Saturday, July 19, 2014

Final List of Groups on Good Governance Forum

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Effective 1st Aug 2014, only the groups listed below will be maintained and serviced at the Good Governance Forum. All other groups will be removed. The central databank will, however, keep the email IDs of all the groups, active and deleted, among 10,000+ in the network. We hope to service 2500 individuals/organizations with our news, articles and reports as well as public service initiatives and Public Complaint Cell wherever needed. We had to cut down the service spectrum by 75% to be able to bear the growing operational cost and also to focus on the working of the goodwill ambassadors and advisory committees for an enhanced role in the times ahead.

1.  Advocates
2.  Businessmen (temporarily suspended)
3.  Chambers of Commerce & Industry
4.  Civil Servants
5.  Creative Leaders 
6.  Courts
7.  Foreign Diplomats
8.  Ex Pak Ambassadors
9.  Federal Govt
10. Forum Writers
11. Human Rights Orgs
12. ISPR
13. Justice for Musharraf
14. Media Groups
15. Media International
16. Military
17. Newspapers & Magazines
18. NGOs Pakistan
19. NGOs International
20. Overseas Pakistanis
21. Politicians
22. Professionals
23. Think Tanks

Some groups are formed on the basis of professions/occupations, hobbies and interests of the individual members. Other groups represent organizations of specific disciplines. All the groups of individual members will henceforth be composed of paid members (full members, associate members, ordinary members). The groups composed of organizations will be partly paid and partly unpaid. The unpaid groups will have reciprocal service arrangement with us.

Your suggestions will be most welcome.

MEMBERSHIP UNIT
Good Governance Forum
Leading the Way to the Challenge of Change in Pakistan
Good Governance Forum is the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan, founded by the public citizen Mumtaz A. Piracha in 2007. Its 9000 network members include academia, advocates, businessmen and industrialists, civil servants, diplomats, journalists and anchors, military officials, parliamentarians, professionals. It has a network of 500 NGOs and 300 media associates. It is member of 26 media groups with overall membership of over 200,000. It has over 100 news and thematic blogs. It has presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Technorati and Google+. Its comments on key issues are published on broadbased international print media and news sites. It has goodwill ambassadors within and outside Pakistan and advisory committees on national issues. 
Good Governance Forum, registered as a civil society organization with the Dept of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations was the first and only think tank in Pakistan to be invited to the MDG Summit at General Assembly in New York in June 2010. 
Good Governance Forum encourages discussions on all aspects of governance in Pakistan but does not accept any responsibility for the views expressed by the contributors.
Guiding Principles and Rules can be viewed at http://ggovernance.blogspot.com/p/guiding-principles-of-good-governance.html. These are automatically applicable to contributors.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Public Service Initiatives of Good Governance Forum

(1) Cause Marketing International is created by Good Governance Forum, the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan, to promote national and international causes. Its 7000 plus network members include academia, business and industry, civil servants, diplomats, media, military, parliamentarians, professionals. It has a network of over 500 NGOs and 15,000 media associates. It has over 100 blogs. It has presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+.  
Post comments at 
http://causemarketinginternational.blogspot.com or 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com

(2) Cause Marketing Services are offered by Good Governance Forum, the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan, to market a cause, event, or project. Good Governance Forum has over 7000 network members, 500 NGOs and 15000 media associates. It has over 50 news and thematic blogs. It is present on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+. It has a network of I.T.-enabled service providers. 
View details at  
http://causemarketingservices.blogspot.com or 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com

(3) CM Punjab blog was created in 2008 by Good Governance Forum, the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan as a public service initiative to enable the people of Punjab to interact with the Chief Minister Punjab with their complaints, suggestions, opinions. Post your comments at http://cmpunjab.blogspot.com  for onward submission to CM. 
      View us at www.goodgovernanceforum.com

(4) Digital Media Marketing Services
Digital Media Marketing Services are provided by Good Governance Forum
 through its domestic and foreign associates to help NGOs, charities and trusts to reach individuals, corporations and donor agencies within and outside Pakistan particularly the overseas Pakistanis in the US, Canada, UK, Saudi Arabia and UAE, to mobilize funds for their existing and new projects. 
View details at http://digitalmediamarketingservices.blogspot.com or

email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com for more info.

