[alac-comments] Nominating Committee
Self Nomination: Klaus Stoll General Manager Fundacion Chasquinet, Quito Ecuador email and contact: klaus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Biodata Klaus Stoll Klaus Stoll studied theology in Germany and the UK but is active in the Internet sector since about 15 years. Although totally self taught in all things related to the Internet, Mr. Stoll was put in charge to build up the internet network of churches in the UK (ChurchNet.UK, based at St. Martin College, Lancaster) as its manager. As a result of this activity he was a founding member of the European Christian Internet Conference (ECIC) and the International Christian Internet Conference (ICIC). After some years he got involved in the creation of church networks on a global basis through the World Council of Churches (WCC, Geneva). His activities where particular concentrated in developing countries. In 1997 Mr. Stoll left the church sector in order to co-found Fundacion Chasquinet in Quito, Ecuador. The main aim of Chasquinet (www.chasquinet.org) is to promote the strategic use and development of the Internet in the social sectors of developing countries through research, education and enhanced communication . Mr Stoll is now the general manager of Chasquinet. Typical projects Chasquinet has and is undertaking are the creation and co-ordination of the Somos@Telecentros, (www.tele- centros.org), the regional network of Telecentres in Latin America and the Caribbean, whose project manager Mr. Stoll is at the moment, BarrioNet (www.barrionet.org) and Street Children projects (www.chasquinet.org/ninosdelacalle) to name some. Chasquinet is fully committed to promote the non commercial use of the Internet and very much involved in the policy discussions regarding information technologies in LAC and worldwide. It is Chasquinets and Mr Stoll?s personal goal to further develop, in co- operation with other relevant organizations and individuals, the policies, strategies and tools that are very much needed in order to use the available information technologies as a effective means for just development.