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Global STIR Summit- Divine Ntiokam

Empowerment of our youth, our new generations, to sustain their own lives in their home countries and cities is key for global stability and sustainable harmony. Food, drinking water, healthy air, energy (in short WAFE) are part of the 5 core natural human values for sustainable evolution of life. Engagement to and sharing those values is key for sustainable communities and erradication of the challenges expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Mr. Ntiokam Divine is the Founder and Managing Director for Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN ) and apart from this wears many hats just to name a few :

Continental Vice President for the African Youth in Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN ) and one of the International Ambassadors for the Food and Land Use (FOLU ) Coalition. Coupled to all these he took upon himself to ensure the SDGs and mainstreamed among young people, who are of course the leaders of today for a sustainable future, by leading a team who translated these goals into 60 local languages across the African continent and beyond. This was to ensure the communication gap between policy makers and most marginalised children and youth in rural communities to own and lead the Agenda 2030 in their constituency.

Ntiokam Divine is co-organizer of the Global STIR Summit looking forward to the options to integrate all sustainocratic issues into CSAYN processes. We think of participative learning together with schools for awareness, leadership and empowerment through School of Talent and Wellness. Or FRE2SH food resilience programs with COS3i social engagement into local participation, etc. The important network for citizens and participatory generations of Divine is key to leverage his circle of influence up to level 4 awareness driven regional cocreation.

Being able to practice the way of thinking and co-creation in Eindhoven, using the local priorities of each of the areas as spearhead items, will be key for further engagement programs and address of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Global STIR Summit – Mr. Sujith Ravindran

My first encounter with this extreemly nice personality with Indian roots was in Eindhoven itself back in the early days of STIR’s City of Tomorrow initiative. Our talks were animated and philosophical on sociology, masculine and feminine energy, leadership and empowerment. Sujith accepted to share podium with me during a couple of events in which entrepreneurship and intercultural relationships were topics.

With a background of forty+ years in the Indian spiritual sciences and a distinguished business career, Sujith Ravindran supports top leaders within business, politics and non-profits worldwide develop inner-leadership, and helps organizations realize their full Human Potential.

In 2012, the Council of Assisi conferred him the honour of Ambassador of Peace for his efforts on spiritual upliftment in Italy. His bestseller book, MATURE MASCULINITY: Man’s Inner Essence, captures the insights originating from a profound personal opening Sujith experienced many years ago. That experience led him to leave behind his successful corporate career in pursuit of self-realization, a journey that led him to write and release MATURE MASCULINITY. Another international work, The BEING Leader, is today being hailed as the standard for high leadership and is a popular study within corporations and business schools.

His recent book, The 7 Mystical Laws of Abundance, is now available in 200 countries.

During our Global STIR Summit in Eindhoven on october 2nd till 5th he will conduct workshops throughout the event. These are unprecedented, highly inspirational and demand a lot of the participants. Make sure you will not miss it….

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Global STIR Summit – Mr. Mahendra Shah

Forming a Worldwide Youth Sustainability Alliance to involve youth in the mindfulness dialogues and decision making.

The cocreation Summit is not one to attend, sit back and listen. It is one that gets you into the driver’s seat of a major global and local transition starting within ourselves. A new way of thinking.

Dr. Mahendra Shah is from India but owns and exploits a yoga resort on Bali. This visionary personality has been in open dialogue with the STIR Foundation to try to realize the idea of health valleys near every town in the world. Shah was active in the United Nations and the World Bank for decades and is a successful entrepreneur as well as motivator for change. He is preparing a documentary for 2022 summits referred to as the Earth Odyssey 2022.

The brochure of 3 phases can be requested. We are very honored to welcome Dr. Shah among us as speaker, panel member and partner.

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Email us if you intend to come to the summit. We will provide you with information, costs, discounts, etc..

stir.worldviewmission@gmail.com

Global STIR Summit – Ms. Hélène H. Oord

Introducing Ms. Hélène H. Oord, organization partner of the Summit and founding chair of Worldview Mission Intl.

Ms. Hélène H. Oord – UN Counselor & Liaison and Ambassador to the United Nations.

Mr. Jean-Paul Close and Ms. Hélène H. Oord in front of the United Nation’s flag symbols at Worldview Mission headquarters

Ms. Hélène H. Oord was born and raised in Suriname (South America). When she was a teen she moved with her family to the Netherlands where she still resides.

Ms. Hélène is an Ordained Reverend Street Evangelist, Chairperson and Founder of Worldview Mission (WM) Int’l. Worldview Mission is member of the United Nations CSO-NET (ECOSOC CIVIL Society Network NGO Branch, New York.)

