[ALAC] Fwd: A follow-up from the ALAC and LACRALO about the Brasil Conference and 1net

William Drake william.drake at uzh.ch
Sat Dec 7 06:23:02 UTC 2013

Hello from the peanut gallery,

The problem here is that ICANN’s internal organization doesn’t map with the SG-based divisions used by UN meetings, which is what the wider IG crowd is used to.  So juxtaposing it onto the structures envisaged both by 1net (for the coordination group) and for the Brazilian’s (for the SP committees) is square pegs and round holes, which will only complicate the expressions of discontent from business as well as civil society that we’re seeing on the 1net list.

Perhaps thinking through a solution to how to interface should be the first priority of the CWG, as the “seating” of stakeholder reps will move quickly from here—with a lot of debate and push back, I’m afraid.

We need to avoid a train wreck at the front end over who gets to be on what, and especially one resolved by who has the sharpest elbows.


PS: Olivier if nobody here objects on privacy grounds etc. you wish to forward this thread to the CWG list for wider discussion.

On Dec 7, 2013, at 12:52 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> wrote:

> FYI -- after some discussion with the ALAC Leadership Team and seeing
> the continuous discussion on the /1net mailing list, I have sent the
> following enquiry to Adiel Akplogan, AFRINIC CEO and Fadi Chehadé, ICANN
> CEO.
> Best regards,
> Olivier
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	A follow-up from the ALAC and LACRALO about the Brasil
> Conference and 1net
> Date: 	Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:50:02 +0100
> From: 	Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
> To: 	Fadi Chehade <fadi.chehade at icann.org>, "Adiel A. Akplogan"
> <adiel at afrinic.net>
> CC: 	David Olive <david.olive at icann.org>, Theresa Swinehart
> <theresa.swinehart at icann.org>, ICANN AtLarge Staff
> <staff at atlarge.icann.org>, Rodrigo de la Parra
> <rodrigo.delaparra at icann.org>, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
> ALAC Correspondence: AL-ALAC-CO-1213-1-00-EN
> Dear Fadi,
> Dear Adiel,
> in my capacity as ALAC Chair, I am following up on the ICANN week's
> announcements and progress in Buenos Aires with several requests for
> clarification, prompted by the At-Large Community.
> Please find attached a Statement from our Latin America & Caribbean
> Regional At-Large Organisation (LACRALO) region published in Buenos
> Aires on 21 November 2013 asking for several points of clarification
> regarding /1net and proposing their help in developing the agenda in the
> region.
> Within the past few days, it appears that the process by which the /1net
> initiative is being implemented, has started with a designation of the
> people that will make up several organising committees in the run-up to
> the Brazil conference. Several of my colleagues are voicing concerns
> that other parts of ICANN are negotiating a position on the committees
> irrespective of the wider ICANN issue. I would therefore like to make
> sure the participation of the At-Large Community is not overlooked at
> the table and would therefore seek your advice on how to go about making
> sure that this is not the case.
> I remind you that the ALAC supported the Montevideo Statement and the
> proposed Brazil meeting *before* the Bali IGF (See ALAC Ref:
> AL-ALAC-CO-1013-02-00-EN attached to this email) so this has been on our
> radar for a long time.
> I look forward to your kind reply to transmit to the At-Large Community.
> Kind regards,
> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
> ALAC Chair
> <LACRALO Statement for Brazil Meeting 2014-11-21.pdf><ALAC Correspondence on the proposed Brazil Summit.pdf>_______________________________________________
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