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Orbicom chairs and associate members meet in paris

This was a first occasion, in so many years, offered to the Orbicom members to meet colleagues of the network face to face. Eighteen chairs were present and sixteen associate members also managed to participate. As the attendants had to pay for their transportation and stay in Paris, this is a considerable success in term of interest and presence.

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This was a first occasion, in so many years, offered to the Orbicom members to meet colleagues of the network face to face. Eighteen chairs were present and sixteen associate members also managed to participate. As the attendants had to pay for their transportation and stay in Paris, this is a considerable success in term of interest and presence.

Beyond this unique occasion to meet the Orbicom colleagues and the UNESCO Communication and Information staff involved with Orbicom, the reunion allowed the participants to introduce themselves, their chair, their programs and activities, and to get acquainted with UNESCO priorities. Many ideas were presented and several chairs managed to find sufficient interest in the work of others that some have already decided to cooperate on specific themes and approaches. For its part, the Orbicom Executive Committee decided on new ways to improve communication and the work on specific projects and issues. It also decided to work on the development of an e-journal, or on an improvement of the existing OrbInfo newsletter.

Given the meeting’s success, it is envisaged that the Orbicom members meet again in 2013, either in the context of the post WSIS meeting, or independently.

Last Updated ( 2012-06-13 )