[ALAC] Proposal for ALAC work on future challenges

ICANN At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Thu Mar 17 15:41:22 UTC 2011

Dear All, 


Please see below a proposal by Jean-Jacques on the use of a currently
standing Working Group or the establish of a Task Force to discuss emerging
ALAC challenges. This proposal will be discussed during today's Wrap-Up




Dear All,


at the ALAC meeting on Sunday 13 March, a proposal was made regarding a
working group or task force which would discuss emerging challenges and the
way ALAC should address them. Building upon the debate which followed, and
on conversations which have taken place since then, the following elements
are submitted to your approval and/or discussion:



It is suggested the group would be called, at least for the time being, ALAC
Task Force F (for Future), or TF-F. The notion of "task force" underlines
its temporary nature, the fact that its duty is to address a given set of
issues, and that it is expected to deliver results within a given time



It is hoped the composition of TF-F will be fairly representative of ALAC's
overall geographic diversity, but clearly personal motivation is of prime
importance. Once the list of members has been established and agreed upon by
ALAC, the members of TF-F will choose their two co-chairs (this can be done
by e-mail, or in a conference call). Once constituted, TF-F may call upon
experts, as required.



The first task of TF-F will be to propose a limited list of (perhaps 3 or 4)
priority issues which the ALAC should address in the near future, because of
their impact on the global Internet, on ICANN, on ALAC. These issues shall
constitute the core of the work programme for TF-F for 2011.



In parallel to the membership of TF-F being finalized, it would be necessary
to finalize arrangements for Staff support for TF-F.



ALAC members interested in taking part in this work are requested to reply
to this e-mail to

*	make known their candidacy
*	list the 3 or 4 topics they consider ALAC should take a position on,
with regard to the future of the Internet, ICANN, or ALAC (in their order of
priority, 1 being the most important or urgent). At this stage, the wording
of these topics should be brief and self-evident.




Heidi Ullrich, Matthias Langenegger, Seth Greene, Gisella Gruber-White,
Marilyn Vernon, 

ICANN At-Large Staff





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