[AFRI-Discuss] Comments on mid-point consultation report - ALAC Review WG

admin at isoc.sd admin at isoc.sd
Mon Oct 27 06:24:07 EDT 2008

Dear AfrRALO,

ICANN board governance committee "ALAC Review WG" has recently released
it's mid-term consultation report, which contains the WG comments on ALAC
Reveiew final report done by an outside consultant .

bellow are my comments after reviewing the report :
* The report confirms that ALAC-RALO-ALS is structure should remain in
place, but ALAC needs to make sure that the structure can contribute
effectively to ICANN policy development, its a challenge for whole
At-large community and specializing ALSs in developing countries which
will require more education and planning .

* Translation and background information on ICANN policy issues are very
important for outreach activities specially in Africa and other regions as

* ALAC & at-large community should start discussions on way on how to
include individual members in the policy process using ALAC as an
umbrella, this and internal performance measurement should be ALAC focus .

* an ALAC agreed working plan with activities and action plans for 2009
will be important to be done, the one day ALAC workshop could be a good
vehicle to move on this direction .

generally i think the report is good for ALAC and has supported may
recommendations of the ALAC review specially the request to have an ALAC
board voting members, and being confirming ALAC position is only voice of
internet users within ICANN .

Mohamed El Bashir

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