11/10th.
As I left my msg to your staff the other day over the phone,
like to visit Dr. Nakayama and report the current status of this project.
(5) Many thanks again for your introduction to Dr. Nakayama at that time.
Thanks to your kind help in 1997, this GSTF project is now start moving!!
Dear Electronic Colleagues:
(6) Pls retrieve Report on TechNet seminar on GSTF at InfoDev/World
October 20, 2000" at
for our previous list distribution on this TechNet seminar of GSTF.
Pls also click "Current Reference Websites" at the
top of the home page
of our web site at <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/> to find
several web sites about our GSTF, Global Broadband Internet (GBI), and
Global University System (GUS) projects.
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 09:10:06 EDT
Subject: Minutes of InfoDev Technet on Global Services Trust Fund
Minutes of the Tech Net Meeting at
On the Establishing of a Global Service Trust Fund
19 October 2000
World Bank/International Finance Corporation/InfoDev
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue
This is a summary minutes of the 19 October 2000 meeting held
at the World
Bank under the sponsorship of InfoDev as a TechNet forum. The purpose of the
session was to review the proposal to create a new Global Services Trust Fund
for tele-education and tele-health services that is being sponsored by the Sir
Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information (CITI), the
Global University System (GUS), and other interested organizations. A list of
attendees and their e-mail addresses are attached to these minutes.
Presentations to the Technet Session were made as follows:
Peter Knight: Overview and Preliminary Concepts of a Global
Fund (GSTF); Frank Method, Key Implementation Issues and Concerns; Joseph N.
Pelton, Overview of the Clarke Institute and its role as facilitator of the
GSTF and other international projects such as Project Warn, the Millennium
Village and the Global Commission on the Future; Tak Utsumi, Specific Examples
of Global tele-education projects now in progress that could benefit from the
establishment of the GSTF.
After these 45 minutes of presentations a number of questions
comments made, and clarifications given.
a. How would the GSTF would be created in terms of prioritization,
approvals, and coordination? It was noted that precedents created by the
Intelsat Project Share (Satellites for Health and Rural Education) could be
used in terms of coordinating with local governments and carriers, publicizing
the GSTF, and prioritizing among proposals. Priority for programs that have
local content and local development support might be particularly encouraged
in the context of a "bottom up" approach was also noted as a key way to proceed.
b. It was suggested that in terms of trying to establish the
program that the
GSTF initiative should avoid issues of educational policy and health policy
and leave this to local governments and others. This point was noted. It was
explained that GSTF would likely be a collection of participating satellite
and telecommunications, foundations, ministries, educators and health care
givers. Thus GSTF would be more of a mosaic than a monolithic organization
and as such setting standards for education policy and health policy would a
"distributed" rather than a "unified" process.
c. It was suggested that facilitators must be a key part of
making the GSTF a
viable approach and considerable thought should be given to this. It was
explained by Dr. Tak Utsumi that this was indeed key aspects of currently
d. It was noted by Prof. Elias Carayannis that this effort
might start out
with high levels of support by government ministries, foundations and
international organizations, but that to be truly successful and to become
institutionalized that entrepreneurial and industry involvement must be
encouraged to develop longer-term programs. This thought that there must be
industrial and entrepreneurial participation was quickly supported by other
e. Carlos Braga, Head of InfoDev, commented on the idea to
hold a "Global
Summit of Key Leaders to Establish the GSTF". He suggested that this would be
delayed until after July 2001 and probably not held before the Fall of 2001.
Prof. Joe Pelton noted that the dates for this event, that he hoped might
actually be held at the World Bank were not firmly fixed. The GSTF Steering
Group after the meeting actually agreed to postpone this event until the Fall
of 200l. (Note: Anyone wishing to assist with the planning and organization
of this event should send an e-mail to the Clarke Institute web site or to Joe
Pelton or Peter Knight)
f. Sam Carlson, Exec. Director of the World Links for Development
Organizations noted the current practical needs his organization was
experiencing and offered some thoughts about how if properly structure GSTF
g. Questions were asked as to what support from satellite organizations
be forthcoming? D.K. Sachdev of Worldspace and Joe Pelton, formerly of
Intelsat, explained out these systems might participate through their own
foundations or their business development units. Joe Pelton also noted that
the new Japanese I-Space Initiative and new state of the art highly efficient
VSAT equipment that might reduce the cost of rural services by as much as a
factor of ten both might help. In-kind support may prove to more vital to the
establishing of the GSTF at the outset than donation of money if satellite
organizations prove willing to be supportive.
h. The question was raised as to whether GSTF was exclusively
satellites and wireless and whether one might make their own arrangements with
carriers without GSTF being involved? It was noted that all media, including
fiber optic and coax if available and offered would certainly be included. It
was also again noted that GSTF was to be a "seed fund" to help projects get
started and that individual arrangements and relationships were certainly to
be encouraged. Again the idea is that GSTF is to be a mosaic of different
groups, organizations, private and public resources and this diversity of
approach within a "mosaic framework" was desirable.
i. It was suggested at the end of the meeting that a "powerful
vision" as to
the need, purpose and concept of what the GSTF could become if funded and
supported needs to be developed and tested in groups such as the TechNet forum
before the Global Summit is convened. The Steering Committee that is
supporting the creation of the GSTF within the Clarke Institute agreed that it
would seek to develop such a vision statement and circulate it to those who
have participated in the planning sessions held to date. It was noted that
the GSTF was seen as means of creating significant change by "planting seeds"
that created major new health and education programs using modern information
technology and thus this approach could have significant economic leverage,
particularly from in-kind contributions from satellite and telecommunications
organizations based on the precedent of Intelsat's Project Share. This idea
of building diverse new programs from diverse new sources was reinforced at
the original Arthur C. Clarke Institute Founding Conference, the Arlington
Session at the Rural Telephone Cooperative in June 2000 and at the InfoDev
Tech Net Session in October 2000.
All participants are encouraged to visit the Clarke Institute
Web Site under
the Global Services Trust Fund Project heading to learn about new developments
and planning of events in coming weeks and months at:
Those wishing to assist or make further comments or
suggestions can leave e-mail messages at this web site.
List of Distribution
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
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
Mr. Carlos Alberto Primo Braga
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
Taro Nakayama, M.D., Ph.D.
Member, House of Representatives
Chairman, Research Commission on Foreign Affairs, LDP
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Rm. No. 516, Shugiin-Dai-1-Giinkaikan
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014
Ms. Mariko Kikuda
Office of Representative Taro Nakayama
Rm. No. 516, Shugiin-Dai-1-Giinkaikan
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014
Salah H. Mandil, Ph.D.
Health Informatics & Telematics
World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
ISDN +41.22 791 1132 and 1133
Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias
Vice President, Global University System
Consultant of United Nations University
Former Director, Division of Higher Education of UNESCO
36, Rue Ernest Renan
Tel: +33-1-45 34 3509
+33-1-45-68-3009 (UNU office in Paris)
Fax: +33-1-45 34 3509
Roberto J. Rodrigues, MD
Regional Advisor in Health Services Information Technology
Essential Drugs and Technology Program
Division of Health Systems and Services Development
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
1889 F Street, NW 4th Floor Room 4-062
(Organization of American States Annex Building)
Washington, DC 20006 USA
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