[AFRI-Discuss] Questions for the CEO

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 13:48:51 UTC 2020

Dear Colleagues,

The RALO Leaders met with the ICANN CEO Göran Marby as scheduled, and as an
fyi, here is the summary of the 2 main questions received from our RALO:

CEO vision for Africa:

The CEO pointed out that African Internet penetration is around 30% and
that ICANN org is  aware that Africans need to access the internet in their
local languages. Göran Marby noted that one of the reasons for IDNs is
because the internet is also very local and that people want to access
local content. He also noted the African strategy, which was developed in a
bottom up process, which takes into account all of the issues impacting the
internet access and development in Africa. The CEO expressed his views that
the internet has the ability to bring information to all, connecting the
poor which has the potential to lift them out of poverty.

Timezone for the Virtual ICANN meeting:

The CEO Göran Marby noted the challenge with trying to strike a balance on
the timezone issue and thanked the community for making an effort to still
participate. He encouraged that we continue to bear with this,
accommodating one another in solidarity.


On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 8:20 AM Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:

> Colleagues,
> Trust you are doing well and staying safe, I will be having a one on one
> session with the CEO and other RALO leaders. If you have any question that
> you like to ask the CEO, please let me know by 24th of this month at the
> latest.
> We will share summary of responses to them during our September call and
> recordings of the session will also be made available.
> Regards
> Sent from my mobile
> Kindly excuse brevity and typos


*Seun Ojedeji,Mobile: +2348035233535*

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