[AfrICANN-discuss] Africa Strategy session of today

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 11:59:41 UTC 2015

Noted with thanks Pierre, plenty to be done during the year.

Best Regards
On Feb 10, 2015 10:51 AM, "Dandjinou Pierre" <pdandjinou at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Listers, Chers listiers
> (French below ; En francais ci-dessous)
> I wanted to thank all those who contributed to the 'Africa strategy'
> session of today. We had a roomful attendance and this shows the interest
> in uplifting the Africa Internet ecosystem.
> Your comments and recommendations will be duly included in draft 0 which
> was developed in Mauritius, and with this, we would be launching the new
> Africa strategy  2016- 2020 as of ICANN Financial Year 2016.(starting in
> July 2016)
> I would also like to highlight two or three things which came up clearly
> in our discussions of today..
> 1- The importance of working more closely with African entities as a
> complementary to our current Internship programme with global registrars
> 2- The need to have more operational (and functional and proactive)
> technical/business associations which could fast track the uptake of the
> DNS industry and business in Africa. The role of AFTLD could be paramount,
> but there is a need to beef it up so that all cctlds be represented there,
> but more over, so that they help solve issues pertaining to automation of
> registry services as well as pricing schemes.
> 3- The need for alternative funding mechanisms to supplement what resource
> ICANN is making available.
> NOW, we need to apologize for :
> - the lack of interpretation during the session and our francophone
> colleagues will bear with us. We are investigating why interpretation was
> not available despite our initial request.
> - the breakoff of the Adobe link during the session which has not
> permitted submission of online querries and comments. We are still open for
> comments and please do send these to Yaovi or Bob.
> - not 'formally recognizing Afrinic for the continuous support they have
> been providing to the Africa strategy rollout. We shall certainly use
> tomorrow's Africa session 'On the way to Marrakech 2016' to recognize
> Afrinic.
> Thanks again to all, to our Chair of the session, the ICANN board members
> and ICANN senior Staff (Namely Sally and Tarek) who took off their time to
> contribute.
> Have a fruitful ICANN 52 in site here in Singapore or online..
> Pierre
> --
> Je voudrais remercier tout ceux qui ont contribue par leur presence au
> succes de la session africaine de ce jour; elle a connu une grande
> affluence et de bonnes contributions. Ceci demontre votre interet a tous
> pour  une amelioration de l'ecosysteme dd l'Internet sur le continent!!
> Les commentaires et recommandations seront inclus dans le document final
> de la strategie dont la mise en oeuvre demarrera des Juillet 2016 avec la
> nouvelle annee fiscale de l'ICANN.
> Permettez moi de relever deux a trois  aspects importants qui ressortent
> des discussions de ce jour :
> 1- Il est important d'envisager un partenariat constant avec les
> institutions et organisations africaines, et de ne pas s'arreter aux
> echanges avec les seuls registres internationaux.
> 2- Il est necessaire d'avoir des associations professionnelles africaines
> viables, qui puissent contribuer a la resolutions des problemes africains,
> notamment l'informatisation des services des registres et registraires,
> mais egalemet les aspects de paiement en ligne ou de tarification.. Le role
> de l'AFTLD est primordial et l'on devrait travailler a la renfrcer.
> 3-Le besoin de financements innovants et additionnels est ressenti pour
> completer le modique soutien financier de l'ICANN..
> Nous devons a present presenter nos excuses pour :
> - le manque d'interpretation au cours de la session. Nous sommes entrain
> de rechercher les causes de ce manque, d'autant que la demande en avait ete
> faite!! Nos amis francophones devront nous excuser et nous ferons en sorte
> que ceci ne se recommence.
> - La coupure de la liaison Adobe qui n'a pas permis d'avoir les questions
> et commentaires en ligne. Merci d'adresser vos questions et autres
> commentaires a Bob et a Yaovi!!
> - N'avoir pas publiquement reconnu le soutien efficace et continue
> qu'apporte Afrinic a la mise en oeuvre de la strategie africaine. Nous
> profiterons certainement de la session de demain (10h30) sur les projets en
> lice pour Marrakech 2016 pour reconnaitre l'apport d'Afrinic!!
> Merci encore a tous , aux membres du Board d'ICANN, au President de la
> session, aux leaders de l'ICANN presents, et a toute la communaute
> africaine et celle de l'ICANN qui a contribue au succes de la session.
> Nous vous souhaitons Une bonne  reunion de l'ICANN 52 ici a Singapour ou
> en ligne..
> A bientot!!
> Pierre
> Pierre Dandjinou
> Cotonou - 229 90 087784 / 66566610
> Dakar 221 77 639 30 41
> www.scg.bj
> skype : sagbo1953
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