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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Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks, while creating The Emerald Mall to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings..

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guest is:

  • 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.


Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet….Dr. Sam Hancock, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!