<<May 24, 2000>>

Peter T. Knight <ptknight@attglobal.net>

Kate <wild@un.org>

Mazlan Othman <mazlan.othman@unvienna.org>

Sergio Camacho-Lara <sergio.camacho@unvienna.org>

Victor Kotelnikov <vkotelnikov@unov.un.or.at>

Dr. Pablo Pulido <pablopulido1@compuserve.com>

Alexandre Rivas <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

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

Mr. Jim Miller <jimmsl@aol.com>

Professor Seth G. Neugroschl <SN23@cunixf.cc.columbia.edu>

John L. Mack <jlmack@erols.com>

Gian Piero T. Roz <roz@un.org>

Janice Brodman <JaniceB@edc.org>

Gary Garriott <garyg@vita.org>

Marlee R. Norton <mnorton@ntca.org>

Dr. Erick Marler <marler@vnet.ibm.com>
 

Dear Peter:
===========

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

     I am very happy to know that Kate is now start working to obtain
     endorsements for our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project from
     African governments.

          See web sites listed in ATTACHMENT X for our various projects.

Dear Kate:
==========

(2)  Pls try to contact the people of the U.N./Office for Outer Space Affairs
     in Vienna whom I visited last January.

     In June of 1999, they organized a conference of developing countries.
     One of the conference conclusions was to come up a similar project as
     GSTF from 77 developing countries.

     The governments of those countries may be willing to provide us with
     their endorsement, since, compared with their program, our GSTF is to
     raise ODA fund from G7 countries, instead of their 77 countries -- the
     77 countries would become beneficiaries of the GSTF.

          My distribution of today,  JICA's seminar and Japanese
          government's proposal on digital divide at Okinawa Summit in
          July," is posted in this index.

          As mentioned in it, Japanese government will establish ASIA
          FRONTIER SAT which is easy and very inexpensive to use for any
          remote/rural areas in developing countries, starting its
          experiment from Vietnam this year.  It seems that this objective
          is similar to our aim of resurrecting Iridium satellites.

          One agenda item of the Okinawa Summit is to configure multi-lateral
          cooperation for the digital divide (ATTACHMENT IX).

          I think that time is ripe now for the GSTF project.

Dear Pablo:
===========

(3)  As discussed during our mtg at Chemists Club in Manhattan on 5/22nd, I
     would greatly appreciate it if you can start working to obtain
     endorsement for our Global University System project and its subsequent
     Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project from governments of Latin
     American countries of the members (total 386) of your association of
     medical schools.

     Since you are a former minister of health and your colleague a former
     minister of transport and communications of Venezuela, you may be able
     to obtain such endorsement from Venezuelan government.

Dear Alex:
==========

(4)  In a similar way, we need to have endorsement from the governments of 8
     countries of 77 universities of UNAMAZ consortium in Amazon area.

     This is one of directions of our Manaus workshop from May 31st to June 2nd.

     Let's talk about its strategy when I get in Manaus.

Dear Joe:
=========

(5)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II).

     Thanks also for the confirmation of your attendance to the  Rescue
     Iridium" workshop on 6/20th in Arlington, VA.

          Peter Knight and John Mack have already confirmed their attendance.

          Previous list distribution on this subject can be found in
          "Workshop on "Rescue Iridium" project - May 18, 2000" in this index.

(6)  It is very encouraging to know that there is interest in trying to set
     up a summit meeting with leaders of INTELSAT, Worldspace, WorldBank, and
     other leaders to discuss ways to accomplish the goals of the Global
     Service Trust Fund.

(7)  Yes, we should discuss GSTF project also during our "Rescue Iridium" workshop.

(8)  The outline of the workshop is as follows;

     (a)  Date:          June 20 (Tuesday), 2000

     (b)  Time:          from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

     (c)  Location: National Telephone Cooperative Association
                    4121 Wilson Boulevard, 10th Floor
                    Arlington, VA. 22203
                    Tel: 703-351-2007
                    Fax: 703-351-2027
                    (across the street from Ballston Mall and 2 blocks
                    from Ballston Metro Station)

     (d)  Agenda:

          1.   Brief description on Global University System project

                    Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D. (confirmed)
                    V.P. for Technology and Coordination
                    Global University System

          2.   Brief description on Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project

                    Peter T. Knight, Ph.D. (confirmed)
                    Knight, Moore

          3.   Possible use of Iridium for narrow-band Internet uplinking
               (ATTACHMENT III)

                    Jim Miller (not confirmed yet)
                    Synectics, Ltd.

