[NA-Discuss] ICANN Fellowship and US Terrritories
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:
>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
>Federated State of Micronesia
>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[?])
>mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
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