[NA-Discuss] NARALO Secretariat Summary

Peter Knight ptknight at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 16:10:23 UTC 2014

Thanks for your report, Glenn. And superbly illustrated as well!

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you'd be interested in the book I just published: The Internet in Brazil:
Origins, Strategy, Development, and Governance.

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All the best,

Peter (Capital Globetrotting in Rio)

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On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 1:40 AM, Glenn McKnight <mcknight.glenn at gmail.com>wrote:

> *ICANN  49*
> Quick  report on a few items  and links to specific  items
> As a whole the  ICANN 49 Singapore was a huge success from the  ALAC
>  perspective given the decision of  the NTIA and  the final realization
> that  ALAC  generated policies have been very constructive and relevant,
> especially now since  ICANN needs the face of the global community.  The
> solidarity of the ALAC  community the  effectiveness of it's leadership has
> reduced but it will never eliminate some misinformed opinions of ALAC
> contributions.
> NARALO continues  to amaze the community, feedback from  friends at
>  Afilias  they were amazed on the  ALAC  representative  Murray McKercher
>  to the .MOBI    His life work with Bell Canada is a real tangible
> contribution
> The hard work by Alan Greenberg and  Evan Leibovitch on policy  especially
> PIC , although given a cold shoulder at first by the  Board  resulted in
> support from GAC.  Another example  of the tangible policy contribution to
> ICANN mutlistakeholderism
> Garth and myself who spear headed the Accessibility Working group with
> Chris Modini moved rapidly from idea to implementation, report below.
> Edwardo has been tireless in the  ATLAS  2 meetings and despite  getting
> some heat on the lack of content, they are moving methodologically in
> populating the site for information.  He has championed a  action item
> tracking system.  Worth looking into his efforts.
> Louis  Houle  was locked away most of the time with the Nomcom  committee
> doing their magic.  This  nomcom has had no controversy as compared to past
> ones.  No news is good news from these people
> In the midst of the ICANN meetings  we wrapped up the election with a
> strong  representation by Allan and Evan.  Despite their loss they showed
> their true professionalism and took the election results as democracy in
> action.  Rinala  was the victor  for Seat 15 which is a positive addition
> to the ICANN board
> It was the NARALO team that pushed for a  First Nations  fellowship and
> ICANN's response with to create a  new  Mentoring  program and our first
>  participant with Anthony Niiganii and  Edwuardo was the Naralo  Mentor.
> ( Perhaps  Eduardo can provide a report next month)
> Here is his  presentation at the Board  General Assembly   Also  at the
> NARALO monthly meeting   Tony presented details on his ALS
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC_wIARO0_M
> Kudos to Avri and her contributions
> We have  been asking the delegates to record their daily meetings in the
>  WIKI  workspace.  Details are available
> 1.  Pictures of Events
> 2.  Accessibility Working Group Meeting
> 3. ATLAS 2 Fayre of Opportunities
> *Item One  Pictures *
> Here is the list of the  pictures from the  ICANN 49
> Day  1
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennmcknight/sets/72157642764416133/
> Day  2
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennmcknight/sets/72157642815741025/
> Day 3 and 4
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennmcknight/sets/72157642885151514/
> ISOC  Delegate meeting
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennmcknight/sets/72157642901742264/
> APRALO  Showcase
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennmcknight/sets/72157642954212553/
> Day 5
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennmcknight/sets/72157642986052664/
> *Item Two:  Atlas 2  Fayre of Opportunities*
> The planning of the event is  still at the mercy of the sponsors  which has
> been slow.  I made an outreach on behalf of the committee to Microsoft and
> Samsung.  We also found out the  the  rock star speaker  wanted a six
> figure speaking fee.  Time to look for an alternative.  We can get a short
>  remote speech from Vent  Cerf
> Our room is confirmed and work has been assigned to the  delegates to
> provide person power at the  table tops at the event.  We will be having
> new banners according  to Heidi
> *Item Three;  Accessibility Working Group*
> Amazing speed has been shown by ICANN and thanks to VP  Chris Modini and
> his staff in supporting this initiative.  In fact the  ecosystem from ISOC,
> Osbudman, GNSO, ALAC, GAC and the business community has expressed
> unanimous support for our strategy crafted by Gunela  Astbrink( ISOC-AU)
> Here is the video I shot of the summary of the strategy
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3GfgobNCpk
> To get involved visit the WG  page on the WIKI
> Glenn McKnight
> mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
> skype  gmcknight
> twitter gmcknight
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