[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: AfrICANN Digest, Vol 28, Issue 3

Eric M.K Osiakwan emko at internetresearch.com.gh
Thu Jun 4 00:13:06 SAST 2009

On 2 Jun 2009, at 08:51, Nii Quaynor wrote:
> o has ICANN MOU relationship with DoC provided useful guidance over  
> the years?
Yes because it provided some framework of accountability, however the  
global community feels accounting to one entity may not be in the  
interest of the common good. We cannot belittle the self impose  
accountability that ICANN has towards it's global community.

> o has ICANN successfully accounted to its community in open and  
> transparent way throughout its series of MOUs with DoC
Yes because the internal mechanisms ensures that, for that reason the  
ICANN experiment in global self governance is very useful and needs to  
be replicated in other institutional forms.

> o has the Internet remained stable and growing during tenure of  
> ICANN services?
Yes but we have had elements of what is not the original intent but  
those are not the doing of ICANN, hence the recent focus of the US  
President ""Let me also be clear about what we will not do.  Our  
pursuit of cybersecurity will not -- I repeat, will not include --  
monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic.  We will  
preserve and protect the personal privacy and civil liberties that we  
cherish as Americans.  Indeed, I remain firmly committed to net  
neutrality so we can keep the Internet as it should be -- open and  
free." @ http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-Securing-Our-Nations-Cyber-Infrastructure/
To a large extent ICANN's success is in the ability to get the  
political class to uphold the core values of the Internet Protocol.

> o has bottomup multistakeholder processes at ICANN been effective?
Yes but we need to look at ways of dealing with the time and cost  
elements. Yes, democracy is an expensive venture but if we want the  
less endowed to be active participants then we need to look at ways of  
bringing them more and more into the fold.

> o has ICANN demonstrated maturity and is able to remain accountable  
> to the community?
Absolute YES, this is the real meat.

> o continuation of JPA as is or not?
I prefer to look at this from the view of "better outcomes". If we can  
have better outcomes without the JPA then why not. However, we cannot  
wish away the historical anticidents but need to better manage it  
going forward. If we can establish a better future then we cannot  
allow the past to hold us back.

> These are some questions that we can answer to make an AfrICANN  
> submission simpler. What we have consensus on may become a  
> submission. Any takers?
My submission.

> Nii
Eric here

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dandjinou Pierre
> To: africann at afrinic.net
> Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 7:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] Re: AfrICANN Digest, Vol 28, Issue 3
> Douglas,
> i am sorry if the word suspect is not nearly good enough!! . i only  
> thought most of those AF* having been participating to ICANN should  
> be in a position to express their views on the JPA!!
> But as a board member from one of those AF* and an individual, I can  
> only suggest..
> All of this indicate we need further exposure and education on the  
> issues on the one hand, and that our 'professional' and 'political'  
> institutions/associations should also self organize to provide their  
> inputs accordingly, on the other hand.
> good day
> Pierre..
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 7:08 AM, Douglas Onyango  
> <ondouglas at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Abulkhirat Esam <AbulkhiratE at africa-union.org>
> >1.  What I have wrote is totally expressing my own and personal  
> point of view and has no >relation at all with my current position  
> in the AUC.
> Pierre, i hope this is the case for you as well, because coming from  
> an Af board member, 'Suspect' is not nearly good enough.
> Regards,
> Douglas onyango +256(0712)981329
> If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the Problem.
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