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Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
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Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey and AJ Action Team 2010-2012
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  • 1. 1 MEDIA RELEASE Los Angeles - July 9, 2012. (Photo Credits PA Edmead) Bermuda “Ambassador AJ” mascot welcomed to Los Angeles by United States International Peace Ambassador Donna J. Bennett and Lifetime Magic Castle Member Brett Stevens The AJ Action Team (AJAX) officially launched its newest mascot “Ambassador AJ” from Los Angeles on July 9 as part of the global campaign for “unity in the community worldvibe, fighting with peace and not for it” to support United Nations Millennium Development Goals 2015 in collaboration with A Partnership for Peace and other organizations locally and globally. Ambassador AJ is the brainchild of LA Futurist Andrew Williams Jr, (Ambassador Andrew) in his capacity as the local representative for KatKing Entertainment (Bermuda), Ambassador- Delegate for the International Academy of Humanitarian Works (Italy) and Goodwill Ambassador, Developing Undeveloped Countries for the International Human Rights Commission (Dubai). Ambassador AJ was welcomed to LA by AJAX members Donna J Bennett of A Partnership for Peace, Inc and by Celebrity Humanitarian TJ Gibson of Flatland Records. Ambassador AJ then attended the Operation Hope Internet Cafe Membership Appreciation event as guest of Eric Clay, Area Vice President for the HOPE Centers, held at their 3721 S. La Brea Avenue location in Los Angeles (http://operationhope.org).
  • 2. 2 Eric Clay graciously welcomed Ambassador Andrew as a 10+ year member of the Operation Hope Internet Cafe, who also introduced attending and global members of AJAX such as Alicia Hamilton CEO of The Revelation Network (http://trn.tv) and TJ Gibson (http://thetjgibson.com). The presentation was concluded with an acapella rendition by TJ Gibson of his new song"The Lite" written to commemorate the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and dedicated as the theme song for the AJ Ambassadors of the Future program. Ambassador later joined TJ on stage at the newest Hollywood hotel “W” (Metro Purple Red Line Hollywood & Vine Exit) where AJ joined TJ’on stage when he performed “The Lite” and introduced AJ to his entertainment family and audience attending the weekly 9pm shows on Tuesdays. Universal artist T.J. Gibson has provided our theme, “Future Leaders are the Light of the World” originally written for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 2015 as a Goodwill Ambassador to the AJ Action Team AJ Ambassadors project.. with Donna J Bennett's A Partnership For Peace (p4p) as our Goodwill Ambassador http://trn.tv/ondemand/view/416/culturefest-mosaic-demo-1/
  • 3. 3 BACKGROUND Ambassador AJ is the diplomatic form of the original fantasy character named AJ the Little Gombey who is distinguished by his traditional dance costume of a peacock crown, apron and cape. The new form for Ambassador AJ, shows how AJ the Little Gombey adapts to the conventional attire of the business suit as he learns to succeed in the corporate world. He wears a Bermuda Onion badge as a sign of his oath of office to promote global unity. No matter what outer form he takes, AJ represents an ancient mascot tradition that is thousands of years old. AJ was inspired by the 400 year legacy of human settlement in Bermuda and was created to serve as the universal curator of an intercultural dialog about reconciliation. AJ wears an infectious smile and encourages us all to look at life through the innocent eyes of our inner African child. Although Ambassador AJ is “new” to the United States, Bermudian Duvall Spencer created the character as a cultural historian for his son over 20 years ago. Duvall is a self-taught, visionary artist who uses his passion for woodcarving and storytelling to inspire excellence in team based environments. Duvall has experimented with a range of organizations and technologies over the past 20 years to enable social rehabilitation through the creative arts. His early interest in sculpting the physical iconography of Gombey dance was rewarded with a series of special commissions for the Cabinet Office, Government House and the Pequot Museum in Connecticut and is CEO of KatKing International. You can follow the journey on The Revelation Network's AJ Island channel (http://ajisland.trn.tv) AJ Island is named after a cultural icon named AJ the Little Gombey. AJ the Little Gombey represents worldwide unity and peace using storytelling, music, fashion and dance. AJ the Little Gombey combines traditional arts from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to achieve harmony and balance. AJ Island is an ecofriendly destination that is co- created in “zero-time” to promote “unity in the community worldvibe, fighting with peace and not for it”. The destination is designed to accommodate a variety of technologies and artforms connected with the environmentalist movement. As an AJ Ambassador you can play a big part in the expansion of this project. AJ the Little Gombey is not just a character; he embodies the spirit of love toward our fellow man. As you find your way around our island home, we invite you to “feel the love” and to “make your mark” using the cultural icons of your choosing. And always feel free to follow the Gombey drum as you discover the rhythm of your own personal calling in life!
  • 4. 4 The AJ Action Team brings a global perspective to the AJ Island project. The following reasons have been agreed by team members as the basis for prioritizing the Bermuda strategy: ● The AJ Action Team is looking at global solutions that work locally. Solutions that everyday people can see working for them. Bermuda is small enough for us to implement many of our groundbreaking ideas and broadcast them to the entire world. It’s mixed and diverse population mirrors many large urban populations like NY, London, Paris who are experiencing urban violence, social unrest and other social and civil issues amongst their populace. Bermuda is now beginning to experience the same sort of unrest. ● Bermuda is one of the earliest established and longest surviving forms of English constitutional self government in the Western Hemisphere, having a 400 year parliamentary tradition (established in 1612) that survived the disruption of the 1707 Acts of Union in Great Britain, the American Revolution and the decolonization era. This means that what is achieved there is achieved under a system of government that many western governments understand and trust and cannot dismiss. ● Bermuda was settled by English Adventurers to establish a foothold for a "Western Empire" that would compete for prestige with dominant European powers. Over time, Bermuda has evolved into a cosmopolitan island city state with the capacity to be a bastion of social reconciliation, peace building and creative capitalism for all peoples. ● Bermuda is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom with a restrictive observer status at most levels of international diplomacy. This rare status enables Bermuda to operate as a strategic "outlier" of "super diplomacy" where individual integrity brings balance to the traditional pragmatics of comparative advantage. ● Bermuda's unique balance of natural, technological and human factors has enabled its people to enjoy one of the wealthiest per capita income economies in the world. This unique wealth profile can be leveraged into parallel markets for risk transfer, knowledge management and ecommerce solutions with a high degree of flexibility, agility and efficiency compared to its closest competitors. ● Bermuda is still an undiscovered island for most people in the West, but there is a universal interest in the infamous "Bermuda Triangle" that has been glamorized by Hollywood since the 1950s. This notoriety can be tapped into by entertainment industry players to create a "parallel universe" in popular imagination that facilitates new ideas about creativity and storytelling. The AJ Island project that can "suspend disbelief" while also inspiring the audience to attain far reaching goals such as the elimination of poverty. AJ Island is an ecofriendly destination that is co-created in “zero-time” to promote “unity in the community worldvibe, fighting with peace and not for it”. The destination is designed to accommodate a variety of technologies and artforms connected with the environmentalist movement. But the essence of AJ Island is inspired by the legacy of the Bermuda CultureFest, a grassroots festival that evolved into a national event for the people of Bermuda in the 1990s.
