A tentative plan of what INESP would accomplish is presented for the first 2 years or so..
Year 1 (January 2001) would be spent in
N.B. This would be my sabbatical leave so that initial costs would be small for the first half of the period. Thereafter, it would be hoped that funds for secretarial assistance would be made available at the U of G. This would be important for organization with respect to item 4.
The latter part of Year 1 and early part Year 2 would be spent in
By the end of Year 2, it is expected that INESP would be fully operational and that fiscal support would become available through various sources in co-ordination with other organizations, especially international and UN. The commitment of the University of Guelph to my salary, space, and secretarial help through the Canada Chairs program would carry the fiscal weight of INESP to this time. Thereafter, with the increased levels of activities as envisioned, additional funds will become necessary. It is likely that it will take at least two years for such funding sources to be identified, applications prepared and submitted, and funding to be appropriated.
Further plans would be developed from workshops of the Steering Committee and recommendations and requests of contributors to INESP. At present, it is premature to suggest the order in which the various activities of INESP might unfold, but the body of the proposal illustrates the wide variety of interdisciplinary tasks ahead.