Tossing out to CARDICIS for a few reasons added below.
Andy Carvin wrote:
> (please feel free to re-distribute if appropriate)
> Hi everyone,
> As some of you may know, my organization is actively exploring the
> possibility of hosting a virtual follow-up to last year's E-Government
> for All conference (www.egov4all.org) early next year, in conjunction
> with a real-world conference that would serve as a thematic meeting on
> e-government and the digital divide in support of WSIS. We're talking
> actively with potential partners and funders, and hope to make an
> official announcement later this autumn.
> In the meantime, I'm still seeking to put together a list of experts
> we could solicit to write essays on E-Government for All for a
> pre-conference anthology we hope to publish at the end of the year.
> We're searching for experts who can articulate the relationship
> between e-government deployment and the need for policies for bridging
> the digital divide. For example, we hope to identify experts from
> government, civil society, academia, the donor community and the
> private sector who believe that e-government deployment must be part
> of a broader ICT policy to bridge the digital divide, improve public
> Internet access, address a diversity of literacy, language and
> accessibility needs, etc., in order to make e-government accessible to
> all people.
> We are committed to making our anthology as diverse as possible, so at
> the moment I am specifically seeking to identify experts from
> developing countries, representatives of indigenous groups, ethnic
> minorities, the disabled and women, as well as a small number of youth
> representatives, who have a particular perspective on achieving
> e-government for all. If anyone has any suggestions of experts, or
> would themselves like to propose writing on a particular topic, please
> email me off-list at acarvin @ edc.org. Please be sure to include
> contact information, areas of expertise, professional experience, and
> essay topic suggestions, if appropriate.
(1) I first 'met' Andy through the eGov4All conference, which was very
interesting and well worth participating in. All you needed to get in
was some interest and a no-cost account. You can take a look here:
http://www.egov4all.org . Basically, that's what got me tearing down a
few of the several paths I'm working on.
(2) A paper from the Caribbean/South America regarding diversity,
culture and eDemocracy seems really appropriate.
(3) We need to start considering this as a group. Maybe even the group
could put together a paper? We know how to do it as a group now. ;-)
(4) I was the only person from the Caribbean/South America there last
I already owe the Benton Foundation a few articles, but gratis work
doesn't pay the bills... but they are interested in information from the
developing world. For those interested, I can dig up the email address
for the manager of content.
-- Taran Rampersad Note from moderation: There is no paper but a power point presentation available from Daniel Pimienta who made a keynote speech "Multistakeholder approaches and Participative Democracy" in the Fifth Caribbean Ministerial Consultation on e.government, Barbados, 6/2004. Meeting web site: http://www.unpan.org/conf_5thCaribbeanMinisterial04.asp presentation: http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan017183.pdf and http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan017184.pdfNearby mié 08 sep 2004 15:03:58 AST
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