[ALAC] ALAC Travel Slots
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Apr 20 20:00:55 UTC 2016
As you may know, the ALAC is currently funded for 27 travel slots to
ICANN meetings: 15 ALAC Members, 10 Regional Leaders, and the
Liaisons to the GNSO and ccNSO. We are not currently funded for the
Liaison to the SSAC, but generally SSAC has provided support for
that. Currently the two Liaisons to the GNSO and ccNSO (Olivier and
Maureen) are funded due to their roles as EURALO Chair and APRALO
ALAC Member, and we have not been allowed to reallocate the Liaison
funding for other purposes.
In our FY17 Community Budget Requests, we requested permission to
used these slots for other purposes in support of the ALAC mission,
and particularly to bring people to an ICANN meeting where their
presence will be of particular merit. Although the formal FY17
process is ongoing, we have been allowed to use the two travel slots
for the last meeting of FY16.
I requested and received a number of suggestions from the ALAC and
Regional Leaders as to how these slots might best be used. There is a
long-standing process by which unused travel slots within a region
are allocated by regional leadership, and we are doing an equivalent
process with these At-Large-wide slots. In consultation and with the
unanimous support of the ALT, I am announcing that the additional
travellers to the ICANN55 meeting in Helsinki will be Dev Anand
Teelucksingh and Daniel Nanghaka.
Dev is a (among other things) key participant (and chair of some
cases) of the Outreach & Engagement (O&E) SC, the Technology
Taskforce and the CROPP-RT.
Daniel is (among other things) active in the O&E SC, the CROPP-RT and
the GNSO PDP on Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services
(RDS) to Replace Whois.
Cheryl Langdon-Orr, who was suggested by a number of people, will be
at the meeting but funded through a different source.
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