[Telecentres] working group background, organizing principles

Cristian Berrío Zapata cberrioz at cable.net.co
Fri Sep 24 09:16:11 BST 2004

If we all respond and locate ourselves geographically I believe we can
use this distribution to create a network of regional rings. This means
to create an official list of members and a process to become so.

Cristian Berrío Zapata
cberrioz at cable.net.co
cristianberrioz at hotmail.com

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De: telecentres-bounces at wsis-cs.org
[mailto:telecentres-bounces at wsis-cs.org] En nombre de Stuart Mathison,
Enviado el: Jueves, 23 de Septiembre de 2004 06:14 p.m.
Para: telecentres at wsis-cs.org
Asunto: RE: [Telecentres] working group background, organizing

Thanks Andy for clearing that up re: WSIS participation ... I just
sure how this particular e-mail list would translate into an accredited
"organisation" that could have a voice in formal WSIS processes.

As I stated in my previous posting, I am keen for the list to be
focussed on
a couple of key advocacy points for WSIS. In light of this I would vote
your option 3 (see below) - where we have ONE overall chair and a
for EACH of the major advocacy threads. I am not overly fussed as to
the chair and vice-chairs come from - but it would be important that the
people who are nominated/volunteer will be likely to be able to attend
major WSIS meetings - PrepComms, their "own" Regional Meeting is there
one, and Tunis.

What do others think?

Stuart Mathison
Program Manager
Information Society and  Development
The Foundation for Development Cooperation
www.fdc.org.au <http://www.fdc.org.au/>

Tel: +61 7 3236 4633
Fax: +61 7 3236 4696

Andy Carvin wrote:

>> So to summarize: our group is an official civil society working
and we can offer input to the civil society plenary and participate in
other civil society activities.

Most other groups have a sole focal point serving as chairperson, but
others have co-chairs, or a chairperson and a couple of vice chairs.
Personally, I think this is a good idea, since it would allow for some
geographic diversity.

So I suppose we have three models to consider:

1. One person (I or someone else) could serve as sole focal point
(chairperson) for the working group.

2. Two people - perhaps one from the North, one from the South - could
serve as co-chairs.

3. One person as focal point, with multiple people (two or three others)
as vice chairs.

So I'd like to propose we discuss this. Does anyone have any strong
feelings as to how the group's leadership shall be organized? And are
there nominations for people to play any of these roles? As I said, I'm
perfectly happy to do this myself, but think it would be good to share
some of the responsibility with one or more people representing other
parts of the world, particularly the South....

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