UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR COUMBA GAWLO
I actively support the GLOBAL COOPERATION DAY - Coumba Gawlo, September 19 2014.
Coumba Gawlo is Senegal's second-highest selling artist after Youssou N'Dour. In the above video, Ms. Gawlo is doing her music tour in Africa and was met by the then Prime Minster of Ivory Coast, who was also Vice-President of the General Assembly (House of Lords), with the objective not only to promote culture (music) but also to raise awareness on various development issues such as poverty, women's education, health, and most particularly in Ivory Coast: peace and reconciliation. Using music to spread the message.
Coumba Gawlo is working with other government officials to spread various messages as an ambassador and also during her concerts. Particularly addressing young people. .. Instilling peace, tradition, etc young people employment, working hard as ethics.
ALLAN SAVORY, CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, THE SAVORY INSTITUTE :
Allan was born in Rhodesia, southern Africa. He pursued an early career as a research biologist and Game Ranger in the British Colonial Service of what was then Northern Rhodesia (today Zambia), and later as a farmer, game rancher, politician and international consultant, based in Southern Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe). In the 1960s, while working on the interrelated problems of increasing poverty and disappearing wildlife, he made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems. He went on to work, as a resource management consultant, with numerous managers, eventually on four continents, to develop sustainable solutions.
His early results in reversing land degradation in a manner that made, rather than cost, money were impressive. But, as he often states, his failures were equally impressive! Finally, in the mid 1980’s the last of some key missing pieces fell into place. Since then thousands of land, livestock and wildlife managers have been able to demonstrate consistent results following the methodology he called “holistic management.”
Savory served as a Member of Parliament in the latter days of Zimbabwe’s civil war and leader of the opposition to the ruling party headed by Ian Smith. Exiled in 1979, as a result of his opposition, he emigrated to the United States where he co-founded the non-profit organization Holistic Management International with his wife, Jody Butterfield. In 1992 they formed a second non-profit (social welfare) organization near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the Africa Centre for Holistic Management, donating a ranch that would serve as a learning site for people all over Africa. Savory and the five local Chiefs are permanent Trustees of the Africa Centre. Savory and his wife divide their time between Zimbabwe and New Mexico.
In 2003, Savory was awarded the Banksia International Award for the person or organization doing the most for the environment on a global scale. His current work in Africa is receiving much praise and recognition and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management was announced the winner of the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Award for the organization working to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
PROFESSOR BILL SOSINSKY, ENERGIME UNIVERSITY
Bill Sosinsky, Founder, Co-Owner, and CEO of The Energime Family of Companies including Energime Sustainable Technologies, Energime Power, Energime Energy Efficiency and is the Chairman of the Board for The Energime Foundation. Bill is also the Founder and Director of Energime University.
Bill has been a proponent of sustainable growth and renewable energy since the early 1970s. As a young student Bill attended Elizabeth Irwin/ Little Red School House in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Later he went on to attend Stuyvesant High School for math and science, and was in the first graduating class of the New York City, City-As-School experimental program for gifted students. After academic work at the SUNY Binghamton School of Business for undergraduate studies, and NYU Graduate School, he started Environomic Solutions, an early version of Energime. Bill’s credits also include teaching at the Henry George School of Economics, working for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York City Bicentennial Corporation, NYPIRG, and composing and producing sound tracks for television and film. In 2005, Bill began creating the structure and building the core relationships that would become Energime Sustainable Technologies and the Energime Companies. Bill has a strong background and extensive practical experience in economics, economic theory, marketing, business development, renewable energy, agriculture, aquaculture, waste management technologies, integrated sustainable design, environmental sciences, project management, and communications.
Bill is a published author having written many articles. He served as the opinion editor for EcoSeed with articles on Integrated Sustainable Design, Green Investment, Sustainable Economics, Advanced Food Production, Global Agricultural Trends, and Advanced Waste Management. He is also a regular contributor on the subject of energy conservation and advanced retrofitting of the built environment for several real estate periodicals and for the DOE executive newsletter.