PAN is an initiative of the International DevelopmentResearch Centre (IDRC), a public corporation created by the Parliamentof Canada to help researchers and communities in the developing world findsolutions to their social, economic, and environment al problems. IDRCconnects people, institutions and ideas to ensure that the results of researchit supports and the knowledge that research generates are shared equitablyamong it partners, North and South.
IDRC is involved with Grameen Communications for introducingfull internet services to educational institutions and social organizationsin Bangladesh on a sustainable basis.The specific objectives are as follows:
Launched at the end of 1994, OneWorld Online has establisheditself as the leading Web site in the world dedicated to issues of globaljustice and human sustainable development. We do not represent any oneorganisation. Rather we are a meeting place where most of the leading UKagencies in the field have come together to share information with thewidest possible audience world-wide. The consortium is now attracting membersfrom beyond the UK. Our audience comprises journalists and broadcasters,education and the NGO community, both professional and voluntary, and thegeneral public. Our aim is to share ideas, expertise and benefits, anduse this new medium in the best possible way to advance our common cause:human rights, social justice and sustainable development.OneWorld Onlinecan set up Web sites for those partners that require them, but our mainservice is to create what we call a 'supersite', a gateway into the partners'sites.It is mainly composed of links into the partners' sites. Partners'material which we think will be of interest to the Internet community ishighlighted in the relevant editorial sections of the Supersite: news,education, gallery, action and media.OneWorld Online has over two millionaccesses per month - with a grand total now of over 27 million. Viewersfrom 100 countries now visit the site. OneWorld Online encourages partnersto develop the potential of their sites by making available many multimediafeatures such as streaming audio and video broadcasting, and by pioneeringand developing new services. And our SAFE system - Secure Automated FinancialExchange - means partners can raise funds directly from their Web sites.Full list of OneWorld's Services with examples.
Action Without Borders is a global network of individualsand organizations sharing ideas, information and resources to help builda world where all people can live free, dignified and productive lives.Action Without Borders works through the Internet and through local chaptersto promote and facilitate collaboration, volunteerism and investment insupport of these goals. Action Without Borders is independent of any government,political ideology or religious creed. Its work is guided by the commondesire of its members and supporters to find practical solutions to socialand environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
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