Worldview Mission Int’l is based in The Netherlands (Holland) and advocates for improvement on the quality of life for the people living in poverty helping them to become self-sufficient. Worldview Mission has more than 33 country representatives in 5 regions: Africa, Asia, Middle East North & South America, Europe (USA, Brazil, Dubai-Youth Department) and the Netherlands (Headquarters).

Ms. Hélène H. Oord and Worldview Mission have a long track record in the United Nations. Within the Global STIR Summit in Eindhoven and subsequent programs in coming years, Ms. Hélène H. Oord, is liaison for STIR and Sustainocracy with the United Nations, proactively inviting heads of state, government officials, city councillers, local NGOs to become acquainted with the context, as an awareness driven step forward for our human and societal innovation and evolution.

During the Global STIR Summit Ms. Hélène H. Oord will host all participants as the “mother of all nations”, an honorable mention she received in acknowledgement of her continuous long term efforts to combat poverty in the world by creating selfsufficiency and support.

STIR Summit Motivation

Einstein: “We cannot solve issues with the same way of thinking that created them”.

“So we need to change our way of thinking”, Jean-Paul Close

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations can be seen as unprecedented consequences of a way of thinking and structuring society. This way was highly successful in the past when the human population and planetarian resources could still be balanced within a political, social and economic reality. Now it cannot anymore. We draw a line and which we all take “the next step”. That is the motivation of the Global STIR Summit. Just watch a short and challenging video impression

https://youtu.be/T6alyjnbp_A

So we need to change our way of thinking. To do that we introduce the 5 core natural human values for Sustainable human progress as well as our shared responsability between citizens and institutions to assure this values at all times. This is what we are going to practice during the Summit, just to get a feel what it is to reason using a different reference framework than what we are used to.

For 10 years now this reference framework developed in the Netherlands and resulted into different multidisciplinary communities. Two will be highlighted, AiREAS and COS3i. AiREAS signs up with 21 municipalities to work on health and habitat together with citizens through open governance and participation.

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Two programs will run intertwined in October: one for current institutions and citizen representations, one for innovative, participatory learning for students within the upcoming generations.

Jean-Paul Close _ Founder STIR

First sustainocratic Global STIR Summit in Octobre in Eindhoven

Excitement about the beautiful acceptance of our summit among values driven leadership across the world.

The first Global STIR Summit will be helt in Octobre 2019 from 2nd till 5th, in the home of Sustainocracy, Eindhoven. Global leadership of values driven initiatives will be present as we engage the participants into co-creation of our core natural human values, solving at the same time the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, climat problems and creating a healthy evolutionary perspective for ourselves, our species and our institutions.

In this blog I will provide information about the growing acceptation of top influencers of the world to attend and join our global co-creation mission. This first Summit is prelude to engagement summits around the world in the coming years. It is key to be present right from the start.

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Don’t underestimate the needs of a passive crowd

About 70 individuals, from about 30 different nationalities, turned up for our monthly social picnic. Today started as an unstable summer day, weather wise. The picnic required at least dry grass for the participants to sit. With the possibility of many no shows we decided to go ahead and take the risk. The enormous affluence was a warm surprise to us as organizers.

The potluck was richly filled again with food and drinks. People gathered in groups for talks. Some walked in a bit shy as newcomers, needing a bit of help to connect. By doing this through positive engagement we learned that some only arrived in town days ago and attended, with the desire to meet people.

For the first time we had decided to introduce some activities that would enhance further mingling and engagement. There is always a risk of over-organizing events when people are free to do their own thing. Finding a balance in organizing stuff for or with people, and allowing things to happen spontaneously, simply because we create the space and opportunity for it, is worth exploring. Our common goal is social inclusion and integration. Is it enough to organize the picnic and let people figure out their own inclusion process? Or do they still need some extra facilitation? When do we risk to patronize? And when do we facilitate or guide?

We observe the group of 70, relatively passive, sitting together, peacefully chatting, finding their way to the potluck table, engaging or not with some guitar music. It becomes hard as organiser to find the desire to disrupt this beauty with some workshop announcement. Eventually we did.

We announced a speed date encounter for new friendships. To our surprise about 40%, 25 persons stood up. We then understood that the passive attitude of the group was just a time filling behavior waiting for a little bit of leadership to get them on the move. We learned to “never underestimate the needs of a passive community”. The gratitude displayed during and after the workshop was overwhelming. A new milestone was achieved in our own awareness and techniques for a yet higher purpose, our participation society (Sustainocracy).

Suddenly we can ask ourselves the question of engaging the world of the commons in general? Is the seemingly passive attitude around global pollution, climate issues and social challenges, just a misjudged appearance? What if we find the right trigger for positive engagement, like we did today during the picnic? A challenging thought worth exploring further …..