     (5) Emergency Services Lahore blog is created as a public service by Good Governance Forum, Pakistan's first and only interactive think tank on governance, comprising 5,000+ members from academia,business and industry, civil services,diplomats, NGOs, media, military, politicians, professionals, writers. It has 15,000+ media supporters. It is recognized as a civil society organization by DESA-United Nations.
Post your comments at 
http://emergencyserviceslahore.blogspot.com  or 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com

      (6) Fundraising Advisory Service is offered by Good Governance Forum, registered with the United Nations-DESA as a civil society organization, for raising funds  from within and outside Pakistan for credible NGOs, charities and trusts for their viable projects .  View details at http://fundraisingadvisoryservice.blogspot.com or 

(7) Funding for NGOs blog is created by Good Governance Forum 
as a public service initiative to notify funding opportunities from across the globe 
and to facilitate interaction 
between the civil society organizations, NGOs, charities and trusts and the donor agencies. 
Good Governance Forum does not assume any responsibility whatsoever nor does it recommend any organization. Post your query on 
http://fundingforngos.blogspot.com under the icon COMMENTS 
or email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com

(8) GGF Blogs is created by Good Governance Forum (GGF) to list out the blogs that the forum created on key national and international issues for the benefit of the Internet surfers, researchers, think tanks, civil society activists, NGOs and others interested in the topics of governance, politics, judicial activism, international relations, global issues, media, community, and general topics. Post your comments at 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com 

(9) GGF Membership blog outlines membership procedure and privileges of Good Governance Forum, the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan, with a network of over 7000 members from all walks of life, 500 NGOs and 15,000 media persons. It has over 100 blogs. It is present on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+. It has goodwill ambassadors within and outside Pakistan and advisory committees on key issues. View details at http://ggfmembership.blogspot.com or 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com for further info.

(9-A) GGF Advisory Committees blog notifies the chairpersons of the 
Central and Provincial Advisory Committees of Good Governance Forum. These ladies and gentlemen are committed to the common mission of improving governance in Pakistan by studying key national issues and recommending solutions. 
View them at http://ggfadvisorycommittees.blogspot.com

(9-B) GGF Goodwill Ambassadors blog notifies the Goodwill Ambassadors of 
Good Governance Forum.
These ladies and gentlemen are committed to promote the common mission of
 improving governance by mobilizing public opinion 
among the Pakistanis residing in and out of Pakistan. 
View them at http://ggfgoodwillambassadors.blogspot.com
  
     (10) Global Job Sites blog is created by Good Governance Forum as a public service without assuming any responsibility/liability whatsoever for the contents displayed here.  All concerned are cautioned to exercise due diligence.  Global job sites are listed here to enable job seekers to search jobs, post their resume, find tips to prepare resume, to prepare for interview, to assess jobs and employers. These job sites are selected from the search engines and in no way are recommended or authenticated by the blogger. 
View details at http://globaljobsites.blogspot.com.

       (11) Global Student Resources is the place for knowing almost every thing that a student needs to know about education, scholarships, jobs around the world. Global Student Resources blog is created by Good Governance Forum as a public service without assuming any responsibility/liability whatsoever for the contents displayed here. Post your comments at http://globalstudentresources.blogspot.com or 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com

      (12) Helping Pakistan People blog is created by Good Governance Forum to notify opportunities for grants, research fellowships, conferences and events for individuals as well as civil society organizations, NGOs, charities and trusts from across the globe. Good Governance Forum does not assume any responsibility and/or liability whatsoever nor does it recommend any organization or program. Post your queries at 
 http://helpingpakistanpeople.blogspot.com or 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com

      (13) International Scholarships for Students blog is created as a public service by Good Governance Forum to provide students around the world with info about scholarships and financial aid from the various organizations without assuming any responsibility/liability whatsoever for the contents published here. Students are advised in their own interest to exercise due diligence. Post your comments here or email to good.governance@gmail.com View us at http://internationalscholarshipsforstudents.blogspot.com

      (14) Judicial Petitions Pakistan blog is created by Good Governance Forum, the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan recognized by United Nations, to inform general public, intelligentsia, and media about the forum's applications/petitions filed in high courts and Supreme Court on major issues of public interest. Post  your comments or an issue of public interest on http://judicialpetitionspakistan.blogspot.com

    (15) Pakistan Flood Victims blog is created by Good Governance Forum to provide updates on the flood situation in Pakistan.  It does not assume any responsibility/liability whatsoever for the authenticity of the news and reports and the working of the organizations in the flood relief programs. Post your comments at http://pakistanfloodvictims.blogspot.com or 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com  

 (16) Search Jobs International provides information about job openings around the world. For domestic jobs in Pakistan, visit http://searchjobspakistan.blogspot.com. It is a public service initiative of Good Governance Forum, the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan. View us at www.goodgovernanceforum.com. Post  your vacancies at http://searchjobsinternational.blogspot.com  or email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com 

      (17) Search Jobs Pakistan provides information about paid internships, jobs, consulting assignments in NGOs, charities, trusts, corporations, donor agencies, development institutions in and out of Pakistan. It is a public service initiative of Good Governance Forum, the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan. View us at www.goodgovernanceforum.com. Post your vacancies at http://searchjobspakistan.blogspot.com or 
email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com. 

