Sébastien Bachollet sebastien at bachollet.com
Mon Jun 13 08:00:19 UTC 2016

2. ALT will make a recommendation to ALAC who will appoint an interim
Liaison to the GAC to start in Helsinki.

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Le 12/06/2016 18:44, « Alan Greenberg »
<alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> a écrit :

>As you know, during the meeting with the GAC in Marrakech, we
>proposed that the GAC and the ALAC exchange Liaisons. Although there
>were no details of exactly how to go about this, the idea was
>accepted by the GAC.
>The Chair of the GAC has now given his approval for the ALAC to
>proceed and identify the person who will serve as its Liaison.
>Although there is nothing formal in this regard, it is clear to me
>that whoever we propose must be acceptable to the GAC (or more
>particularly to GAC leadership). That process was followed with the
>GNSO Liaison to the GAC and I think it would be unreasonable to do
>otherwise here - this entire concept must depend on trust and good faith.
>In terms of qualifications, the person must be familiar with and have
>the confidence of the ALAC, and at the same time, understand
>governments and preferably the GAC. I believe that there are a number
>of people in our community who meet these requirements.
>Following consultation with the ALT, it appears that there are a few
>a) It is clear that we do not have the time to initiate a formal call
>for nominations and the selection process that will follow it if the
>person is to be seated in Helsinki.
>b) This is a important step and we want transparency in the process.
>c) It would be very foolish if we did not take up the offer and
>appoint someone in time for the Helsinki meeting. Having a Liaison to
>the GAC is something that we have been wanting for a long time, and
>we have no control over how the GAC's position might change if we
>leave the position unfilled.
>d) On the long term, we will have to ensure that we have travel
>support for this new Liaison, but on the short term, we have the
>travel slots for the ccNSO and GNSO Liaisons which are not needed by
>the incumbents (Maureen is funded as an ALAC Member and Olivier as
>the EURALO Chair) and we have recently been given permission to use
>these slots as we wish.
>After consultation with the ALT, I would like to propose the following:
>1. Once we have the ALAC Selection committee in place, and in ample
>time prior to the Annual General Meeting to be held in Hyderabad, we
>initiate a formal call for nominations; have the selection committee
>make its recommendation(s) to the ALAC; and appoint a Governmental
>Advisory Committee Liaison (subject to GAC approval) for the 2016-2017
>2. We delegate to the ALT the responsibility to appoint an interim
>Liaison to the GAC to start in Helsinki.
>I would like to initiate a consensus call on this, so please make any
>comments quickly, and be clear if you have concerns with the premises
>(a-d) or the proposals (1-2) and any alternative proposals.
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