          4.   Possible use of WorldSpace satellite for broadband
               downlinking (ATTACHMENT IV)

                    John Mack (confirmed)
                    John L. Mack & Associates

          5.   Brainstorming on technicalities for the Internet use of Iridium

          6.   Brainstorming on legalities

          7.   Brainstorming on fund raising

          8.   Brainstorming on next step.

     (e)  Purpose:

          To brainstorm the feasibility of utilizing Iridium for Internet
          access, as inexpensively uplinking to it (as Jim Miller proposed)
          and then utilizing Worldspace satellite for broadband downlinking
          (as John Mack proposed).

Dear Jim:
=========

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

          Dear Seth:
          ==========

          As Jim urged, pls get your friend to attend the workshop who is a
          former board member of Motorola and a former VP of R&D of IBM, as
          you mentioned to me a few weeks ago at your seminar.

          Dear John Mack:
          ===============

          Pls make sure to get your friend, VP of Marketing at Iridium.  Pls
          ask her to prepare any documents and support materials.

Dear Gian:
==========

(10) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT IV).

     We look forward to meeting with you at the workshop on 6/20th.

Dear Gary:
==========

(11) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT V).

     Thanks also for your introduction of our workshop to Janice.

     We look forward to meeting with you at the workshop.

Dear Janice:
============

(12) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT VI).  Yes, I remember you!!

     I greatly appreciate your kind words.

     We look forward to meeting with you at the workshop.

Dear Marlee:
============

(13) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT VII).

     We thank you for your generous offer.  Many people have shown their
     interest in the project.

     After I come back from our workshop in Manaus, Amazona on 6/4th, I will
     contact you for details of the workshop.

Dear Eric:
==========

(14) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT VIII).

     I greatly appreciate your kind words.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:
===========================

(15) Pls inform me if you wish to attend the workshop on 6/20th.

Best, Tak
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                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 08:17:12 -0300
From: PTKnight <ptknight@attglobal.net>
To: wild@un.org
CC: peter@knight-moore.com, hafkin.uneca@un.org,
        Joe Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>, Frank Method <unesco1@cais.com>,
        "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Re: GSTF

OK, Kate, here is a go. Edit as necessary:

wild@un.org wrote:

> Hi Peter:
>
> I am trying to finalise the policy recommendations that will - we hope
> - go forward to the ADF '99 Post-Forum Summit or similar mechanism. We
> have been through a process of authoring, discussing etc. The GSTF was
> not on the agenda but I am wondering whether to make reference to it
> or identify some way of drawing attention to it as the ADF process
> moves forward.
>
> If we were to do that we would be looking for endorsement from African
> governments to the principle - not necessarily to funding. But a
> strong endorsement from the African govts who are most in need of
> support for access could deblock funds from private sector and devt
> agencies.
>
> Questions to you:
>
> Could you formulate the idea in 2 paras in a way that would make sense
> to African leaders who are not specialists in ICTs or telcoms?

*******

Objectives of the Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF)

Education and healthcare are basic needs, fundamental for human
development. The main goal of the proposed GSTF is to expand educational
opportunities and improve health in developing countries by enabling these
countries to:

Make full use of electronic distance education and telemedicine.
Participate actively and fully in data-intensive and media-intensive
exchanges with both developed countries and other developing countries.
Participate interactively and fully in joint research, professional
development, and knowledge-building activities with institutions and
organizations in other countries.

To do this, a Coalition of interested organizations would further develop
the GSTF proposal to establish a multi-donor funding mechanism, the GSTF
itself, which would:

Reduce the cost of broadband connectivity to a level poor countries can afford.
Create policy and regulatory frameworks conducive to the development of
sustainable distance education and telemedicine programs.
Establish high-quality applications in sufficient developing country
sites to demonstrate technical feasibility, increase demand, and build
support for more extensive use of such technologies in developing country contexts.

*******
If more space is available, cite the "next steps" in the "special version"
linked from Global Service Trust Fund section of Projects section of
http://www.knight-moore.com

Here is the additional text:
**************
Next Steps -- Recommendations of the Working Group

Establishing the Fund and Coalition requires a critical mass of global
support for these new organizations. The ability to mobilize financial and
in-kind resources for the Fund depends on the credibility of the
membership of the Coalition. That credibility would be furthered by early
support from such key international entities as commercial satellite and
fiber optic service providers, multi-national businesses, national
governmental aid agencies, foundations, and agencies of the United Nations
such as the ITU, UNESCO, WHO, the World Bank Group (including the
International Finance Corporation), and the regional development banks
(African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development, and the Inter-American Development Bank).
No legitimate agency of standing would be excluded from participating.
Creation of a preliminary coalition of participants to support the
 bandwidth source" as well as the  financial aid source" would be critical
to the initial testing of this concept.

To that end, the working group recommends that:

1. A more polished and developed draft of the proposal be put before major
international conferences in 2000. These would include the Second
International Global Knowledge Conference (GKII) to be held in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia 7-10 March 2000, and other international conferences that
follow that of the Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information.
2. An intensive effort be made to enlist the support of the leadership of
the key international institutions mentioned above, facilitating the
mobilization of bilateral aid agencies, foundations, and multinational corporations.
3. Working groups on telecommunications policy conditionality, education
policy conditionality, healthcare policy conditionality, and operational
aspects of the Fund and the Coalition be convened respectively by ITU,
UNESCO, WHO, and the World Bank. These working groups would include
representatives of other interested international organizations, bilateral
aid agencies, companies, foundations, and other NGOs, as well as of
relevant information and telecommunications industry organizations, e.g.
the Global Information Infrastructure Commission.

>
> If we did get an endorsement where would it be directed and how
> would you see it being used?
>

The endorsement could be directed to the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for
Telecommunications and Information (for the moment, consider the address as:
<ecpelton@aol.com> -- Joe Pelton. Send copies to me and to Francis Method
and Tak Utsumi. Of course we think the ITU, UNESCO, WHO, World Bank, and
the Regional Development Banks should be alerted as well as major
bilateral donors like IDRC, USAID, etc.

All the best from Rio,

Peter

>
> Let me know.
>
> all best, Kate

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                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 14:37:05 -0400
From: Joseph Pelton <jpelton@SEAS.GWU.EDU>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Re: Inquiry on the date of workshop for "Rescue Iridium" project

Dear Tak: Yes I can make it, but I do wonder if there is any specific new
information. I have not heard back any positive reply with regard to a rescue
by the U.S. Air Force. I would hope that we can discuss other topics.  For
instance, Worldspace has pledged 5% of their space capacity for tele-education
and tele-health and they now have radio receivers that can be obtained for
under $50. There is interest in trying to set up a summit meeting with leaders
of INTELSAT, Worldspace, WorldBank, and other leaders to discuss ways to
accomplish the goals of the Global Services Trust Fund. I believe these topics
should be on the agenda as well. Best wishes. Joe Pelton
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                         ATTACHMENT III

From: JIMMSL@aol.com
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 13:08:26 EDT
Subject: Re: Workshop on "Rescue Iridium" project
To: utsumi@columbia.edu

Tak - I strongly suggest that Motorola and Iridium technologists as well as
operations specialiasts also attend - is Joe Pelton available?  I also
suggest at least on teleconference call the first week of June to set the
agenda and have Iridium interests prepare documentation and support materials.

Jim
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                         ATTACHMENT IV

From: "Gian Piero Roz" <roz@un.org>
Subject: Iridium project
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Cc: "Hans Zimmermann" <zimmermann@un.org>
Sender: "Gian Piero Roz" <roz@un.org>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 08:53:25 -0400

     Dear Mr. Utsumi,

     I am the Director for IT for the United Nations in New York.

     A colleague of mine, Mr. Hans Zimmermann from OCHA in Geneva, just
received a message you had sent on the Rescue Iridium Project scheduled for 20 June.

     I would appreciate it if you could kindly include me in you mailing
list since the United Nations is interested in following the developments in this area.

