[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN 39 - Cartagena: Follow up issues

Dr Yassin Mshana ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 17:29:44 SAST 2010

Dear Katim et al,

Thank you for the Seasons Greetings below and reminder for the Deadline of
10 Jan 2011 - very close in deed.

Seasons Greetings and New Year Wishes!!


On 22 December 2010 11:39, Katim S. Touray <kaamt at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I join all the others in wishing you well and sending you season's
> greetings!
> I'd like to bring up a few follow-up issues about the recently-concluded
> ICANN 39 meeting in Cartagena, Colombia (http://cartagena39.icann.org/):
>    1. Support for needy gTLD applicants - you'll recall that efforts are
>    on-going (through the JAS Working Group) to develop proposals for supporting
>    needy developing countries applicants for new gTLDs.  A session was held on
>    the matter, and archives of the audiocast are available online (
>    http://cartagena39.icann.org/node/15499) .  In addition, a statement
>    was issued on the matter by the African ICANN community (
>    http://forum.icann.org/lists/jas-milestone-report/msg00000.html).  The
>    JAS Working Group has issued a milestone report and addendum, and both are
>    available for public comment until Jan. 10, 2011 (
>    http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/#jas-milestone-report).
>    2. ICANN Strategic Plan - the 2011-2014 ICANN Strategic Plan has also
>    been posted for public comment.  The Strategic Plan spells out ICANN's
>    strategic objectives and activities to be carried out in the plan period.
>    The strategic plan will be implemented through an operational plan and a
>    budget, both of which will be reviewed after the strategic plan is
>    finalized.  Archives of the audiocast and presentations at the Cartagena
>    session on the ICANN strategic plan are available at:
>    http://cartagena39.icann.org/node/16009  As with the  JAS Working Group
>    reports, the strategic plan has also been posted for public comment until
>    Jan. 10, 2011 (http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/#draft-strat-2011
>    ).
> I urge you to take the time to review the above-mentioned documents, and
> provide your feedback on them.  The JAS Working Group report will form the
> basis for efforts to support new gTLD applicants from developing countries,
> and as such, could use valuable input from those of us from these countries.
> With regards to the ICANN strategic plan, it is important to realize that
> the best way to have ICANN support activities would be to have them included
> in the strategic plan.  If, for example, we want ICANN to support
> capacity-building in ccTLD management, we must ensure that such an activity
> is in the strategic plan, and is included in the operational plan, and the
> budget.  So the starting point is the strategic plan, and we have to provide
> our thoughts on what areas and activities ICANN should be engaged in.  If we
> don't, we run the risk of these issues being omitted from the strategic
> plan, and hence, making it very difficult, if not impossible, to get funding
> for them in the future.  It's really as simple as that.
> I guess that's about it for now.  Again, season's greetings, and best
> YEAR!!
> Sincerely,
> Katim
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