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					                        The Virtual Global Earth Project
             “A Visual Solution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”

      Fundamentally Changing the Way Humanity Lives and Creates Its Environment

                                   Executive Summary
 The Institute for Conscious Global Change, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit NGO organization
registered with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. Its primary
activity is the Virtual Global Earth Project. The Institute‘s mission is to gather relevant data, in
coordination with the OECD, UNESCO, the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on MDGs Indicators
led by the Department of Economic and Social
Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, and
other data gathering bodies. Our aim is to            “We must not fail the billions who look to the
                                                    international community to fulfill the promise of
design a Virtual Globe making more visible the
                                                     the Millennium Declaration for a better world.
needs of each country – the effect will be to
highlight the problems of each country in one                     Let us keep the promise.
main center so the solutions can be quickly
                                                          -UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon
sought and served.

In this way the Institute will present a: ―Visual
Solution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)‖ showing how we can— ‗Fundamentally
change the way humanity lives and creates its environment.’

The Institute also sees this project as an essential tool to be used at all levels of the educational
spectrum; to inform, educate and engage the youth and especially girls in the problems affecting
peoples of all races, gender and ages. They will be able to get an ‗up-close‘ view of the problems
affecting humanity and become involved in the solutions. The objective of this project is not only
to highlight the problems of each country, but to also provide strategic objectives for their solutions.
When we are able to show young people a visual image of the better world they can hope to live in,
then the motivational intent is strengthened for creating world change. This will be a motivational
force towards coming up with ideas for how they, the youth, can make a difference by contributing
in their own unique way. This project can be an educational tool in computer science, the use of
GIS technology, urban planning, sociology, geography, agriculture, health, engineering, architecture,
population science, design, mathematics, business, etc. Young people will be able to learn how all
the systems that contribute to make a country work are integrated to work as a functioning whole.

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To achieve our mission we will:

      Construct a virtual globe which will provide visual and written up-to-date information on
       each country which will be accessible by all who require knowledge and information in order
       to alleviate the problems of that country. This can be a great tool for companies seeking to
       do business in each country by providing information about infrastructure and governmental

      Work in partnership with the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Co-operation
       and Development (OECD), NGOs and local governments to make detailed assessments of
       the financial, economic, technical and manpower
       resources required to achieve the desired
       objectives to alleviate need                       The Institute for Consciousness Global
                                                                    Change, Inc. intends to play a
      Assist and be proactive in directing the resources
                                                               significant role in helping to eradicate
       to each country to resolve their needs
                                                               the economic and educational deficits,
                                                                  which form the underpinnings of
      Collaborate and coordinate with international
                                                                  poverty and war. We humans are
       organizations serving in each country to provide
                                                                  equal to the task of ending global
       comprehensive and relevant information
                                                                 poverty and I am convinced that to
      Consult with in-country officials (in their own         change this reality we must be able to
       language if necessary) to verify and make current         “see” it. Making these needs visible
       the data gathered and, where necessary, make               through this computer generated
       corrections and immediately notify essential             Virtual Global Project is a significant
       organizations active in these countries by the              step toward achieving this goal.
       quickest method possible (Twitter, Web posts,
       various Messaging formats, etc.

A virtual image of each country with accompanying
detailed information will be available at the country‘s site
on the Virtual Global Earth map to be constructed by the Institute of Conscious Global Change.

The Institute for Conscious Global Change, Inc., located in New York, New York, is committed to
the goal of making the needs of the poor and disenfranchised, as defined by the United Nations
Millennium Development Project, more visible to the world. The resources needed to reverse these
human tragedies are available and this organization intends to bring clarity to what is lacking i.e., a
more organized presentation of the facts, the data and the proper strategies for concrete and
economically sound resolutions. The Institute plans to assist in bringing greater attention to these

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This project will operate virtually in New York, with satellite offices in London, Germany and in the
region of Australia-Africa-Asia. To solve this problem, the staff of the Institute will collect,
coordinate, evaluate and verify the data of all the countries as grouped by the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) and supported by the United Nations Secretariat of Economic and
Social Affairs. We will develop a Virtual Globe, which will display all the countries in each of the
seven regions. By clicking on each country, the most up-to-date information will be available and
visuals of ‗befores‘ and ‗afters‘ will be available for review on the projects in development. The
viewer will have information on how one can contribute, in labor or kind. Television spots will be
purchased to showcase the developing work in each of these countries, both inside the countries and
around the globe.

The Institute requires funding of sixty-eight thousand dollars ($68, 000) for start-up personnel,
software and equipment to set up a model in the first six months. The initial personnel will consist
of the President and Chief Operating Officer who will communicate the vision for the Virtual
Global Earth Project and will oversee the development and implementation of the whole computer
start-up model project; a Research Director who will begin to assemble initial data for the project, a
Computer Systems Development Director who will
use the appropriate computer language to develop                      Deadline: 2015
the data base system, web creations, and the latest
visual imaging and network systems for this project,          Five years to build a winning
and one Administrative Assistant. At the end of the
                                                            partnership with ICGC that will
start-up phase where the computer model for the
Virtual Global Earth Project is developed, we will            “Fundamentally change the
secure office space in New York City.                            way humanity lives and
The New Orleans and Mississippi- Katrina project               creates its environment“
are of particular interest. Haiti will be also used for
the prototype. The Institute plans to make these our start-up projects.

We project a need of approximately one million eight hundred and twenty thousand dollars
($1,820,000) for the first year of full operation, with full staff. An ongoing assessment will be made
to determine our projected needs in a stepwise process over the next five to ten years.

The Institute, however, while trying to acquire funding, is looking at how it can attract volunteer
support from such organizations as the IBO program (International Baccalaureate Program) where
the emphasis is to educate more globally aware youths who are engaged in helping to solve the
plights of the poor. In addition, universities with an international development program have also
been contacted to garner their support in building the prototype or model for the Virtual Earth
Project. The ultimate objective is to assist the United Nations achieve its Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs).

Qualified personnel with sterling, educational, professional and international experience, in addition
to a passion for making a difference and an intense humanitarian commitment, will staff the

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Institute of Conscious Global Change. The funds needed to put a qualified staff in place, is at
present our most urgent need and objective.

This is a new organization but the projected staff comes to the Institute with over 100 years of

The Institute will seek to work closely with United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service, the
Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination (OESC)— the NGO Branch Office to coordinate
and seek support in order to fulfill the objectives of the Institute and the Millennium Development
Goals (MDGS)

We hope that your organization will partner with the Institute for Conscious Global Change, Inc., to
make this Virtual Global Project a reality for humanity.

It is a major goal of the Institute to have the Virtual Global Earth Project completed and available in
2015, the target date of the MDGs, of having a completed mapping and development of all the
countries of the United Nations set in the year 2000— showing virtually, the Visual Solutions to the
MDGs for concrete implementation beyond 2015.


Etta D. Jackson, Founder/CEO
Institute for Conscious Global Change, Inc.

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