     Thank you in advance for your kind attention

     Gian Piero T. Roz
     Director, Information technology
     Services Division
.    New York, NY 10017
     Tel 212 963 1656
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                          ATTACHMENT V

Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 18:18:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gary Garriott <garyg@vita.org>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org, mnorton@ntca.org
cc: jbrodman@edc.org
Subject: Iridium

Hi Tak and Marlee,

 I have learned that an informational meeting on an Iridium 'rescue
mission' may be held in the near future at NTCA. I am presently in NYC
working with UNICEF on a consultancy so have not actually seen that
announcement. VITA has been looking into this in a low key way for a
couple of months. BEfore coming up here, I had a call from John Mack
who was wondering if we would sponsor a meeting. I suggested that unless
such a meeting would have representation by Iridium/Motorola, it might
not get too far in terms of actually being able to do something.

But I would like to be involved in such a meeting anyway if it happens
and might be able to bring in others, such as military types and ex-
Iridium VITA volunteers who could be helpful.

I'd also like to recommend Janice Brodman of EDC with whom I had
discussions early on and whom I know is very interested in this topic. EDC
as you know is a major player in looking at innovative ways to bring
technology into educational settings, including distance ed.

Thanx,

Gary

Gary Garriott
Director Informatics
VITA
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                         ATTACHMENT VI

From: jbrodman@edc.org
Subject: Re: Iridium -Reply
To: mnorton@ntca.org
Cc: garyg@vita.org, utsumi@friends-partners.org
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 10:20:43 -0400

Hi Marlee/Gary,

Thanks so much for including me in these messages!  I would very much like
to join the discussion, if it is okay with Tak.

Tak, you may recall we were in contact long ago re. distance ed (I believe
Peter Knight introduced us via videoconference while he was still at the
Bank). In case you don't remember, Education Development Center (EDC)  is a
nonprofit founded by MIT and Harvard faculty some 50 years ago. We do work
in a range of areas, noteably education, training, health, women's issues,
environment. We are considered one of the foremost U.S. research and
development organisations in those areas. I run the Center for Innovative
Technology at EDC and have conducted a range of projects that utilize ICTs
for sustainable development. These projects include: setting up a
Multimedia Center of Excellence in the Philippines DOH, developing 2
training CD-ROMs, and training DOH staff to develop excellent multimedia
training programs (World Bank project); setting up 3 multimedia training
centers in India and developing 5 multimedia training programs for
irrigation engineers (USAID project); running GKD, considered by many to be
the foremost virtual forum on ICTs and sustainable development (UNDP,
UNESCO and World Bank project); helping UNIFEM design and manage a major
video/teleconference on Ending Violence Against Women, which was centered
in the UN/GA (first time ever for GA to be so used); running the Global
Forum for Beijing Plus 5, with 11 online working groups, which led to an
official report for the UN meeting (WomenWatch project); helping the
Training Dept. at UN (which handles all UN staff training) to develop a
multimedia training strategy, etc.

I've been on the gu-glh List for years, and have participated in some of
the online discussions. We've been very interested in the possibility of
rescuing Iridium satellites, and I was very excited when Gary broached the
subject with me. I understand that your space for the meeting is limited,
but would be very pleased to be able to attend if it were possible on your side.

By the way, many thanks for the extremely informative gu-glh these many years!

Warm regards,
Janice

Janice Brodman
Director
Center for Innovative Technologies
EDC
<jbrodman@edc.org>
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                         ATTACHMENT VII

Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 07:59:21 -0400
From: "Marlee R. Norton" <mnorton@ntca.org>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org, garyg@vita.org
Cc: jbrodman@edc.org
Subject: Iridium -Reply

Gary:

I agreed to offer space b/c John said no one elkese could/would. Since we
don't have a dog in the fight, yet are intensely interested in broadband
applications via satellite, thought it would be a useful endeavor to offer space.

I know Janice and agree she would be a great asset. I'm not the one issuing
invites tho; Dr. Utsumi is, I believe.

