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3rd International Symposium GLOBAL VILLAGE


Global Networking and Local Development
Using Cyberspace to Build Sustainable Living space

February 13 - 16, 1997, Wappensaal, Vienna City Hall
Village Meetings on the Internet: Integrating Theory and Practice of Information Ecology

Robert Pollard

Information Habitat (USA)

Information ecologist, founder, director and United Nations representative of Information Habitat:

Where information lives - integrating the theory and practice of information ecology

Selected Milestones:

United Nations Representative. 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

International Synergy Institute, now: INFORMATION HABITAT Project Director of the Synergistic Processes project. The principal focus of the 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. Publication of the bulletin in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French with a total staff, including volunteers, of 115 people. 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.

United Nations Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development (DPCSD)

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 DPCSD Task Force of NGO Focal Points; drafted Task Force recommendations on an integrated database for NGO contacts in DPCSD.

Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) Globescope Pacific Assembly 1989.

Environmental Liaison Centre International. Developed comprehensive proposal for information, communication and networking resources at the Roots of the Future international conference for NGOs held in Paris in preparation for UNCED; designed and implemented Da Zi Bao.

Institute for Global Communications.

U.S. Citizens Network on UNCED. Designed, implemented and promoted strategies for the use of electronic conferences on the Association for Progressive Communications networks by NGOs involved in UNCED; set up and facilitated UNCED-related on-line conferences; during UNCED PrepCom I, II, and III.

Citizens Planning & Housing Association. Founding Co-Chair of Baltimore area Recycling Committee that successfully mobilized a broad based coalition of neighborhood, Environmental and educational groups. Baltimore Area Community Organizations, Baltimore Environmental Center: Consultant. Technical support and training in the application of microcomputer technology in support of increased effectiveness of comunity organizations.