ICTs and social networks
for a new Caribbean governance and the reconstruction of Haiti 
CARDICIS III Programme

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CARDICIS III
Project Summary
Etude GHRAP [FR]
Cardicis 3 Meeting
Compte-rendu de la session de travail du 4 mai 2010 à Port-au-Prince [FR]
Presentation of the Project Cardicis3 (Haiti, 04/05/2010)
Meeting products
Meeting Evaluation
Post Meeting Phase
Medias

 

 

METASITE

CARDICIS COMMUNITY

CARDICIS 3 MEETING – PUBLIC DOCUMENT

FINAL Version, 17/6/2010

 

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS FROM WORKSHOP

La qualité et diversité des participants vise à produire des lignes d’actions créatives (voire provocatives) et porteuses des changements de paradigme qu’exige la situation actuelle. Cet atelier a l’ambition d’offrir des produits concrets et caracatérisés par des applications à très faible investissement ayant des effets d’impact considétable et c’est le défi inspirateur auquel sont invités l’ensemble des participant(e)s.

The CARDICIS3 project will contribute, using ICT, to a more effective citizen participation in Haiti’s reconstruction process thanks to a better governance perspective and a vision focused on the Caribbean region and its integration.

The aim of the project lies in contributing to the gearing of the efforts from the Haitian, Caribbean and international civil societies in the reconstruction process in which the cultural aspect will play a role corresponding to its importance. It lies as well in reducing the organisation difficulties related to the excess of solidarity initiatives. CARDICIS3’s effort lies in three complementary levels: giving support to the organisation of Haitian civil society networks, giving support to the mutual knowledge of the social networks in the Internet and gearing these two previous levels.

This project tries to find the difficulties and problems related to its own aims and suggest, at the same time, a strategic framework for overcoming them. It suggests as well some concrete and immediate actions lines to find out concrete and original solutions.

It is expected to articulate and encourage the present and future efforts for maximising their impacts. In the same time, the results aim for catalysing the Haitian efforts (in progress) to create open networks, which is an essential element in that precise construction moment. In that sense, CARDICIS3 is more than another reconstruction project: it is indeed a kind of meta-project looking for increasing the efficacy of other projects and initiatives, focusing them on the cultural aspect and the importance of citizen participation and presenting practical alternatives for gearing.

With the quality and diversity of invited participants, the aim is to produce creative action lines (even provocative) for making possibly the necessary paradigm change required by the current situation. The ambition of this project is to give concrete results characterized by low investment and high impacts. That is the challenge all the participants have to deal with.

 

I- PARTICIPANTS

The core is a group of 22 people, experts in the themes, divided into five categories of 4 to 5 people. There is a “cooperation” category constituted by entities which could give financial support to some elements of the action plan that will be defined. There is finally another group composed by those contributing to the organization of the meeting (20 people including the interpreters). The profiles for experts are, on one hand, experience of governance and civil society networks and, on the other hand, the use of ICT for development (ICT4D), in the perspective of accompanying civil society networks. At this stage in the project, one quarter of participants will have governance profiles and three quarters ICT4D profiles. In the subsequent phases (after the meeting), as soon as the structure of a multi-sectorial Haitian network to follow up the initiative has been established, the proportions of those involved should be comparable.

 

1.1 EXPERTS

The appendix 1 of the document contains the definitive list. It has been considered to achieve the best possible balance between several parameters (gender, region, language, profile…) and to encourage the presence of individuals with a link to Haiti. The final decisions has been made on the basis of individual criteria of confirmed availability, skills, capacities and motivation, and collective criteria regarding balance.

 

II- THEMES

There are 9 themes organized the following way  :

3 main themes which will be treated in parallel groups (G1, G2, G3) ;

3 themes which will be processed in plenary session in order to feed the work of the parallel groups (P1, P2, P3) ;

3 transversal themes which received a sensitization in plenary in order to bring a strategical light to parallel groups and which will received a right of preemption during parallel groups processes (T1, T2, T3).

