[APAC-Discuss] NOW OPEN: Call for candidates in the At-Large community for the ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability

ICANN At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Mon Nov 17 01:06:53 UTC 2014

Dear All,

Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Chair of the At-Large Sub-Committee on the Selection of Members for the ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability, has requested a call for candidates in the At-Large community for the ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability.

On 10 October 2014, ICANN published Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-10-en>, a document that describes the process to examine how ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the US Government and to strengthen its overall accountability and governance processes. The process will be carried out by a Cross Community Working Group (CCWG). A Drafting Team which included two members of the ALAC was convened to propose a Charter for the CCWG. On 05 November 2014, the Charter<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-05-en> was presented and is now undergoing ratification by ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SO) and Advisory Committees (AC).

The Charter allows the ALAC to name five people and our intent is to select one per ICANN region (based on citizenship as per ALAC membership).

Under the assumption that the charter will be ratified by the majority of ICANN ACs and SOs, the selection of ALAC representatives is now beginning.

Members must be familiar with, or be prepared to quickly learn about, current ICANN accountability measures and the earlier Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) efforts (see https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/enhancing-accountability-2014-05-06-en, Section "Inventory of ICANN's Accountability Efforts").

Members must also commit to actively participate in the activities of the CCWG-Accountability on an ongoing and long-term basis. This means attending conference calls which will likely last 60-90 minutes per week, ongoing mailing list interactions and the ability to travel to any potential face to face meeting, if the CCWG decides to do so. The total length of engagement is likely to be at least 6 months to a year or possibly more.

The "At-Large Sub-Committee on the Selection of Members for the ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability" ("Selection Committee") is requesting that interested members from the At-Large Community  submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org> by Wednesday, 26 November 2014 23:59 UTC. In their EoI, candidates should respond to the following:

  *   A resume (maximum three pages)
  *   A statement explaining why they are interested in serving in this capacity
  *   A Declaration of Interests indicating any potential or actual conflicts
  *   Respond to the following questions addressing your ability to carry out posed by the Selection Committee as follows:
  *   (a) Why do you believe that you are in a position to fairly defend end user interests on the ICANN Accountability CCWG? (b) Are you prepared to act as a representative of the ALAC act according to the directions set by the ALAC? (c) Please describe previous roles you have held liaising on behalf of a third party. (d) Describe how you meet or will meet the criteria regarding ICANNs current accountability mechanisms and review processes (e) Are you prepared to make the participation and time commitment specified above?
The candidate EoI will be published in a secured section of the Selection Committee wiki page<https://community.icann.org/x/QpDhAg>, which only Selection Committee members can access.


Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Ariel Liang, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie Peregrine and Terri Agnew
ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
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