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

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Mon Apr 28 17:40:38 EDT 2008

Dear Veronica,

I must admit this message brings me to a kind of conflicting feelings - at a late stage of the evening: 
My first reaction was “No, please, don’t do this – there is so much challenge ahead and we need personalities and commitments like you proofed it for our work at ALAC and EURALO – and especially for our outreach, contacts and further activities in Eastern Europe ....”.
My second reaction was “Congratulations, brilliant people make and follow their way and you must take the next step. It really sound like a big project and you need all of your energy for it. You have to do it and all our best wishes will be with you ...”. 

There is still some hope that we keep in touch – and you will remain a EURALO member, not in a pro-active way any more – unfortunately – but a member at least. We will miss you (already) and may dare to contact you when your advice is needed.

Good luck for your promising future and we wish you all the best!

In the name of EURALO,
Warm greetings from Switzerland and kindest regards,

Veronica Cretu wrote Mon, 28 Apr 2008 20:55:
>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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