((18) Strategic Partnering: Good Governance Forum offers various forms of 
strategic partnerships to promote a cause, event, program or commercial services of 
an organization through its 
network of members, associates, social media sites
and news and thematic blogs. 
Details can be viewed at http://strategicpartnering.blogspot.com or email to goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com for more info.

      (19) Subscription Services for cause marketing of individuals and organizations are offered by Good Governance Forum, the first and only interactive think tank on governance in Pakistan, on modest and affordable rates. View us at www.goodgovernanceforum.com. Post your comments at http://subscriptionservices.blogspot.com  or 

Connecting with the World

NEWS BLOGS OF GOOD GOVERNANCE FORUM

Good Governance Forum provides space on its following blogs for press releases, news and public service messages of civil society organizations, NGOs, charities and trusts for spreading their word  among the people across the globe.

http://pakistantimesonline.blogspot.com

Good Governance Forum provides space on its following blog for domestic columnists and writers of Pakistan for introducing them and putting across their views to the people around the world.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Advisory Committees & Goodwill Ambassadors

Advisory Committees of Good Governance Forum

1. Admiral ® Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey
Chairman Central Advisory Committee on Defense
Islamabad

2. Vice Admiral ® Ahmad Tasnim
Chairman Central Advisory Committee on Accountability
Islamabad

3. Brig ® Shaukat Qadir
Chairman Central Advisory Committee on National Security
Islamabad

4. Capt ® Adeeb Safvi
Chairman Provincial Advisory Committee on Social Welfare
Karachi

5. Shaheen Attiq
Chairperson Provincial Advisory Committee on Social Welfare
Lahore

6. Abid Beli
Chairman Provincial Advisory Committee on Media Affairs
Karachi

Goodwill Ambassadors of Good Governance Forum

1. H.E. Dipatuan Dr Shaukat Nawaz Khan
Goodwill Ambassador for Overseas Pakistanis in UK
London

2. Hanif Khayal
Goodwill Ambassador for Overseas Pakistanis in Canada
Toronto, Canada

3. Javed Zaheer
Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan-Canada Relations
Toronto, Canada

4. Salahuddin Haider
Goodwill Ambassador for Diplomatic Relations
Karachi

5. Farheen Chaudhry
Goodwill Ambassador for Peace
Islamabad

6. Shamsa Ali
Goodwill Ambassador for Women Empowerment
Lahore

7. Shaikh Manzar Alam
Goodwill Ambassador for Trade & Industry
Karachi

8. Abid Iqbal Khari
Goodwill Ambassador for Youth Leadership
Islamabad

9. Saima Nawaz
Goodwill Ambassador for Art & Culture
Lahore

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Goodwill Ambassador for Overseas Pakistanis

Goodwill Ambassador is a title of honor for an individual who serves an organization or cause as an Ambassador of Goodwill. The governmental as well as the non-governmental organizations use the services of goodwill ambassadors to promote their ideals, values and missions as well as programs among the people of a country, province, or city as well as specific fields of activity, communities or groups. The primary responsibilities of a goodwill ambassador is to (a) introduce the organization among the people and institutions, (b) promote membership, events and services of the organization and (c) generate funds for the organization.

Good Governance Forum plans to nominate Goodwill Ambassadors for Overseas Pakistanis based in different countries, provinces/states, cities around the world to serve as a bridge between the overseas Pakistanis and the Good Governance Forum in Pakistan.

We also plan to set up a Central Advisory Committee on Overseas Pakistanis based in Islamabad to liaise with the federal government to help solve the issues of the overseas Pakistanis and to facilitate them in playing a key role in the governance of Pakistan. 

We were the first to offer Online Voting System to the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of Pakistan to enable the overseas Pakistanis to cast their votes from their computers at their homes or offices. Unfortunately, the ECP didn't agree to try the system and the President of Pakistan signed the legislation just four days before May 11 general elections. 

