One of objectives of the international collective project "People's Empowerment in Information and Communication Technology" is to enable, on the proposed topics, an intercultural expression, founded on experiences in their geographical and social diversity, all to be put together and published in three languages (French, English, and Spanish). On the basis of these same topics, this will also be the opportunity to develop and support intervention strategies in the same direction.
The different partners participate in the project on a volunteer basis. Their role is to serve as relays to people and entities which they consider to correspond, in their experience and competence, to the general objectives of the project, its main topics, and its process of development.
Partnership is being considered on a triple geographic focus (South America and the Caribbean, North America, and Europe). We hope to be able to extend it to other areas, such as Africa or Asia.
The FPH is to act as coordinator among the different partners for each of the working stages. These latter are presented as an indication and for purposes of consistency: they can be adjusted, or even modified, on suggestion from the various partners.
Three stages are proposed to the various partners of the project
74? Initial contacts with people interested in the project.
Precision in the definition of the project and topics.
People interested in the main initial topics offer their opinions and information or thoughts on the topics proposed: this way, precision, developments, and modifications can contribute to the definition of the project and the various previously proposed topics.
At the outcome of this stage (March 1999),
- relay-persons as well as the people or institutions that are going to cooperate with them on one or several topics are distinctly identified;
- the various development lines for the topics are determined and distributed among the partners.
75? Development and exchanges of contributions
Each of the partners, together with their correspondents, produce the texts that will serve as a basis for a twofold confrontation: per topic, then cross-topic (to ensure a balance of the whole). This phase includes exchanges among the authors as well as general adjustments, so that the collected elements can constitute publishing material.
At the outcome of this stage (June 1999),
all contributions are in their final draft form.
76? Final organization of the texts
The FPH is in charge of coordination of this last stage: the different elements are organized into several parts, in keeping with the results of stage 2. FPH coordination is in charge of the general presentation of the document (title, subtitles, headings, introductory texts). The compilation is edited and published in three languages (French, English, and Spanish), then distributed according to methods to be considered.
Final stage (publication): November 1999.
During the period of consideration and development of the project, the project coordination team will solicit, receive, examine, and support concrete strategies proposed either by partners of the editorial project, or by other people or groups involved in similar objectives.