[AFRI-Discuss] Call for Topics: Joint AFRALO-AfrICANN meeting - ICANN69 (Virtual)

Sarah Kiden skiden at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 21:33:35 UTC 2020

Hi everyone,

Thank you for your contributions and suggestions for topics. We received 10
suggestions for topics for the next statement. The topics that received the
most support were around the Domain Name System (DNS), DNS Abuse and
Universal Acceptance.

Please see the topics below (Bold = received most support)

   1. New gTLD Subsequent Procedures (Suggested by Barrack Otieno)
   2. AFRICA Region role to play (reflexion/perspective) on Next Round of
   NewgTLD - Africa Region (Suggested by Abdeljalil Bachar Bong).
   Impact of DNS abuse to the Internet community in Africa: Ways forward
   (suggested by Joshua J. Onuh)]
   3. Impact of COVID19 on domain name system in Africa : community role to
   play (Suggested by Abdeljalil Bachar Bong)
   4. Impact of DNS abuse to the Internet community in Africa (Suggested by
   Abdeljalil Bachar Bong)
   5. Universal Acceptance (UA) for better Internet development in Africa
   (Suggested by Abdeljalil Bachar Bong)
   6. Improving AFRICA Community implication on ICANN during COVID19
   pandemic (Suggested by Abdeljalil Bachar Bong)
   7. Africa's Domain Name System amidst COVID19 pandemic: Emerging Trends
   or Threats? (Suggested by Timothy Ola Akinfenwa)
   8. Breaking barriers: The effects of ICANN Multi-stakeholder Model
   toward Africa's Internet Connectivity (Suggested by Timothy Ola Akinfenwa)
   9. Managed DNS Servers - benefits, impact of Internet stability and
   trust (Suggested by Abdelhakim Chattaoui)
   10. Zero-rating of free Internet provision to educational institutions
   (Suggested by Robert Nkambwe)

A separate email will be sent to the drafting team for refinement of the
topic and next steps on drafting of the statement.

If you would still like to join the drafting team, please reach out



On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 9:43 AM Sarah Kiden <skiden at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Sending a kind reminder about the call for topics that ends tomorrow
> (Thursday, 27 August 2020). Please see the details in the email below.
> Looking forward to hearing from you.
> Thank you,
> Sarah
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 8:23 PM Sarah Kiden <skiden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> I hope this email finds you well. The ICANN69 Meeting is scheduled for 17
>> - 22 October 2020. This meeting will be virtual. As with previous ICANN
>> meetings, we plan to hold the Joint AFRALO-AfrICANN meeting and we would
>> like to invite you to submit topics for this session. Our previous
>> statements have focused on issues like: Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse,
>> evolving the ICANN Multistakeholder model, New gTLD Subsequent Procedures,
>> enhancing ICANN accountability, etc. Please see our previous statements
>> here
>> <https://community.icann.org/display/AFRALO/Joint+AFRALO-AfrICANN+Statements+Workspace>
>> .
>> Please see our proposed timeline:
>> 20 Aug 2020        Call for topics and drafting team
>> 20 - 27 Aug 2020    Selection of topic constitution of drafting team
>> 27 Aug - 5 Sept 2020   First Draft of Statement
>> 6 - 18 Sept 2020    Second Draft of Statement
>> 19 Sept 2020        Send Statement to Staff for translation
>> Kindly send your suggested topics by Thursday, 27 August 2020, after
>> which the drafting team will be constituted to prepare a draft statement
>> that will be shared with the rest of the members. If you would like to join
>> the drafting team, kindly notify us offlist.
>> Looking forward to your contributions.
>> Kind regards,
>> Sarah
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