[NA-Discuss] RALO Leadership Meeting Report

Thompson, Darlene DThompson1 at GOV.NU.CA
Thu Aug 22 21:09:25 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I just wanted to let you in on some interesting things that were discussed during our inter-regional Leadership Meeting today.

1.  RALO/RIR Joint Support - Some regions have actually entered into MOUs with their RIRs.  So far, NARALO has not done this nor have we actually tried anything in this way to ARIN.  ARIN has shown positive overtures to us in that they sent me the notice for their fellowship program and asked me to forward it to our list (which I did).  I think that this is an area that we really need to work on.  EURALO has actually received funding support from their RIR for additional ALSs to go to ICANN meetings.  Basically, what can be hoped for in the short term would be the idea of long term cooperation and idea sharing.  Benefits to NARALO:  idea sharing/cooperation, sharing of learning materials, possible funding.  Benefits to ARIN:  idea sharing/cooperation, utilizing NARALO in order to promote outreach for ARIN programs such as IPv6 deployment (as just one example).  I truly think that this would be a win-win situation on the part of both parties and I will be exploring this more and then reporting back to the group as to what might be possible in order for us to continue discussions.  ANY ideas in this area would most certainly be appreciated!

2.  ALS Application Forms - Garth has been attempting to get ICANN to move away from using Word documents for ALS Applications and to move to an on-line form.  This is still being discussed but most seem to agree that Word forms are just the wrong way to go.  We also discussed confidentiality issues and a better wiki page that organizes the information for possible incoming ALSs in a more structured and easy-to-read manner.

3.  ATLAS II - An excellent question was raised as to what are the RALO's doing to prepare the ALSs for the ATLAS II meeting.  So far as I can see, NARALO has done nothing in this regard.  As I am on both the ATLAS II and the Leadership committees, I will be following up on this and making suggestions to the group for further consideration/discussion.  However, this is something that we all need to start thinking about.



Darlene A. Thompson
CAP Administrator
N-CAP/Department of Education
P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
Phone:  (867) 975-5631
Fax:  (867) 975-5610
dthompson at gov.nu.ca

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