[AFRI-Discuss] Call for regional members of the ALAC/At-Large Improvements work teams

Seth Greene Seth.Greene at icann.org
Thu Aug 5 16:48:19 UTC 2010


The ALAC/At-Large Improvements project is moving ahead.  The goal is to review and improve both ALAC/At-Large’s participation in ICANN and the ALSes’ participation in At-Large.  This will be done through the implementation of the 13 recommendations detailed in the Simplified At-Large Improvements Implementation Outline (http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AhOqmBdY590QdExXZklQLVRZZUtncm1xSDZBVy1ROWc&authkey=CPSY6KIG&hl=en#gid=15).

We have divided these recommendations into four groups, each of which will be assigned a work team consisting of ALAC members and regional representatives.  These recommendation groups (and work teams) are listed below.

The ALAC is now looking for one representative from each RALO to join each of the four work teams.   We ask that interested ALS representatives respond to the At-Large Staff (staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>) no later than Wednesday, 11 August 2010.

Each work team is expected to schedule a call every two weeks.  As with other At-Large work groups, these teams will conduct their business in English.  For more details, please see the Improvements Project Plan (attached).

The four recommendation groups and work teams are:

Work team A:  Work team on ALAC's continuing purpose
Rec 1: ICANN bylaws to reflect ALAC's continuing purpose
Rec 10: ALAC/At-Large is home of individual Internet users
Rec 11: Board statement recognizing Rec 10

Work team B:  Work team on ALS participation
Rec 3: Remove any obstacles in ALS-RALO-ALAC structure
Rec 4: ALS education and engagement
Rec 7: ALAC should choose its own communication/collaboration tools
Rec 9: ICANN should strengthen its translation/interpretation tools

Work team C:  Work team on ALAC planning processes
Rec 5:  ALAC should develop strategic/operational plans as part of ICANN’s planning process
Rec 6:  At-Large should develop accurate cost models

Work team D:  Work team on ALAC's policy advice development
Rec 8: ALAC may request public comment period be extended to 45 days
Rec 12: Consumer representatives should have input into decisions and policy advice
Rec 13: ALAC/At-Large policy advice mechanisms should be strengthened

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