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CEPNET and ETA Update
|Big news for CEPNET is the long awaited arrival of the
CEPNET Programme Officer! Mr. Luc St-Pierre arrived at CAR/RCU in November (see Staff Updates) and many challenging things
In the absence of the CEPNET Programme Officer, and since the departure of the temporary CEPNET Programme Officer (Marjo Vierros) in December 1999, the CEPNET duties have been assumed by our AMEP Programme Officer and Information Systems Analyst (who are both very happy to announce this new development). Nonetheless, CEPNET has not been idle. CEPNews continues to be produced quarterly as well as the never-ending tasks of maintaining the website. Currently we are focusing on uploading all the CEP Technical Reports onto the website. Many are already there and we encourage you to browse them. Stay tuned for additions.
Other CEPNET activities during this past quarter included the development
of funding proposals on Environmental Information Systems for Coastal Resources
Management and Training In Coastal Zone Management Uses and Applications of Remote
Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Wider Caribbean Region. These
two recently completed project proposals will be shopped around to various donors for
funding and implementation.
CEPNET has been developing the first regional node as part of the clearinghouse for the
Global Programme of Action. A prototype node has been developed in co-ordination with
UNEP's GPA Coordination Office in The Hague. We are now working to finalise the linkages
and populate the node with relevant information. As part of the CEP website, the Wider
Caribbean regional GPA clearinghouse node will provide information and links on a range of
issues relevant to the control of marine pollution from land-based activities. Look for
updates in the next issue of CEPNews.
Late-breaking ETA Update
CEP, in conjunction with the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), sponsored the development of a new resource for environmentalist and journalists. How to Make Our Own News -- A Primer for Environmentalists and Journalists, was written by John Maxwell and just completed in print. How to Make Our Own News is described as a useful resource for community activists wanting to get their stories into the media as well as for journalists who cover environmental issues. The book reviews how to work with the press, developing story ideas, conducting interviews and story writing. Watch our website for availability!
For more information, please contact:
Senior Programme Officer,
14-20 Port Royal Street,
Tel: (876) 922-9267
Fax: (876) 922-9292
Last updated: 15 November, 2000
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