EcoPort, the Consilience Engine: Managing Knowledge as a Global Public Good

Details of the organization
EcoPort Foundation Inc.
Civil society entities

Information about the project
EcoPort, the Consilience Engine: Managing Knowledge as a Global Public Good
An open-source, proteced knowledge commons under the patronage of Nelson Mandela, Edward O. Wilson and Jacques Diouf (FAO), functioning as a single, central communal database where individuals and institutions voluntarily share information and create knowledge in exchange for gaining free, copyleft access to the sum of all similarly shared knowledge. The imperative, primary focus is on ensuring local control over content generation and validation as the *primary* challenge of bridging the digital divide instead of merely "recognising" (Sic!) the *process* of local control and the need for relevant content as a lower-priority, ancillary objective. NB!: The WSIS does NOT have copyright over this information and may not use or distribute it for commercial gain. It is submitted as a voluntary public contribution. Copyright: EcoPort — All Rights Reserved.
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
FAO of the United Nations The University of Florida The National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution About 150 knowledge sharing institutions About 1500 knowledge sharing individuals

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No