■ I received my
higher education at the University of Geneva, in history and
pedagogics. I worked at that time in Geneva,
for seven years as a teacher in
secondary schools and received a live long tenure appointment.
■ I was called in 1995 to Berne, Switzerland to head the SDC departement in charge of relations with Swiss NGOs.
■ During my stay
in Switzerland, I followed through distance online education an
extensive programme of training on online teaching at the UCLA
(University of California). I also conducted a seminar on the role
of NGOs in international cooperation at the IUED
(Graduate Institute for Development Studies) in Geneva, and
coordinated two online courses on the same issue, which are
presented on this website.
■ From 2009 to 2013 I was secretary general of the Fédération genevoise de coopération in Geneva. I retired by end 2013.
■ From the early
1990ies on, I have been interested in the possible use and impact
of the new information and communication technologies on adults
training, on sustainable development and on citizen movements, and
in an users friendly approach to the new digital media. I am an
sympathiser of the open source approach, because I believe in
collaborative work for creating common goods.
You can find some of my writings at: www.edinter.net/docs