[ALAC] Co-Chair, Accountability CCWG
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Nov 24 00:13:29 UTC 2014
This is update.
I do not have a definitive written answer on whether a Participant
Co-Chair will be funded to attend any face-to-face (f2f) meetings of
the CCWG, but I did discuss it with ICANN staff. The informal answer
was that it would not make no sense if a co-chair, an important part
of the CCWG, could not attend a f2f meeting.
Based on that I am comfortable in presuming that IF we appoint a
co-chair who is not also a Member, that person will be appropriately
funded for any CCWG f2f meeting.
Given this and the tight time-frame, I would recommend that the
Selection Committee attempt to identify a possible co-chair for the
ALAC to ratify. That person could be one of the Members that they
select, or someone who is not being recommended as a Member.
Presuming that Olivier (as Selection Committee Chair) agrees with
plan, I will ask that this be discussed and decided during the
Tuesday ALAC meeting.
At 15/11/2014 11:17 AM, Alan Greenberg wrote:
>The Charter of the Accountability CCWG allows the ALAC to name a
>Co-Chair. There is no rule regarding whether the Co-Chair is one of
>the five Members that we plan to select or a non-Member Participant.
>If we select a person as Co-Chair who is not one of our formal
>Members, there is a question whether that person would be funded to
>travel to any face-to-face meeting (for the IANA CWG, only Members
>have been funded). I have asked whether a non-Member Co-Chair will
>be funded, but as yet no reply.
>My thoughts on the matter are:
>1. We definitely want have a Co-Chair select by the ALAC.
>2. We want to pick that person based on their ability to carry out
>the job and to dedicate sufficient time to the process.
>3. If ICANN will NOT fund a participant for travel, we should
>restrict our selection to one of the five people selected to be Members
>4. If a non-Member Co-Chair WILL be funded, Olivier's selection
>committee should identify possible candidates (ie candidates not
>selected as Members).
>5. From this pool, Members and other possible Chairs, some may not
>willing to act as Co-Chair.
>6. The ALT should review the candidates and recommend the person to
>be named Co-Chair (this is inline with other selections we have done
>recently, the candidates would need to grant the ALT access to their
>EoIs to be considered).
>At this point, there is nothing we can really do until the selection
>is done and we know the situation regarding funding.
>I welcome thoughts on whether we should select a CCWG Co-Chair, and
>if so, how do we go about doing this if different from my scenario above.
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