[At-Large] Coping with active participation in At-Large during COVID-19
olivierkouami at gmail.com
Mon May 4 22:48:55 UTC 2020
Greetings everyone from Sénégal.
+1 @Glen who raised issues that i'm personaly facing in this sad pandemic
I Also approve the concrete proposals of Remmy.
Most ALSes are certainly on these needs too.
Much appreciate if ICANN could make as proposed.
Le jeu. 30 avr. 2020 à 20:23, Glenn McKnight <mcknight.glenn at gmail.com> a
> Thanks Maureen
> As you know this is an issue I brought up in the ALT PLUS call a week
> before the ZOOM call this week with Leon, at that time I interfaced with
> Leon on the dire straits that some people are facing during this pandemic
> situation and that many folks are unwilling to step forward and publicly
> come to the table with a "cap in their hands"
> We are facing a 4% drop in the world economy and this means a
> depression much worse than the Great Depression. Also this Covid-19 may
> see a serious second and third wave resulting in many more deaths and
> economic disruption. ( shades of the 1918 pandemic that killed 100
> I would surmise that we have in the ATLARGE community that many folks are
> unemployed or underemployed and facing tough times and seriously compounded
> in countries that don't have any safety net to protect them and help them
> over the difficult times. Since charity starts at home I suggest ICANN
> dig into its pockets as ISOC and Mozilla and many others and come up with
> a financial assistance to those that could really appreciate the support.
> I suggest that the stipend for the ICANN Meetings to be paid to the
> ATLARGE members which will cover their internet costs and food costs as
> they fully participate with the remote meetings. In the cases where
> people don't want or need this financial support they can simple not apply
> for the stipend and the financial costs would be reduced. It should be
> confidential and an optional application process.
> In a recent survey of Atlarge members we found a large number of African
> and small island states with very poor internet access and very high costs
> for their access to the Internet. This produces a digital divide that
> needs to be recognized and if not addressed we may loose more members from
> the community. As recommendations to join more online meetings and join
> ICANN LEARN webinars its an assumption that we all have fair and equal
> access and this inequality is enhanced with more reliance on remote
> Glenn McKnight
> ICANN NOMCOM 2019-2021
> mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
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> www.internetgovernancehub.blog <http://www.internetgovernancehub.blog>
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> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 3:59 PM Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>
>> Dear At-Large Community
>> In all our recent ICANN meetings, the Board and the senior staff have
>> been very mindful of the difficulties that are being experienced by the
>> volunteer community of At-Large during this pandemic and its impact on
>> their ability to participate as regularly as they used to.
>> During his intervention in the ALAC meeting on 28 April, the At-Large
>> appointed Board member, Leon Sanchez, raised his ongoing concerns and asked
>> the 70+ participants at the meeting how ICANN might be able to help
>> volunteers to continue with their active involvement in the work of
>> At-Large and contributing to the bigger picture work of ICANN.
>> Because he has requested practical and constructive suggestions about how
>> ICANN may be able to assist, I am putting this message out to those who
>> also already attend online meetings and actively participate and engage,
>> even under really trying personal circumstances. I am willing to pass on
>> your suggestions to Leon, who will in turn take these to the Board for
>> their consideration.
>> *Please respond only to this thread* before 7 May, so that the full
>> account can be passed on to Leon. I look forward to your thoughtful
>> contributions to this matter.
>> ALAC Chair
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