Purpose of the website
The task of this website is to shed light on the opportunities COVID-19 creates.
These opportunities are not so apparent. By contrast, the dangers of COVID-19 are clear, loud and urgent.
But, for every crisis, there is an opportunity.
COVID-19 is a wake-up call to humanity. COVID-19 is sounding three wake-up calls or challenges to humanity.
If we want to respond, we will have to understand that accepting a call means to undertake a journey to find the answer to that call.
The team behind the site
Nicanor Perlas is the overall designer, research head and analyst of the website. He is responsible for the accuracy, coherence and relevance of the Website.
Perlas is a global consultant on Integral Sustainable Development He has given over 100 plenary lectures and workshops in over 25 countries. He has written over 500 articles, monographs and books on a range of topics, including artificial intelligence, climate emergency, nuclear power, societal threefolding, sustainable agriculture, philosophy of science and technology, globalization, and scientific spirituality.
As leader of several national and global civil society networks, he led collective efforts resulting in the banning of 32 pesticide formulations and preventing the construction of 12 nuclear plants in the Philippines.
He also served briefly as Undersecretary Designate, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). He is the author of two best-selling books: Humanity’s Last Stand. The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence. A Spiritual Scientific Perspective and Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power and Threefolding.
For the national and global impact of his work, he has received numerous awards including the Outstanding Filipino Award, the UN Global 500 Award, and the Right Livelihood Award also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.
He is a Filipino and resides in the Philippines. He walks his talk on the importance of building a strong immune system to resist pathogens like the virus behind COVID-19. He does this by running and managing a bio-dynamic farm supplying bio-dynamic and organic food for his, staff, colleagues, and residents of Metro Manila, including himself.
Sarah Mae Sabado is the Website Administrator. She also helps in both design and research.
Sabado brings over a decade of experience in establishing and running websites, training, and management in both corporate and non-profit organizations. She also served as the President of the Board of Trustees of Balay Sofia Inc., a Steiner-Waldorf School in Baguio City, Philippines. In addition, she has successfully established digital businesses in the early age of Internet businesses.