  • 5. 5 The first national Bermuda CultureFest was held at an abandoned seaport for the British Admiralty known as the Royal Naval Dockyard on the north-westernmost island in the chain which comprises Bermuda, called Ireland Island. This island is now the dominant hub for the cruise industry in Bermuda and houses major cultural attractions including shopping arcades, restaurants, museums, art galleries and recreational outlets. The Royal Naval Dockyard serves as the metaphorical blueprint for AJ Island, and provides the impetus for Ireland Island to be nicknamed AJ Island for team building purposes. There are real world consequences of the work ahead that include but transcend “online” social media. KatKing partners with Wilcommet LLC (ParXTC) through an AJ Action Team collaboration with Donna J. Bennett’s A Partnership for Peace (p4p) to attract a world class vendor support network to effect real world change on the Bermuda ecosphere and quality of life to demonstrate United Nations Millennium Development Goals small island nation solutions via Global Partnerships for Development These efforts began shortly after the devastating Haiti Earthquake of 2010, with the collaboration including technologists, social justice advocates and celebrity humanitarians like U.K. Shlepp Records Chinese R&B superstar, Ayi Jihu (http://ayijihu.com) that inspired Les Hamasaki’s http://greeni.tv to adapt a Bermuda Green Island Solar TeleVillage Proposal from their War on Hunger, Ignorance and Poverty (WHIP) Initiative. See http://acelebrationofwomen.org/?p=9520 As we enter the latter half of 2012, the AJ Action Team and AJ Ambassadors will be focusing attention on the AJ Island project from environmentalists, humanitarians, technologists, social justice advocates and every day people from around the world to make an impact on this small island that can impact changes around the world to improve the environmental sustainability of Earth and on Earth. For interviews or additional questions, please contact Andrew Williams, Jr at 424-222-1997 or by email at parxtc@gmail.com skype: Andrew.williams.jr http://andrewwilliamsjr.blogspot.com
  • 6. 6 REFERENCE MATERIAL http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120612/NEWS04/706129927 Sen Ingham and the rest of the Tourism Board, together with researchers Tourism and Leisure Europraxis, expressed confidence the Island can meet its ambitious goal of quadrupling income from tourism to $1.4 billion by 2022. The Bermuda Department of Tourism - National Tourism Plan Presentation June 1 2012 — http://www.slideshare.net/andrewwilliamsjr/bermuda-master-plantownhall061112v3 Bermuda Tourism Plan.. Part 1 http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120622/BUSINESS01/706229936 2011 Bermuda Energy White Paper, A National Energy Transition http://www.slideshare.net/andrewwilliamsjr/2011-bermuda-energy-white-paper-a-national- energy-transition Bermuda Department of Energy http://www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=728&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=tr ue Bermuda Energy Act 2009 http://www.slideshare.net/andrewwilliamsjr/bermuda-energy-act2009 2009 Bermuda Energy Green Paper http://www.slideshare.net/andrewwilliamsjr/2009-bermuda-energy-green-paper WHO WE ARE AJ Island, AJ Action Team, AJ Ambassadors http://www.slideshare.net/andrewwilliamsjr/aj-island-bermuda-aj-ambassadors-aj-action-team AJ Action Team 2012: http://trn.tv/ondemand/view/416/culturefest-mosaic-demo-1/ http://thetjgibson.com AYI JIHU AJ ACTION TEAM http://acelebrationofwomen.org/?p=9520 UN Goodwill Ambassador TJ Gibson http://thetjgibson.com
  • 7. 7 AJ Island Channel on Trn http://ajisland.trn.tv Ambassdor Donna J. Bennett AP4P https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Partnership-For-Peace-p4p/370956940218?sk=info Here are the photos and background on the national Icon of Bermuda. http://gmb2012.wordpress.com/about/our-mascot/ AJ ON YOUTUBE https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF- 8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=aj+gombey+youtube AJ ISLAND TV SERIES http://www.slideshare.net/andrewwilliamsjr/aj-island-bermuda-mini-tv-series-2011 AJ ACTION TEAM FRINGEONLINE http://fringeonline.org/about-fringe BERMUDA CULTUREFEST http://bermudaculturefest.com/ BACKGROUND REFERENCES AJ ACTION TEAM LEADERSHIP TEAM http://ajactionteam.org/?page_id=102 AJ ACTION TEAM ABOUT http://ajactionteam.org/?page_id=5 AJ ISLAND https://www.facebook.com/pages/AJ-Island-Bermuda/305371346156555?sk=info AJ Travel Center http://ajtc.hitmktg.com/ AJ Island Channel on The Revelation Network http://trn.tv/fc/AJIsland/
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  • 9. It takes a Village to raise a Child... It takes an Island to protect the Future of them Both. 2
  • 10. Welcome Welcome to AJ Island, a unique place where ordinary people can do extraordinary things. AJ Island is named after a cultural icon named AJ the Little Gombey. AJ the Little Gombey represents worldwide unity and peace using story-telling, music, fashion and dance. AJ the Little Gombey combines traditional arts from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to achieve harmony and balance. AJ the Little Gombey is simply irresistible because he appeals to the inner child in all of us. AJ Island is the ideal environment for self-discovery of these universal virtues. AJ Island is a super- microcosm of global collaboration. In this virtual community, we all have a chance to celebrate big ideas in a miniaturized way. Small truly is beautiful! And we are open enough to share our experiences with a global audience. As an AJ Ambassador you can play a big part in the expansion of this project. AJ the Little Gombey is not just a character; he embodies the spirit of love toward our fellow man. As you find your way around our island home, we invite you to “feel the love” and to “make your mark” using the cultural icons of your choosing. And always feel free to follow the Gombey drum as you discover the rhythm of your own personal calling in life! Overview AJ Island is a virtual destination that exists in cyberspace to promote “unity in the community worldvibe, fighting with peace and not for it”. The destination is designed to accommodate a variety of internet technologies and artforms connected with the social media of the digital age. But the essence of AJ Island is inspired by the legacy of the Bermuda CultureFest, a grassroots festival that evolved into a national event for the people of Bermuda in the 1990s. The Bermuda CultureFest was held at an abandoned seaport for the British Admiralty known as the Royal Naval Dockyard on the north-westernmost island in the chain which comprises Bermuda, called Ireland Island . This island is now the dominant hub for the cruise industry in Bermuda and houses major cultural attractions including shopping arcades, restaurants, museums, art galleries and recreational outlets. The Royal Naval Dockyard serves as the metaphorical blueprint for AJ Island, and provides the impetus for Ireland Island to be nicknamed AJ Island for the duration of Bermuda CultureFest. At its maximum occupancy, Bermuda CultureFest will host about 10,000 cultural ambassadors and a post office, an emergency services crew, a volunteer police department, roads, houses, bars, clubs, restaurants, and dozens of cultural installations and participatory "theme camps". After a week, the festival is completely disassembled leaving the austere naval architecture of Ireland Island exactly as pristine as it had been when the event started. During the “limbo season” of Bermuda CultureFest, the promotional activity of AJ Island continues unabated in cyberspace where plans are made for future expansion. 3
  • 11. The Scenario AJ Island is the epicentre of a virtual-reality scenario motion picture (SMP) campaign that is driven by conflict-neutral policies and practices that help its stakeholders to fulfill the UN Millennium Development Goals of poverty elimination around the world. Like the Magic Kingdom in Disney World, AJ Island embodies the ethos of an entertainment industry studio sound stage that is also a theme park. But unlike the Magic Kingdom, AJ Island is dedicated to the twin concepts that "small is beautiful" and that "truth is stranger than fiction". At AJ Island, we use a pristine, immersive, protective island setting to design a world class "eco-studio" that is the springboard for a range of SMP documentaries showing how Bermuda's uniquely gifted social history can transform the global discussion about sustainable development. KatKing Productions KatKing Productions (KatKing) is the local promoter of AJ Island using iconic imaging, storytelling and folklore to capture the imagination of the audience and then engages "appreciative inquiry" to create bridge the gap between creativity and problem-solving. AJ the Little Gombey Kat King has created a community mascot named AJ the Little Gombey to symbolize "unity in the community". This mascot uses Gombey culture to show how African, European and Native American cultures can be combined to create an entirely new mode of expression that is universal in scope. AJ 4
  • 12. Island is named after this icon to set the stage for the emergence of AJ the Little Gombey as the pre- eminent “virtual reality celebrity” of a pristine multimedia environment. The AJ Action Team Kat King has created an AJ Action Team to lead the AJ Island project. The AJ Action Team is a group of entrepreneurs, humanitarians, civil rights activists, peace ambassadors, film-makers, performers and artists who have come together to find working solutions to some of the world’s social and economic problems using celebrity, technology, charity, social media and art, to progress the UN Millennium Development Goals 2015. The AJ Action Team is specifically set up to work in and from Bermuda as our central hub to the world. Africa is the universally acknowledged priority in reversing poverty, but racial barriers inhibit the responsiveness of dominant institutions. We aim to use the spiritual closure provided by the UN Recognized Middle Passage Monument Project in international waters near Bermuda to break the racial stalemate and focus on solutions. Key members of the AJ Action team include: ● Duvall Spencer (KatKing Internation) ● Andrew Williams, Jr (ParXTC, LLC) ● Donna Bennett (A Partnership for Peace) ● Stevie Eagle (Shlepp Records) ● Les Hamasaki (Clean Energy Institute) ● Alicia Hamilton (Hamilton Group Media) AJ Ambassadors of the Future The citizens of AJ Island are called “Ambassadors of the Future”. All AJ Ambassadors are encouraged to strengthen mutual understanding between various cultures and make a positive contribution to social development using the folklife experiences as a tool for improved collaboration. Why Bermuda? The AJ Action Team brings a global perspective to the AJ Island project. The following reasons have been agreed by team members as the basis for prioritizing the Bermuda strategy: ● The AJ Action Team is looking at global solutions that work locally. Solutions that everyday people can see working for them. Bermuda is small enough for us to implement many of our groundbreaking ideas and broadcast them to the entire world. It’s mixed and diverse population mirrors many large urban populations like NY, London, Paris who are experiencing urban violence, social unrest and other social and civil issues amongst their populace. Bermuda is now beginning to experience the same sort of unrest. ● Bermuda is one of the earliest established and longest surviving forms of English constitutional self‐government in the Western Hemisphere, having a 400 year parliamentary tradition (established in 1612) that survived the disruption of the 1707 Acts of Union in Great Britain, the American Revolution and the decolonization era. This means that what is achieved there is achieved under a system of government that many western governments understand and trust and cannot dismiss. ● Bermuda was settled by English Adventurers to establish a foothold for a "Western Empire" that would compete for prestige with dominant European powers. Over time, Bermuda has evolved into a cosmopolitan island city‐state with the capacity to be a bastion of social reconciliation, 5