Our Goodwill Ambassadors for Overseas Pakistanis will also be members of the Central Advisory Committee on Overseas Pakistanis for better coordination and meaningful achievements. They will promote the Good Governance Forum and its mission among the overseas Pakistanis in their community or network and enlist them as our overseas members to lend support to the national cause of good governance in Pakistan.

With 7000+ members from all walks of life, 500+ NGOs and 15000+ media associates, we have a voice to be heard and action to be initiated by the government.
 


Those interested may please email us their profile at goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com. Selection will be entirely merit-based and no appointment is guaranteed at this point of time. Initial appointment will be for one year renewable for a further period with mutual consent. Rules of Conduct will apply.
We don't charge any fee from the Goodwill Ambassadors nor do we pay them for their services. It’s ex-gratis from both sides in the larger national interest.
 

Mumtaz A. Piracha
Founder & Chairman
Good Governance Forum
Leading the Way to the Challenge of Change in Pakistan
Email: goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com
Web: 
www.goodgovernanceforum.com
Blog: 
http://ggovernance.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Goodwill Ambassadors for Pakistan

Goodwill Ambassador is a title of honor for an individual who serves an organization or cause as an Ambassador of Goodwill. The governmental as well as the non-governmental organizations use the services of goodwill ambassadors to promote their ideals, values and missions as well as programs among the people of a country, province, or city as well as specific fields of activity, communities or groups. The primary responsibilities of a goodwill ambassador is to (a) introduce the organization among the people and institutions, (b) promote membership, events and services of the organization and (c) generate funds for the organization.

Good Governance Forum plans to appoint Goodwill Ambassadors for specific fields of interest to help promote specific causes from the platform of Good Governance Forum such as those related to the fields of education, health, youth, women, justice, human rights, socio-economic rights, and so on. These Goodwill Ambassadors may not be renowned personalities but should be fairly known in their fields of activity, profession or occupation and ready to work ex-gratis for the welfare of the people in their designated fields.



It's an honorary position and the Good Governance Forum doesn't charge  a fee nor does it pay for the services of the Goodwill Ambassador. However, the Goodwill Ambassador is expected to carry the visiting card of the forum that he/she can arrange at his/her own cost (as per standard design of the forum) or ask the forum to provide it at a nominal expense with name, title, email address, cell no and the colour picture.

There is no pay but the privilege of being a part of the Pakistan's first and only interactive think tank on governance having 7000+members, 500+ NGOs and 15000+ media associates is something that should be good enough to work as our Goodwill Ambassador to create awareness among the people on the need for good governance and mobilize public support for Good Governance Forum to help enforce good governance in every part of the country and in every sector of the functioning of the federal, provincial and local government.

Those interested may please email us their profile at goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com. Selection will be entirely merit-based and no appointment is guaranteed at this point of time. Initial appointment will be for one year renewable for a further period with mutual consent. Rules of Conduct will apply.



Mumtaz A. Piracha
Founder & Chairman
Good Governance Forum
Leading the Way to the Challenge of Change in Pakistan
Email: goodgovernanceforum@gmail.com
Web: 
www.goodgovernanceforum.com
Blog: 
http://ggovernance.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Restructuring of Good Governance Forum Pakistan

We are currently undergoing the restructuring of the organization and management (O & M) of the Good Governance Forum to enable it to play a pivotal dual role of a think tank and the good governance guardian (or Good Governance Watchdog you might say) in Pakistan with the support of the public, parliamentarians, judiciary, civil and military bureaucracy, intelligentsia, think tanks, civil society activists, media and the government at all levels in the country.  

As such, it has become imperative to bring about changes in our philosophy, policies, and operations keeping in tune with the changing political, social and economic environment in the country, the region and the world at large.

We will soon be unfolding our plan as to how we would like to go about in the next 5 years. In the meantime, I request all of you to kindly enlighten us with your suggestions to make the forum a better place for thinkers and a key player in the governance of the country regardless of whether you are a member or not or whether or not you would like to be a member of the forum in the future. 

The purpose of the dialogue is to look ahead into the future and devise ways and means to make Pakistan a governable and livable country in the years ahead. Its my humble request to kindly refrain from undue or irrelevant criticism and to focus on issues rather than personalities of the past and the present.

We will welcome proposals from the enlightened ladies and gentlemen from within and outside Pakistan on Good Governance Forum as a think tank and as the good governance guardian by 10th August 2013. We plan to announce our 'Roadmap 2013-2018' on 14th August 2013.



Good Governance Forum
Leading the Way to the Challenge of Change in Pakistan

Monday, July 01, 2013