PARTICIPANTS

It was decided to try to open new spaces for new people, in particular from the diáspora and the noninsular Caribbean, choosing 25% as the optimum level to maintain the capitalization. With this a commitment was made to an induction of  new people to the spirit of the project in  contact with a large group (75%) of participants from the first meeting.

As definition criteria for the participants from civil society present at the meeting in St, Lucia, the global balance of different factors (language, country, gender) was used as the key and it was decided, for the decisions, to give priority to the people with a high degree of participation in the process and with greatest capacity for effect in the field of ICT4D, in coherence with the stated objectives.

It is hoped that the people from the first meeting who will not be present in the second one will maintain and increase their remote participation during the survey phase, during the meeting, across the CARDICIS list and, soon, in the same list of discussion. It will be a determining element to measure the capacity of this community to last and to affect its surroundings.

As far as the institutional participation goes, given the will to consolidate in actions, the same people (except for changes of position) will be invited while at the same time the circle of institutions involved will be enlarged with a strong focus in the invited institutions in regional projects.

In coherence with the very original experiment that had been made with interpretation in the first meeting [7], and with the will to continue investing in people in the long term, the most outstanding people of this group for each country are invited as participants (a total of 5 people) assuming that thanks to the introductory workshop on ICT4D that was held just before the first meeting, and to the experience shared with the people then they will be able to contribute in this meeting with the role of representatives of civil society with an extra sensitivity for linguistic and cultural diversity.

The total number of participants will be around 50 (including the operational and technical personnel of the meeting) distributed this way:

  • 10 institutional
  • 18 international civil society
  • 5 national civil society
  • 4 participants from the interpretation team of CARDICIS1
  • 8 people from the Funredes work team
  • 5 locally hired interpreters (plus a technician)

The people who have been invited from the institutional group are as follows (underligned, the persons who are supposed to come):

Alton Grizzle UNESCO JAMAICA   
Amado Pitroipa AIF HAITI BURKINA FASO Confirmed 
Amos Tincani EUROPEAN UNION  BARBADE ITALY Can’t come as has another commitment 
Angela Capati-Caruso UNDESA USA ITALY  
Angelica Ospina or Alicia Richero or Ben Pettrazini ICA/IDRC CANADA COLOMBIA Unfortunately the ICA has an internal meeting at the same time. Angela will intervene by phone to prove ICA’s interest. 
Armelle Chatellier OECS ST LUCIE SENEGAL Can’t come 
Claude Maingé EUROPEAN UNION HAÏTI MARTINIQUE To be confirmed 
Claudy Alie INTERREG MARTINIQUE   To be confirmed 
Daniel Prado UNION LATINE FRANCE ARGENTINA Confirmed 
Danielle Bouhajeb  AIF FRANCE QUEBEC Confirmed 
Devindra Ramnarine COMMONWEALTH TRINIDAD   Can’t come 
Fritzie Pamphile Leroy AUF HAITI  Confirmed 
Eriko Yamashita UNDP PANAMA  Can’t come 
Harry de Backer EUROPEAN UNION BELGIUM  Confirmed 
Jean Pierre Bacot CR GUYANE GUYANE   Confirmed 
Jennnifer Britton CARICOM JAMAICA  Confirmed 
Juan Belt BID/US AID USA   
Marie Percival CARIFORO GUYANA   
Michèle Gibson o Yuri Chakall CIDA USA   
Paula Mohamed UNPD BARBADE   
Pietro Sicuro AIF FRANCE QUEBEC Confirmed 
Raul Zambrano UNPD USA   
Raymond Noël UNPD HAITI  Can’t come 
Ruben Sillié AEC TRINIDAD   Can’t come 
Sandra John ECLAC TRINIDAD  Confirmed 
Sheila Donovan OAS USA   
Taryn Lesser AEC TRINIDAD  Confirmed 
Thomas Gittens UNPD USA   

The list of persons coming from civil society is as follows:

NAME INSTITUTION COUNTRY 1 COUNTRY 2  
Alvaro Blanco FUNREDES RD SPAIN alvaro@funredes.org 
Ayodele Hippolyte INTERPRETERS C1 JAMAICA UK   
Carine Malfait INTERPRETERS C1 BELGIUM   carinemalfait@hotmail.com 
Chanzo Greenidge DiasporaTIC JAMAICA   chanzogreenidge@yahoo.com 
Cristina Nogués  COSTA RICA SPAIN cnogues@acceso.or.cr 
Daniel Pimienta FUNREDES RD FRANCE pimienta@funredes.org 
Deirdre Williams PROFESSEUR ST LUCIE UK deirdre.williams@lycos.co.uk 
Edward Geerlings EDUCONS SURINAME  Edwardgeerlings@hotmail.com 
Errol Hewitt CONSULTANT JAMAICA     
Esteban Dominguez ALIANZA ONG RD   edominguez@alianzaong.org.do 
Gaetan Inimod IKOGNITIV GUYANE MARTINIQUE gaetan.inimod@ekognitiv.com 
Gemma Daniel INTERPRETERS C1 ST LUCIE   gemmaline75@yahoo.com 
Inmaculada Madera  APEC RD     
Jacqueline Morris   TRINIDAD   jam@jacquelinemorris.com 
Karole Gilzome GENS DE LA CARAÏBE FRANCE MARTINIQUE karole@gensdelacaraibe.org 
Margarita Jiménez FUNREDES RD   margarita@funredes.org 
Maria de Lourdes UAGM PUERTO RICO     
Mustapha Touré  BELIZE  kmtoure@moes.gov.bz 
Nehemiah Souverain FUNREDES RD Haiti cadol@funredes.org 
Nicolas Cahen VOLENS RD Belgium nico@associatives.org 
Olivier Moreau RIVELO MARTINIQUE   o.moreau@sasi.fr 
Pierre Gotson Medialternatif HAITI   gp@medialternatif.org 
Ramon Rodriguez FUNREDES RD   ramon@funredes.org 
Reina Raveles EDUCONS SURINAM   Last minute problem 
Roderick Sanatan UWI TRINIDAD   rsanatan2002@yahoo.com 
Rose-Lourde Elysée INTERPRETERS C1 HAITI   rlelysee@hotmail.com 
Saskia karina Núñez Báez INTERPRETERS C1 RD   saskiakarina@yahoo.com 
Cheila valera FLACSO RD     
Taran Rampersad KNOWPROSE TRINIDAD   cnd@knowprose.com 
Thomas James Consultor CANADA DOMINICA thomasfjames@rogers.com 
Valérie Gordon RDD JAMAICA   vgordon@jsdnp.org.jm 
Vaughan Lewis UWI TRINIDAD ST. LUCIA vlewis@fss.uwi.tt 
Vicky Apolinario FUNDACION TAIGUEY DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  vicky@taiguey.org 
Vidyaratha Kissoon RDS GUYANA   vidyak@sdnp.org.gy 
Yacine Khelladi FONDATION TAIGUEY RD   yacine@yacine.net 

The statistical data for the civil society group are:

 ACTUAL FORESEEN   
INTERNACIONAL GUESTS 18 21   
NACIONAL GUESTS OK  
WORK TEAM OK  
INTERPRETERS C1 OK  
INSTITUTIONS 13 10   
     
MALE 17    
FEMALE 17  NEW ONES 12 
     
FR 10    
ES 10    
EN 12    
OT    
     
DIASPORA 10    
CONT. CARIBBEAN    
DOM. REPUBLIC 11    


NOTES

[7] The interpretation was organised with a group of professors and students from the Universities APEC in the Dominican Republic, Quisqueya in Haiti and the Ministry of Education in St Lucia under the co-ordination of a long time professional in the field. The whole group received a one-day induction workshop on the theme of ICT4D just before the meeting. The people in charge of the interpretation were invited to socialize with the people in the meeting and allowed to participate in the debates.