Meeting is confirmed for June 20, all day.

best
Marlee
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                        ATTACHMENT VIII

From: marler@vnet.ibm.com
Date: Thu, 18 May 00 22:47:38 EDT
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Your Notes

Dear Tak, I very much appreciate receiving your notes. Your notes help
to shed light on what is needed to close the gap in access to information
>from emerging nations, with thanks, and best wishes, Eric Marler
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                         ATTACHMENT IX

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 13:46:54 +0900
To: Takeshi Utsumi <utsumi@columbia.edu>
From: Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
Subject: Re: Japanese government's proposal at Okinawa Summit

At 5:58 AM +0900 00.5.24, Takeshi Utsumi wrote:
>Dear Steve:
>
>(1) Pls access <http://www.asahi.com/0524/news/politics24001.html> ASAP.
>
>(2) It says about the Japanese government's proposal at Okinawa Summit on
>the similar idea as our Global University System.
>
>(3) Pls try to find its English version in Asahi or Japan Times, and send
>to me at your earliest convenience.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Best, Tak

Sensei, I read that article this morning in the Asahi Shimbun,
but an English text isn't available yet, except the following brief:

http://www.asahi.com/english/english.html
>Japan moves to narrow digital divide
>asahi shimbun
>The government plans to help close the digital divide in the Asia-Pacific
>region and said it will be the focus of a proposed meeting of
>telecommunications ministers to be suggested at the Group of Eight
>summit in Okinawa in July, government sources disclosed Tuesday.

The article in Japanese said that Japan would utilize communication
satellites to bring Internet service to developing countries where
Internet service is unavailable, especially Vietnam. They also plan
to provide training to 10,000 potential IT personnel in the region.
Closing the digital divide is one of the main items on the G8 agenda, so
it seems to be Japan's share of the task rather than its own initiative.
Funding will be from Japan's ODA, and a high-speed network for
research in urban areas is also being considered. To train the 10,000
IT workers, a satellite-based distance education network is also
planned, starting with Thailand. I seem to recall that the satellite-based
Space Collaboration System of Japan's National Institute of
Multimedia Education already reaches the region around Thailand,
so one idea they have may be to make more use of that system.
They are also considering the use of ODA to help fund venture
businesses in the region, and a November Asian IT Summit in Japan
will hear proposals from the Asian countries themselves. The G8
countries will also continue working on the digital divide next year.
For the UNDP has reported that Internet access in most areas of
Asia and the Pacific is less than 1%. I think those are the main points.

Collegially,
Steve McCarty
Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan
President, World Association for Online Education
(WAOE): http://www.waoe.org/
Website Map: http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve/
In Japanese: http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/

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                          ATTACHMENT X

                 Reference web sites

1.   GLOSAS/USA

2.   Tampere conference

3.   Global University System:

           Synopsis

           Paper on GUS for the Manaus, Amazon mini-workshop (May 2000)

           Memorandum of Understanding for GUS Partnerships

4.   Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework

5.   Global broadband Internet networks

6.   Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF):

          Synopsis

          GSTF as [Arthur C.] Clarke telecommunications project

7.   Manaus workshop (English version)

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Fax: 301-627-2188
jlmack@erols.com

Gian Piero T. Roz
Director, Information technology
Services Division
United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Tel 212 963 1656
roz@un.org

Janice Brodman
Director, Center for Innovative Management and Training Technologies
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02158-1060
617-969-7100 EXT. 2620
FAX: 617-332-6405
JaniceB@edc.org
jbrodman@edc.org

Gary Garriott
Director, Informatics
Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)
1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500
P.O. Box 12438
Arlington, VA 22209-8438
703-276-1800 X19
Fax: 703-243-1865
garyg@vita.org
vita@vita.org
ECONET: VITA
Telex: 440192 VITAUI
Cable: VITAINC
www.vita.org/satvitpo.htm -- Press release on Consorcio SAT/SatelLife/VITA
www.vita.org/consort.htm -- Press release on satellite-users coalition
www.vita.org/slife.htm -- Press release on SatelLife-VITA

Marlee R. Norton
Director of Program Development
National Telephone Cooperative Association
4121 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA. 22203
Tel: 703-351-2007
Fax: 703-351-2027
E-mail: mnorton@ntca.org
Website: http://www.ntca.org

Dr. Erick Marler
IBM Latin America
North Tarrytown, NY 10591
Or,
115 Hawkes Ave
Ossining, NY 10562-2005
(914)762-2563
marler@vnet.ibm.com

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* 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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