  • 13. peace‐building and creative capitalism for all peoples. ● Bermuda is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom with a restrictive observer status at most levels of international diplomacy. This rare status enables Bermuda to operate as a strategic "outlier" of "super‐diplomacy" where individual integrity brings balance to the traditional pragmatics of comparative advantage. ● Bermuda's unique balance of natural, technological and human factors has enabled its people to enjoy one of the wealthiest per capita income economies in the world. This unique wealth profile can be leveraged into parallel markets for risk transfer, knowledge management and ecommerce solutions with a high degree of flexibility, agility and efficiency compared to its closest competitors. ● Bermuda is still an undiscovered island for most people in the West, but there is a universal interest in the infamous "Bermuda Triangle" that has been glamorized by Hollywood since the 1950s. This notoriety can be tapped into by entertainment industry players to create a "parallel universe" in popular imagination that facilitates new ideas about creativity and storytelling. The AJ Island project that can "suspend disbelief" while also inspiring the audience to attain far reaching goals such as the elimination of poverty. What do we aim to achieve? ● There are several goals that the AJ Action team has developed that will have far reaching effects globally. We have highlighted the role that tele-villages can play to help the people of Haiti who need housing after the earthquake. However, many Bermudians also need alternative community architectures based on “new urbanism” rather than suburban sprawl. By setting up a special televillage prototype in Bermuda we establish a hub from which we can deliver these solutions to the people in Haiti and all over the world that need them urgently while at the same time providing solutions for the people of Bermuda. Our current goal is to situate a model at the Royal Naval Dockyard on Ireland Island that will be an example for other island communities. ● Our aim is not just to provide tele-villages but to teach people worldwide how they can live in greener way using solar power, waste management etc. The tele-villages can be used as learning centers, hospitals, nurseries etc. They can also be used as media hubs and we intend to set up a network of tele-villages based on our Bermuda prototype in conjunction with our celebrity Icon (Chinese star) Ayi Jihu we shall attract the eyes of the worldwide media and other stars and celebrities to our network. ● The AJ Action Team will to work with international heroes, artists, civil leaders and people to engage the youth and people of the world through social media, music, film and dance. Helping to put AJ Island on the international map for its unique approach to culture, music, art and history. ● The AJ Action Team would call our approach an "eco‐industry" model rather than an "eco‐ tourism" model because the green technology at our disposal is needed by permanent/transient residents at the moment, more than tourists. We are also using the technology to introduce new self‐employment skills in both the physical and knowledge industries. We aim to show how these can and will work using AJ Island as the virtual reference point before taking these working solutions global. How do we achieve our goals? The AJ Action Team has a working relationship with Spanish Town Entertainment to create a master plan for community empowerment based on the legacy of "unity in the community" that originated with the Bermuda CultureFest. In addition, we are partnering with the US-based organization called "A Partnership for Peace" to focus on eco‐industry events year round, beginning with the Bermuda CultureFest on June 16-18, 2012 at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Appendix I The Sally Port Eco Sandbox, Bermuda 6
  • 14. Background The infamous Sallyport dump in the West End for horticultural and metallic wastes, is very close to the Dockyard which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, yet does not seem to be an environmental concern in Bermuda, as it would be in North America or Europe. Incredibly, despite this, the Snorkel Park water site was established here for locals and tourists. With the history of the dump, such a facility would not be allowed in the UK, USA or Canada. One of the grimmest places in Bermuda. Dumping has been illegal there since the Tynes Bay incinerator opened but is still carried on secretly - and much junk is still there. Much earlier, it was a Royal Navy dump site, cleaned up at British UK taxpayer expense when the Royal Navy left. Under Bermuda Government control now, there have been mounds of discarded metal and plastic piping, truck chassis and old engines. Other heavy industrial garbage was literally spilling into the ocean across a 150 yard stretch of coastline at the dump. In places, ocean water had a metallic sheen. (www.bermuda-online.org) 7
  • 15. Appendix II Sally Port Scenery 8
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  • 20. Appendix III Sally port (From Wikipedia) The primary modern meaning for sally port is a secure, controlled entryway, as at a fortification or a prison. The entrance is usually protected in some way, such as with a fixed wall blocking the door which must be circumvented before entering, but which prevents direct enemy fire from a distance. It may include the use of two doors such as with an airlock.In older days a "sally port" was sort of a dock where boats would pick up a ship's crew and ferry them to the vessel, or vice versa, anchored offshore. (British navy, ca. 1600 to 1900), but it is used that way still especially in coastal Great Britain. However there are not many "old" sally ports left. Etymology and historical usage The word port is ultimately from Latin porta for door. Often the term postern is used synonymously. It can also mean an underground tunnel, or passage (i.e. a secret exit for those besieged). A sally, ultimately derived from Latin salīre (to jump), or sortie, is a military maneuver, typically during a siege, made by a defending force to harass isolated or vulnerable attackers before retreating back behind their defenses. Sallies are a common way for besieged forces to reduce the strength and preparedness of a besieging army; a sally port is therefore essentially a door in a castle or city wall that allows troops to make sallies without compromising the defensive strength of the fortifications.[1] Targets for these raids included tools which could be captured and used by the defenders, labor-intensive works such as trenches and mines, and siege engines and siege towers. Sometimes enemy laborers were also targeted. Often, the besiegers' beer and food supplies would be stolen or, if they were too bulky to transport, urinated in.[citation needed] Modern usage Modern personnel sally ports are used to control entry into highly protected and restricted military areas, e.g. nuclear weapons storage areas, highly sensitive (and large) conventional weapons storage areas, e.g. small arms, munitions, etc. Sally ports are also used to control entry to highly valuable civilian facilities such as currency or credit card manufacturing sites. A guard in a protected location (today usually physically remote from the actual sally port) will have control over the middle space between the two doors; the operation of the doors of the sally port; and the movement of all persons, materials and/or vehicles through the sally port. This sally port guard will have the means to check the personnel escorts and/or the credentials of all those persons, materials and vehicles to be passed into the protected space through the first opened door, prior to its opening. He will then monitor the sally transit to ensure that: 1. no more than the maximum allowed number of verified individuals/materials or vehicles are permitted and actually do transit into the middle space at any one time; 2. all persons vehicles and/or materials are cleared by the controller of the interior protected space (a second, separate individual from the controller of the sally port) to enter that secured space prior to the un-locking and/or opening of the second door; 3. the first opened door to the sally port is closed locked and secured prior to unlocking and/or opening the second door; and 4. the guard will ensure after the completion of a transit movement of persons, materials and/ or vehicles through the sally port, that the middle space of the sally port is clear (empty) of all persons, materials, or vehicles prior to his securing (closing/locking) of the second door, to await the next movement through the sally port. 13
  • 21. Sally ports must be used with caution, and transit through them must be carefully monitored during any emergency or non-routine movements. The greatest safety hazard in use of these passageways is the danger of overcrowding the middle space between the doors. Since either door can only be opened while the other is closed and locked, overcrowding may occur in the middle space when too many persons, vehicles or materials attempt to enter it at once. Once the middle space is overcrowded, it may be impossible to properly close and lock the first door, thereby also making it impossible to open the second door, which of course is the only way by which people, vehicles or materials can successfully exit the controlled area. Even when the sally port has over-rides installed within the door controls and locking apparatus, the size of the middle space and the physical dimensions and layout of the door openings will act to hamper quick egress of a controlled space through a sally port type opening. Because of this danger, controlled spaces protected by sally ports usually have multiple sally port openings, safety zones within the controlled space (for internal evacuation w/o leaving the controlled area), and formally written and routinely practiced procedures for the evacuation of persons, vehicles or materials. There is also continuous supervision and monitoring of the total number of persons, vehicles or materials within the controlled space to ensure that the designed evacuation maximum (by whatever evacuation procedure) is never exceeded. Sally ports are also used to restrict the flow of people to one at a time so that intruders cannot pass into the classified or secure area on a cleared person's coattails. Military vehicular sally ports are similar to the personnel sally ports but have, of physical necessity, a large middle space to control the incoming/outgoing vehicle and personnel mounted in the vehicle. Mounted personnel are made to stand down, and the vehicles are inspected by guards. If the person or vehicle in the middle space is found to be unauthorized, the guard can "lock down" both gates, trapping the individual in question until a guard or police response force can neutralize and remove the person and/or vehicle. A sally port appears on the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Malta In the modern court building, a sally port secures the prisoners in a holding area or brings them directly from the jail area separating them from the court, with entry through the sally port controlled by the bailiff. In "supermax" correctional facilities, groups of inmate cells may be connected to central corridors via sally ports. An officer behind protective glass opens the port doors individually after verifying that the person is allowed to pass. Police departments may have an enclosed garage or other access point at a private door leading to their building so that an arrested person cannot try to run away as he is being transferred between a patrol car and a holding cell.[2] 1. "The continuing education program of the Royal City of Eoforwic presents" . Members.tripod.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 2. "The Official Website of the Township of Parsippany, NJ :::: Home" . Parsippany.net. Retrieved 2012-01- 26. 14
  • 22.   THE AJ ACTION TEAM  The AJ Action Team is a group of the world finest businessmen and women, Humanitarians, Civil rights leaders, Ambassadors,  film makers, Performers and Artists who have come together under the PAR12 group to help find working solutions to some of  the worlds social and economic problems using celebrity, technology, charity, social media and art, to progress the U.N.  Millennium Development Goals 2015.  The AJ Action Team is specifically set up to work in and from Bermuda as our central hub to the world.  Africa is the universally  acknowledged priority in reversing poverty, but racial barriers inhibit the responsiveness of dominant institutions. We aim to use  the spiritual closure provided by the UN Recognized Middle Passage Monument Project in international waters near Bermuda to  break the racial stalemate and focus on solutions.      BERMUDA IS SEEN AS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR US TO BASE AND BEGIN OUR MOVEMENT OF CHANGE FOR SEVERAL REASONS.  • The AJ Action team is looking at global solutions that work locally.  Solutions that everyday people can see working for  them.  Bermuda is small enough for us to implement many of our groundbreaking ideas and broadcast them to the  entire world.  It’s mixed and diverse population mirrors many large urban populations like NY, London, Paris who are  experiencing urban violence, social unrest and other social and civil issues amongst their populace.  Bermuda is now  beginning to experience the same sort of unrest. 
  • 23. • Bermuda is one of the earliest established and longest surviving forms of English constitutional self‐government in the  Western Hemisphere, having a 400 year parliamentary tradition (established in 1612) that survived the disruption of  the 1707 Acts of Union in Great Britain, the American Revolution and the decolonization era.  This means that what is  achieved there is achieved under a system of government that many western governments understand and trust and  cannot dismiss.  • Bermuda was settled by English Adventurers to establish a foothold for a "Western Empire" that would compete for  prestige with dominant European powers. Over time, Bermuda has evolved into a cosmopolitan island city‐state with  the capacity to be a bastion of social reconciliation, peace‐building and creative capitalism for all peoples.  • Bermuda is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom with a restrictive observer status at most levels of international  diplomacy. This rare status enables Bermuda to operate as a strategic "outlier" of "super‐diplomacy" where individual  integrity takes precedence over traditional pragmatics.  • Bermuda's unique balance of natural, technological and human factors has enabled its people to enjoy one of the  wealthiest per capita income economies in the world. This unique wealth profile can be leveraged into parallel markets  for risk transfer, knowledge management and ecommerce solutions with a high degree of flexibility, agility and  efficiency compared to its closest competitors.  • Bermuda is still an undiscovered island for most people in the West, but there is a universal interest in the infamous  "Bermuda triangle" that has been glamorized by Hollywood since the 1950s. This notoriety can be tapped into by  entertainment industry players to create a "parallel universe" in popular imagination that facilitates new ideas about  creativity and storytelling.      WHAT DO WE AIM TO ACHIEVE?  • There are several goals that the AJ Action team wishes to achieve.  That will have far reaching effects globally.  We have  highlighted the Domes for Homes as our priority to help the people of Haiti who need housing after the earthquake.   However Bermudan too need housing as the cost of housing has risen so much in recent years people are now finding  themselves unable to afford a place to live.  By setting up a special Dome village in Bermuda we hope to establish a hub  from which we can deliver these domes to the people in Haiti and all over the world that need them urgently while at  the same time providing Domes for homes for the people of Bermuda.  Our currently authorized site on Bermuda is  Higgs Island.  • Our aim is not just to provide Domes but to teach people worldwide how they can live in greener way using solar  power, waste management etc.  The Domes can be used as learning centers, hospitals, nursery’s etc.  They can also be  used as media hubs and we intend to set up a Dome Tele‐village that will broadcast worldwide from Bermuda.  Using  our celebrity Icon (Chinese star) Ayi Jihu we shall attract the eyes of the worldwide media and other stars and  celebrities to our domes and Bermuda.    • The AJ Action Team intends to work with local hero’s artists, civil leaders and people to engage the youth and people of  Bermuda through social media, music, film and dance.  Helping to put Bermuda on the international map for more than  its beaches and shorts, but for its culture, music, art and history.  • The AJ Action Team would call our approach an "eco‐industry" model rather than an "eco‐tourism" model because the  green technology at our disposal is needed by permanent/transient residents at the moment, more than tourists. We  are also using the technology to introduce new self‐employment skills in both the physical and knowledge industries.   We aim to show how these can and will work using Bermuda and therefore be able to take these working solutions  global.   
  • 24. HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE OUR GOALS?  The AJ Action Team has established a working relationship with the Ministry of Labour, Home Affairs and Housing, which  validates adaption to assist their efforts in as many ways as possible. In addition, we are partnering with A Partnership For Peace to focus on eco‐industry events year round, beginning with the July  2‐4 Festival of Hope, and spiking with the B2B Celebration For Peace Global Awards Ceremony to be held on October 31, 2010‐ 2020, including a Mega‐dome seating at least 500 guests.  Ideally, we'll install and "launch" a 24‐hour broadcasting channel from the Televillage on or around April 5, with the promotion  for the Festival of Hope weekend, where we'll have a "satellite" Telemediahub set up near the stadium and a rented megadome  installed at the airport, duplicating the "permanent" Mega‐dome in Bermuda, hosting a Black Tie audience, as will attend events  throughout the Culture Fest Olympiad season (August 1 ‐ October 31, 2010).  Commencing July 25th  Ayi Jihu (China’s no.1 international R&B Star) FAAVM International Goodwill Ambassador and Sun Earth  Energy Special Envoy will arrive in Bermuda along with other members of the AJ Action team to spend time on the ground  working with the people, artists, business and government to start focusing the eyes not just of the Western world but of the  whole world on Bermuda.    Ayi Jihu’s BBC interview has already started the ball rolling.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/ukchina/simp/entertainment/2010/03/100305_vid_chinesesinger.shtml) Along with her press  release/blog  (http://ayijihu.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/is‐the‐next‐prominent‐black‐voice‐chinese‐ayi‐jihu)   This has already  begun turning the eyes of the world towards Bermuda and the issues The AJ Action Team wish to highlight.  Working with  FAAVM, Ayi Jihu and using social Media platforms like Facebook where we have the support of their Ambassadors we are able to  reach hundreds of millions of people worldwide a new audience. 
  • 25. S.O.U.N.D.S. OF SANCTUARY UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY, WORLD VIBE – FIGHTING WITH PEACE, NOT FOR IT AJ Action Team GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP February 22, 2010 People, young and old, from all walks of life relate to the universal language of music and with your support we can unify our actions one rhythm at a time.
