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.
Overnight Brussels was victim of two terrorist attacks. One at Brussels airport. One at the Malbeek metro station in the heart of the city. https://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2016/03/22/160322BelgiumexplainerUPDATE3_desk.mp4 Belgium has been a hot spot of terrorist activity for the last seven months. In August 2015 there was a terrorist attack on a Brussels–Paris train. A gunman opened fire on the train. Luckily two American servicemen helped subdue the gunman. There were no fatalities. It was sheer luck that the servicemen were there. IF they weren’t the loss of life could have been catastrophic. Then there were the Paris attacks in November 2015. After […]
Wednesday, 16 March, 2016 — Albert Park By Sam Volkering hacktivists set their sights on Trump…this isn’t a one off, it’s a trend…a shift of power back to people…and more… The US is heading toward absolute mayhem. That’s right, the circus that is the current Republican Party Primaries is in full swing. And the leading candidate is Donald J. Trump. You should know about Trump by now. Even if you take away the farce of the current primaries, you will know the name. Trump is after all a billionaire. Forbes has his net wealth listed at over US$4.5 billion. He […]
In the USA, Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a video this week of their latest Atlas robot. Atlas is 175 centimetres tall and weighs 81 kilograms. In the video, he takes a walk in the woods over uneven and snowy ground. He picks up boxes. He gets to his feet after being knocked over. He follows a box being dragged in front of him. These simple things alone represent a considerable advancement in robotics technology. How long before your local shelf stacker at the supermarket looks something like a friendly Terminator? The wave of technological innovation keeps getting bigger and bigger. […]
It doesn’t matter where your local community is located in the world – Mikode.net will connect you to it and enable you to communicate with its members. All local community sites are listed in the Mikode network via their respective post/zip area codes. If you join the Mikode.net membership and your community site is not listed, just contact support and request a site be built for your community. Mikode will build, host and maintain a site for your local community within 72 hours – these services are all free for members. As A member, the first step to connecting with […]
Understanding Neighbourhood Planning In Your Local Community Want to have a say over where new homes, shops and offices are built or what new buildings should look like? Maybe you want to protect and enhance your local high street, choose where new industries should be located, or protect your local green spaces for generations to enjoy in years to come? Neighbourhood planning allows local residents and businesses to have their own planning policies in a neighbourhood plan that reflect their priorities, deliver tangible local community benefits and have real weight in planning decisions. Local people can also grant permission for […]
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year 2016!