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

Tijani BEN JEMAA tijani.benjemaa at fmai.org
Wed Dec 22 22:09:19 SAST 2010

Hi Katim,


Thank you for this reminder. I do support your appeal and hope all of the
ICANN African community will participate in the public comment period to
make the African voice heard.


Thank you again Katim




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Envoyé : mercredi 22 décembre 2010 11:39
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Objet : [AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN 39 - Cartagena: Follow up issues


Dear all,

I join all the others in wishing you well and sending you season's

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
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 wishes




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