[AfrICANN-discuss] "Vint Cerf on ICANN and NTIA"
Dr Yassin Mshana
ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 08:59:18 SAST 2014
Thanks for this although I can that you misread the message somehow.
As you can see how the discussion is going, my suggestion did not aim at
asking ICANN to do anything! It meant for African community to inform about
ICANN within itself...as part of Self Reliance. I can see this Strand has
not been emphasised in the Strategy for Africa. Information and Knowledge
about ICANN processes should be ahead if the Internet penetration that is
being measured and mentioned everyday..?
This lack of information and knowledge came out clearly during the ICANN
London mtg..when African reps stood up to talk to the global community of
ICANN about the .africa gTLD process during the Public Forum. It seems that
there has been a 'misinformation' about ICANN Policies and Processes at
high levels. To say the less...the AUC was mislead (unfortunately) and it
is now embarrassing Africans.
If I may, it is sad to mention that bery few people know about ICANN and
that has become an advantage to a small group of Africans who are in thr
ICANN systems . That is what had been happening..:-(.
Technically Africa should be ready as far as ISOC and AfriNIC are making
the effort. What is missing is the management of Internet business in
Africa! This quality will not just appear from nowhere especially when
there is no Fairness and Professional approach to it. There have been
incidences of unprofessional conduct by the few who ate aware of ICANN
processes to date.
Please see what Hafedh is suggesting and move it forward if yoi agree with
On 26 Jul 2014 01:29, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from Google nexus 4
> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
> On 25 Jul 2014 22:30, "Dr Yassin Mshana" <ymshana2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Just to add a little...I think that we need to have 'ICANN School' or
> College in that matter to educate people in Internet Governance. Any takers?
> Not sure ICANN would be appropriate takers for this. I think the IGF
> might, speaking of the subject matter; there are ongoing efforts to
> establish a proper school of internet governance for Africa. A pilot was
> done Pre-ICANN ZA. The Africa Union (nepad) also currently has an open call
> for online internet governance training which could be of help/interest to
> folks who wants to learn.
> > There is enough misinformation in the air right now....that is why I
> would like to suggest so since the Internet nerds a specific and special
> approach to its global existence and reach at the moment.....I would not be
> comfortable with some suggestions since 'Trust and Truth' are a very hard
> Currency to trade on ..
> I think there are quite a lot of avenues where one could ask and get fact
> based information. For instance in relation to the NTIA overweight role,
> AfriNIC did setup a space to learn and discuss about the different
> component involved in the process. I encourage us all to join the
> discussion and let's provide our contribution.
> PS: Am sure urls would have been helpful however, I am lazy to navigate
> through this tiny screen. Sure you will get the respective url by googling
> 1. Most of the initiative is championed by civil society organisation in
> the region.
> > It's me Yassin
> > On 25 Jul 2014 17:18, "oboh eromonsele" <oboheromon at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I hope the ICANN is 100% international multistakeholder community ???
> >> Warm Regards,
> >> Eromonsele Oboh
> >> +2348169445429
> >> Twitter: @am_eromz
> >> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Mamadou LO <alfamamadou at hotmail.com>
> >>> Great video explainer: Vint Cerf on ICANN and NTIA
> >>> http://boingboing.net/2014/07/24/great-video-explainer-vint-ce.html
> >>> Simple Overview of ICANN and the IANA Transition by Vint Cerf
> >>> Regards!!
> >>> Mamadou
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