[Telecentres] Important: WGIG nominations must be submittedbymidnight GMT

Gáspár Mátyás gaspar.matyas at axelero.hu
Wed Sep 29 16:47:43 BST 2004

Dear All,

Nominating me to represent the world telecentre movement is a great
recognition of my work in our region. Thanks. I'm quiet and waiting with
the respond because I don't see what this work/mission means in
practice, whether my different skills, are good for that, or not. First,
serving in such position, I'm afraid, my English is not good enough (my
native language is Hungarian, and the second, close to the native is
Russian, English is my so called "woking" languge. The other thing is,
my position at this moment is a telecentre volunteer, parallely with my
loved telecentre "hobby" as the EUTA president and expert, I've to work
also for money for living (teaching at Budapest Economy College,
consulting the Hungarian Ministry of Informatics, city governments, and
also UNDP in community informatics missions). So, of course, it will be
great honor for me to work in this mission, I think I have good
experience for that, but to give a responsible answer(yes or no), I
simply doesn't see the whole picture, how this affects my life. But, if
you think - despite this - I'm the "solution", let's go further, I'm not
against, please help me to clarify, wether my conditions are real
constrains. If not, I'm ready to work with this group and future
organisation on my "right place". My basic interest is to create a
world-wide multicultural community telecentre network, without borders,
based on some shared values (community, solidarity, knowledge, equal
opportunity and some others).   

Matyas Gaspar

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:telecentres-bounces at wsis-cs.org] On Behalf Of Andy Carvin
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 11:27 PM
To: telecentres at wsis-cs.org
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...


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

Andy Carvin
Program Director
EDC Center for Media & Community
acarvin @ edc . org
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