MEETING AGENDA

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE MEETING

Day 1 AM: CONTEXT
Day 1 PM: ARTICULATION + 3 GROUPS
Day 2 AM+PM: 3 GROUPS
Day 3 AM: REPORTS OF THE 3 GROUPS + CONSOLIDATION
Day 3 PM: PRODUCTS AND CONCLUSION

The general plan for the 3 day workshop can be expressed through the picture of a kite (chichigüa in the words of Dominicans) an object which in various ways symbolises the spirit of the meeting (unity of identity in the Caribbean across a diversity of shapes and styles, crosser of frontiers, to grow and to be free, a true communion among the participants.

DETAILED PROGRAMME

DAY 0: 4/12

The persons invited are expected to arrive at the hotel on 4th December. In the evening the participants will be welcomed and a general introduction will be given before dinner in the Ambar Restaurant (buffet), where there is a space reserved for the people who arrive to get together for the dinner hour (8PM).

When people are accredited in the hotel, they will receive the working document as well as a very special gift on behalf of AIF: a book in four languages “Words matter – Multicultural Perspective on Information Societies” that includes 28 original texts from 31 authors. This project has been coordinated by VECAM and CMIC in collaboration with FUNREDES, with the help of AIF and IDRC and the collaboration of Union Latine for the translations. This book is published by C&F Editions in France under a Creative Commons by-nc licence. (http://creativecommons.org/licences/by-nc/2.0/fr)
See description on http://cfeditions.com/

DAY 1: 5/12
8h30 - 10h
BEGINNING OF THE MEETING IN IGUANA ROOM
Welcome (2 min) Pietro Sicuro/Daniel Pimienta
Logistics (3 min) Margarita Jiménez
Introduction of participants (30 min) Everybody (30 sec/participant)

Each participant introduces him/herself (name, institution, country, expectancies and gives his/her material for the “People Gallery”). In the meanwhile, the support team will pin the participant’s kites on the wall. Afterwards, the participants are invited to write their names on a coloured card and fix it in front of them on the table.

Objectives/methodology/agenda/timing (15 min) Cristina Nogues
CARDICIS1 (10 min) Daniel Pimienta

Assimílation/recording/adaption of the results of the first meeting (30 min) Cristina Nogués

There will be a group-forming activity which is also a game that will involve all the people who participated in the first meeting, including the interpreters. « Connect the dots »

(TOTAL 90 min)


10h – 10h 35
GLOBAL CONTEXT ICT4D + CD
UNESCO convention CD + CRIS (10min) Deirdre Williams
WSIS (10min) Daniel Pimienta

ssimilate the global context (15 min) Deirdre Williams

An activity to connect the convention on cultural diversity with the issues of ICT4D and to give it a specific meaning in that context.

(TOTAL 35 min)


10h35 - 10h45
BREAK


10h45 – 11h35
REGIONAL CONTEXT OF CD
Caribbean Integration Plans (15 min) Vaughan Lewis
Related integration plans (10 min) Roderick Sanatan
Assimilate/understand the regional context (25 min)

A group activity considering a plan for the future (“drop the block problem”) coordinated by Cristina.

(TOTAL 50 min)


11h35 – 13h
REGIONAL CONTEXT ICT4D
EU (5 min) Harry De-Backer
Interreg & other mechanisms of DFA (5 min) Claudy Alie, Jean Pierre Bacot
Commonwealth (5 min) Devinda Ramnarine
Francofonie (5 min) Pietro Sicuro, Didier Oillo
ICA (5 min) Angélica Ospina por teléfono

Relaxation exercise “The Music we make” (2:30 min)

Meeting of Diaspora ICA (5 min) Chanzo Greenidge
Caribbean and WSIS (5 min) Jacqueline Morris
E.LAC (5 min) Sandra Jhon
CIVIC (5 min) Vidyaratha Kissoon
CARISNET (5 min) Valerie Gordon

Relaxation exercise (2:30 min)

Summary of projects underway and planned (10 min) Yacine Khelladi

Assimilate the regional context of ICT4D (20 min)
Maping exercise of institutional actors and projects

(TOTAL 80 min)


13h – 13h45
LUNCH


13h45 – 14h30
CAFE IN THE “PEOPLE GALLERY”


14h30 – 15h
INTEGRATION AND ARTICULATION OF THE INPUTS

After lunch an attempt to refresh the mind and the memory. Coordinated by Carine Malfait.

The interpreters C1 ask “naive” questions to the room from the civil society point of view and allow the people who have listened all morning to respond in priority; this is also the opportunity to talk about other projects that the participants have brought with them.

(TOTAL 30 min)


15h – 16h
INFORMATION ABOUT ARTICULATION
CARICOM and ICT (10 min) Jennifer Britton
Multisectorial processes in the Caribbean (10 min) Interventions from the room
CIVIC statistics (5 min) Ramon Rodriguez
Result CARDICIS questionnaire (20 min) Daniel Pimienta

(TOTAL 45 min)

Group preparation exercise “Smooth Sailing” (15 min)



16h – 18h
(COFFEE NO BREAK) BEGINNING OF THE WORK IN 3 GROUPS
There are 3 groups where people from civil society and international institutions are mixed; languages are also mixed. The first selection of the groups has been proposed by the event coordinators in view of balancing profiles, gender, languages and countries. People are free to change group (informing first the coordination team in order not to alter the balance). This move can be done now and/or at the beginning of the morning or of the afternoon. The 3 groups share the same mission (unless otherwise decided, see infra).

