[AfrICANN-discuss] Call for Topics: Joint AFRALO-AfrICANN meeting - ICANN69 (Virtual)

Robert Nkambwe rnkambwe at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 27 18:10:00 UTC 2020

Dear community members,
most educational institutions across the African region areshutdown especially from the face-to-face classroom setup due to covid-19. Thisis a dire situation, if not well addressed, the region is bound to see thelowest literacy levels to affect generations.
Many schools have shifted to what is known as Open, Distanceand e-Learning (ODEL) model, which to me, seems ideal if internet support is provisioned.

Therefore, I want to suggest that during the AFRALO-AfrICANNmeeting, there should be profound discussions around the issue of zero-ratingor free Internet provision to all educational institutions from Nursery toUniversity.
I thank you,

Robert NkambweHead of Department, Networks and Information SecurityBugema University,
P. O. Box 6529, Kampala UgandaTel:+256312351400Mob:+256782887479Skpy:rnkambweTwitter:@rnkambwewebsite;www.bugemauniv.ac.ug

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, 8:52:57 AM GMT+3, abdelhakim chattaoui <abdelhakim.chattaoui at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,
I like to propose a topic about Managed dns servers ( like OpenDns,,; and many other): - What are the benefits of these services?- What are the impacts of internet stability and openings?- Can we trust the managed DNS services.There are many questions and  we can have a very good  discussion about this topic.  Kind regards, Chattaoui Abdelhakim

Le mer. 26 août 2020 à 10:44, Sarah Kiden <skiden at gmail.com> a écrit :

Hi all,

Sending a kind reminder about the call for topics that ends tomorrow (Thursday, 27 August 2020). Please see the details in the email below.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,


On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 8:23 PM Sarah Kiden <skiden at gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well. The ICANN69 Meeting is scheduled for 17 - 22 October 2020. This meeting will be virtual. As with previous ICANN meetings, we plan to hold the Joint AFRALO-AfrICANN meeting and we would like to invite you to submit topics for this session. Our previous statements have focused on issues like: Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse, evolving the ICANN Multistakeholder model, New gTLD Subsequent Procedures, enhancing ICANN accountability, etc. Please see our previous statements here.

Please see our proposed timeline:

20 Aug 2020        Call for topics and drafting team

20 - 27 Aug 2020    Selection of topic constitution of drafting team

27 Aug - 5 Sept 2020   First Draft of Statement

6 - 18 Sept 2020    Second Draft of Statement 

19 Sept 2020        Send Statement to Staff for translation 

Kindly send your suggested topics by Thursday, 27 August 2020, after which the drafting team will be constituted to prepare a draft statement that will be shared with the rest of the members. If you would like to join the drafting team, kindly notify us offlist. 

Looking forward to your contributions.

Kind regards,

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