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DataPerfect Digital Engines - an Open Source Curriculum New York, NY
2004.02-
Uniting for Peace Coalition New York, NY
2003.02-
Image Habitat Engine New York, NY
2003.01-
Project Information Habitat
  • Project Information Habitat is an evolving design and demonstration of an online habitat for project information, with a set of approximately 200 web pages on projects that have been part of Information Habitat's history. The Project Information Habitat web pages are directly generated from the HABITAT3 DataPerfect relational database that serves as one of the primary digital engines for Information Habitat.

    Project Information Habitat will also draw on the body of information that it has accumulated - incorporating the design, and where appropriate, the contents, of a set of databases in Information Habitat's possession - including databases developed by Information Habitat, as well as those it has inherited from its predecessors; archives from the electronic mailing lists managed, moderated and/or subscribed to by Information Habitat; and Information Habitat's digital library of documents.

New York, NY
2002.12-
Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence - New York Task Force New York, NY
2001.11-
The Ark of Hope New York, NY
2001.09-
Financing for Development Forum New York, NY
2000.11-2001.08
52nd Annual DPI/NGO Conference: Challenges of a Globalized World: Finding New Directions New York, NY
1999.09-1999.09
New Partnerships for Action Turin, Italy
1998.12-1998.12
Y2K Tri-State Network New York, NY
1998.09-2000.01
Millennium Forum Preparations New York, NY
1998.07-2001.03
Ad Hoc Working Group on the Year 2000 Crisis New York, NY
1998.06-2000.12
Whole Earth Partnership Informatics & Participation - wepip New York, NY
1998.04-
UN Commission on Social Development, 36th Session New York, NY
1998.02-1998.02
Information Ecology Curriculum New York, NY
1998.02-
European Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health London, United Kingdom
1998.02-1999.06
World Wide Fund for Nature Geneva, Switzerland
1997.10-1998.06
Partnership, Informatics and Participation New York, NY
1997.07-
Sustainable Energy & Environment Division, UNDP New York, NY
1997.05-1997.08
Information Ecology Caucus, CSD NGO Steering Committee New York, NY
1997.02-2000.03
Peace Cubes / Virtual Light and Colour Cubes
  • Development and dissemination of a proliferating set of images based on developed models of the peace cubes / virtual light and color cubes as embodiments of properties of light and of nature. The existence of the cubes was discovered in response to a request from the outgoing Executive Director of UN-Habitat to explore the use of colour to identify the role of partners in a proposed web site for follow-up to Habitat II.

    The Light and Colour Cubes were dedicated as Peace Cubes at an Equinox Earthday celebration next to the Peace Bell at United Nations Headquarters in March 1997 and have emerged as icons of Information Ecology and of a holistic approach - with the dimensions of red, blue and green appearing to correspond to dimensions of economy, society and environment - the three "pillars of sustainability" - as well as to dimensions of body, mind and spirit.

New York, NY
1996.11-
NGO Committee on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1996.09-1999.06
Women's Petition for Peace New York, NY
1996.09-1997.06
NGO Forum '96 Preparations Istanbul, Turkey
1995.10-1996.06
Towards Earth Summit II - NGO/CSD Steering Committee New York, NY
1997.03-1997.07
Earth Society Foundation New York, NY
1996.03-1998.03
International NGO Facilitating Group for Habitat II (IFG) New York, NY
1995.06-1997.06
NGO Committee on Human Settlements New York, NY
1995.10-2000.09
UN Habitat, New York Liaison Office New York, NY
1995.04-1997.07
Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) New York, NY
1994.07-1994.12
United Nations Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development
  • Designed and developed an Internet gopher incorporating comprehensive documentation from the Commission on Sustainable Development and the World Summit for Social Development; developed user manual for the gopher and a procedures manual for development and maintenance of the gopher. Member of Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development (DPCSD) Task Force of NGO Focal Points; drafted Task Force recommendations on an integrated database for NGO contacts in DPCSD.
New York, NY
1994.06-1994.10
RIOD - Desertification Network Geneva, Switzerland
1993.09-
Your Voice Chicago, IL
1993.08-1993.09
Parliament of World Religions Chicago, IL
1993.08-1993.09
UN Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1993.06-
NGO Steering Committee to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1993.05-2001.05
Ideas for Tomorrow Today
  • Edited and published final version of the NGO Alternative Treaties - in book form and on diskette - as "Alternative Treaties: Synergistic Processes for Sustainable Communities and Global Responsibility". Made available diskette copies of the Rio Agreements and the database of UNCED-accredited NGOs. Created a full-text relational database of the Rio Agreements - Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, Convention on Biodiversity, Framework Climate Convention, NGO Alternative Treaties and the Women's Action Agenda. Created, corrected and updated a database of signatories of the treaties. Edited and published an issue of NGO Alternative Treaties Bulletin.
Milbrook, United Kingdom
1992.09-1993.03
International Synergy Institute
  • Active participation in, and monitoring of, the proceedings of the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Convention on Desertification, the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, the World Summit for Social Development, the International Conference on Population and Development, the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations; in all these proceedings, this involved a leadership role in promoting the compilation and dissemination of documents in electronic format -- on disk and via electronic communications -- and the provision of support in the use of information and communication technology by representatives of non-governmental organizations participating in the above proceedings.
Baltimore, MD
1992.01-1995.06
Synergistic Processes project
  • The principal focus project has been the application of information and communication technology in support of effective communication, access to information, and broad-based participation for the non-governmental organization community in the UNCED process and follow-up activities.

