A word has emerged from all of Saturday's workshops: "communicate."
Two days away from the drafting and adoption of a final Charter, the World
Assembly participants met this time in Regional Groups. Twenty workshops
were constituted out of more-or-less artificially determined groups. There
are many connections among regions. For instance, West, East, and Central
Africans quickly felt that it would be interesting to all be in the same
group. North, South, and Central Americans felt much the same way, but
as a premise for discussions in separate groups.
The basic principle that stood out was that there was not enough communication
going on: "We don't know each other," declared an African participant.
"We are all in networks that don't ever meet
." The first
principle to apply was to exchange addresses, to publish lists of e-mail
addresses, and to exchange information. "Don't expect any miracles,"
exclaimed a facilitator. "Exchanging addresses is not enough. People
don't communicate unless they have some project in common
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