[NA-Discuss] ICANN Fellowship and US Terrritories

Chris Mondini chris.mondini at icann.org
Fri Mar 20 17:05:18 UTC 2015

Hi Glenn, Do you know of organizations in those territories who may wish
to become accredited ALSes?
You are right about their Fellowship Œineligibility'. There is not much we
can do there. 
If these island states have indigenous population Internet users they  may
be able to participate in the proposed mentorship program.   Just trying
to brainstorm here...
Best Christopher Mondini

On 3/16/15, 12:51 PM, "Glenn McKnight" <mcknight.glenn at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi Janice
>I hope all is well
>In the past  under  Garth's leadership we have tried to reach out to the
> US territories for  their  involvement with ICANN.  ie. NARALO
>In research we discovered that these  US  terrioritories  live in a limbo
>situation with regards to their  political status.  On one hand they are
> territory but the citizens  do not have  the right to vote.  My concern
>that they according to the  UN  research exist in a situation that  places
>them as  US property but they have income similar to least  developed
>The  list  from  UN Listing of  Small Island Developing Nations
>American  Samoa
>Federated State of Micronesia
>Marshall Islands
>These  five locations  have unique  Internet access issues. Among of which
>is some of the most expensive  Internet  service  rates.
>My understanding is that these  locations  do not qualify for an
>application to the ICANN Fellowship program due to their  US  affiliation
>despite their  low per capita income,  Is this correct?
>Can you please provide us with clarification on this  issue.   What is the
>process of rectifying this situation.
>Happy to chat about this.  ( not looking for a trip to the islands[?])
>Glenn McKnight
>mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
>skype  gmcknight
>twitter gmcknight

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