    Member of facilitation team at the 1993 Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, co-edited Your Voice interactive bulletin, with responsibility for special issues that organized and presented reports from a Parliament of the People and from the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders.

    During the UNCED preparations, project activities included the publication of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin at PrepCom IV and at the Global Forum in Rio; the latter involved publication of the bulletin in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French with a total staff, including volunteers, of 115 people. After Rio, the work involved compilation and publication of the Alternative Treaties, dissemination on disk of the official Rio agreements and the alternative treaties in several languages, the design, implementation and dissemination of a database of the NGOs accredited to UNCED and the organization of the text of the Rio agreements and the alternative treaties into a full text searchable database.

Baltimore, MD
1992.01-1995.06
Da Zi Bao: An Interactive Exchange Process Baltimore, MD
1991.12-1992.06
On The Line: Interactive Preparations for the First Earth Summit Geneve, Switzerland
1991.09-1992.02
Earth Summit PrepCom 3 Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08-1991.08
International NGO Forum preparations Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08-1994.03
Center for Our Common Future
  • Provided global electronic distribution of Network 92, the newsletter of the Centre for Our Common Future to NGOs participating in preparations for The Earth Summit / UN Conference on Environment & Developmnet, held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. The success of this initiative can be measured in part by the fact that a print version of Network '92 typically would be received in Baltimore, MD at the same time as the next issue was received and redistributed electronically.
Geneva, Switzerland
1991.04-1992.06
Earth Summit PrepCom 2 Geneva, Switzerland
1991.03-1991.04
On The Line - EcoNet/ Institute for Global Communications San Francisco, CA
1991.03-1991.09
Earth Summit PrepCom 1 Nairobi, Kenya
1990.08-1990.08
Information Habitat: Where Information Lives
  • Guides and directs Information Habitat - a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council - with a focus on promoting the understanding and practice of information ecology as a holistic life science and as a framework to support a global transition to knowledge-based economies, societies and environments. Throughout the global conferences of the 1990s, Information Habitat has been the leading pioneer in the systematic application of information and communications technologies in support of broad-based participation, access to information and networking by NGOs involved in the work of the United Nations, and the development of an information ecology framework that can support a transition to sustainability, human rights, justice and peace, in the context of an integrated follow up to the agreements of the United Nations Conferences of the 1990s and their reconciliation with international trade and investment agreements.
Baltimore, MD
1990.06-
US Citizens Network on UNCED Washington, DC
1990.10-1992.06
Earth Summit / UNCED Preparations
  • Active participant in and facilitator of the NGO participation process, beginning with preparations for the organizing session of the Preparatory Committee. Initially attending under the auspices of an Earthcare Interfaith Network, and was one of the key organizers of the US Citizens Network on UNCED. Pioneered the use of electronic communication, email in support of broad-based participation. Served as primary support for NGO computer centers at PrepComs. Active participant in the NGO Strategy Group, and Chair of its Information and Communications Committee. Eventually received accreditation under the auspices of the International Synergy Institute. Created database of accredited NGOs and NGO Representatives and full-text searchable database of the Rio Agreements.
Baltimore, MD
1989.05-1992.06
EcoNet, Institute for Global Communications
  • Facilitated international electronic conferences for public participation in preparation for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; design and presentation of workshops on electronic conferencing. Provided technical assistance and support to key information providers - e.g. Centre for Our Common Future, UN Non Government Liaison Service, Environmental Liaison Centre International and the Environment and Energy Study Institute - in disseminating their newsletters and information on-line plus training and technical support to many NGO representatives. During UNCED PrepCom II and III in Geneva, managed the electronic communications room for NGOs at the Palais des Nations, providing technical support, assistance and resources in word processing and electronic communications for NGO representatives.
San Francisco, CA
1989.11-1992.09
Journey through Rio, Istanbul and Beyond Baltimore, MD
1989.05-


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