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2009 Meeting Minutes and Draft Documents

2008 Archive minutes of meetings

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Larry Winter Roeder, Jr., MS
Editor in Chief, ClimateCaucus.Net
Email: larry.roeder@ifrescue.org   Phone: 703-867-2056

Former US Department of State Policy Adviser on Disaster Management. 35 years experience in conflict reduction, disaster management, information management, peace keeping, science and technology, economics, indigenous peoples (Bedouins and Native Americans), refugees, IDPs and human rights. 

Managed creation of ReliefWeb.int after Rwanda Crisis (the UN's first major disaster web site) and received Superior Honor Award for fostering GDIN, the Global Disaster Information Network, a project proposed by Vice President Al Gore.  Former member of the SubCommittee on Disaster Reduction, a body that advised the President of the United States on disaster related technology. Represented the United States in the Futures Project on Risk Management Policies launched by OECD (the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) which focused on projected systemic risks in the 21st century, including climate change.

Author, artist and public speaker. Former Armed Forces Network (AFN) news anchor and civilian peacekeeper in Sinai, Egypt.  Honorary member of the Alegat Bedouin tribe of the Sinai.   Delegate for Barack Obama at the 2008 Virginia Democratic State Convention.   Former Executive Director GDIN, the Global Disaster Information Network and former President of Human Rights, International (MENSA).  Former President Blair House Library Foundation  Former Director for United Nations Affairs, WSPA, World Society for the Protection of Animals.

To facilitate publication for the team, (c) for documents on this site is held by LRoeder.


Richard Jordan
Liaison to the Executive Committee Email: dpiconference@yahoo.com

Bio: Richard Jordan was the 60th DPI/NGO Conference Chairman. Over the course of his 22 years at the UN, Mr. Jordan has represented a number of NGOs affiliated with DPI and ECOSOC, most notably Global Education Associates and currently International Council for Caring Communities. Among his most notable achievements is having been one of the five co-founding editors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), the journal of record at environment and development meetings worldwide.

Mr. Jordan has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the NGO Committee on Peace, Development and Security, Symphony for United Nations and Friends of the United Nations, and is the Chairman of the CONGO NGO Committee on the UN and Sports.


Moki Kokoris
Email: moki@cloud9.net 

DPI representative for the World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations. 14th woman to reach the North Pole; first Ukrainian. Founder of "90-north.com", an outreach environmental educational program, the objective of which is to teach young students about the polar biospheres and how climate change affects them - with a specific focus on the indigenous peoples of the Arctic. Contributing Arctic Editor to "The Polar Times", the journal of the American Polar Society. Member National (MN) of the Explorers Club. Visiting Speaker for the Arctic Consortium of the United States (ARCUS). Architect by degree, with particular interests in LEED green and sustainable design. Graphic artist, calligrapher, illustrator and music teacher. 


Partial affiliations list: Will Steger Institute for Climate Change EducationNorth American Association for Environmental Education, Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, Polar Bears International, the American Himalayan Foundation, Children of Chornobyl Relief Fund, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Ukrainian Scouts.



William Gellermann, PhD.
Email: gmann@earthlink.net 

Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from UCLA -- faculty member at SUNY ( Buffalo ), Cornell and CUNY ( Richmond College ). Consultant since 1970 (clients included major corporations, labor unions, civil rights groups, and government agencies at federal, state, and city level); author of Values and Ethics in Organization and Human Systems Development (1990, Jossey-Bass) -- Retired in 2000. Joined Communications Coordination Committee for the UN (CCC/UN)in 2003; Co-Chair of CCC/UN Board in 2007 and Vice President 2004-2007. Member of DPI/NGO Conference Planning Committee in 2004, 2005, 2006. and 2007. (Co-Chair of Networking Sub-Committee 2007).


Dr. Charles (Chuck) G. Hitchcock

Retired from Southampton College of Long Island University. For thirty-five years a Professor of Sociology; for the last five years, Dean of the College. Began career with the Peace Corps in East Pakistan, 1961-63. Community activities include Chair of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, Chair of the Retreat (a domestic violence agency), Chair of Alternatives Counseling Services, member of Springs School Board, and member of East Hampton Library Board. Presently, a NGO delegate from Peace Action International to the Civil Society of the UN. Former chair of DPI/NGO Executive Committee.

Jefferey Huffines Chairman of the NGO/DPI Executive Committee. , ExOfficio member  Eand UN Representative National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the U.S.



Dr. Scott Carlin, Prof. of Geography, Long Island University