  • 26. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 1 Table of Contents About ParXTC................................................................................................................................................3 About FAAVM ...............................................................................................................................................4 Our Mission...........................................................................................................................................4 Project Overview...........................................................................................................................................5 Approach.......................................................................................................................................................7 Background information.......................................................................................................................7 Key Criteria............................................................................................................................................7 Why the time is NOW?..........................................................................................................................7 Why AJ Action Team? ...........................................................................................................................7 Methods................................................................................................................................................7 Approach...............................................................................................................................................8 Transparency.........................................................................................................................................8 Team focus............................................................................................................................................8 AJ Action Team Members.............................................................................................................................9 Globcal International ..........................................................................................................................10 eLearning Zoom ..................................................................................................................................11 Green Technology Institute, Inc..........................................................................................................12 TechCom Marketing Communications................................................................................................13 Contact International, Inc. ..................................................................................................................14 DPro Solutions.....................................................................................................................................15 Easy Equity Partners, L.P.....................................................................................................................16 ABC Financial Literacy Project.............................................................................................................17 Explorer Studios..................................................................................................................................18 Meredith Polk, CPA, MBA ...................................................................................................................19 Spinach Technologies..........................................................................................................................20 The Immigrant Magazine, Inc. ............................................................................................................21 Electro-Spec Industries Sdn Bhd .........................................................................................................22 TECH COM...........................................................................................................................................23 The Man Productions..........................................................................................................................24 Bradshaw & Co....................................................................................................................................25 Vegas Interactive Magazine (VIM)......................................................................................................26
  • 27. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 2 Global Flying Hospitals........................................................................................................................27 FAAVM Global Campaign to Help Reduce Illiteracy Rate by 50 per cent every 5 years.....................28 Appendix .....................................................................................................................................................29 The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN-MDGs) 2015 ............................................29 Index............................................................................................................................................................32
  • 28. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 3 About ParXTC Originally founded as a California Limited Liability Company named Wilcomnet LLC in 2003, ParXTC has built a global brand for “andrewwilliamsjr” among CEOs by employing state-of-the-art social media marketing, digital marketing, distance learning, multi-lingual communications and sales methods, programs and platforms. We have mobilized a unique campaign called the “AJ Action Team” to support the creation of the Sounds of Sanctuary Master Plan and to have it introduced into North America and International markets through our virtual business identity support services for governments, non-profits, trusts, NGO’s, business entities high net-worth individuals, and sovereign funds, sourced, accessed and deliverable worldwide. Our team will empower Spanish Town Entertainment to leverage strategic alliances with commodities brokers, cross-border ventures, mergers and acquisition projects and venture capital opportunities and providers worldwide. Our team members have the experience to provide asset management, insurance, real estate, mortgage banking, hedge fund and related instruments, programs, platforms and solutions. We look forward to working together with the people of Bermuda to a “best practices” model project that will be an example to marginal-at-risk communities around the world.
  • 29. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 4 About FAAVM The FAAVM is a non-profit organization, whereas our major focus involves using various multifunctional civil rights programmes to help our mostly disadvantaged, underprivileged minorities as men, women and children. Via the FAAVM multilateral humanitarian systems, and activities, we're able to reach out to these people who are very difficult to reach via more traditional-type programmes. We then use these activities to help improve the quality of life of these disadvantaged communities nationwide and worldwide. Our all-volunteer network nationwide program is comprised of several components, all having to do with providing meaningful and positive educational, socio-cultural, spiritual, economic, political and overall human development activities for our mostly economically disadvantaged nationwide and worldwide. A major objective is our use of national and international legally binding humanitarian instruments, norms, precepts and principles in order to intervene to outreach communities that are often very difficult to otherwise reach. We are then able to impact these communities in many positive ways. We promote early education, child welfare, gender equity, social justice, global peace and socio economic development, youth empowerment and the overall growth and advancement process. We emphasize on maximizing positive human potential, drug education/prevention, healthy living, decreased street violence, improved reading and writing skills, and learning to respect others from diverse backgrounds. Our Mission Our Mission is help to reduce poverty and encourage economic growth. The debate on globalization and the fights against discrimination only serve to increase awareness about how much is at stake in social development. Our goals are ambitious: to improve the quality of life and extend socioeconomic benefits and empowerment broadly throughout civil societies, governments and minority communities. Now we are seeking a growing consensus from both governments and wealthier communities around the world and a renewed commitment on the part of national and international civil communities and governments to collaborate and harmonize the many efforts under way. FAAVM organization is involved in nearly every aspect of human rights, civil rights and human development, with activities ranging from economic development and advancement, legislative research projects, global partnership and trade, to financial and technical assistance from governments and private enterprises. The FAAVM plays an important supporting role as developing communities to shape, and implement their strategies to reduce poverty and stimulate human growth. We also place a high priority on communicating knowledge about development.
  • 30. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 5 Project Overview The AJ Action Team under the leadership of Andrew Williams Jr. Team that will co-ordinate an international group of achieved experts throughout a wide range of socio-economic, cultural, political and environmental fields to help create the S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary Master Plan. The aim is to reduce the impact of poverty while improving health, education, and the environment, by advancing local and international trade, youth entrepreneurship, minority businesses, gender equity, and multinational partnership alliances and coalition building. These goals provide a focus for the efforts of FAAVM through other multilateral and multinational organizations, governments, and other partners in the development community on significant and measurable long term improvements. The AJ Action Team goals also establish yardsticks for measuring paramount and blueprint results, not just for underprivileged communities but also for the richer and wealthier communities and government institutions that help fund development programs and for the multilateral institutions that work to implement these goals. The AJ Action Team goals for Bermuda are as follows: 1. Reduce poverty within disadvantaged and underprivileged communities across Bermuda. 2. Achieve national primary and basic educations by ensuring that boys and girls successfully complete primary and basic academic schooling. 3. Promote gender equity and empower women to eliminate gender disparities and inequities at all levels of education, civil societies, corporate sectors and governments. 4. Combat HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, street violence, youth delinquency societal challenges. 5. Develop a global partnership for development to expand local and national businesses and international trade market accessibilities. 6. Develop local, national and international corporate mechanisms and corporate industries. 7. Launching prospective research studies, exploring what form of education, science, cultural and communication will be needed in shaping Bermudan present and future generations.
  • 31. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 6 8. Advancing the transfer and sharing of knowledge, which relies primarily on research, training and scientific teaching activities. 9. Setting national standards by preparing and adopting national and international human rights, corporate, organizational instruments and statutory recommendations in the fields of education, science, culture, and human rights. 10. Sharing and exchanging specialized information. 11. Promoting human rights and peace. 12. To reduce civil and human rights violations within and amongst communities by enforcing national judicial principles and mechanisms through specific legislations. 13. Initiating and launching specific research studies in the fields of international justice. 14. Advancing and implementing civil and legal competence. 15. Maintaining and promoting a Bermuda that is fair and just for every citizen. 16. Monitoring the national and international justice systems and securing the rule of law. 17. Combating and eliminating inequities among disadvantaged communities. 18. Protect human rights, pluralist democracy, and the rule of law. 19. Promote civil rights awareness and encourage the development and protection of Bermuda's multicultural identity and societal diversity. 20. Seek legal solutions to problems facing Bermudan societies, including discrimination against minorities, xenophobia, intolerance, and environmental protection. 21. Help consolidate and strengthen democratic stability in Bermuda by backing political, legislative, and constitutional reform.
  • 32. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 7 Approach Background information Socio-economic, political, environmental and humanitarian issues and challenges facing communities worldwide, with few exceptions, are well known through numerous expert studies done over recent decades. Actions on recommendations, however, have not been forthcoming. Key Criteria a. Avoid the mistakes that have been previously made, and apply lessons learned. b. Serve to develop stronger collaboration and establish sustainable mechanisms. c. Address minority socio-economic issues with practical proven solutions. Why the time is NOW? Bermuda is a small island state that is a perfect environment for championing human rights, justice and the rule of law, and socio economic and political order. PARXTC and FAAVM have established the AJ Action Team to enable a group of accomplished and achieved international experts originating from all parts of the world; to deliver long term sustainable solutions to the Government of Bermuda and Bermudian citizens. Why AJ Action Team? The AJ Action Team has been established as a Global Group of Experts (GGE) specifically addressing and establishing sustainable structures and mechanism to offer long term solutions, with the proven expertise to deliver direct-action socio-economic, political, cultural, humanitarian and environmental programs to assist in implementing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals – UNMDG 2015. Methods The socio-economic challenges of Bermudians have been identified by on-going reports and studies, consultation with individuals, government entities and other national and international related institutions specializing in socio-cultural and political issues. The creation and establishment of AJ Action Team clearly responds with proposed practical and sustainable solutions and long term tangible projects.
