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Did you take the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP from DiploFoundation? If so, in which year? Who was tutoring you?
2008; Marsha, Adela, Carolina, Hanane
Where did you ¨discover¨ this Community portal?
Seiiti invited me to join
What are you currently doing today and projects you have related to Internet governance?
Today I am teaching King Lear and an introduction to poetry, also assisting with planning towards my college's transition to degree granting status. IG projects: there is a CIVIC meeting coming up in November where I hope, with support from Javier from Colombia, another IGCBP person, to make a case for active inclusion of linguistic diversity in the Caribbean region. In St Lucia I have been/am involved with two issues: the scrutiny of several proposed pieces of "internet" legislation; and we are still trying to get set up a St Lucia Chapter of the Internet Society.
In which ways the capacity building provided by Diplo has helped you and your community in Internet governance issues? (Question only for IGCBP Alumni)
Diplo taught me and I have tried to pass on the teaching, or at least an awareness of the issues of Internet governance, and of its importance even in our little island. Hopefully the institution where I work will actually be working on a project with Diplo in the near future.
Please list the names of organizations you are a member of, including hyperlinks for more information when possible.
CIVIC Caribbean ICT stakeholders community http://carisnet.org/
MISTICA (dormant) http://www.funredes.org/mistica/ - many useful resources in the cyberlibrary

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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…


Posted on January 16, 2016 at 2:43am

Who are the stakeholders?

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…


Posted on October 15, 2014 at 4:53pm

MAG renewal process for 2015 - Self-nomination

Family name: Williams

First name: Deirdre

Gender: Female

Country of residence: Saint Lucia, West Indies…


Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

Opening ceremony

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…


Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:56pm

Istanbul IGF 2014 - Can YOU help please?

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…


Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:15pm on September 23, 2014, Luis German Rodriguez l. said…

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.


At 7:12am on November 28, 2013, Mwendwa Kivuva said…

Sure De, we'll meet in the historic Constantinople

At 8:03pm on October 26, 2012, Aida Mahmutović said…

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 ) :))) 

At 1:03pm on February 6, 2012, Trevor A. Phipps said…
The idea of an OECS focus group would be great. Brightpath Foundation and our Government ICT department recently held a mobile app development workshop for about 80 persons. The interest was phenomenal. Some of us are expected to meet later today to keep the youths engaged and developing apps.
At 1:58pm on December 30, 2010, Orrisha Denbow said…
Mrs. Williams.....just wanted to know what are the main events taking place and if there was any way I can help....feel free to let me know if help is needed. Take care
At 4:21am on December 17, 2010, Dev Anand Teelucksingh said…

Hi. Deirdre, yes indeed. Glad you remembered! :-)

At 10:23am on September 24, 2010, Keisha Taylor said…
Hey Deirdre, it is so great that we can keep in touch and it was so good to meet a fellow west indian! we should catch up sometime soon.
At 9:04am on September 18, 2010, M Nadeem Jahangir said…
Aw..u r welcome!
At 8:00pm on May 10, 2010, Niel Harper said…
Deirdre, please feel free to pass on my contact information to him. My email address is niel.harper@ieee.org.
At 1:40pm on May 10, 2010, Niel Harper said…
Blessings Deirdre. Pleasure to link up with you as well. I have seen much discussions from you on CIVIC; now it's good to place a face with the name. Looking forward to our future connections; digital and otherwise.



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