The first session will be used for self-organization, i.e. to determine:
- who will moderate and how
- how will interpretation function
- who reports and how
- how to deal with timing and the agenda
- to subdivide into groups or not.

Each group assumes the commitment to carry out the objective and duty to produce digital synthetized reports in due time. For the rest, self-organization is the collectively accepted rule.


18h - 19h
VIDEO OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN IGUANA ROOM (PLENARY)
Video account of “A fisher woman in Las Terrenas” by Patrick Sardi, a cultural worker who lives in Martinique. This video is part of a series dedicated to the Caribbean Sea that has been broadcasted on the European Tv channels. This film is in French, the interview in Spanish with subtitles in French. It will be introduced in English before the screening.


19h
DINNER IN THE HOTEL (or wherever you want with whom you want) :-) ...)


DAY2: 6/12
9h - 10h
PLENARY: SUMMARY OF THE WORK IN GROUPS
10 min per group followed by a 10 min questions/answers session


10h - 13h15
(COFFEE NO BREAK) WORK IN GROUPS


13h15 - 14h
LUNCH


14h – 14h45
COFFEE IN THE “PEOPLE GALLERY”


14h45 – 17h
(COFFEE NO BREAK) WOKK IN GROUPS


17h - 18h
PLENARY: SUMMARY OF THE WORK IN GROUPS
10 min per group followed by a 10 min questions/answers session


18h30
LEAVE FOR ITLA
Leave for the Technology Institute of the Americas (http://itla.edu.do)


19h00
Public event ITLA/FUNREDES Series Sharing knowledge in Society
2nd conference-debate on “LANGUAGES AND CULTURES ON THE INTERNET: THE SPACE FOR SPANISH AND OTHER LATIN LANGUAGES”.
Lecturer: Daniel Pimienta
Includes:
- public presentation of CARDICIS
- exchange of point of view with the public (with simultaneous interpretation Spanish, English and French in charge of ITLA).


20h:15
DINNER AWAY FROM THE HOTEL
- Dinner in the fish and seafood restaurant “Mar y Tierra” (sea and land) opposite ITLA.

- Before dinner: screening of the “Los Haitises” video, of Patrick Sardi, with an introduction of his representative in the country, Maritza Novas.

- Back to the hotel at 22h30.
DAY3: 7/12
9h - 11h
WORK IN GROUPS: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS


11h - 11h15
BREAK


11h15 - 13h15
PRESENTATION IN PLENARY OF THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE GROUPS (20 min each group + 20 min discussion)


13h15 - 14h
LUNCH


14h - 14h30
CAFE IN THE “PEOPLE GALLERY”


14h30 - 17h
PLENARY: INTEGRATION OF RESULTS AND PREPARATION OF FINAL PRODUCTS


17h-18h
CONCLUSION – EVALUATION


18h – 20h
INFORMAL MEETINGS AT THE PEOPLE GALLERY


20h
FAREWELL DINNER AND EXCHANGE OF GIFTS

WORK IN GROUPS

According to the wish of the majority as expressed in the questionnaire, the participants will be divided in 3 groups working in parallel; those groups will be mixed as to sector, gender, language, profile and country. Following is a first proposal. The members of the work team participate in the groups as possible and in order to monitor in view of the follow-up.

GROUP 1

GROUP 2

GROUP 3

Carine Malfait

Chanzo Greenidge

Amado Pitroipa

Cheila Valera

Claude Maingé

Harry de Backer

Claudy Alie

Danielle Bouhajeb

Inmaculada Madera

Daniel Prado

Fritzie Leroy

Jean Pierre Bacot

Edwards Geerlings

Esteban Dominguez

Jennifer Britton

Gaetan Inimod

Maria de Lourdes Lopez

Karole Gizolme

Gemma Daniel

Mustapha Touré

Pierre Gotson

Olivier Moreau

Sandra John

Pietro Sicuro

Roderick Sanatan

Saskia Nuñez

Rose Lourdes Elysée

Jacqueline Morris

Taran Rampersad

Vaughan Lewis

Taryn Lesser

Thomas James

Vicky Apolinario

Yacine Khelladi

Valerie Gordon

Vidyaratha Kissoon

Las personas del equipo de trabajo se integraran dinámicamente según las necesidades, y en particular para monitorear tanto a nivel de apoyo como a nivel de seguimiento.

EXPECTED PRODUCTS FROM THE WORK IN GROUPS

    1. To elaborate strategic products in order to include the DC in ICT4D projects in the Caribbean and publicise them.
    2. To elaborate strategic products in order to further the integration of the Caribbean through ICT4D projects and publicise them.
    3. To elaborate specific proposals in order to articulate current and future ICT4D projects in the Caribbean among themselves and with similar projects in Latin America.
    4. To elaborate specific proposals in order to articulate the multisectorial actors, including the diaspora with the previous points.
    5. To give to the multisectorial actors strategic and specific recommendations with action plans related to the previous points.
    6. To be in charge, as groups of the civil society, of an action plan for CARDICIS projects follow up and monitoring of the previous points.
    7. To obtain the commitment of the international institutions involved in CARDICIS to guarantee the implementation of the previous point.