  • 33. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 8 Approach AJ Action Team is established as an international group of experts with the proven track expertise required to lead on-going and long term projects to help Bermudan communities through local, national and international collaborations with individuals, civil societies and government institution for lasting results. Transparency Just as we anticipate, our continued cooperation shall have full transparency; we know that anyone who will be contributing financially or with equipment, facilities, and services will expect the same transparency from FAAVM and AJ Action Team. That is why we will be partnering with large national and/or international accounting firms that specialize in charitable and non-profit, businesses, government contracts, bookkeeping and financial services. Every donation, contracts and contribution will be recorded, tracked, and reported in order to ensure complete transparency. Team focus The AJ Action Team experts are involved in nearly every aspect of human rights, socioeconomic development, and political reform; humanitarian and environmental activities ranging from civil rights enforcement, human rights promotions, socio economic research, development and analysis, to financial and technical assistance to and from governments, private enterprises and corporate enterprises. The AJ Action Team shall therefore play a crucial supporting role towards developing paramount sustainable programs and projects to the Government of Bermuda and civil societies, aiming to shape and implement their strategies to stimulate socio economic growth.
  • 34. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 9 AJ Action Team Members The core institutions that make up the AJ Action Team are specialized in various aspects of human rights, civil rights and poverty reduction. Their corporate expertise, however, is geared toward the overarching goal of socio, economic, political and cultural transformation to advance and achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 2015 using Bermuda as a role model destination for other communities.
  • 35. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 10 Globcal International Globcal International is the leadership and support organization for a network of nearly 700 internationally based ambassadors, celebrities, and other public figures in 87 countries and territories where our cooperative structure is received whom in turn promote their agendas that they have verified. Our program advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on education, awareness, practice and demonstration of our joint integral values. The Globcal International movement mobilizes millions to action -- to give, advocate and volunteer in approved programs on-line to improve the conditions globally and locally. This is a cooperative non-profit organization and further a consortium of others established for the public benefit at-large; we all benefit and we all help one and other to fulfill our global missions as ambassador representatives, celebrities, public figures and world leaders from all over the world through a transparent news posting platform for open commentary and sharing within social network platforms and within the social media under basic practical manners and under diplomatic protocol. Please leave the ego at the door and be prepared to roll-up your sleeves and help promote a global world view that we can all share everywhere direct democracy between the people and global protagonists.. Change the world now yourself, or you be changed by the people who have taken control of the planet.
  • 36. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 11 eLearning Zoom Mission eLearningZoom is dedicated to developing and offering advanced and user-friendly online training solutions. In turn, experts and training professionals will be able to build, deliver, and manage online training solutions for employees, partners, and prospective clients anytime and anywhere. Vision Our vision at eLearningZoom is quite simple Consultants, employers, and schools need a cost-effective solution to training and teaching. Just as Microsoft Office improved the way that their programs work, eLearningZoom enables our customers to build web based training courses and tests without all of the hassles. We are dedicated to continually improving upon our system. eLearningZoom gives anybody the ability to train and teach without having to install and/or download expensive software. Our entire system is web-based, and we offer a secure and private environment. We are committed to deliver the best of class technologies with the best high-valued price in the industry. Founder's Bio Matt Fok is the founder and CEO at eLearningZoom. Matt Fok has over 15 years experience in product management and strategy planning experience. Prior to founding eLearningZoom, he has held roles of Senior Product Manager, Strategy Manager and Director of Product Management in enterprise software companies such as Remedy Corporation, Siebel Systems, Kana Software, Lucent Technologies, and IBM. He also has had rich experience working as an Online Adjunct Professor for several top online universities for over five years. He works with online learners and facilitators on a daily basis and understands the challenges of delivering a simple to use cost-effective online training solution. Matt holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BS with honours in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State, Luis Obispo, where he graduated Eta Kappa Nu (National Electrical and Computer Engineering Honour Society).
  • 37. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 12 Green Technology Institute, Inc. Project Green Haiti is a roadmap to rebuild Haiti’s devastated economy into a green economy in order to create a sustainable future. The Earthquake Emergency Solar Dome TeleVillage Initiative project offers a framework, platform, and tools for the homeless to gain the knowledge they need to direct their economic destiny and improve their lives. The mission is to create a network of Solar Dome TeleVillage connected to the Internet and powered with solar energy throughout the country. Our vision is to educate and empower the poor and homeless of the world to gain the knowledge and capabilities that will enable them to create a high standard of living in a global sustainable future. We are at the end of the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the Green Technology and Information Revolutions in which renewable energy and digital technology will power and inform a new entrepreneurial Age of Distributed Power -- and Distributed Empowerment. Project Green Haiti in 1995 In the summer of 1995, Les Hamasaki, President of SUN Utility Network, Inc. initiated Project Green Haiti in an effort to introduce solar thermal vacuum tube technology for solar medical autoclave system to sterilize medical instruments for a clinic in Port-au-Prince and for a hospital in Mombin-Croehu, a remote hospital. The project was funded through the Medical Benevolence Foundation in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hamasaki joined a team of volunteers made up of Dr. Hank Watt, medical doctor and solar medical autoclave innovator Khanh Dinh to install the systems in Haiti with the help of local solar contractors. Solar photovoltaic systems were providing electricity to both of these facilities. According to recent reports, the solar medical autoclaves were still operating to sterilize medical instruments used for operations. Homeless and Jobless to Homeownership Green Jobs Corps The Million Solar Homes Foreclosure Jobs Initiative is a "Green Jobs Corps" framework plan and roadmap to transition America from the current Gray Economy built on coal and oil to a Green Economy built on renewable resources, sustainable energy, and energy conservation. The strategic plan is to put millions of unemployed and/or homeless back to work by reinvesting in America’s energy security and energy independence. The goal is for the homeless to become homeowners as well as the jobless to become part of the growing green collar workforce.
  • 38. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 13 TechCom Marketing Communications As choices among products continue to increase, customers are taking the time to find out more about products before they buy. This major sales challenge faces most companies. At TechCom, we have the experience and knowledge to help you manage this challenge with effective marketing communications. Our mission is to help technology companies communicate a product's existence and benefits to customers with the goal of establishing buying relationships that last. We begin this process by gaining a base of understanding. This means finding out about you, your customers, your competitors, the marketplace in which you operate, and most importantly, your vision. Once we know who you are and what you need to achieve, we work with you to narrow down how to reach new prospects and how to influence your current customers to continue to buy your product. With a focus on your customer base, we will help you develop a process that relates to your sales and marketing goals. Then we put it to work for you.
  • 39. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 14 Contact International, Inc. Contact International (CI) is a premiere business management firm specializing in trade and investment initiatives. The company was founded in 1989 with an established track record in executing major initiatives for governments and corporations, whose quest is to develop business opportunities, partnerships with various nations around the globe. With expertise in multiple industries, Contact International helps facilitate and promote development, investment and trade by fostering innovation that builds competitive advantages for the economic benefit of all parties involved. In today’s global economy, the ability to perform knowledgeably across continents is critical. CI is a gateway that enables business, countries and organizations to tap into the wealth of trade and investment opportunities available on the global marketplace. With corporate headquarters in Beverly Hills, California and international offices in Belize, Central America, Contact International provides a passport to the world. Our professional team has vast international resources and can effectively communicate at any level. At CI, we help you gain the access necessary to meet your business objectives and, more importantly, create long-lasting alliances. Contact International was originally formed as a means to advocate humanitarian efforts across the continent of Africa. Over the last twenty years, CI has established a reputation for high ethical standards and excellence, and has gained bipartisan respect and support around the world. Today, CI a leading initiator for the empowerment of sustainable development in numerous countries and has multiple strategic alliances that empowers the sharing of resources and ideas.
