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It has been pointed out me that in the circumstances that I have submitted a nomination to be considered as a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) to the United Nations Secretary General on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for 2016, people may very well be looking for more up to date information about me and what I am doing. So here it is.
I live in the small island state of Saint Lucia, which has been my home since 1972. I have become familiar over the last…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2016 at 2:43am
Grace posted some interesting ideas on Multistakeholderism yesterday, on which I've just commented.
On Friday last week I read the article referred to below on the BBC website. I noticed what appeared to be an important omission if we're considering "stakeholders" and reaching a sound decision based on discussion which includes all available perspectives. I would be interested to hear what other people think.
On 10th August on the BBC website I found…Continue
Posted on October 15, 2014 at 4:53pm
Family name: Williams
First name: Deirdre
Country of residence: Saint Lucia, West Indies…Continue
Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments
Thanks to Mary for editing and the whole Diplo team for their support and encouragement.
This is what I said:
Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow Members of Civil Society, Friends,
I come from a small island state called Saint Lucia, in the Caribbean. But then each of us comes from a small island state called – ourselves. We're all alone, all…Continue
Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:56pm
Last year in Bali the generosity and good will of the Diplo alumnae was really touching to see. In spite of the fact that none of us had funding from Diplo everyone rallied round to help.
This year I'm lucky enough to have funding to go to Istanbul, and I'm hoping that the same spirit will be there again among all of us who will be present in situ. This year my funding has specific tasks attached to it which will leave me with less free time. If you will be in Istanbul can you please…Continue
Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment
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Thanks for your kind words De. I am blushing... I hope I will be able to receive and give good learnings as a member of this community. Seguimos.
Sure De, we'll meet in the historic Constantinople
Hellooo, me too! :-) Can't wait, I'm very excited. I just feel that The Team will do a great job and have a lot's of fun while working (and later too :p ) :)))
Hi. Deirdre, yes indeed. Glad you remembered! :-)
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