A framework will be distributed in order to allow a better grasp into the inherent complexity o that organization into 3 groups of 3 thematics in combination.

 

2.1 CROSS-CUTTING THEMES

There are three cross-cutting main themes which will not be considered in specific meetings but require constant transversal monitoring. An awareness-raising session will be held in plenary, and during the group meetings an average of three people per main theme will maintain the watch and will have the right of pre-emption of the intervention order.

1) T1: Caribbean culture

Understand that it is impossible to overlook the cultural factor and that serious mistakes and consequences could be made if it is neglected. The workshop should readjust, mentally and within the facts, this reconstruction project around the essential Caribbean culture cross-cutting.

2) T2: Disaster prevention in the Caribbean

Lessons must be learned from the tragedy that has just taken place, lessons that affect the whole of the Caribbean and, consequently, some decisions must be taken. We must ensure that any future disaster on the same scale does not cause as much destruction in Haiti or in other countries of the Caribbean, bearing in mind that as well as earthquakes, other natural phenomena can also reach a highly dangerous intensity in the Caribbean and could do so in the near future (floods, hurricanes, tsunamis).

3) T3: Needs expressed directly by Haitian society

The working group must not put itself in the position of expressing needs on behalf of Haitians, and must refer systematically to the needs expressed directly by Haitian society through its representatives or documents coming from them. The preparatory work organized around by GHRAP will be the starting point (the meeting report of the GHRAP is on line).

 

2.2 WORKING THEMES IN PLENARY

These are themes which do not require a particular creative effort (the first two) and which can thus be dealt with in plenary with strict time-keeping facilitated (see methodology). As there is no much time assigned in plenary to each theme, the session will end with a reference scheme. These schemes will give clarity to each aspect during the subsequent sessions in group and in plenary. Eventually during the final synthesis session concrete recommendations will be defined from the reference schemes within a clear and convincing strategy and they will consequently be a part of the final action plan of the project.

a) P1: Conservation of a historic record of the solidarity effort focused on the Caribbean

Establish the strategies and means to be implemented to enable a systematic conservation of the past and future solidarity effort which emerged in the Caribbean and which has not been given its due attention in the international media.

b) P2: Analysis of ongoing reconstruction work

Produce an overview of the reconstruction processes and identify the difficulties observed so that this effort takes into account the needs expressed by Haitian society. Identify the obstacles to the awareness of the Haitian culture and the Caribbean identity in the reconstruction process and suggest solutions. Identify the obstacles and problems of the Haitian society participation in the reconstruction process.

c) P3: New forms of governance for the reconstruction

Propose solutions calling for new forms of governance caracterized by proactive citizen participation and commitment from the various social areas which are involved, with the support of ICT and social networks (especially those from the region).

 

2.3 WORKING THEMES IN GROUPS

These are themes which require a very special creative effort and therefore cannot be addressed in plenary. They are divided into working groups that will take place in parallel, with their own facilitation and methodology. The success of the meeting will depend on the ability of the facilitated group to converge towards feasible and concrete solutions as well as immediate action lines associated to a potential participant list.

G1: Involvement of Haitian society in the public policies to be adopted for the reconstruction of Haiti and in the priority projects to be identified.

Establish the strategies and means to be implemented to set up and organize a network of Haitians and Caribbean involved or interested in the physical, social, political and cultural reconstruction of Haiti.

G2: Contribution of ICT4D to better coordinate initiatives among themselves.

Establish the strategies and means to be implemented to reduce the organizational obstacle arising from the proliferation of solidarity initiatives. Propose practical and effective solutions for improved organization and coordination of the networks involved, so that the momentum of international solidarity can express itself productively and its Caribbean components can be prioritized in accordance with the cultural aim of the project.

G3: Contribution of ICTpD to better coordinate initiatives carried by social networks on the Internet with the human networks of Haitian civil society.

Establish the strategies and means to be implemented to coordinate an institutional and human network of Haitian civil society with the relevant Internet social networks on themes connected with reconstruction.

 

III- PARTICIPANT-THEME COMBINATIONS

Each participant, especially those in the core of experts have made the following choices:

First and possibly second choice for the work in groups.  