  • 40. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 15 DPro Solutions DProSolutions is a company that combines the best practices in technology, operations, marketing and branding while allowing for the flexibility to pick, choose and create custom functionality to meet unique business needs. We work within your existing infrastructure and internal skill sets, making it easy and cost-effective to deploy and maintain without the pain and resource strain often created by major development efforts. We provide the structure, programming logic, control, graphic designs, hosting and more in order to make your website project manageable. DProSolutions have the structure in place to make sure that each aspect and milestone of your project is completed on time and within budget. We have a combined 30 years of experience in website development and providing hosting services. Our clients include small businesses, individuals as well as large organizations. We have all the resources necessary to fulfill your website development needs. We employ several rapid-development solutions to get the job done right. DProSolutions provide business services that are designed with small and mid size businesses in mind. Our certified technicians provide fast, affordable business computer service and technical computer help - offering same day, weekend and evening appointments. Let us be your IT department for a fraction of the cost! Business services are listed below:  Managed Services  Data Backup and Recovery  Website Design and Hosting  Technology Consulting  Troubleshoot and Repair  Software Training  Remote Managed Services  Network Monitoring and Management  Remote Data Backup  Computer and Network Security  Shared Internet Office Solutions  Email Server and Mobile Device Support
  • 41. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 16 Easy Equity Partners, L.P. All securities business with EASY EQUITY MANAGEMENT, L.P. is conducted based on written agreements between the customer and EASY EQUITY MANAGEMENT, L.P. These agreements are the only contractual relationship between EASY EQUITY MANAGEMENT, L.P. and its customers and the terms of those agreements are binding on both parties. No other representation, whether made in person, verbally, written or on-line electronically in written, graphical or verbal communication may change the terms of those agreements. This site has been designed for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security, which may be referenced upon the site. Such offers can only be made where lawful under applicable law. The services and information provided through this site are for personal, non-commercial use and display. EASY EQUITY MANAGEMENT, L.P. does not intend to provide investment advice through this site and does not represent that the securities or services discussed are suitable for any investor. Investors are advised not to rely on any information contained in the site in the process of making a fully informed investment decision. EASY EQUITY MANAGEMENT, L.P. does not, and this site does not intend to render tax or legal advice.
  • 42. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 17 ABC Financial Literacy Project Less than 10% of high school graduates receive any financial education. The ABC Financial Literacy project is here to change that, not only with classroom education and materials, but with a real life experience of running, and owning their own business. Approximately 75% of Americans live financially month to month. The ABC Financial Literacy Project was founded to make a change, because we believe that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things, and live the lifestyle they dream of with the right guidance. The ABC Financial Literacy Project is determined to offer a real life business experience to every parent and child, by choosing to work with a company that prides itself in a financial crusade to educate families across America. So won’t you join us to stamp out financial illiteracy in our nation - one kid at a time?
  • 43. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 18 Explorer Studios Explorer Studios, Inc. is a full service, professional video production company that help guide a client from concept to execution. This includes scriptwriting to shooting along with editing and replication. Whether you are looking for Professional, Broadcast, or High Definition video, we will work within the financial and creative parameters given to us our clients. In addition to providing turnkey productions, Explorer Studios also provide professional on-location production services in the Southern California area. Explorer Studios can provide production across the country and around the world. Additional services include video editing, interactive programming, custom sound design, voice over, and DVD authoring. Explorer Studios is proud of its reputation for putting the client first. The high energy level we bring, as well as our “client-first” attitude has created a successful environment for both Explorer Studios and the vast number of clients we serve. It is our limitless creativity with production and technical expertise, as well as expert marketing strategy that brings the highest possible level of quality and service to our client base and the communities we serve.
  • 44. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 19 Meredith Polk, CPA, MBA Our Mission Our mission is to identify financial and tax problems and to propose and implement creative and workable solutions. The second part of our mission is to plan so that problems rarely occur. We will provide old fashion service to business, individuals and non profits using state of the art techniques and equipment to accomplish this mission of excellence and professionalism. Our Team Meredith draws upon 30 plus years of ownership of his firm to bring real world experience to make his accounting, business and tax advice informative and enjoyable. Meredith has a varied accounting background, but where he shines is in the not-for-profit auditing and accounting. Areas of Expertise  Accounting and Certified Audits  Non Profit Entities  Taxation, Individual, Corporation, Estates and Exempt Organization  Discussion Leader for seminars  Setting up Accounting Systems Robyn T. Elliott, CPA Robyn has a broad based experience in financial management, including controller of corporate and non-profit organizations. She is effective in working with board of directors, management and staff. Her experience in implementing accounting programs and procedures makes her a pleasant person to work with on this nail biting project. In rounding out her accounting background she took the necessary steps to gain an expertise in providing accounting, tax planning and preparations for non-profit, corporation, partnerships, trusts and individuals. Education Professional and Civic Involvement: 1. Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Past President and Treasurer 2. Instructor, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation Entrepreneurial Training Institute 3. Instructor, City of Compton, Business Assistance Center
  • 45. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 20 Spinach Technologies Spinach Technologies is a Services Company, based out of Chennai, India, offering business and technology solutions to clients worldwide. Spinach offers IT Enabled Services and IT Services with a unique delivery model to solve business problems of its clients. Spinach offers a comprehensive suite of IT enabled voice based consumer Connect & prospecting services Provide pre and after sales voice support on behalf of it clients Business Intelligence & Analytics Services Offshore Technology development, consulting & Solutioning Services Engineering Design & product Development support Services Spinach core is proposition is Technology, process and domain knowledge. Spinach has versatile technology Solutioning capabilities; we work across platforms and are totally customer centric and agnostic to any technology domain. Though we have our expertise in certain technology domains we prefer to choose the right solution for every single client. Our core principles of 101% delivery exceed client expectations and win him for life, process & innovation drives profits, motivated people build capabilities and self initiative drives customer satisfaction. Spinach believes in collaborating with its clients to build new competencies by leveraging the combined strengths for the long term.
  • 46. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 21 The Immigrant Magazine, Inc. We are a multi-media corporation that specializes in the development and distribution of media that focuses on the United States growing and ever-changing ethnic population. As the voice of the American immigrant we provide this audience with publications that will enhance their experience in America and forums to address their unique concerns and interests.
  • 47. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 22 Electro-Spec Industries Sdn Bhd From surface finishing completing contract manufacturing of components, we cater to your specific needs. Equipped with trained staff and equipment with no expense spared quality policy, we provide a variety of services including die casting, metal stamping, and a variety of surface finishing. A variety of common solutions are available off the shelf. From furniture hardware, refrigerator and cold room accessories, electrical panel accessories, to furniture hardware, we provide readymade solutions to your need.
  • 48. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 23 TECH COM TechCom is a customer-driven, quality-oriented company. We have been in business for over twenty-six years, providing our customers with the absolute best in:  Product cutaways  Trade show exhibits  Interactive electronic exhibits  Research and writing for technical manuals  Technical graphics  Custom software  Electronic simulators TechCom also produces technical manuals. For one client, we produce all data in SGML and HTML formats. This data is then imported into the company’s publishing system where it goes directly into their Online Information system. The time from information creation to information utilization has been compressed to, at times, less than a day. Where actual manuals are required, the same material is printed. TechCom also produces manuals for other clients in other formats. We work from actual product and from engineering drawings to produce the manuals. Contact us for complete information.
  • 49. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 24 The Man Productions The Man Productions was founded in Montreal in 2005 by filmmaker Sophia Male to produce the documentary "Democracy 4 Dummies". Sophia shoots, edits, writes, directs, and produces, so The Man Productions is a one stop shop. Since Sophia's last name is Male, she thought it would be funny to call her production company "The Man", and she also takes great joy in poking fun at "The Man". Her first film "Democracy 4 Dummies" makes fun of the political system, but also teaches people how to use it. So she hopes we can all be "The Man" and in part wants to discourage the feeling of victimization in an often corrupt world. In 2009, Sophia opened an office in Los Angeles, and continues to develop her own projects and help others create their own films.
  • 50. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 25 Bradshaw & Co Bradshaw & Co. is a network of experienced professionals, and subject matter experts. We represent various disciplines, and diverse industries. We specialize in helping you reach your goals. We are based in Los Angeles, effective nationwide. Use us to make the breakthrough of Personal Growth that will lead to Professional Success. We are based in Los Angeles, and effective nationwide. Use us to make the breakthrough of Personal Growth that will lead to Professional Success. Fees are hourly, by retainer or project based. We have a Board of Advisors from diverse areas, with an average of 21 years experience in their field of expertise. Examples of these areas are sales, computer programming, education, real estate, medicine, psychology, marketing, finance, consulting, automotive, (IT) information technology, law, and government. We have only listed a sampling of our services. Please feel free to contact us for a free phone consultation on how we can help you and your business succeed.
  • 51. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 26 Vegas Interactive Magazine (VIM) Vegas Interactive Magazine (VIM) is the answer to whatever our readers are looking for. This is an instant gratification society...this is what the internet gives all of us. As a media firm in Las Vegas, our parent company C4S Productions recognizes the myriad of arenas we have in the Global community... entertainment, education, health & beauty issues, businesses and community organizations. All of these areas and lots more are covered in VIM. You may be asking, why a digital / interactive magazine? We offer what print cannot; interactive technology mixed with traditional media geared to stimulate our immediate gratification society which are both Internet and cellular smart phone savvy. This magazine is designed with our readers in mind. We look forward to your comments and suggestions as well as your advertising and article contributions. Our ultimate goal is to be entertaining and informative; to contribute to the lives of millions of people around the World and function as a lightning rod for anyone launching, supporting or sustaining a business.
