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“Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope …Imagining the Possible”
Start Date: Nov 06, 2009
End Date: Nov 16, 2009
Venue: United Nations Headquarter, Conference Room 8
Description: “Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope …Imagining the Possible”
High Level Working Session
Friday, 6 November 2009

Countdown to 2010 United Nations World Urban Forum and Shanghai Expo

Connecting the Dots! Sustainable Development: Health, Education and Other Basic Services
Using ICT to stimulate creative “out of the box” thinking
and to promote practical result-oriented solutions.

As part of the “Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnet for Hope” Dialogue series this High-Level working session will continue to stimulate new “result-oriented” mindsets and action in scaling up Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) interventions. This working session will set the stage to chart a consensual, cross-cutting and cross-sector approach to the convergence for sustainable development: health, education and other basic services and technology for the 21st Century. Focus will be on using ICT as a practical tool for bridging the gaps. This Windsor PrepCom will focus on spearheading action through new model partnerships in practice. The Windsor Dialogues were begun at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle, UK in 2006 gathering a group of non-traditional international decision-makers and experts to reexamine, rethink, redefine and reprioritize existing and emerging programs.

Registration: 9:00 AM
Working Session: 9:30 am Sharp!

Chair: Ms. Axumite Gebre-Egziabher, Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), New York Office.

Video Presentation:
City Life: Art and Music –
Ms. Yukako Ishida, Visual Artist & Mr. John Kiehl, Co-Founder, Soundtrack Recording Studios

Welcome: Setting the Stage: Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director,
United Nations Office for (ECOSOC) Support and Coordination

Opening Statement:
H.E. Andrew Goledzinowski, Deputy, Representative, Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations

Roundtable I: Imagining the Possible: Urban Futures
Moderator: Mr. Ulrich Graute, Inter-Regional Adviser, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Technology for the Life Span in Education, Healthcare and the role of Local Government::
Dr. Gary Moulton, Product Manager, Trustworthy Computing Group,Microsoft
10,000 architects: globally educating next generation via the internet:
Professor Jan Wampler, Director, Undergraduate Design Program,
School of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Local Government: Community Carte System for Social Inclusion: Dr. Motoo Kusakabe.President,
Open City Foundation, UK

Discussant: Mr. Simon Cavelle, Vice Chairman, Society of British Interior Design, UK

Roundtable II: Implementing the MDGs and Beyond
Moderator: Mr. Ulrich Graute, Inter-Regional Adviser, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Kenya Project: Focusing on Basic Services: Dr. Craig Lehmann, Professor & Dean,
School of Health Technology and Management, Stony Brook University
Digital He@th Initiative: Mr. Denis Gilhooly, Executive Director, DHI, United Nations Office for Partnership
MDG Achievers: Mr. Theo Cosmora, Managing Director, The People’s World Limited, UK

Discussant: Dr. Theresa Pardo, Director, Center for Technology in Government, NY State University/Albany

Viewpoint of the Private Sector: Mr. Jose Sanz-Magallon, Chief Executive Office, Telefonica International USA.

“Student Design Competitions Retrospective 1994-2005”
Mr. Aleksandar - Sasha Zeljic, AIA, LEED AP. Associate, Gensler Architects, USA & China

“Music as a Natural Resource” Compendium:
Professor Barbara Hesser, Director, Music Therapy Program, New York University

Closing Remarks:
Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, Permanent Mission of Dominican Republic to the United Nations
& Global Foundation for Democracy & Development (FUNGLODE)
Professor Dianne Davis, Founding President, International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC)

1:15 – 3:30pm
Benefit Luncheon “VIP Sharing: Urban Futures”
In support of the “Music as a Natural Resource” Compendium and “Student Design Competition Retrospective 1994-2005” publications

Featuring Presentation of the “ ICCC Citizen of the Humanities: Arts and Development” Award
Awardee: Mr. O. Aldon James, Jr, President, The National Arts Club

Musical Performance: “om namo narayanaya” -the ancient healing mantra – by Ms. Chandrika Tandon, renowned composer and singer who brings the ancient knowledge of Indian traditions into 21st century appreciation
Questions for Discussion include:
• How to “up-scale” the practical implementations of music for healing, peace and the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)?
• How can information & communication technologies (ICT) enhance the MDGs?
• What are the sustainable urban futures?
• How can digital health accelerate the achievement of the MDGs and promote “technology for equity?”

Optional free Tour: 4-5 PM Soundtrack Recording Studios: 128 West 22 Street, NYC (between 6-7 Avenue)
Sate of the art multi -media production center.
Website: www.international-iccc.org, http://www.un.org/esa/desa/
Created By: DPADM / UNDESA
Organizers: International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC), DESA, UN HABITAT
Participation Requirements: By Invitation

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