[At-Large] [ALAC] Fwd: [NCSG-Discuss] Report from the BR meeting local organizing group - Dec 2013

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Thu Jan 9 18:38:11 UTC 2014

Dear José,

I am following up on your question regarding the participation of the
ALAC in the various working groups of 1NET and the Brazil Meeting

There was a call for participants in the following committees:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[I-coordination] Nominations to /1Net Steering committee &
Brazil Meeting Organising commitees
Date: 	Thu, 5 Dec 2013 14:01:11 +0400
From: 	Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net>
To: 	i-coordination at nro.net <i-coordination at nro.net>

Dear all,

In order to bring some clarity in to this let me remind us that each stakeholder group (Business (done), Civil Society, Technical community, Academia) is requested to appoint/nominate a total of 9 people:

- 2 people for the Brazil meeting's preparation committee-1:  Multistakeholder High-Level Committee

*** This is the committee that will set the high-level 
    political tone and objectives of the conference.  
    Committee members will engage on a global level with 
    stakeholders to encourage participation in the 
    conference and maximize its chances of success

- 2 people for the Brazil meeting's preparation Committee 3: Multistakeholder Executive Committee

**** This committee owns the full responsibility of 
     organizing the event, including: defining conference 
     purpose/agenda, managing invitations, organizing 
     input received by March 1 into a coherent set of 
     proposals for the conferees to address, managing 
     conference proceedings and process, and directing all 
     communications activities pre-during-post conference.

- 5 people to constitute the /1Net Steering committee

Let me suggest December 15 as deadline to have the nominations from all the groups. Once you have your list, please forward it to me directly or share with the mailing lists. Please allow me to request that we, on this list respect what each group will come up with. It is for each interested group to organise themselves to select their reps and we must respect that. 


- a.

--- end of message ---

The deadline date was pushed back because of the inability to form those
committees early enough. Now the deadline for nominations to these
committees is the end of this week, ie. 10 January 2014.

The problem is that the make-up of those committees follows the UN
classification system: (Business, Civil Society, Technical community,
Academia). As you've seen from Adiel's message, the Business line-up was
taken up by ICANN's Business Constituency & the International Chamber of
Commerce and they made their selections swiftly.
Technical Community selections was taken up by ISOC and there is a
process by which one can send their candidature to ISOC for selection.
Individuals interested in being suggested by the NomCom set up for this
purpose are invited to read more about the process and the timeline
The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 10 January 2014.
Any questions or requests for additional information can be sent to:
information.itcg at gmail.com.

Civil Society selection resulted in several self-nominations on the
/1NET list as well as on the IGC Governance List and the associated wars
when people objected to some people being selected. The NCSG being
focussed mostly on Civil Society suggested some people for the Civil
Society positions. But many others have stepped forward too. It seems
that the criteria for nomination here is just to send an email to the
/1net mailing list.
For the Academia positions, there were names submitted from GiGaNet.
Also - other Academic institutions are also fielding in candidates.

This selection of candidates before selecting topics is quite messy,
with hundreds of emails daily on the /1net mailing list. Archives on:

Some people are saying that the /1net mailing list has nearly become
unusable due to the amount of trolls on it and the hundreds of messages
a day, most of which are completely irrelevant.

Today there was a call of SO/AC/SG Leaders with Fadi Chehadé where he
provided us with the opportunity to ask questions. In his view, he hopes
that the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) in which we participate
will be able to define ICANN's policy and input into the Brazil meeting.
On the subject of our concerns with regards to lack of geographical
diversity in the names put forward so far, he responded that Adiel
Akplogan was going to look at this and search for a remedy. On the issue
of the At-Large Community not fitting directly into one of the silos
which were created for the Brazil conference, he pointed us to the CCWG.
This really is the way to have good input from our community. I
subsequently had a call with Theresa Swinehart and it really looks as
though it would be very helpful for ICANN's input into the Brazil
conference to originate in the CCWG - thus making use of the cross
community tool we have without digging into silos. BTW -- ICANN is
classed as "technical community".

We already participate very well in the ICANN CCWG on Internet
Governance. But this should not stop our community from also having
candidates in the various organising committees. Quite the contrary, I
think it would be an asset for people from our ALSes participating
actively on some of those committees.

As a result, may I suggest the following: to encourage any of our ALSes
and their representatives who are interested in taking part in the
Brazil meetings organising committees to use the methods I have
described above and send their application independently. I realise this
is very short notice and apologise for making this suggestion so late,
but in some cases, this only needs to involve sending an email to the
correct mailing list to postulate. I suggest that the ALAC and At-Large
Community support their application by acting as a reference. And seeing
that there is a real imbalance in geographical diversity, this should be
an opportunity for our ALS representatives in developing countries and
also in particular in our LACRALO region. In return for this support, it
would be desirable that these ALSes let the At-Large Community of their
process and volunteer to be able to speak to the ALAC during the monthly
call to let our community know of the progress of the work. Of course,
these ALS representatives would also be able to ask the At-Large
Community for input. The ALS representatives would not "represent" the
ALAC - they would act in a personal capacity, but they would be a
privileged channel for the At-Large Community to speak to.

