[AFRI-Discuss] Call for Topics: Joint AFRALO-AfrICANN meeting - ICANN68 (Virtual)

Peters Omoragbon petersomoragbon at gmail.com
Thu May 21 20:13:01 UTC 2020

Dear All
Thank you, Barrack, for your suggestion.
May I modify the topic to read:

Enhancing the resilience of the Empowered Community within ICANN during a

Restricting it to the DNS is restricting our roles in ICANN to just the
DNS. How do we at our different levels of involvement as stakeholders cope
with a pandemic? How has the pandemic impacted on our involvement in ICANN?
What proactive measures can we put in place against future pandemics?
Thank you

*Pastor Peters Osawaru OMORAGBON*

*-Financial Secretary, Central Association of Nigerians in the United

*-Executive President/CEO-Nurses Across the Borders-An NGO in Special
Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United

*-Designated Contact Person-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate

*-International Liaison Officer-Nigerian Nurses Charitable

*-Board Member-Conference of NGOS in Special Consultative Status with the
United Nations-CONGO*

*-Member Steering Committee Regional Committee for Africa-CONGO*

*-General Secretary, Civil Society Network of NGOs on Climate Change*

*-Fellow Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers-ICANN*
*-Fellow Open Society Institute-Budapest*

On Thu, 21 May 2020 at 20:29, Sarah Kiden <skiden at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> We have received 2 suggestions so far about the topic for the meeting.
> Both topics (suggested by Liz Orembo and Barrack Otieno) are about
> participation in ICANN during this pandemic.
> Barrack suggested this: Enhancing the resilience of DNS Infrastructure in
> the face of pandemics.
> Kindly let us know if this topic is okay. The deadline to submit topics is
> tomorrow, *22 May 2020*.
> We have also received some expressions of interest to join the drafting
> team. If you are interested, please reach out offlist.
> Regards,
> Sarah
> On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM Sarah Kiden <skiden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> I hope this email finds you well. The ICANN68 Meeting is scheduled for
>> 22-25 June 2020. This meeting will be virtual. As with previous ICANN
>> meetings, we plan to hold the Joint AFRALO-AfrICANN meeting. 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:
>> Call for topics and drafting team: 15 - 22 May 2020
>> Drafting of Statement: 23 May - 6 June 2020
>> Send Statement to Staff for translation: 7 June 2020
>> Please send your suggested topics by Friday, 22 May 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 Kiden
>> AFRALO Secretariat
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