Monthly Archives: December 2011

NGC and Emprendia become Strategic Partners

Following a first stimulating encounter in Beirut with Pedro Tarak, former Avina manager and Co-founder of Emprendia, we decided to build a stronger relationship between our two organizations.

NGC and Emprendia are now strategic partners (http://www.emprendia.net/en/about-us/our-community/).

Emprendia is a company focused on business development and communications driven by sustainable prosperity and by cultural, social and ecosystem regeneration. It builds on a huge network of partners from the public and private sector in South America and around the world.

Emprendia seeks for solutions responsive to resource scarcity, ecological planetary boundaries and large scale social inequities. In a transition toward green and socially inclusive economies, Emprendia creates communities and public value with its clients, suppliers, competitors and strategic partners.

 

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NGC Executive Director becomes advisor to the New Cities Foundation

NGC finds the approach of the New Cities Foundation stimulating,  innovative and very much in line with our principles.

We are looking forward to the first NCF summit in Paris, from the 14th-16th of May 2012 and will contribute  with advice, ideas and networks from South America and the Middle-East.

NGC in Rio De Janeiro Manages NCF e-health Project

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The New Cities Foundation, a Swiss nonprofit organization dedicated to urban innovation in the 21st century, has entrusted New Generation Consulting with the implementation of a wonderful innovative project in Rio de Janeiro.

This ground-breaking pilot project aims at improving access to healthcare thanks to New Technologies for residents of the favela of Santa Marta, with the support of the Secretariat for Healthcare of the City of Rio de Janeiro.

Together, NGC, the Secretariat for Healthcare of Rio, NCF members GE, Cisco, Orange, the State University of Rio de Janeiro and MIT met at Rio City Hall and in Santa Marta to launch the initiative, the 6th and 8th of December.

The main objective of the project is to use mobile health technology provided for by GE, connected thanks to Cisco and integrated with the help of Orange in order to:

  • Facilitate access to primary healthcare services
  • Design a cost effective model for public finances
  • Improve the quality of health care delivery

We will keep you updated on the progresses of the e-health pilot project in Rio. You can also check on the website of NCF : http://www.newcitiesfoundation.org/index.php/task-forces/e-health-in-rio-de-janeiro/