  • 52. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 27 Global Flying Hospitals Global Flying Hospitals is a non-profit humanitarian health organization which provides mobile medical access to state-of- the-art urgent and preventative medical care for people in over 100 developing countries. GFH performs life saving surgical procedures through our medical missions. Additionally, we provide medical training, equipment and supplies which extends our healing work. GFH wings hope, healing, and healthcare education around the world on board aircraft specially designed for self-contained surgical suites and roll-off medical support. Funding for the vision derives from corporate sponsorships, grants and donations, national healthcare contracts, and international fundraising centers. One Third of the children and adults on this planet are in urgent need of medical care. Over 100 countries around the world have a dire medical need but are without the trained personnel, the facilities, the logistical infrastructure or sufficient funds to provide the life saving care.
  • 53. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 28 FAAVM Global Campaign to Help Reduce Illiteracy Rate by 50 per cent every 5 years Primary and basic educations for Rural People are preliminary steps toward reducing illiteracy and setting forth the stage to communicate Sustainable Development knowledge to address rural-urban socio-economic and human and civil rights disparities. About 70 percent of the poor populations live in rural areas. Education is a basic right in itself and an essential prerequisite for achieving all the Millennium Development Goals including reducing poverty, improving the living conditions of rural people and building a food-secure world. Even so, children's access to education in rural areas is still much lower than in urban areas, adult illiteracy is much higher and the quality of education is poorer. This is the reason why, in 2002, during the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), the FAO Sustainable Development Department - Extension, Education and Communication Service (SDRE) and UNESCO established a partnership on Education for Rural People (ERP) within the International Alliance Against Hunger (IAAH) and Education for All (EFA) initiatives. The partnership seeks to address rural-urban disparities, which are a serious concern to governments and the international community as a whole. The partnership, led by FAO, is a call for member countries, United Nations agencies, Civil Society, academic institutions and private sector for coordinated, increased efforts in targeting rural people’s needs by promoting increased access to quality basic education. FAAVM aims to play a vital role within a global movement to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015. The movement is launched in 2010 to advance the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to massively reduce illiteracy rate by 50 per cent by 2015. FAAVM communities work to promote the following six (6) grassroots pillars to achieve global education and reduce illiteracy, and identified six key measurable educational programs which aim to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015. The six educational pillars are:  Goal 1: Build and expand early childhood education, through community school programs  Goal 2: Build and Provide free access to primary education and basic literacy courses for all  Goal 3: Develop and deliver learning and life skills for young people and adults  Goal 4: Reduce adult illiteracy by 50 per cent  Goal 5: Achieve gender equity amongst boys and girls, men and women by 2015  Goal 6: Provide basic access to basic education The FAAVM goals are to contribute to the global pursuit of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially MDG 2 on universal primary education and MDG 3 on gender equality in education, by 2015. FAAVM has also pledged to lead the global movement and coordinate the international efforts to reach Education for All. We shall work alongside Governments, development agencies, civil society, United Nations bodies, humanitarian relief organizations, non-government organizations and the media to reach these goals firstly at the local levels. Building Schools Campaign Oversees - Basic Access to Education for all The benefits of education go way beyond the obvious advantages of improving life chances. In the world, as in most developing countries, life can be very precarious and education can be the key to a person’s very survival, and a route out of poverty. In our campaign activities we have seen many severely disadvantaged communities. Getting the means to provide sustainable help for them can be very difficult. However, we shall work directly with NGOs, international Governments, Strategic Humanitarian Services, for the building and rebuilding schools, with a full feasibility study of the project, together with a complete breakdown of the costs involved and the level of community participation that has been promised and can be achieved.
  • 54. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 29 Appendix The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN-MDGs) 2015 The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were developed out of the eight chapters of the United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in September 2000. There are eight goals with 21 targets, and a series of measurable indicators for each target. GOAL 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY & HUNGER Target 1: Halve the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day - Higher food prices may push 100 million people deeper into poverty - Conflict and natural disasters leaves many displaced and impoverished Target 2: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people - Full employment remains a distant possibility - Low-paying jobs leave one in five developing country workers mired in poverty - Half the world’s workforce toil in unstable, insecure jobs Target 3: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger - Rising food prices threaten limited gains in alleviating child malnutrition GOAL 2: ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION Target 1: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. - Enrolment in primary education - Completion of primary education - Literacy of 15-24 year olds, female and male - Political will, coupled with targeted investments, have yielded widespread progress in primary school enrolment, poverty’s grip keeps children out of school GOAL 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN Target 1: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015 - Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education - Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector - Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament - Girls still wait for equal primary school access in some regions - Women slowly gain ground in political decision-making, but progress is erratic and marked by regional differences, Job opportunities open up, but women often remain trapped in insecure, low-paid positions. GOAL 4: REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY Target 1: Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate Despite progress, deaths of fewer than five children remain unacceptably high Vaccinations have slashed deaths from measles.
  • 55. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 30 GOAL 5: IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH Target 1: Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio - The high risk of dying in pregnancy or childbirth continues unabated in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia - Little progress has been made in saving mothers’ lives - Skilled health workers at delivery are key to improving outcomes Target 2: Achieve universal access to reproductive health - Antenatal care is on the rise everywhere - Adolescent fertility is declining slowly - An unmet need for family planning undermines achievement of several other goals GOAL 6: COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES Target 1: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS - Despite small victories, AIDS continues to take a terrible toll, especially in sub-Saharan Africa In almost every region, women represent a growing share of people living with HIV Prevention program are yielding results - Antiretroviral drugs are adding years to peoples’ lives, but the need for treatment still outpaces the available supply - Planning for children orphaned by AIDS is increasing, but tangible support is slow in coming Target 2: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it - Antiretroviral drugs are adding years to peoples’ lives, but the need for treatment still outpaces the available supply - Planning for children orphaned by AIDS is increasing, but tangible support is slow in coming Target 3: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases - Despite tremendous progress, use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets falls short of global targets - New malaria treatment strategies are effective, but underutilized - Progress towards tuberculosis targets is mixed - Halving the tuberculosis prevalence rate by 2015 is unlikely GOAL 7: ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Target 1: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources - Immediate action is needed to contain rising greenhouse gas emissions - Success in limiting ozone-depleting substances is also helping to mitigate climate change Target 2: Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss - Marine areas and land conservation need greater attention - Deforestation slows and more forests are designated for biodiversity conservation - The number of species threatened with extinction is rising rapidly - Fish stocks require improved fisheries management to reduce depletion
  • 56. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 31 Target 3: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation - Almost half of the world’s population face a scarcity of water - More people are using improved sanitation facilities, but meeting the target will require a redoubling of efforts - In developing regions, nearly one in four uses no form of sanitation - Though access to improved drinking water has expanded, nearly one billion people do without - Women shoulder the largest burden in collecting water Target 4: By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers - Simple, low-cost interventions could significantly improve the lives of many slum dwellers GOAL 8: DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT Target 1: Address the special needs of least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing states - Development aid falls for the second year, jeopardizing commitments for 2010 - Development assistance will have to increase substantially to double aid to Africa by 2010 Target 2: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system - Market access for most developing countries is little improved - Domestic agricultural subsidies by rich countries overshadow money spent on development aid - Trade-related assistance needs to be increased Target 3: Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt - Developing countries are shouldering less debt Target 4: In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries - Poor availability and high prices are barriers to access to essential drugs in developing countries Target 5: In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications - Mobile phones are expanding communications in developing countries - Internet use is increasing rapidly, but the poorest regions lag behind
  • 57. AJ ACTION TEAM GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP S.O.U.N.D.S. of Sanctuary – 2010 Master Plan 32 Index hppp://www.faavm-canada.org http://www.civilrightsparty.org/ http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ http://elearningzoom.com/ www.GreenTechnologyInstitute.org www.GreenInternet.TV http://www.techcom.biz/ http://www.contactinternationalinc.com http://www.dprosolutions.com http://www.easyequitypartners.com/ http://www.abclearnmoney.org http://www.explorerstudios.com/ http://www.mbacq.com/ http://www.spinachtech.com/ http://www.immigrantmagazine.com http://www.electrospec.com.my/ http://www.techcom.com http://www.themanproductions.com/ http://www.bradshawandco.com/ http://www.vim702.com/index.html http://www.globalflyinghospitals.org © All rights reserved – FAAVM 2010

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