During the World Debate in Davos, Dr.Kumi Naidoo, CIVICUS Secretary General and chair of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) said, in response to the optimism due to growth: "Yes there might be growth in conventional terms, but we have to begin to question the quality of growth. Most of this growth is growth without equity. Most of this growth is jobless growth. We need an economy that can create decent jobs for a large number of people." In order to for the growth to become more equal, I propose: 1. Representatives from each country, along with the WTO,UN, other organizations involved in economic cooperation, and NGO's should meet. 2. They will discuss how to set the conditions that are necessary for genuine trade to occur in the poverty stricken countries. 3. During this meeting they will discuss possible policy's that can be taken to bring more jobs to country's like Africa. This will probably involve some government intervention and regulation of current businesses, but in such a way that they will still want to do business in conflicted countries. Also, they should consider how to guide the government's of those countries, so that those nations will be able to sustain sound trade policy's and activities. They need to be taught how to fish, and how to keep fishing. 4. Lastly, they should address how to educate the needy nations. The population's of the impoverished nations need to be effectively educated, so that they may gain the many benefits that come with an educated citizenry. I don't need to go into discussing the benefits of education here. And this is one area where the NGO's can play a huge part. I'm here to learn, so don't don't be too harsh with your comments please. eheh Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!