[AFRI-Discuss] Draft AFRALO FY18 Outreach and Engagement Strategy

Ali Hussein ali at hussein.me.ke
Wed Jul 26 11:53:20 UTC 2017


Thanks for the great work you have done starting off the Outreach and
Engagement Strategy. I don't know how much time we have to finalise this so
I have taken the liberty to take your work and start a document. I hope
this is ok. See attached. The document could possibly be plugged onto an
online platform like Google Docs to enable wide online collaboration. I do
hope I'm not be presumptuous.

I have several comments to make regarding this first/second draft.

1. I'm still very new in the AFRALO/RALO ecosystem so there's something I
have found a bit strange. I don't mean to disparage anyone or put down
anyone so if it comes across that I have please accept my apologies
unequivocally. This is what I have found strange:-

I have tried to do a google search on AFRALO and it always takes me to the
ICANN At Large Page. Is this deliberate? Doesn't AFRALO or any other RALO
have their own standalone website? If so why then do we not have our own

2. Brand Identity and Equity. AFRALO is doing important and seminal work.
And most of it is voluntary work. And that's even more powerful. I would
like us to challenge each other to have a strong Identity that can be used
to further the objectives of AFRALO. This sort of emphasizes the first

3. Social Media. I know we have social media handles. What I propose is to
strengthen the engagement directly focusing on the different target

4. I would also like to suggest that we look at adding within this Strategy
a Communications Strategy that may address the above.

Thank you all.


*Ali Hussein*


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On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Aziz Hilali via AFRI-Discuss <
afri-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Daniel Nanghaka and Tijani BEN JEMAA prepared the below draft AFRALO
> Outreach and Engagement Strategy for FY18.
> If you have any comment, please send it on this list as soon as possible,
> and not after *Monday 31 July 2017.*
>  ------------------------
> *Draft AFRALO FY18 Outreach and Engagement Strategy*
> *Introduction*
> AFRALO has achieved tremendous success in outreach and engagement within
> the region especially with its participation in Africa Internet Summit and
> AFRINIC Meetings. We have achieved a high rise in the number of ALSes to
> current 53 African ALSes.
> *Aim of the Strategy*
> With the important increase in the number of ALSes, the strategy of FY18
> will focus on Engagement of the end users and will aim at:
>    - Reaching out to African end users all over Africa to enhance
>    engagement in the policy development processes and all other ICANN
>    activities
>    - Promoting the ICANN multi-stakeholder model and its bottom-up
>    decision making process
>    - Continuing the effort of recruitment of new members (At-Large
>    Structures and/or individual members)
> *Strategy plan*
> To reach the aims of the strategy, AFRALO shall:
>    - Participate in events across Africa to:
>    - Organize engagement sessions to present AFRALO, At-Large and ICANN
>       to the event participants, explaining mission, constituencies and
>       activities.
>       - Make use of all breaks and social events to do the adequate
>       outreach to bring African Internet organizations and individuals into ICANN
>       Arena and make them interested to be involved in the processes
>       - Make presentations about topics under discussion in ICANN to show
>       how the African ICANN community participate effectively in the ICANN policy
>       development
>    - Organize local events, in partnership with the local ALSes to
>    enhance their engagement and broaden their radiance in their respective
>    countries
>    - Continue to identify universities and academic institutions to
>    organize fruitful discussions with students and teachers about Internet and
>    ICANN to bring young people into ICANN through these Open Sessions
> *Engagement Events targeted*
> The engagement will be done at various forums within the Africa Region.
> The following non-exhaustive list identifies some targeted events:
>    - AFRINIC Meetings 2017 - AFRINIC 27
>    - Africa Internet Governance Forum 2017 – AfIGF 2017
>    - Africa Internet Summit 2018 – AIS’18
> Best Regards
> Aziz Hilali
> AFRALO Chair
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