[EURO-Discuss] Important: Resigning from ALAC Position at ICANN

Veronica Cretu VeronicaC at diplomacy.edu
Mon Apr 28 14:55:24 EDT 2008


greetings from Moldova!
Hope my message finds you well!

I am currently involved as an international expert in a big project for
the Ministry of Education of Liberia
and will have to spend more than three weeks there starting from May 15. The
NGO I run here in Moldova
is also involved in many national projects which require very much of my 
involvement: monitoring and evaluation. In this context, it is quite a 
challenge to find
additional time for ALAC activities when I am full-time involved in so many
is why, it is my duty to inform you all that due to the many projects I am
currently in charge of, I have to unfortunately resign from my ALAC 
It has not been an easy decision to make at all! I just can not stay in ALAC 
any longer just for the sake of being on
ALAC/AtLarge – I prefer to be effective and to produce impact. And this is 
for which I simply don’t have time now!

must say that ALAC has been a great experience for me and I am truly 
to everyone on ALAC who have been day by day, side by side during this last
year. I have learned a lot from this professional, hard-working, committed 
culturally diverse community.

I want
     to thank my European colleagues: Annette and WolfgangKleinwächterin 
the first place, for their confidence in me and for believing
     that I can bring something new to ALAC, even if I am from Eastern 
I am
     very thankful to Cheryl and Izumi for their openness and for their
     professional support on the initiatives I launched on ALAC.
I am
     happy for having worked with my European colleagues: Sebastian and Wolf
     and all my respect for all EURALO board membersfor the patience,
     passion and possible solutions they have been trying to identify in 
     to make EURALO start working on policy related issues in the region;
     thanks go also for my North American colleagues: Alan, Robert and Beau
     – for their professional work and support whenever needed;
     Ovidio, Carlos, Hawa– my admiration for the effort
     and time you invest in ALAC – I know it has not been easy for you 
     the language barriers that you have been facing so far;
     Fatimata, Vanda and Thu Hue –many
     thanks for your energy, time and devotion and for your friendly support 
     the ideas I was promoting on ALAC/Atlarge.
     thanks to current ALAC liaisons: Hong, Jacqueline and Wendy;
And of
     course, my many thanks toNick- I know it is not an easy task to
     handle the communication and collaboration with such a big and diverse
     community. Thank you for your support throughout this year. I know 
     staff will do much more in order to support ALAC/AtLarge become a 
     and strong community now with more staff members in place.

am glad I managed to bring to ALAC/AtLarge some ideas and practices that go
back to my professional background. Because I strongly believe that “A 
is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational
outcome(s).” back in Puerto Rico (my first ICANN meeting) I came to the
conclusion that ALAC /At Large needs to have a set of mechanisms via which
these policies are identified, promoted and evaluated. These are the few 
that I have managed to do in the period of June 2007 – present:

initiated the “OneDay” Workshop for ALAC/AtLarge.

have designed the agenda and conducted together with Cheryl and Izumi two
“OneDay” workshops before ICANN meetings in Los-Angeles and New Delhi.

have compiled OneDay Evaluation Reports, based on the feedback from
ALAC/AtLarge members who have participated in these meetings;

in New Delhi, I made a
statement on behalf of ALAC on Organizational Development;

elaborated the ALAC Organizational Development document that focuses on 
components of the ALAC’s developments;

proposed a document on “What is an ALAC/AtLarge” Working Group – and 
document was used for planning activities per certain working groups during 
OneDay workshop in New Delhi;

have recently transferred some of the good practices that came as a result 
this Organizational Development processes on ALAC into the GNSO Improvements

with all the above, I organized a three days training program on Internet
Governance and Community Development in Moldova (www.cmb.md/igf 
during which we had a special session on ALAC/AtLarge @ ICANN. Training
participants were 16 young leaders representing civil society, business 
international community and the Government.

have had several discussions with APTI members from Romania,
as they were our project partners in the above Program, and as a result we 
recently received their application in order to become an accredited ALS
structure @ICANN from our part of the world.

the reports and documents I produced have been available since produced
at https://st.icann.org/alac/index.cgi?organisational_development 

conclude, I want to encourage you to contact me/stay in touch in case you 
interested in working on projects/initiatives dealing with ICT for
Development, Access to Knowledge, Internet Governance, Community 
IDNs, Education, Virtual Embassies, Climate Change, etc. both regionally 

luck with all your initiatives and all the best!



Veronica  Cretu,  
President, CMB Training Center  
CMB  -   Promoting innovations in 
Communication, Management and   Business    
www.cmb.md [http://www.cmb.md/]  
www.cmb.md/igf [http://www.cmb.md/igf]  
+373 22 27   45 04, 273196  
email:vcretu at cmb.md 
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