[AfrICANN-discuss] Improving Institutional Confidence Plan Published
annerachel at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 18:59:05 SAST 2009
On the below, I would like to remind you that one of our community
member, Pierre Dandjinou who is also on this list is available to
answer any questions you may have on the subject matter.
Improving Institutional Confidence Plan Published
27 February 2009
The results of a lengthy community consultation to improve
institutional confidence in ICANN have been published today for
discussion at the Mexico City meeting.
The draft Implementation Plan for Improving Institutional Confidence
[PDF, 468K] has been produced by the President's Strategy Committee
and follows extensive research, analysis, deliberation and
consultation with the global Internet community.
Following two public comment periods, public sessions at the Paris and
Cairo ICANN meetings, and a further five regional consultations in
Montevideo, Christchurch, Geneva, Washington DC and Dakar, the
Implementation Plan contains 18 detailed recommendations and
accompanying materials that respond to community requests for more
detailed information about internationalization.
The Implementation Plan complements a number of other documents
produced by the President's Strategy Committee over the past three
The recommendations include:
• To maintain ICANN's headquarters in the United States
• To review whether an additional legal presence outside the United
States would be advantageous to the organization
• To strengthen government involvement in ICANN and work with the
Governmental Advisory Committee to facilitate effective consideration
of its advice
• To improve the summary and analysis of public comments
• To set up a committee of independent experts to propose further
Board accountability mechanisms
The draft Implementation Plan will be publicly discussed at a workshop
and public forums during the ICANN meeting in Mexico City (1-6 March
2009). It will be the subject of a further online public consultation
after the Mexico City meeting.
Full documentation and draft recommendations are published at:
About the PSC:
The PSC's role is to give advice to the President and the Board on
strategic issues facing ICANN. Since 2006, the PSC's focus has been on
ICANN's legal status and identity, and regional presence.
The Improving Institutional Confidence consultation:
Public meeting on the Implementation Plan: http://mex.icann.org/node/2809
The President's Strategy Committee homepages: http://www.icann.org/en/psc/
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