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Project ID: 1102305845
Entity: EcoPort Foundation Inc.
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Activity: EcoPort, the Consilience Engine: Managing Knowledge as a Global Public Good
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Programme, Training initiative, Tool-kit
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: 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


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