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Re: EIIF and other efforts

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:09:57 +0000
Message-ID: <4a4804721003290809k55d714el83721f0c3602936@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@gmail.com>
Cc: public-xg-eiif <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>
Hi Gary

nice to hear from you!

Gavin and I are engaged in related discussions in the IAEM list,
where I just pinged about EIIF as the discussions there are so related
surely there must be people interested
in participating in this initiative, we just have to explain a bit the ethos
and goals etc

I recently touched based Coleen who is also working with FEMA, we both met
her in DC f2f a couple of years , maybe you should catch up with her locally

 I am sure if we each keep each other posted and keep on cross referencing
related work , eventualy a digital ecosystem will
emerge to help us fuel this effort sufficiently for the next step.

The only way our work can succeed is to keep enganging with rleated
communities at all levels, and avoid perpetrating
the vacuum and vicious cycles that are created by lack of open communication
and information exchange


Lets keep at it :-)



PDM






On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 2:52 PM, Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm glad that some of us are still exchanging mail to keep each other up to
> date.
>
>
> I attended this weekend's Transparency Camp (http://transparencycamp.org/( a project of Sunlight foundation) in DC and found many of the discussions
> and activites there to be related to what we were doing.  Perhaps the most
> relevant was the   Crisis Commons founded in March 2009 through an
> impromptu Tweetup at Government 2.0 Camp.
>
>
>
>  Some of these folks were a the T-Camo and discussed progress on a creating
> a common community through a mash-up of citizen volunteers, crisis response
> organizations, international humanitarian relief agencies, non-profits and
> the private sector.
>
> More at http://haiti.crisiscommons.org/
>
>
>
> Perhaaps some of the EIIF members are part of that activity
>
>
>
> I did mention the EIIF effort to some of them. I hope to participate in
> some of the camp efforts such as making a transparency guide for gov folks.
>
> Regards,
> Gary Berg-Cross,Ph.D.
> gbergcross@gmail.com
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?GaryBergCross
> SOCoP Executive Secretary
> Knowledge Strategies
> Semantic Technology
> Potomac, MD
> 240-426-0770
>
> On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> I recently joined the UN SGAC Spider team, (which also coordinates via a
>> public malin list bwt)
>> and started to outline some of the tasks there, and mapping the operations
>> between agencies
>> which reminded me of the exercise that we are doing here at EIIF
>>
>> It also occurred to me  (bingo) that there may be cooperation
>> potential/synergy between the UN agencies and EIIF work
>>
>> I extend below an invitiation for those of you who may be in the region or
>> have contacts there
>>
>> cheers
>>
>> P
>>
>>
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Michael LEITGAB <Michael.LEITGAB@unoosa.org>
>> Date: Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:49 AM
>> Subject: [UN SPIDER] REMINDER: UN-SPIDER Regional Africa Workshop, 25-28
>> May 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
>> To: unspider@ungiwg.org
>>
>>
>>   Dear Colleague,
>>   UN-SPIDER would like to take this opportunity to remind you about our
>>   invitation to join the UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop āBuilding upon
>>   Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency
>>   Response for Africa ā to take place from 25 to 28 May 2010 in Addis
>>   Ababa, Ethiopia.
>>   This workshop, which is being organised together with the United
>>   Nations Economic Commission for Africa and supported by the Government
>>   of Austria, will be the major outreach event organised by
>>   UN-SPIDER on space-based information for disaster risk reduction and
>>   emergency management for the African continent in 2010.
>>   Certainly, this regional workshop will ensure that participants become
>>   aware of the full potential that space-based information offers for
>>   disaster risk management and emergency response and how to take
>>   advantage of the existing regional and international opportunities in
>>   this regard. This will eventually contribute to a reduction in loss of
>>   lives and property due to disasters in the African continent in the
>>   future .
>>   We invite you to submit your application - if you haven't done so yet -
>>   through our online application form at:
>>   [1]http://www.un-spider.org/workshop-addis-2010
>>   The deadline for applications is 26 March 2010. So far we have already
>>   received applications from a considerable number of highly qualified
>>   experts who will ensure that the workshop will become a great success.
>>   For your information, please find attached to this email the
>>   information note for the workshop containing detailed information about
>>   the programme, logistics and limited available funding support .
>>   Looking forward to welcoming you in Addis Ababa in May!
>>   With best regards,
>>   Michael Leitgab
>>   (See attached file: UN-SPIDER Africa Workshop_Information Note.pdf)
>>   --
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>> References
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>>   1. http://www.un-spider.org/workshop-addis-2010
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