[WSIS CS-Plenary] Re: [CS Bureau] Civil Society Meeting - 18 October 2006
motamar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 21:51:05 BST 2006
We shell see how this time the setup.We know all the old records.We will
keep the records.
Good luck. Dr malik Khan
On 10/19/06, Robert Guerra <rguerra at lists.privaterra.org> wrote:
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> As I mentioned earlier, it was agreeded to by both the CSB and Plenary
> during the WSIS process that not only a report of a meeting, but also a
> list of those participating as CS and/or CSB had to be listed in any
> From you comments it does seem that you were there - and that's fine,
> From my view, it seems like you are acting in your own personal capacity.
> You mention that there was a discussion where "some suggestions" where
> raised for groups to be "considered" . That is quite vague, in fact
> quite opaque. I personally, and i think others as well want to know
> what the specific suggestions where, who were making them, and what
> processes of consultation, engagement and decision making were used.
> I look forward to further details.
> Dr. Francis MUGUET wrote:
> > Hello / Bonjour
> > Sorry to post this report in the afternoon.
> > Yesterday evening I was exhausted, and
> > this morning, I had work to do elsewhere.
> > Of course, it would better to post also
> > a report of what has been going on in the
> > session itself to better understand.
> > I will try to write a report, but I cannot
> > give a date, since I will be abroad until the IGF.
> > Sorry also, mes amis, je n'ai pas eu le temps
> > de faire une version en Français, ce
> > sera la priorité.
> > ------------------------------------------------
> > Civil Society Meeting
> > 18 October 2006
> > Concise report
> > While Civil Society was allocated a meeting place,
> > 1/ there is not translation ( English / French ),
> > 2/ no cybercafé at UNESCO, just WiFi access
> > 3/ Only web browsing and ssh are allowed.
> > The port 25 ( with a smtp server )
> > and the port 110 ( pop) and port 995 ( pop3s ) should be opened.
> > It was approved that a request shall be sent to UNESCO computing
> > services through the channel of the CSB.
> > It was the general opinion that the procedure followed today, for the
> > e-learning action line, in the afternoon, was not satisfactory, because
> > the chair ( Cyril ) wanted too much to impose to all stakeholders, CS
> > and governments alike his selection of themes.
> > There were some suggestions during the session that some Civil Society
> > entities shall be co-moderators alongside UNESCO, the designated lead
> > moderator, but an obstacle is that in the Draft Terms of Reference for
> > functioning of the Multi-stakeholders Team A 6 , it is mentioned that :
> > The Facilitator should be able to provide sufficient resources to cover
> > the costs of its own activities, and/or to contribute to overall
> > coordination of Action Line
> > Therefore, it was the feeling that, except for well financed
> > organization like APC or CONGO, it would be difficult to be accepted as
> > a action line co- moderator. CONGO is already burdened with the task of
> > the executive secretariat.
> > While the possibility should be considered that several NGOs could form
> > together alliance with enough means and credibility to be accepted as a
> > civil society moderator, yet another procedural strategy has been
> > suggested so that the process becomes more inclusive.
> > Since the actions lines has been broken into basic themes, along with
> > cross-cutting themes, it has been suggested that moderators could also
> > be designated at the level of each interest group related to each theme.
> > This would amount a fine-grained organization at theme levels.
> > At the theme level, the condition enunciated in the item A6 of the Draft
> > Terms of Reference for functioning of the Multi-stakeholders Team should
> > not apply, and the Draft Terms of Reference should be modified to
> > acknowledge the existence of interest groups at the theme level with a
> > team of moderators. Fi
> > request at action lines.
> > During the WSIS process, the important role of Civil Society groupings,
> > such as families, caucuses and thematic groups, has been acknowledged,
> > while a NGO made a contribution on behalf of a certain WSIS Civil
> > Society grouping.
> > Therefore, building on the spirit of the WSIS practice, it is suggested
> > that, at the theme level, WSIS civil society should be allowed as such
> > to act as co-moderator of a theme, despite having no formal legal
> > structure.
> > This positive proposal has been approved, by consensus, by all the
> > attendees of the CS meeting, and is going to proposed tomorrow ( ie
> > Thursday ).
> > Another interesting proposal was text of the Geneva and Tunis Civil
> > Society declarations relevant to each specific action line, should be
> > included in the annex of the document entitled "Working methods of the
> > multi-stakeholder team".
> > This proposal was also approved by consensus.
> > A participant stressed the difficulty of the communication between the
> > governance-minded and advocacy-minded civil society and the technical
> > communities. In that respect UNESCO and all moderators should make a
> > serious effort.
> > As UNESCO has just proposed today ( 18 October) to enlarge the use of
> > their collaborative tool Sharepoint, concerns have been raised that
> > Sharepoint, a Microsoft product, might not be interoperable enough, and
> > might put people using a different operating systems, and/or different
> > word processor at a disadvantage. The statement by Axel Plathe that
> > Civil Society could propose yet another collaborative tool has been
> > noted and appreciated.
> > Furthermore, it could useful that theme co-moderators could also set up
> > collaborative tool servers, and therefore, the choice of the
> > collaborative tool should also take into account this need.
> > All the best
> > Francis
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> > Francis F. MUGUET Ph.D
> > MDPI Foundation Open Access Journals
> > Associate Publisher
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> > "Knowledge Networks & Information Society" (KNIS)
> > muguet at ensta.fr http://www.ensta.fr/~muguet
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