First and second choice for the cross-cutting main themes or meeting support (support roles include the duties of secretary, moderator and time-keeper).

On the basis of this information, the project staff has proposed combinations for the working groups. The criteria for the decisions has been first to meet as far as possible the wishes of the participants, while maintaining the general criteria of:

overall balance (groups the same size)

proportion of profiles  (governance, ICT4D)

gender

language

region.

Il est prévu, pour permettre un premier brassage avant la plénière de convergence, qu’un nombre limité de personnes fera une permutation de groupe en cours de processus. Pour des raisons pratiques et pour préserver la logique de la continuité, ce sous-esemble ne dépasse pas les 30% de l’effectif et n’inclut pas les modérateurs et secrétaires qui resteront dans les mêmes groupes. Les permutations se feront le matin du 23. Dans la soirée du 22 les couples établis pour les permutations (voir plus bas) devront échanger leurs comptes rendu de manière à ce que la permutation se fasse en connaissance de l’état d’avancement de chaque groupe et sans ralentir le processus.

Les groupes de travail ont une taille moyenne de 7 experts +  2 coopération + 3 personnes de l’organisation, au total 12 personnes.

Les personnes des groupes « organisation » et « coopération » qui pourront se déplacer entre les groupes à n’importe quel moment doivent veiller à ne pas retarder les processus.

In order to enable an initial mix before the convergence plenary, the plan is that a limited sub-set of people will change group during the process. For practical and coherent reasons, this sub-set group should not exceed the 30% of the total and the moderators and secretaries might be excluded, as they should remain in the same groups. The changes will be done on the 23rd (morning). On the 22nd (evening), the pairs, that will have to exchange groups (see it below), will have to share their reports to avoid delaying the process.

The working groups will be on average composed of 7 experts + 2 cooperation members +3 organization people. That is a total of 12 people.

The members of the “cooperation” and “organization” groups could move between the groups whenever they want and they have to be sure to not slow down the process.

 

IV- MEETING AGENDA

 

MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
20 ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS AT THE QUALITY INN HOTEL ARRIVAL OF
PARTICIPANTS
PREPARATORY MEETINGS
- FOR INTERPRETERS  
-FOR STAFF+FACILITATORS
ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS
DINNER
SPONTANEOUS EXCHANGES AND NETWORKING
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OPENING
INTRODUCTION

CROSS-CUTTING THEMES
T1, T2, T3
PLENARY THEMES
P1, P2, P3

HAITIAN DINNER (EARLY)
FILM CLUB A LA CARTE
INFORMAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE HAITIAN SITUATION
(AWARENESS-RAISING)
22 SHORT PLENARY FOR
METHOD/ORGANIZATION
THEN 3 PARALLEL GROUPS
G1, G2, G3
3 PARALLEL GROUPS
G1, G2, G3
Presentation of a dominico-haitian cultural project (Roldan Marmol)
DOMINICO-HAITIAN CULTURAL EVENING
WITH DINNER OUTSIDE THE HOTEL
(RELAXATION – MEETING UP)
23 SHORT PLENARY FOR
FEED-BACK/CHANGES
3 PARALLEL GROUPS
G1, G2, G3
PLENARY DEBATE AFTER PRESENTATION OF THE CONCLUSIONS OF EACH  GROUP FREE AT LAST !!!!

(DETACHMENT)

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PLENARY-

GENERAL SUMMING-UP AND DEFINITION OF THE DYNAMICS TO LAND THE PRODUCTS.
PRODUCTION OF ACTION PLAN
& RECOMMENDATIONS
PREPARATION OF PUBLIC MEETING
EVALUATION SESSION
DOMINICAN MEAL
VIDEO ABOUT THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
(IN HONOUR OF THE HOST COUNTRY)
25 11am UNION LATINA HEADQUARTER COCKTAIL 6pm PUBLIC AND PROTOCOL SESSION IN FUNGLODE DEPARTURE OF PARTICIPANTS
26 DEPARTURE OF PARTICIPANTS