My big concern today, looking at the numbers, is not if we are going to
have people on any of the organising committees, but if any of our ALSes
will be able to participate in the meeting in person. 500-550 people
from non UN, non Government is a large amount of people - but how are
they going to fund their flights & accommodation?

Best Wishes,

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
ALAC Chair

On 24/12/2013 00:02, José Francisco Arce wrote:
> Dear Olivier, all
> This is a quick question. Is At-large community thinking in participate?
> Who, How, when? In whick working group?
> I know Fatima Cambronero is maybe the person who is most involved. Maybe
> you can find the way to involved At-large in aWG.
> Kind Regards
> Jose Arce.-
>> ---------- Mensaje reenviado ----------
>> De: "Carlos A. Afonso" <ca at cafonso.ca>
>> Fecha: dic 21, 2013 1:37 PM
>> Asunto: [NCSG-Discuss] Report from the BR meeting local organizing group
> - Dec 2013
>> Para: <NCSG-DISCUSS at listserv.syr.edu>
>> Cc:
>> Hi people,
>> This is my quick summary of yesterday's meeting of the local organizing
>> group (LOG) for the BR meeting. This summary is basically oriented to
>> civil society but may be useful to all stakeholders. Covers basically
>> the structure of the committees and includes some other useful info.
>> I do hope it answers several of the many questions we are receiving.
>> fraternal regards
>> --c.a.
>> ================================
>> 1. Co-chairs of the BR Meeting
>> This is a no-brainer: the BR Meeting will be chaired by Virgilio Almeida
>> (current chair of CGI.br, and member of Brazil's Ministry of Science,
>> Technology and Innovation), and Fadi Chehadé.
>> 2. High Level Multistakeholder Committee
>> The HLMC will be responsible for overseeing the political articulations
>> and for encouraging the participation of the international community.
>> It will be composed of government representatives of 12 countries
>> (precise list still being established by the BR government) plus 12
>> non-govs, and two representatives of UN agencies to be chosen by the
>> UNSG. The 12 non-govs include four of each non-gov stakeholder (civil
>> society, academia/techies, private sector). All of the non-gov, non-UN
>> stakeholders' names will be brought to the LOG by 1Net. So the HLC will
>> be composed of 26 people.
>> The HLMC will have four co-chairs, keeping the multistakeholder balance.
>> One of the co-chairs will be Brazil's Minister of Communications Paulo
>> Bernardo.
>> So civil society needs to indicate to 1Net Steering Committee four
>> high-level reps as soon as possible.
>> 3. Executive Multistakeholder Committee
>> The EMC will be responsible for organizing the event, including the
>> discussion and implementation of the agenda, and the selection of the
>> participants and the various stakeholders' proposals. The crucial part
>> of the preparation process resides here, in close coordination with the
>> Logistics Committee, so people selected for the EMC ought to make
>> themselves readily available for this challenge.
>> The LOG has already selected the eight Brazilian members of the EMC.
>> There will be four co-chairs as well, and names already appointed are
>> Demi Getschko (CEO of NIC.br) and Raúl Echeberría (to be confirmed, CEO
>> of LACNIC). A representative of an international agency will be
>> appointed as well (by the coordinating body of the UN agencies) to
>> participate.
>> Like the HLMC, non-gov, non-UN members of the EMC will be brought to the
>> LOG by 1Net.
>> For the EMC civil society needs to indicate to 1Net Steering Committee
>> two names as soon as possible.
>> 4. Logistics and Organizational Committee
>> The LOC will be co-chaired by Hartmut Glaser, executive secretary of
>> CGI.br with proven expertise in coordinating the organization of
>> national and international events. Another co-chair will be indicated by
>> 1Net.
>> 5. Government Advisory Committee
>> This is in the hands of the BR government who acts as a facilitator and
>> coordinator. Two co-chairs will be indicated. This committee will be
>> open to any government who wishes to act in an advisory capacity.
>> 6. Funding
>> NIC.br will cover about 50% of the meeting's overall costs. The balance
>> will be share by international participants/sponsors. Contributions from
>> ICANN and ISOC are expected.
>> 7. Participation
>> The meeting is to be held at Hotel Transamérica, in São Paulo, fairly
>> close to NIC.br headquarters (see attached map). The basic distribution
>> of participants is envisioned approximately as:
>> 450 from govs
>> 500-550 from non-gov, non-UN stakeholders
>> 100 journalists
>> 50 IGOs/UN reps
>> Inviting participants, or receiving and approving participation
>> requests, is one of the tasks of the EMC.
>> 8. Expected outcomes as success indicators
>> - Official launching of a review process of the global IG
> frameworks/models;
>> - Development of a set of universally acceptable core of principles for
>> global IG;
>> - Tentative draft of a global IG model.
>> My personal comment: these ambitious outcomes of course involve a lot of
>> preparatory process work, especially by the Executive Committee. This is
>> why we need to conclude the nominations asap in order to start the real
>> work towards the meeting.
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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