[IRP] IRP Famine-Refugee Relief Support

Anriette Esterhuysen anriette
Wed Sep 28 18:19:29 EEST 2011

hi all

just to tell you that i spoke with an APC member that works in the
famine areas who is here at the IGF, James Nguo of Arid Lands
Information Network.  if anyone wants to talk to James about the famine
etc. please make contact with him

dixie, i tried to find you today to introduce you but understandably did
not succeed

he will be here again tomorrow

his email is jnguo at alin.net



On 22/09/11 14:41, M.I.Franklin wrote:
> Dear All
> Over the last weeks a small group of coalition members has been working
> on a fundraising initiative aiming to raise awareness as well as funds
> to support famine-relief and humanitarian help for those suffering from
> famine and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa.
> When this was first suggested on the list we had a lively discussion
> about how, indeed whether such an effort is related to Internet
> Governance issues or the remit of the IRP Charter and Ten Principles.
> To make a stronger case, indeed to be sure there is evidence of how ICTs
> and IG issues pertain specifically to this sort of humanitarian crisis,
> we have spent the last few weeks compiling information on who is doing
> what, current facts and figures about the situation on the ground at the
> Kenyan-Somali border, and considering how these reflect on  IG and human
> rights advocacy.
> This is what we have so far; a call, a background note and fact-sheet
> and some proposals for action. This draft statement is available here as
> an attached document and on  Google docs
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zHuIF5UN9xquMDfdsb0V7cS3tDX1j0xSq4lLJC50cLM/edit?pli=1&hl=en_US>.
> We would like to ask coalition members to let us know what they think about
> 1) the initiative as a coalition-led one
> 2) Possible ' candidate' organizations or initiatives who we can raise
> funds for + the best means to raise the money in the quickest and most
> effective way (see the list
> 3) Any comments or updated information to develop the fact-sheet.
> FYI, if members endorse this initiative, we have a Wiki page and space
> for a fund-raiser link ready to go up on the coalition webpage.
> So, with the IGF around the corner and many people getting ready to head
> off to Kenya, we are keen to hear your views.
> Thanks!
> MF
> Dr Marianne Franklin
> Reader/Convener of the Transnational Communications & Global Media Program
> Media & Communications
> Goldsmiths, University of London
> New Cross
> London SE14 6NW
> United Kingdom
> Tel (direct): #44 (0)207 919-7072
> Fax: #44 (0) 207 919-7616
> email: m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
> http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/franklin.php
> http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/pg/ma-transnational-communications-global-media.php
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anriette esterhuysen anriette at apc.org
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