Global Reach Initiative
Serving Stakeholder Communities
TEAMMX Auxiliary Field Unit, Kensington Market
Location: Toronto, Canada
Humanity is experiencing unprecedented turbulence that continues to confront and confound a moribund leadership; a leadership that remains fixated on archaic systems, outdated methodologies, and sometimes decades delayed solutions to crisis that now engulf and overwhelm human populations struggling to survive.
The Global Reach Initiative employs a two-level approach in addressing this problem within regions and at the local community level; one works from the top down, while the other works from the bottom up; each requires foresight and commitment to achieve results.
The first requires working with leadership to plan, create, and implement sustainable criteria to support fledgling local communities; second, work at the local level with stakeholders and stakeholder communities to garner their support and input on what they believe it requires for them to achieve sustainability.
- Moral persuasiveness
- Ethics in governance
- Diversity inclusive
- Gender justness
- Collaborative decisions
- Institutional requirements
- Social and economic justice
- Global transformation
- Moral leadership
- Stablizing effects of law
Details the framework and activity by which Regional Coordination carries out its operation in accordance with the philosophy, principles, goals and objectives put forth by the Institute For Global Promise.
Local Community Development. The Trilateral Operand is the core construct that houses the philosophical base and support frameworks that guide agency endeavors. It fuses leadership, law, and governance as a unified componen.
At the core of current problems facing humanity is the overriding need to address the severe lack of spiritual acumen in strategic planning and policy implementation to resolve issues of growing poverty, environmental crisis, social inequality, racial injustice, political corruption, cross-national crime, the climate emergency and a host of others too many to mention here; all of which have profound implications and consequences for how human populations can sustain efforts to achieve quality of life and ensure ultimate survival.
Experience must gain traction at the community level to Prove Its Worth
Development specialist, policy wonks, economists, social workers, and others to include multi-stakeholder partnerships and alliances, will accomplish little for their efforts if no positive results are forthcoming at the local community level where the burden for success of any development project remains with those that have the most to lose.
Thinking Outside The Box
"Thinking outside the box seeks to find interesting practices beyond the traditional boundaries of a nation or community to understand why and how they have worked to achieve given policy objectives. It then creatively transfers that knowledge into tailored programs that may be tried within the local institutional and policy environments. This is learning from others to gain new ideas for innovation, for new and different ways ways of doing things. The purpose is to understand why others adopt different approaches to similar issues, how their history and circumstances influence policies."
Reference: B. S. Neo & G. Chen. Dynamic Governance: Embedding Culture, Capabilities and Change in Singapore. Nanyang Business School, NTU, Singapore (2007).
This way of thinking recognises that people who have grown up and lived in the same socio-economic and political environment often develop similar views and share similar blind spots. In being too familiar and too comfortable, they too easily reject ideas that do not fit into the local context in the first instance. It recognises the nee for people to step out of their familiar surroundings long enough to overcome their own blind spots and see what others are seeing. It involves searching for novel and interesting practices adopted and implemented by others. Aspirants need to think and be open to learn from people and practices outside their own culture. They need to be confident to go beyond the boundaries of familiar domains and competencies to look for different ideas to build intellectual and social linkages.
Global Reach Initiative
TEAMMX Auxiliary Field Unit, Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada