Nepal ~ The Earth is Not Really Flat!: Discovering Community-Centered “Best Practices” in a Vertical World [1.27.19]

Guest:

  • Dr. Malcolm J. Odell, Jr., MS, Evaluation, Training, & Sustainable Development Specialist, Appreciative Planning and Action Consulting (APA)
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Segment 3 Segment 4

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The EmeraldPlanet TV programs are available to view on our website, YouTube, UStream TV, and social media around the world. The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Dr. Malcolm J. Odell, Jr., MS, Evaluation, Training, & Sustainable Development Specialist, Appreciative Planning and Action Consulting (APA), (In-Studio), Theme: “Nepal: Its Location; Physical Features; People; and Environment”
  • Segment ‘2’:  Dr. Malcolm J. Odell, Jr., MS, Evaluation, Training, & Sustainable Development Specialist, Appreciative Planning and Action Consulting (APA), (In-Studio), Theme: “Makalu-Barun National Park: Discovering Three [3] Simple Questions that Unlock Inclusive Community Development, Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Environmental Conservation”
  • Segment ‘3’: Dr. Malcolm J. Odell, Jr., MS, Evaluation, Training, & Sustainable Development Specialist, Appreciative Planning and Action Consulting (APA), (In-Studio), Theme: “Protecting the Environment, Engaging Communities, While Resolving Conflict: The Kali Gandaki Hydropower Project”
  • Segment ‘4’: Dr. Malcolm J. Odell, Jr., MS, Evaluation, Training, & Sustainable Development Specialist, Appreciative Planning and Action Consulting (APA), (In-Studio), Theme: “A Thousand Years of National Diversity; Traditional Cultures; and Pristine Environment: Creating 500 Miles of 21st Century Nepali Ecotourism”

Program Overview:

Dr. Malcolm (Mac) J. Odell, MS has worked for over 35 years in international peace-building, empowerment, participatory research, community development, strategic planning, evaluation/monitoring, conflict resolution, ecotourism, training, and management. Most recently ‘Mac’ has become known globally for the innovation of a new organization development and mobilization strategy, “Appreciative Planning and Action Consulting” (APA).

APA is being used successfully in peace building in Nepal, Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Sierra Leone as well as with numerous U.S. and international firms and organizations including a dozen Habitat for Humanity Affiliates, 250 local NGOs, and almost 400,000 poor men and women in the Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and other Asia-Pacific countries. Of the 19 years he has lived and worked abroad, he has spent 9 years in villages of Asia and Africa, and worked with the World Bank, USAID, NORAD, IFAD, CARE, NIH, IRC, Pact, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Heifer International, as well as 5 years with the Government of Botswana in Southern Africa. His education includes a BA from Princeton and MS and PhD degrees in applied development sociology from Cornell University.


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