managed by E. Jackson (Communication)
In 2007, The Institute for Conscious Global Change (ICGC) was founded, with the objective of providing a comprehensive response to end poverty and all of its effects with a special focus on the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as categorized by the United Nations. ICGC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ICGC was granted Special Consultative Status in 2012 by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in the United Nations. The focus of our work is to provide virtual but tangible visual development solutions to support the Millennium Development Goals. In the course of our work, however, we have identified that the MDGs cannot achieve long-term and sustainable effects without an additional goal that we have termed Millennium Development Goal 9: Infrastructure. On this basis, we will address the original goals as listed below, and further demonstrate how our 9th goal, Infrastructure, is key to moving the LDCs to developed status to achieve sustainable viability:
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a Global Partnership for Development
9. Infrastructure: Telecommunications; Energy; Transportation; Water and Waste Treatment; Architecture and Urban Planning; Industry
The Millennium Earth Project: A Visual Framework for Sustainable Development (MEP) is the primary activity of the Institute and is the vehicle for achieving its objectives.
Almost four years ago, The Institute for Conscious Global Change (CGC) began welcoming over 100 Millennials and a few Boomers, all volunteers, to engage in an enormous undertaking of developing The Millennium Earth Project, its primary activity.
We all discovered together how the 21st century technology Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and it's related platforms which include the geodesign method could be used to show how we could 'fundamentally change the way humanity lives in and creates its environment'!
How this amazing technology can help us collect, analyze visualize and design a future we all want and the least and developing world deserves. Each year of challenge and hope seemed to pass more quickly than the last, especially this year, when The Institute for Conscious Global Change (ICGC) achieved a significant milestone of completing its prototype using Saint Raphael a small city in the NORD DEPARTMENT of the Republic of Haiti.