Democracy at work
Town of Stratford launches global governance project
The Town of Stratford launched a new initiative Monday to improve governance locally, regionally and globally.
Stratford Mayor David Dunphy says his municipality is trying to build a better governance system to improve the democratic decision making process.
“We have researched and adopted best practices in governance like strategic performance management, sustainability and community engagement because we believe that better governance is the path to a better community, which is our ultimate goal,’’ said Dunphy.
Stratford chief administrative officer Robert Hughes says a global approach to governance is necessary to coordinate human activity at the scale required to address regional and global issues and regulate global networks.
“The path to a better world is a better global governance model,’’ said Hughes.
“We have the knowledge and technology to develop an effective mechanism for people, legislators and governments to collaborate on decision making locally, regionally and globally.’’
Stratford has created the One Governance Foundation in hopes of building a better global governance system, resulting in more democratic, sustainable, effective and efficient outcomes.
The One Governance Foundation is proposing a way, in five steps, to create a world where humanity lives in peace and harmony and takes no more than the planet can sustainably provide.
The heart of the proposed global governance system is an internet enabled decision making platform that will allow citizens, experts and other stakeholders to advise their legislators and governments on decisions and enable governments to collaborate with one another on decisions for regional and global issues.
“In five steps we can improve democratic decision making, restore honour and purpose to the role of elected officials and free governments to focus solely on the common good.” said Hughes.
Once it is created, the Town of Stratford will use the decision making platform to facilitate the democratic decision making process within the town.
To learn more or to get involved, visit the One Governance Foundation at www.1gov.org
Robert Hughes, chief administrative officer, Town of Stratford, shows the website for the One Governance Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to build a better global governance system, resulting in a more democratic, sustainable, effective and efficient outcome.