When I looked up the term Local Community – Found the following definition: A group of individuals that interact within their immediate surroundings. A typical local community consists of business operators, public agency staff and residents, and their interactions can include the sharing of resources, information and assistance, as well as the establishment of commercial relationships between local businesses and consumers. Cited from: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/local-community.html However, what makes individuals interact with their immediate surroundings? Could it be the warm fuzzy feeling people get when they feel that they belong that inspires them to interact in a useful way – in turn […]
Local Community Portals are designed to engage people living within your area zip/post code. A place where all locals can post their interests, ideas and express their opinions. It can also provide local information to tourists or people considering a move to your local community. Local community Portals are created, hosted and managed for free by MIKODE. Members of MIKODE can request the creation of a community portal for their location via the support desk. Individuals can create groups on MIKODE – this is particularly useful if you want to gather topic related people from within your local community portal. […]
Future Forest – Turning Today’s Desert into Future’s Forest Update: We were delighted to receive an email from Ambassador Kwon Byong-hyon. He told us that delegates had very warmly received his presentation at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification COP9 Summit in Buenos Aires. Our video, Taming the Yellow Dragon A Billion Trees in the Desert was used during the Buenos Aires presentation. In fact, the Future Forest project in the Kubuqi Desert is now being held up as a flagship model for afforestation projects around, and Kwon Byong-hyon has been asked to serve as a roaming ambassador for […]
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification fosters the creation of an enabling environment that promotes action at the local level, the implementation of a cooperation framework built upon partnership agreements and the promotion of activities integrated into a coherent development strategy with a view to enhancing the involvement of civil society in the intergovernmental and decision-making process. The Convention breaks enshrines a bottom-up approach to emphasize the importance of full participation, and especially underlines “the important role played by women”. It also stresses “the special role of civil society, including the private sector” and gives them an important role […]
Wishing everyone at Mikode a Happy Easter.