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GDIN Policy Working Group

Initial Coordinator:

  • Dr. Albert Simard
    Science Advisor
    Natural Resources, Canada
    Phone: 613-995-3493
    Email: alsimard@NRCan.gc.ca
  • Main Working Group Web Site: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/ressources/global/
    When you get here, you will be asked for a user name and id. The user name is GDIN. The id is charter. These words are case specific. At this site, you will also find a list server that you can subscribe to for working group activities. The listserver facilitates a global discussion of the Ankara Declaration, the organic document of international GDIN, and other working group activities. The service is jointly supported by the governments of Canada (Natural Resources Canada) and the United States (State Department), on behalf of the GDIN community.

Although the Working Group ceased operation as a formal body after GDIN2004, Dr. Albert Simard retained the role of Policy Adviser and Coordinator on the Board of directors.

Goal:

  • Develop overall strategic plans for GDIN, consider changes to the Ankara Declaration and major policy changes to how GDIN is managed.

Deliverables at GDIN2001, Canberra, Australia. March 2001:

  • Strategy Paper: How should GDIN grow over the next several years?

Initial Participants:

  • Dr. Albert Simard
  • Larry Roeder, Executive Director, GDIN
  • Robert Lee Chartrand, Special Advisor, GDIN
  • Alan Hodges, former Director General, Emergency Management, Australia
  • Polat Gulkan, Host of GDIN2000
  • Mario Aquilar, Minister Counselor, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, DC

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