[Telecentres] Important: WGIG nominations must be submittedbymidnight GMT

Fuatai Purcell fuatai.purcell at mof.gov.ws
Tue Sep 28 11:42:07 BST 2004

Andy, I think we shoul not select anyone who we have not heard from because
we don't know if they will accept it or not.
I recommend Stuart Mathison, programme manager of FDC who is organising the
telecenter workshop for the Pacific to the WGIG. We do not have telecentres
in the Pacific yet, other than the PFNet in the Solomon Islands. It is very
important that we include someone to represent the small island developing
states. After all, telecentres will be one strong ICT initiative that can
help bridge the digital divide in our countries that are made up of hundreds
of smaller islands. I have no objection to the nominated people so far. But
it sounds to me that while they are experienced in telecentres etc. they are
all from the "highly populated" developing countries. The digital divide
cannot be bridged if small island developing states continue to sit on the
sidelines. There telecentre issues that are unique to small island
developing states. Thanks

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Carvin" <acarvin at edc.org>
To: <telecentres at wsis-cs.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Telecentres] Important: WGIG nominations must be
submittedbymidnight GMT

> Given the fact we're extremely short on time, and also that the
> likelihood of any of our candidates being picked is modest at best, I
> would be comfortable submitting Gaspar, Karin and Taran, all of whom I
> think would represent our interests quite well. My one concern is that
> we have not heard from either Gaspar or Karin, and I fear they may not
> come online before it is too late. Perhaps what we could do is this: I
> could contact the coordinator of the process, and see if it would be
> alright to offer their names tentatively, and explain that we are a
> brand new working group and only got the notice at the last minute, so
> we're still waiting to hear from Gaspar and Karin to confirm their
> interest. That way, we can throw their names into the hat rather than
> miss the hat entirely, but have the option to withdraw their names if
> they decline the nomination.
> Would anyone have any objections to this? Or a better idea? Time is
> running very short...
> ac
> Don Cameron wrote:
> > We are probably already beaten by the short deadline however great to
see a
> > few nominations for the Working Group for Internet Governance (as
limited as
> > this definition may be) - Matyas Gaspar is widely known in Telecentre
> > circles as a person of empathy and understanding of the challenges we
> > and I willingly support the nomination. Karin is unknown to me however
> > great work of Chasquinet would certainly support nomination as someone
> > representative of the aims and objectives of the Telecentre Working
> >
> > Rgds, Don
> >
> >
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