[ALAC] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Consolidated Meetings Strategy Proposal

sandra hoferichter info at hoferichter.eu
Sun Oct 14 19:39:22 UTC 2012

Dear Alan, in the IFG fora (i.e. EuroDIG, which much smaller in
participation) we made the experience that hosting a meeting in a specific
country, could be, not always will be, a initial point to get a few people
engaged. Sometimes even high level participants. As the multistakeholder
model is still a new beast in many countries in the world we can not expect
too much outcome, but still we should try and take the few on board. I am
sure we would not have got them if they where not the host country. 

I also fear that hosting a meeting in 2-3 of the same places turns out the
become a routine (probably more effective then) but I am not sure if
something like a showcase would have ever happened. It started in Nairobi,
before my time, right?


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Alan Greenberg [mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca] 
Gesendet: Sonntag, 14. Oktober 2012 18:49
An: sandra hoferichter; 'ALAC Working List'
Betreff: Re: [ALAC] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Consolidated Meetings
Strategy Proposal

I am not convinced that the present proposal is optimal, but I am 
less sure I agree here. I have long advocated EFFECTIVE presence 
around the world is far more important than a token meeting in a 
country once every 10+ years. The political and real benefit to the 
Internet community of holding a meeting in a country is short-lived 
and rarely spills over into neighbouring countries to any great 
extent. If the type of presences and focusing that Fadi describes can 
be made a reality,   it will be a very different world than we have 
today. The current proposal *might* be a valid way to get there. I 
would like to see a far more detailed analysis than has been made 
public so far.


At 14/10/2012 12:26 PM, sandra hoferichter wrote:
>In my opinion this approach this is in opposite to the new outreach
>Fadi underlined during our working session in Toronto. I think ICANN must
>undertake any effort to organise meetings in most parts in the world as
>possible, maybe the improved and advanced outreach strategy will strengthen
>most of the points Evan lined out.

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