Research and Reports

Workshop on CyberPartnership for Sustainability

 

GSSD Reports

Workshop on CyberPartnership for Sustainability

Held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty Club
September 15, 1998

 

SESSION 1

INTRODUCTION: THE NEW CYBERPARTNERSHIP
Chair: N. Choucri

  • Technology "Leapfrogging" & Knowledge Networking - N. Choucri
  • Knowledge Revolution - G. Chichilnisky
  • Innovations in Distance Learning - J. Williams
  • "Search Strategies" - S. Millman
  • Discussion

 

SESSION 2

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AS INFORMATION BROKERS & PROVIDERS (I)
Chair: J. Williams

  • UNCSD - M.P. Silveira
  • UNIDO - P.Pembleton
  • UNDP - H. D'Orville
  • UNCTAD - B. Chambers
  • Discussion

 

SESSION 3

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (CONTINUED) & COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES
Chair: A. Barcena

  • Alliance for Global Sustainability - J. Kauffman
  • La Francophonie - C. Broadhag
  • Canada - M.A. Sharpe
  • Bangladesh - A. Rahman
  • Discussion

 

SESSION 4

NATIONAL & REGIONAL INITIATIVES (I) AND NGO STRATEGIES
Chair: A. J. Fairclough

  • India - A. Khosla
  • IIED - P. Barbarino
  • InfoHabitat - R. Pollard
  • WRI - A. Hammond
  • Switzerland - U. Luterbacher

 

SESSION 5

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
Chair: W. R. Baker

  • Sony Europe - ECOLIFE - L.-G. Scheidt
  • AT&T - B. Allenby
  • Lotus - K. Ryan
  • Discussion
  • Eliminating Barriers - Session Chairs
  • Closing Statements - N. Choucri

 


The Workshop is hosted by:

Technology & Development Program

The Technology & Development Program (TDP) is an interdisciplinary international pro-gram of research and education. Established in 1971, TDP focuses on the promotion of expertise in addressing and resolving specific technological and socio-economic problems of industrializing countries.

The Program is committed to the principle that investigation of technological issues bearing on development and sustainability requires a multidisciplinary approach and calls for attention to diverse views and perspectives.

The strategic approach of TDP consists of actions to:

• promote an awareness of the relation-ship between science, technology development, and sustainability within the MIT community;
• provide a focal point for activities at MIT concerned with issues at the intersection of technology and sustainability;
• contribute to collaboration in research and education with institutions in other countries to address issues consistent with their national needs and priorities;
• serve as a focal point for interested institutions outside MIT (government, academic, and business and industry) to gain access to knowledge and resources available at MIT in this area and to undertake collaborative investigations of problems critical to resulting sustainability dilemma.

The Program’s activities are supervised by faculty members from different departments and research centers at MIT. The research initiatives are con-ducted largely by the faculty and involve graduate and undergraduate students.