The first international electronic conference (in Spanish & English) will be held on the topic of Integrated and Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Cities of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Program for Urban Management, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (PGY-ALC) and the Institute of Promotion for Social Economy (IPES) of Peru are organizing this electronic conference to attend to hundreds of cities interested in this topic.
In order to participate in this electronic conference, the interested parties need access to electronic mail service to let us know of their interest to participate in the conference, by sending an email to email@example.com
IPES will coordinate and will be the moderator for this electronic conference. At the end of each week a summary will be prepared and at the end of the conference there will be a final synthesis of the topics discussed.
Following are more details on this conference and the instructions to be able to participate.
We request that you re-send this message to all persons, Municipalities, institutions or networks that you believe might be interested in this topic.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE TOPIC
Currently the challenge of the local authorities of the cities is to develop an integrated systems of waste management that allows to articulate some fundamental elements.
The inter-action of the participants (local authorities Universities, community organizations, private enterprises, organizations for international cooperation, organizations of technical assistance, etc.) in the system of municipal waste management.
The inter relation of all of the elements of the chain of waste (generation, separation from source, selective collection, treatment, recycle, final disposition, etc.)
The interaction of technical aspects, financial, environment, social, institutional and political to assure the sustainability of the system.
The relation of the problem of waste with other urban systems, such as sewerage, public health, drinking water, urban agriculture, etc.
The electronic conference has the following objectives:
- develop a first approach towards the topic of Integrated and Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- convene that the cities of the Region, through their local governments, and members of the civil society (community organizations, NGOs, Universities,
Institutions for investigations, among others) to be part of a working group on this topic.
- disseminate the launching of this event of this working group in the city of Porto Alegre (June 5-9, 2000)
- gather any suggestions from the municipalities, institutions and community organizations interested in being part of the group, to organize the Working Plan 2000-20001 of the GT.
Start date: Tuesday, May 2, 2000
End date: Friday, May 19, 20000
The conference is divided in four parts:
Phase 1 (May 2-5)
What is Integrated and Sustainable Solid Waste Management?
Phase 2 (May 6-10)
What is a working group of cities?
How to constitute an Integrated and Sustainable Solid Waste Management formed by cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Phase 3 (May 11-16)
What contents must be looked at by a Working Group for cities interested in developing visions of integrated and sustainable Solid Waste management?
Phase 4 (May 17-19)
Recommendations and suggestions of the contents for the team works to be developed in the launching of the event and the initiation of the working group.
On May 23 IPES will send the synthesis of all the discussions to all participants to the conference,
An initial discussion document will be sent to all participants during the first day of the electronic conference. Other documents will be sent by the moderator of the list during the duration of the conference.
In case these are not received, you can request them by sending an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
MESSAGES TO BE SENT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS
The messages you wish all participants to read should be sent the following way;
1. Open an E-Mail and jot down the address email@example.com
2. Write whatever you wish the participants to know
3. Send the message
These messages will initially come to the moderator of the conference. The moderator will submit to all the participants. The moderator will not edit the messages, and will only make sure they are related to the objective of the conference.
In your first message to the conference, please introduce yourself briefly with your name, professional profile and interests.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE A SUBJECT IN ALL MESSAGES YOU SEND OUT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS.
The conference will be in Spanish and Portuguese. The discussion documents and summaries of all topics will be produced in Spanish. Messages can be sent in other languages, however, translation services have not yet been arranged.
LENGTH OF MESSAGES
Messages should not be longer than 3 paragraphs or 550 words per message. If you are responding to a specific message, please separate the text of the message you are responding to, so you do not send the whole message again to all the participants.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND FILES IN ATTACHMENTS.
You can send an abstract of the file of no more than 200 words. Provide the corresponding information so the participant is able to request the file if interested.
PUBLICATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY
The moderator will prepare a summary of the results of the conference which will be sent to all participants. Please do not send any confidential information, restricted or with intellectual properties.
If you need additional information on this conference please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org (att. Gunther Merzthal or Libio Villar).
We thank you an look forward to your active participation in this Latin-American - electronic conference.
PGU-ALC (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)