 

 

 

FIRST DAY

9.15 a.m. - OPENING: (leader Senaïda Jansen)

Union Latine,Francophonie, UNESCO, GHRAP, Funredes (15 minutes)

Participants presentation and their expectations of the workshop (15 minutes)

Video on the Haitian disaster by Carlos Miranda (15 minutes)

Introductory video by Olabiyi Yaï, Benin Ambassador in UNESCO (15 minutes)

BREAK (15 minutes)

10.30 a.m. - INTRODUCTION (leader: Margarita Jímenez)

Presentation of the dynamic processes underway for reconstruction - Philippe Mathieu/Margareth Mathurin, Schiller Jean-Baptiste (25 minutes)

Presentation of current solidarity initiatives - Jean-Michel Annequin (20 minutes)

Presentation of the CARDICIS project (stages 1 and 2)  - Deirdre Williamas (20 minutes)

Presentation of the objectives of CARDICIS 3, methodology, website design, and products expected from the meeting, presentation of facilitators - Daniel Pimienta (20 minutes)

Statement on logistical aspects - Edwige Balutansky (5 minutes)

12.00 p.m. – LUNCH

1.30 p.m. FIRST PLENARY (Facilitation Angela Hernández and Philippe Mathieu with note-taking by Cristable Sosa)

P1: Facilitated debate on the conservation of the memory of Caribbean solidarity towards Haiti: why, what and how (45 minutes)

P2: Facilitated debate about the difficulties for the Haitian society in participating to the current process for the reconstruction (45 minutes)

P3: Facilitated debate about the solutions suggested which call for new forms of governance characterized by the civic participation (45 minutes)

BREAK (15 minutes)

Raising awareness of the cross-cutting main themes:

T1: Needs expressed directly by society - presentation by Margareth Mathurin, report of the meeting in Port au Prince and facilitated debate (45 minutes)

T2: Lesson learnt for disaster prevention in the Caribbean - presentation by Marcel Clodion and facilitated debate (45 minutes)

T3: Importance of consistency with the people’s culture in the reconstruction effort - presentation by Daniel Prado and facilitated debate (45 minutes)

6.15 p.m. END OF THE FIRST WORKING DAY

 

PUBLIC MEETING

A cocktail is organised on the locals of the Union Latine during the 25th in the morning. A protocol meeting will take place in the FUNGLODE premises in the afternoon of  25th (interpretation Spanish-French will be provided), with the following plan:

Welcome address by the President of the Dominican Republic

Address by the President of the Republic of Haiti

Address by the Union Latine

Address by UNESCO

Address by the Organization of the Francophonie

Presentation of the project (Director DTIL/Latin Union)

Presentation of the meeting’s results (Oxfam Director, Haiti)

Commentaries on the project, workshop and its results (Dominican Ambassador in Haiti)

Question and answer session

Press conference

 

V- METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS

The participants are divided in three working groups but some of them could move into another group. Moderators, secretaries and time-keepers will have caps (in different colours) and three different handkerchiefs will distinguish the three different cross-cutting themes (culture, disaster management, needs expressed by the Haitian society). These participants will have the right to decide each intervention order with parsimony and concision in case there is some problems.

The time will be managed strictly and in a democratic way during the whole meeting and within the working groups: statements of two minutes maximum, with a discreet warning sounding after one minute, less discreet after 90 seconds and loud to interrupt. There will be a strict respect for the order in which people have asked to speak (unless the handkerchief is waved!) with an exception for people who have not spoken for a while.

Languages: people are encouraged to use as far as possible the language with which they are most at ease from among (English, French or Spanish) and liaison interpreting will take place in the working groups after needs have been identified.

Registration forms will gather information in this respect.

The meeting is part of the celebration of solidarity between Dominican Republic and Haiti and the cross-cutting activities have been designed in this perspective.

