GILPP – Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy

Myanmar Delegates

GHNI Sustainability +

Jeff Latsa & delegates

meeting-large room

Sir Charles Opening Ceremony

Jim speaking to delegates at %22the wall%22

Wes & Hal ... having some fun ...

A brief update from one of our own on site (GHNI-Jeff Latsa) sums up this yet another great GILPP-Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy going on all this week in Geneva, Switzerland. So glad GHNI, though not a huge organization, can have such an impact as this, via eager leadership from impoverished nations. Enjoy …

Greetings from Geneva, Switzerland — the home of Global Hope (and the UN). This week I am an instructor at the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy, put on by GHNI and hosted at the UN. As one of the architects of TCD, I have been asked to teach on “The Mandate of Sustainable Development for the Rural Poor.” I will be teaching government officials many of the same lessons I teach illiterate villagers around the world. I hope the bureaucrats are able to understand the material. 🙂 
 
The Geneva Institute brings emerging leaders from emerging nations together to talk about how to draft legislation that are just and will help the most vulnerable in their countries. Eradicating poverty is a big part of that. However there are many challenges facing these nations. Here is a sample of some of the nations represented here and this issues they face: 


Afghanistan – New president to be announced any day now

Myanmar – Just emerging from fifty years of military dictatorship. We are training their new leaders

Northern Iraq (Kurdistan) – Facing recent attacks by ISIS

Nigeria – Facing attacks by Boko Haram (who kidnapped the 300 schoolgirls).
Ethiopia – The only non-Muslim nation on the Red Sea

Egypt – Still struggling with the fallout from the Arab Spring

Syria – A Kurdish representative is here


Thank you for your role in impacting the nations.


Wow … thanks Jeff!
Dan

New Kolkata(Calcutta) Computer Centre Excitement & Story …

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Unexpected Dream Fulfilled

“Shankar is very excited in his computer learning experience. He is from an extremely poor economic background, and his parents do not want him to continue with his studies. He wants to learn computers. When he first joined here, he said that he had never sat in front of a computer before. He is learning very fast.

‘I had never thought in my life that I can learn computer. But one day my friend asked me whether I would be interested to join a computer class. I thought that I could not even pursue my school education properly, how is it possible that I can learn computers?

‘Also I had in my mind that anything related to computers are very expensive. I can never dream of affording it. But when I came here, I came to know that computer education can also be affordable.

‘Though initially I did not get any support from my home, yet still I decided to continue with this class, as I am finding interest in it. I managed to get one old keyboard at home, and practice typing, because I also dream to use computer to its fullest.’

“We are now in the 3rd month of our new Kolkata(Calcutta) Computer Training Centre. Our journey had been very well. The students are really catching up pace in their learning. After going through some theory lessons, now each one of them are provided with individual computer terminals for practicing whatever they have learned. They are done with almost all the important features and uses of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint. Next is basics of Windows OS, like installing and uninstalling applications, Internet, and others. They are taught by constantly reminding them that every small detail that they are learning will be helpful for their future. Now they can say that computer education has never been so fun before. ”
Thank you for helping to change the world… Biman
One village…
One person at a time!
Dan
Help us help them by donating at:
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/ghni-demig

United Nations GHNI Representative !!! Our new addition …

GHNI Gains Presence in the United Nations !!!
This is such fantastic news for GHNI and you who support this your labor of love for the poor …

Isabelle Burgeois is our new UN Representative for GHNI
Isabelle Burgeois is our new UN Representative for GHNI

Isabelle Burgeois

Geneva, Switzerland

Isabelle Bourgeois is a recent addition to GHNI as our Permanent Representative to the United Nations. A native of Geneva, Switzerland, home of GHNI headquarters, Isabelle has worked for many years on the United Nations stage for a wide variety of human rights issues.

With a multidisciplinary training and a master degree in humanitarian action, she is engaged for more than 25 years with NGOs and associations working alongside the most vulnerable. Isabelle enables GHNI to be a global active player at the international level of the United Nations movement, working to strengthen ties between Human Rights efforts, the International Community in Geneva, and GHNI.

Isabelle launched her efforts with GHNI by presenting the following speech at a United Nations Side Event*—an event outside official United Nations meetings, organized for the purpose of sharing experiences and increasing opportunities for informal dialogue among the meetings’ participants.

*social.un.org

A Participatory Approach in the Community Projects

By, Isabelle Bourgeois

We are all aware of the challenges connected to each other, inseparable that arise in the world. The situation remains very fragile. The load for all is growing. The needs are enormous and constantly increasing. They are factors of violence, protest and desertion of their living areas by the affected populations, in particular those affected by extreme poverty.

The NGO Global Hope Network International (GHNI) has experienced positive examples of communities transformed by the active participation of people, groups and villages belonging to the marginalized in the world’s poorest areas. For 12 years in 40 partnership countries, it offers emergency, humanitarian aid and initiates community projects of 3-5 years.

Despite the risks, Global Hope Network International (GHNI) makes it a priority to help and give hope in the most heavily insulated, inaccessible and poorly developed areas. By setting up and carrying out community development projects (TCD), the organization supports, motivates and equips communities so that everyone can participate in the decisions and actions affecting its own life, its own development and that of its entourage.

These collaborative projects are spaces for dialogue and training. They allow individuals to gain confidence in themselves and their relatives. They contribute to help people to have a sense of belonging, to be essential actors in the community while encouraged to stay and develop their own place of life.

http://globalhopenetwork.org/ghni-gains-presence-in-the-united-nations

TCD – Transformational Community Development – Video

Hal & Jamie & kids around new well ...
Hal & Jamie & kids around new well …
Sometimes a good media piece says it all.

Transformational Community Development in Dumka / Dhoker Jhara / Jharkhand, India

TCD Video … very moving …

Enjoy!

Dan

Computer Centre Success – Sushil @ Dumka, India

Computer Centres are not our mainstay in GHNI, yet we have in recent years been privileged to set up a very successful CC in Dumka, India. In the interview below with Sushil, it is evident that this particular Computer Centre is positioned to expand and replicate. Our hope in weeks following, is for a completely new Centre to be established in Kolkata(Calcutta). With this interview, please note how our goal is, as always, to establish “self-sustainable” attributes intrinsic to every TCD endeavor we do.

Enjoy the link below and again, we thank you for your financial backing of this and so many other endeavors we and you accomplish via GHNI!

Dan
Global Hope Network International

“Seed” Project Day Has No Seeds …

Soccer Field & Player
Soccer Field & Player
Race (women)
Race (women)
A Winner Prize
A Winner Prize
Evening Meeting (TCD)
Evening Meeting (TCD)

Transformational Community Development (TCD) is many times in need of a “hook”, a way to gather people together in order to have a natural venue for explaining the who/what/when/where/why(s) of TCD. We in GHNI call this a “SEED” project day. It is a method for allowing village people to gather in significant numbers in order to build relationships that will foster a natural conversation on the importance of their lives specific to life-changing principles.

In the case of this event in January in the Jharkhand region of India, sports was used as this venue to build trust, a prerequisite to any truly quality TCD initiative.

It is so exciting to see this many people gathered to have fun. More importantly, it is exciting to see these same people gathered in order to hear how TCD can help them in key areas of their lives of Water-Food-Health-Education-Finances. GHNI continues to be committed to these “seed” days as an entry point to development and life-changing endeavors.

A Grand New Year and Thanks To You !!!

A Grand New Year and Thanks To You !!!

It is a New Year and we take this time to celebrate your commitment to your work through us in Global Hope Network International. Regardless of the venue being clean water, agriculture, health/wellness, education, micro-enterprise, anti-human trafficking and the like … we are grateful for your part in all we are and do. Because of your giving, lives are being changed and lifted out of all types of poverty. TCD – Transformational Community Development. It’s what YOU do! Self-sustainability. It’s what YOU do!

Thank you! Your role in all this is vital! Please know this!

Dan and all of us GHNI staff in various countries of Asia, the Middle East and Africa

River Water Lifting Location
River Water Lifting Location
Irrigation Pond
Irrigation Pond
Lunch Time
Lunch Time
Rice For Harvest
Rice For Harvest
Aging
Aging
Rice Field Irrigated
Rice Field Irrigated
A Parched Land
A Parched Land
Young Woman And Child
Young Woman And Child
Water
Water
His opinion ....
His opinion ….
Leadership Discussion
Leadership Discussion
Listening Leader
Listening Leader
Oh a hunting we will go ...
Oh a hunting we will go …
Community Leaders
Community Leaders
Dan w. children Dhoker Jhara
Dan w. children Dhoker Jhara