Info about IAAI: “International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI” www.glocha.info - is a not-for profit private association, which has been established under Austrian law of associations by an international group of scientists, science managers and futures studies experts in April 2007. IAAI main objective is to explore and promote systemic innovation regarding resource mobilization of global civil society for effective global governance in support of the work of United Nation System (visit http://glocha.info/attachments/article/182/RationaleforResourceMobilizatioInnovations_Why%20GloCha.pdf for more info).
By joining this google group at http://groups.google.com/group/innovation4rio you can become member of ‘Rio+20 Issues Cluster on "Innovation"’ and you will be included in all our future communication.
We are going to use also the Web 2.0 communication tools developed by Rio+20 Major Group NGO:
You are encouraged to join also ‘United Nations Sustainable Development’ group on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1888615&trk=anet_ug_hm
As regards meetings at the UN: we (IAAI) have submitted in partnership with Academic Council on the United Nations System www.acuns.org a Side event proposal “Rio+20: A Global Innovation Summit?” for Third Intersessional end of March, which could serve as a good opportunity for cluster embers to meet if the proposal will be accepted. (cluster members will be informed about future developments on this via innovation4rio(at)googlegroups.com mailing list).
As regards input of our ‘Innovation’ cluster to “NGO amendments into the zero draft outcome document for the Bureau's consideration”:
A first input to the Major groups coordination process for Rio+20 outcome document negotiations expected by next Friday process!
We have uploaded the Zero Draft Outcome document with some ideas for innovation related amendments inserted in “track changes” modus. The link to the document is: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bx6Y_m1IHZsDNzUxZjNjMjktYTU2ZC00MWEwLTliMjItNzBiZGM5MDI3NGM3 .(click on download the original document to see ammendments in track changes modus); you can find the document in pdf form here
Please react swiftly and add your ideas and send them it back to me (polzer(at)glocha.info)
Looking forward to work with you on making Rio+20 a big success!