 

APPENDIX 1:  PARTICIPANT LIST

WORKSHOP ORGANISATION


NAME

INSTITUTION
/

FUNCTION

FUNCTION

E-MAIL

Country
1

Country
2

GROUP

Ángela Hernández

FUNREDES

COORDINATION

angeher3@
yahoo.com

DO

DO

DO

Carine Malfait

FUNREDES

RESP.
INTERPRE_
TATION

Carine.malfait@
gmail.com

BE

BE

INT

Cristabel Sosa  

FUNREDES

TAKING NOTES

cristabel7@
gmail.com

DO

DO

DO

Carlos Gonzalez

FUNREDES

MESSENGER

 

 

 

 

Daniel Pimienta

FUNREDES

MANAGER

pimienta@
funredes.org

DO

FR

CAR

Daniel Prado 

UNION LATINE
-DTIL

MANAGER

d.prado@
unilat.org

FR

AR

INST

Eddy Nohile

FUNREDES

INTERNSHIP

edmurphy777
@gmail.com

MQ

 

CAR

Edwige Balutansky

FUNREDES

LOGISTICS

edwigebalutansky
@gmail.com

RD

HT

DIAS

Jean-Michel
Annequin

FUNREDES

WEBSITE

saluton@
hotmail.fr

FR

FR

INT

Margareth Mathurin

GHRAP

MANAGER

maggym456@
yahoo.fr

HT

HT

HT

Margarita Jimenez

ONE

LOGISTICS
ATTENDANCE

margaritazozaya@
msn.com

DO

VE

INT

Philippe Mathieu

OXFAM

COORDINATION

mathieup@
oxfam.qc.ca

HT

HT

HT

Sabine Hippolyte

FUNREDES

SECRETARY

sabinehippolyte
@yahoo.com

DO

HT

DIAS

Senaida Jansen 

FUNREDES

CONCEPTION

sjansen@
funredes.org

FR

DO

CAR

 
Danielle Lebon Interpreter danielle_lebon@ hotmail.com

DO

HT

 
Limary Gutiere Interpreter limaryg@gmail.com HT    
Magali Laraque Interpreter magalilaraque@yahoo.com HT    
Rose-Lourdes Elysée Interpreter rlelysee@hotmail.com HT    
Yona Sorel Interpreter tradyo@yahoo.com HT    

 

PARTICIPANT GROUPS

HAITIAN GROUP DIASPORA GROUP DOMINICAN REP. GROUP CARIBBEAN GROUP INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Colette
Lespinasse

Emile
Brutus

Schiller
Jean Baptiste

Stéphane
Bruno

Gotson
Pierre

Alice
Backer 

Berg P.
Hyacinthe 

Bogentson
André 

Steeve
Coupeau

José Manuel
Moreno
Domínguez

Joseph
Cherubin

Felipe Aneudi
Campaña

Sergia
Galvan

Carlos
Miranda

Deirdre
Williams

Marcel
Clodion

Taran
Rampersad

Erick
Sauray

Rick
Davis

Yaovi Wulfran
Kokuvi

Olivier
Beaulieu-Mathurin

 

 

