MDG- Environmental Sustainability
Article- Governing for Sustainability
Governance in simple terms means “the process of decision making and the process by which decisions are implemented.” As governance pertains to the process of decision making and the process by which decisions are implemented, an analysis of governance focuses on formal and informal mechanisms that are set in place to manage social, political and economic relationships. Governance therefore encompasses complex systems structured as hierarchies with centralized and structured chain of communications with collective decision making.
One truism that can be drawn from governance is that it is differs from place to place ...view middle of the document...
Good governance also means sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the natural environment. Good governance can ensure lot of benefits for the people within the system by allowing different elements governed by the system to focus on specialized tasks that collectively support the goals of the system.
Governance systems have some basic elements that need some decision making that is collectively making a decision and ensuring that they are carried out, Governance systems are all ultimately variations of these two themes reflecting various problems that society faces. Governance as a whole is a therefore any system that secures effective citizen participation in collective decision making and implementing process.
MDG- Primary education for all
Article- Information Systems in Indian rural Communities
The essence of education is empowerment. Literacy holds the key to opening the doors needed for economic, social, personal, health and wellbeing. Education is also a crucial factor in ending issues like global poverty. Without adequate access to global informational technology a person is denied access to many forms of power. Information Technology is the next step to educational empowerment. Information means knowledge. Knowledge is a key resource in development and progress of a society. In today’s fast pace technological world, social development is a learning process and people occupy the center stage of development as agents of change.
In order to address the issue of illiteracy spread rampantly across some developing nations it is important to educate people using existing technology. Information systems play an important role in combatting poverty and illiteracy and fostering development of society by educating people and supporting economic growth of the society. There are many solutions suggested by United Nations for addressing the “Education to all” goal that integrates technology with education therefore leveraging the best of both. The e-HUB solution would bring education to people formally and informally, regardless of the location and development level. The delivery of Ehub would be via internet. The other solution that uses technology is the Wi-Fi for everyone. This provides wireless internet access to everyone therefore people will be able to use the internet as a medium for education, communication, commerce etc.
As mentioned in the article information technology has been used in a variety of ways in order to provide effective solutions to a number of other problems too. Unlimited internet access, enhanced information access across large distances, increased and improved education through computers, opportunities for a better living can all be established through effective use of information technology. Primary education can be spread across rural and urban areas. To empower people in rural areas with education and spread knowledge information systems should be used.
Creating a society rich with knowledge...