[At-Large] Fwd: Composition of the Accountability & Transparency Review Team 2 (ATRT 2) - Olivier and Alan

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 15:17:21 UTC 2013

Congratulations to Olivier and Alan.  These selections represent the best
of the At-large, a great combination representing the history, pervasive
engagement across a spectrum of ICANN activities and capability to get the
job done.


Carlton A Samuels
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From: ICANN News Alert <communications at icann.org>
Date: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Subject: ICANN News Alert -- Composition of the Accountability &
Transparency Review Team 2 (ATRT 2)
To: carlton.samuels at gmail.com

 [image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert

Composition of the Accountability & Transparency Review Team 2 (ATRT 2)

15 February 2013

To help ensure ICANN's multi-stakeholder model remains transparent and
accountable, and to improve its performance, ICANN organizes community
reviews of its accountability and transparency commitments no less
frequently than every three years, consistent with section 9.1 of the
of Commitments<http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/aoc/affirmation-of-commitments-30sep09-en.htm>(AoC).

The Accountability and Transparency reviews are performed by volunteer
Community members and include the following (or their designated nominees):
the Chair of the GAC, the Chair of the Board of ICANN, the Assistant
Secretary for Communications and Information of the DOC, representatives of
the relevant ICANN Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations, and
independent experts.

On 5 October 2012, ICANN
individuals to apply for a position of Volunteer Review Team
Member, representing a Supporting Organization or Advisory Committee, or
for a position of Independent Expert on the second Accountability and
Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2).

The AoC designated Selectors of the ATRT 2 –Steve Crocker, Chairman of the
ICANN Board of Directors, and Heather Dryden, Chair of the Governmental
Advisory Committee (GAC)—wish to thank the applicants for their dedication
and interest in this key project. In selecting the ATRT 2, multiple factors
were considered, including experience with governance issues, understanding
of ICANN’s working practices, consensus-building and analytical skills,
ability to draw evidence-based conclusions, aptitude to build metrics and
balances of geography, gender, consistency, etc.

The overall number of applications received for the ATRT 2 – 36 –
necessitated difficult choices. After careful review of the applications
against these criteria, the following individuals were selected to
participate in the ATRT 2:
 Volunteer Review Team Members in Representation of ICANN Supporting
Organizations/ Advisory Committees

   - Alan Greenberg (ALAC)
   - Avri Doria (GNSO)
   - Brian Cute (GNSO)
   - David Conrad (SSAC)
   - Demi Getschko (ccNSO)
   - Fiona Asonga (ASO)
   - Jørgen Andersen (GAC)
   - Lise Fuhr (ccNSO)
   - Olivier Crépin-Leblond (ALAC)
   - Stephen Conroy (GAC)
   - Xinsheng Zhang (GAC)

 Independent Experts

   - Carlos Raúl Gutierrez
   - Michael Yakushev

 (Please refer to
http://www.icann.org/en/about/aoc-review/atrt/2/composition to view Review
Team Members' information)

Ex-officio Members on the Accountability and Transparency Review Team 2
(ATRT 2) are:

   - Heather Dryden, Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC);
   - Lawrence Strickling - Assistant Secretary for Communications and
   Information of the US Department of Commerce (DOC);
   - Steve Crocker, Chair of the ICANN Board of Directors.

The ATRT 2 is anticipated to commence its activities imminently with the
goal of producing final recommendations by 31 December 2013. ICANN Staff
will support the Review Team throughout its mandate.

The AoC sets the following mandate for Accountability and Transparency

*ICANN commits to maintain and improve robust mechanisms for public input,
accountability, and transparency so as to ensure that the outcomes of its
decision-making will reflect the public interest and be accountable to all
stakeholders by: (a) continually assessing and improving ICANN Board of
Directors (Board) governance which shall include an ongoing evaluation of
Board performance, the Board selection process, the extent to which Board
composition meets ICANN's present and future needs, and the consideration
of an appeal mechanism for Board decisions; (b) assessing the role and
effectiveness of the GAC and its interaction with the Board and making
recommendations for improvement to ensure effective consideration by ICANN
of GAC input on the public policy aspects of the technical coordination of
the DNS; (c) continually assessing and improving the processes by which
ICANN receives public input (including adequate explanation of decisions
taken and the rationale thereof); (d) continually assessing the extent to
which ICANN's decisions are embraced, supported and accepted by the public
and the Internet community; and (e) assessing the policy development
process to facilitate enhanced cross community deliberations, and effective
and timely policy development.*

*Resulting recommendations of the reviews will be provided to the Board and
posted for public comment. The Board will take action within six months of
receipt of the recommendations.*

Schedule and Operations

The ATRT will conduct its activities primarily online and through
conference calls. Face-to-face meetings also are anticipated.

For more information on the work of the ATRT 2, please visit the newly
created WIKI page at
https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=40176025 which
will be updated as the ATRT 2’s work progresses to keep the ICANN community
apprised of the latest information.

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