[AfrICANN-discuss] Framework for the FY12 Operating Plan and Budget Posted for Community Review

Katim S. Touray kaamt at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 27 11:07:07 SAST 2011

Dear all,

This is to again remind you to review the ICANN FY12 Operational Plan and Budget 
posted, as indicated by the e-mail from Glen.

In particular, I would like us all to review these documents, along with the 
SO/AC/SG Additional Requests and see if all activities important to us in Africa 
have been reflected in the document. Although ALAC/AFRALO has a number of 
requests for activities to support (and I think we should thank AFRALO for their 
efforts), I think it will help if other organizations/entities and individuals 
can provide their suggestions.  For example, issues such as outreach, and ccTLD 
management support are important activities that might be conducted with ICANN 

Again, it is important to remember that it will be very difficult, if not 
impossible, to justify ICANN support for any activity not covered in the budget 
so let's please make sure that issues of concern to us are included it it.

That's about it for now.  Have a great week, and best wishes!


From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen at icann.org>
To: "africann at afrinic.net" <africann at afrinic.net>
Sent: Sun, February 20, 2011 10:50:19 PM
Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] Framework for the FY12 Operating Plan and Budget 
Posted for Community Review

Framework for the FY12 Operating Plan and Budget Posted for Community Review
18 February 2011
Proposed Framework for the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Operating Plan and 
Budget[PDF, 1.07 MB]
FY12 Summary of SO/AC/SG Additional Requests[PDF, 48 KB]
Translated versions of the Framework will be available in the following 
languages soon:
	* Español 
	* العربية 
	* Français 
	* Русский 
	* 中文 
The release of Proposed Framework for the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Operating Plan 
and Budget[PDF, 1.07 MB] kicks off the operational planning process for ICANN, 
providing the community with their first look at the current and planned work, 
along with estimated financial resources required for FY12.
There are several noticeable changes in this year's Framework. One is that it is 
in a presentation format to provide an overview of the proposed components that 
will evolve into a full Operating Plan and Budget for the coming year. The 
feedback and involvement of the ICANN community in the evolution from Framework 
to Operating Plan is critical in making this a workable and implementable 
budget. Second, this year there was early and targeted engagement between the 
ICANN staff and the leaders of the various SO's, AC's and SG's, establishing an 
agreed upon base of services and support that have been and will continue to be 
included in the yearly budget. Along with this came the opportunity for these 
constituencies to provide input regarding additional services and activities for 
fiscal year 2012. The schedule of this input is posted with the Framework in the 
public comment area. It is now up to the community to comment on this set of 
identified priorities and how they should fit into the FY12 plan. Last but not 
least, a shift in how the budget is viewed: from both an Operating and Fixed 
Cost standpoint as well as from planned and ongoing Project work costs. Core 
Operations is everything that is the daily work of ICANN(support, maintenance, 
services) and Projects are the short and long term activities and programs that 
are born out of community and /or Board requests, funded, and do reflect ICANN's 
Strategic Plan and Mission.
The Framework will be discussed with members of the ICANN community at the 
Silicon Valley meeting in San Francisco this March, with feedback received 
through both the online public comment process as well as through individual 
meetings and conference calls with ICANN Supporting Organizations (SO), Advisory 
Committees (AC) and Stakeholder Groups (SG). A more detailed draft FY12 
Operating Plan and Budget will be posted by 17 May 2011. After additional public 
comment and feedback is received and synthesized, the budget will be sent to the 
ICANN Board for adoption at ICANN Public Meeting 41 in June 2011.
Please go to 
 provide your input by 4 April 2011.
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org

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