PARTICIPANTS

NAME INSTI-
TUTION
/
FUNCTION
E-MAIL Country
1
Country
2
GROUP PROJECT
Alice Backer   alice.backer@
gmail.com
US HT DIAS  
Berg P. Hyacinthe CNRS bergphyacinthe@
yahoo.fr
FR HT DIAS  
Bogentson André Univ.
Nanterre
bogentson@
yahoo.fr
FR HT DIAS  
Carlos Miranda Levy SOCINFO.
COM
carlos@
civila.com
DO SG DO http://www.socinfo.
com/relief2
Colette Lespinasse GARR colespinasse@
yahoo.fr
HT   HT  
Deirdre Williams Sir Arthur
Lewis Com. College
williams.deirdre@
gmail.com
LC UK CAR  
Emile Brutus PAPDA emile.brutus@
papda.org
HT   HT  
Eric Sauray   esauray@
guideo.fr
FR HT DIAS  
Gotson Pierre Media
Alternatif
gotsonpierre@
gmail.com
HT HT HT  
Joseph Cherubin MOSCTHA moschta@
codetel.net.do
DO HT DO  
Karole Gizolme Gens de la Caraïbe karole@
gensdelacaraibe.org
DE MQ CAR http://www.gensde
lacaraibe.org/
index.php?
option=com_content
&view= article
&id=4273&Itemid=
200256
Marcel Clodion   mclodion@
wanadoo.fr
MQ MQ CAR  
Olivier Beaulieu-Mathurin Université du Québec à Montréal
(UQAM)
olivierbm@
hotmail.com
CA HT CA  
Richard V. Davis Tech Assist
for Haiti
Rick.Davis@
e-isys.com
US US INT  
Schiller Jeanbaptiste CONATEL schillerjean
baptiste@
yahoo.com
HT HT HT  
Segia Galvan CMS sergiagalvan@
hotmail.com
DO   DO  
Steeve Coupeau NYIHA
MEDIA
scoupo@
gmail.com
US HT DIAS nyiha.com
Stéphane Bruno   sbruno74@
gmail.com
HT HT HT  
Taran Rampersad   cnd@
knowprose.com
TT US CAR  
Yaovi Wulfran
Kokouvi
  willyko80@
yahoo.fr
FR TG INT  

 

GROUPE INSTITUTIONEL

Antonio Cabral OIF (le 25)
Christian O'Flaherty ISOC
Jean-Marie Théodat AUF (à confirmer)
Jean-Robert Magloire UIT (à confirmer)
Miguel Porrua OEA (à confirmer)
Ruben Sillié Ambassade dominicaine en Haïti (25)

APPENDIX 2: WORKING TEAMS

GROUP 1: Haitian society implication in the public politics for the reconstruction
Emile Brutus
Colette Lespinasse (SH handkerchief) SECRETARY
Joseph Cherubin
Marcel Clodion (GD handkerchief) /Schiller Jean Baptiste
Olivier Beaulieu-Mathurin TIME-KEEPER
Sergia Galvan MODERATOR
Stéphane Bruno/Yaoris Kokuvi (C handkerchief)
TOTAL = 7 people – 2 changes

GROUP 2: ICTs contribution for the articulation of the external initiatives of solidarity
Bogentson André SECRETARY
Deirdre Williams (TIME-KEEPER)/Carlos Miranda Levy (C handkerchief)
Éric Sauray MODERATOR
Rick Davis (GD handkerchief)
Schiller Jean-Baptiste (HS handkerchief) /Marcel Clodion (TIME-KEEPER + GD handkerchief)
Steeve Coupeau
Taran Rampersad/Berg Hyacinthe
Yaoris Kokuvi (C handkerchief) /Stéphane Bruno (SH handkerchief)
TOTAL = 8 people – 3 changes

GROUP 3: Articulation of the ICTs solidarity initiatives with the civil society
Alice Backer  (SECRETARY)
Berg Hyacinthe/Taran Rampersad (DM handkerchief)
Carlos Miranda Levy (C handkerchief) / Deirdre Williams
Gotson Pierre  (MODERATOR + SH handkerchief)
José Manuel Moreno Domínguez
Karole Gizolme (TIME-KEEPER + C handkerchief)
TOTAL = 6 people – 3 changes

The following persons will move from their groups: Angela Hernández, Daniel Pimienta, Daniel Prado (C handkerchief), Margareth Mathurin (SH handkerchief), Margarita Jimenez, Jean-Michel Annequin (DM handkerchief), Philippe Mathieu (HS handkerchief), Senaida Jansen. The same changes will take place for the people from the institutional group. Cristabel Sosa will take notes of the group 1 course.
TOTAL = 10 people + institutional group

Handkerchiefs:
C = Culture: Carlos Miranda Levy, Daniel Prado, Karole Gizolme, Yaoris Kokuvi
SH= Haitian Society needs: Schiller Jean-Baptiste, Stéphano Bruno, Gotson Pierre, Margareth Mathurin, Philippe Mathieu

GD= Disaster Management: Rick Davis, Marcel Clodion, Taran Rampersad, Jean-Michel Annequin