WC report to the VTF – May 2015

WAY FORWARD 2018
Progress Report

Subject: Constitution of the various Action Groups
Submitted by: The Working Committee
Date: 09.05.15

After finalising the outcome of our first Vision Task Force (VTF) meeting with the Working Committee, held on 22nd April 2015, the tasks delegated to the Working Committee were:
1. Constitute the Action Groups (AG) after consultation with the VTF
2. Collect outcome from the Retreat and hand over Action Plan to each AG
3. Train / Orient each AG if/when required
4. Dissolve an AG after consultation with the VTF

This is a report on the progress made by the Working Committee so far in 2 weeks.

1. Constitution of the Action Groups (AG)
The Working Committee contacted (via email) members of the community who participated in the preparation of respective Themes during the Retreat, to confirm their active participation as a member of the Theme Action Group. We invited them to come to the presentation of the Way Forward 2018 during the General Meeting held on 29th April, where we explained the role of an Action Group (we projected the Way Forward Diagram).
Almost all members confirmed their participation as member of an Action Group, some declined, and a few stated they were interested in specific milestones, and some have not yet replied.

See below the list of participants who have confirmed, and the current status of each Action Group constitution.

Action Group
Participants
Status as of 10.05.15
Working since
Specific Milestone Resource Person
Education
Aster, Deepti, JeanYves, Lalit, Lavkamad, Min, Sanjeev R, Chali,
Angela, Mike, Amy
Constituted, some more people may join.
May 2015
Sanjeev
Economy

Torkil, Uma, Anandi, Gijs, Vikram, Daniel, Bertrand, Min, Nicole

Constituted, some more people may join.
May 2015
Manoj, Harini, Aurelio, Sanjeev
Governance

Alan, Alain Bernard, Frederick, Carel, Isha (Swayam), Jaya, Noel, Ulli Blass, Shankar, Partha, Olivier Barot, Slava, Elvira, Claudine, Joseba, Matriprasad, Tom, Tapas, Ulrich Roper, Srinivasmurty, Nina.
Constituted
April 2015

Growth
Rakhal, Dominique, Jean Francois, Sindhuja
still to be constituted when more members have signed up
June 2015
Manoj, Martin S
Youth

Angeli, Auroananda, Chandra, Luca, Kavitha, Nadia, Mirrabelle, Ramanan, Vika, Usha
Constituted
April 2015

Land&Town Planning

Sauro, Jacqueline, Toby, Ranjith, Soham
still to be constituted when more members have signed up
July 2015
Deoyani
Bioregion

Partha, Shankar, Bridget, Joss, Anbumoris
Constituted
along with Land&Town Planning AG
Sanjeev

2. Collect outcome from the Retreat and hand over Action Plan to each AG; and
3. Train / Orient each AG if/when required
As of now, role 2 & 3 are going on simultaneously.
The Working Committee has informed each Action Group (via email) of its constitution and status and have asked the participants  to fix a first Way Froward meeting with the Working Committee reps who will orient them on the Way Forward Action Plan Template which needs to be filled out by them. (See attached the Action Plan template sent to them, along with the Detailed Retreat Report made by the Organising Team).
Plan for the next 2 weeks:
the Working Committee reps will continue to be available for each Action Group in assisting them to fill out the Action Plan and answer any questions for clarifications if / when solicited.
As and when the Theme Action Plan is filled out, these will be forwarded to the VTF for their overall assimilation and integration.
Once the VTF approves, these will then be communicated to the community, essentially by putting them up in the Way Forward web portal (the RAS is working on the portal) and then sharing via News&Notes and Auronet the link to these plans to keep the community informed.

4. Dissolve an AG after consultation with the VTF
There’s been no need for this so far.

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