Introducing myself and my journal: Millennia2015, An Action Plan for Women's Empowerment

Marie-Anne Delahaut
Posted January 13, 2011 from Belgium

About Me:Marie-Anne Delahaut is director of research at the Destree Institute (European research centre based in Wallonia) and head of Millennia 2015. She also serves as head of the Information Society Unit and network administrator at The Destree Institute. Bachelor in Education, qualified teacher of French and of English, she has developed, since 1987, an expertise in ICT networks administration and has contributed, since 1989, to the development of the independent ICT network of the Destree Institute. She participates in the World Summit on the information society since 2003 and in the Internet Governance Forum. She has published works about Foresight and governance of the internet. Member of the Internet Society (ISOC), she created the Chapter Wallonia (ISOC Belgium - Wallonia) in 1998, served as president (2005- 2009) and is currently its honorary president. She is a member of the Board of the Brussels-Area Node of the Millennium Project and director of publication of the French version of the "State of the Future" 2005 and 2006. She is a member of the Belgian Association of Women Business owners and of the European Center for Women and Technology. She has initiated Millennia 2015, foresight research process on the generic topic of "Women, actors of development for the global challenges". This international conference is organized by the Destree Institute and its partners (such as the International Organisation of La Francophonie) in three sessions: "Information Transfer" in Liege, 2008, "Knowledge Processes" in Paris, 2011 (UNESCO) and "Intelligence Platforms" in New York, 2015 (United Nations). Millennia 2015 works with foresight as a method and the information society as context in equity. The process aims at building, by 2015, a positive vision of the future by women for the entire world at the horizon 2025. See www.millennia2015.orgMarie-Anne Delahaut lives in Wallonia, near the French border. She is married, she has three sons, one daughter and one grandson.

My Passions:Freedom, ICTs, music, philosophy

My Challenges:Empowering women in every country, building fairer and more ethic futures based on the respect of human rights, gender equity, ethics, diversities and sustainable development

My Vision for the Future:Achieving Millennia2015 goals: building fairer and more ethic futures based on the respect of human rights and diversities, as well as on sustainable development

My Areas of Expertise:ICT, gender studies, foresight, towards a knowledge society

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  • Jade Frank
    Jan 13, 2011
    Jan 13, 2011

    Hi Marie-Anne, Welcome to PulseWire!

    We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters of women's initiatives who are lifting our voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make accelerate change!

    You can refer to the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about utilizing our community to connect, share, learn and grow in the empowerment process together.

    I invite you to raise your voice by writing a letter to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet outlining your recommendation for how this new UN agency can truly affect change on the ground to promote gender equality and uphold the rights and needs of women both on a local and global scale. What should their priorities be? What are the real issues you and women in your community face on the ground? What is your hope for what UN Women can accomplish in the coming years? Learn more:

    In friendship, Jade

  • Marie-Anne Delahaut
    Jan 14, 2011
    Jan 14, 2011

    Hi Jade,

    Thank you for your welcome as well as for this beautiful World Pulse portal. I hope we will develop a creative collaboration as my project Millennia2015, "Women actors of development for the global challenges" also connect women from all over the world:

    You might help us to inform your network about our foresight exercise: its results (all the answers) will be the basis of the Millennia2015 Action Plan for Women's Empowerment to be finalize in collaboration with the UNESCO in Paris at the end of 2011. We need the answers for the 25 February 2011:

    === English - Press release Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" International Conference organized by the UNESCO and The Destree Institute at the end of 2011

    => Contribute to Millennia2015 Foresight exercise "Women actors of development for the global challenges"

    Thank you and welcome! Warm regards, Marie-Anne

    Marie-Anne Delahaut * Director of research at The Destree Institute, Founding Head of Millennia2015, Head of the Information Society - 9, avenue Louis Huart - B 5000 Namur, Wallonia Tél. P: 32(0)495.213.981. - B: 32(0)81.234.397. The Millennium Project

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Jan 15, 2011
    Jan 15, 2011

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

    Feb 01, 2011
    Feb 01, 2011

    Hi Marie-Annie,

    You are most welcome to Pulse Wire. I appreciate you have volunteered to Campaign for the MDGs. That shows you are concerned about the less fortunate.Thanks you have joined a World Network of Women, most of them from the Grassroots Level who live for others ( they are the Voice of the Voiceless).

    See you on line. MAY GOD bless you. AMEN


    Jul 29, 2013
    Jul 29, 2013

    marie thank you of your vision you contributed of the women , i m emmanuel balagizi member of wolrd purse in drcongo

    our country

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is a vast country of continental dimensions, the almost total occupants of Central Africa. Today, with the amalgamation of highly destructive wars repetition and poor governance of public affairs, the economy sank into vertiginous fall because, for now, the franc, the U.S. dollar is 900fc, gold farmers s occupy peacefully ago-pastoral activities especially for the inhabitants of Eastern countries. The case of the province of South Kivu is specific as to the scarcity and abundance of its rural and pastoral income, the prevailing qualifier attic Congo him. chiefdom's that we were once heard mention of the subject come furnished for the cities of Bukavu, vegetables, beans, potato, cassava, but, fruits, etc.. Now the war has reversed all the Kivus whose NORTH AND SOUTH Kivu provinces are both troubled by rebellions of all shapes, turmoil by problems of any kind (poverty, moral corruption, colinismes, tribalism, armed groups, discrimination, the most vulnerable of all deminis and the violence are women and children north kivu and South kivu place a world record of rape. blessing and to invite you of osodi in drcongo yours emmanuel email: