GAC UNDER-SERVED REGIONS WG TERMS OF REFERENCE II GAC USR WG WORK PLAN II GAC UNDER-SERVED REGIONS MEMBERS

The GAC's Under-served Regions Working Group focuses on regions under-served by the DNS industry, and on least developed economies and small island developing states.[1]  
A particular focus will be on under-served economies/countries from the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions.[2]

Co-Chairs: Alice Munyua (African Union Commission), Pua Hunter (Cook Islands) and Tracy Hackshaw (Trinidad and Tobago).

Mailing list: gac-underservedregions-wg@icann.org (please email gac-staff@icann.org if you wish to subscribe to the mailing list)

 

CCWG Accountability Work Stream (WS) 2 - Diversity

Wiki CCWG Diversity page: https://community.icann.org/display/WEIA/Diversity

Mailing List address:
ws2-diversity@icann.org

List Archives:
https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/ws2-diversity

 

 

DateMeetings and Documents
June 2017Draft timeline for Capacity Building Workshops
ICANN 59

(Pre-ICANN59) 23 and 24 June 2017
Second ICANNs Capacity Development Workshop for African GAC members Law Enforcement and Consumer Protection Agencies  (pre-ICANN59 workshop)
Agenda

Workshop report

Remote Participation Details for the Workshop:
Adobe Connect https://participate.icann.org/jnb59-ballroom2
French Audio: https://stream.icann.org:8000/jnb59-ballroom2-en.m3u
English Audio: http://stream.icann.org:8000/jnb59-ballroom2-en.m3u

DAY 1
Adobe Connect recording: https://participate.icann.org/p7vxiorxbjs/

PRESENTATIONS

DAY 2
Adobe Connect recording:
https://participate.icann.org/p6b7rpbysjc/

PRESENTATIONS

 

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27 June 2017 09:00 am to 09:45 am
GAC Underserved Regions Working Group Meeting

EN transcript

Agenda

  • Capacity Development Workshops updates and timeline for future sessions
    • Fiji and Johannesburg Workshops
  • Review of the FAQ document on delegation and redelegation
  • Presentation of GAC Newcomers induction pack and Working Group's involvement - Rapid Sun
  • Call for volunteers in Cross-Community Working Groups, GNSO PDPs, and Underserved Regions Working Group’s work

WSIS Forum
Geneva

Monday 12 June 2017
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

http://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2017/Agenda/Session/241#intro (for remote participation details)

Harnessing the potential of Government officials for participation in Internet Governance
This session will be a roundtable discussion in the form of a multi-stakeholder dialogue on capacity development initiatives by the ICANN Community, and in particular the Government Advisory Committee, and other organisations, to work on specific issues of interest for governments in underserved regions with respect to the development of the Internet and specific policy and regulatory issues pertaining to it.  

The session will reflect on successful recent meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, in Nadi, Fiji, and others with governments and other stakeholders and discuss how this approach could be replicated in other underserved regions in general.

A diverse range of stakeholders will be involved in the session.

Fiji GAC Underserved Regions Capacity Development Workshop

28 and 29 April 2017
Nadi, Fiji

Survey results for agenda preparation

Agenda

Final Report

  
ICANN 58

Meetings of interest to GAC USR WG Members

GAC USR WG Meeting 1
Saturday 11 March 2017 08:30 am to 09:30 am

  • AF Workshop recommendations
  • Survey and Open Session preparation

GAC USR WG Meeting 2
Monday 13 March 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Preparation for GAC USR WG Open Session
  • Preparation for presentation to GAC Plenary

GAC USR WG Open Session - Underserved Regions in the ICANN Community: How to better Engage? 
Monday 13 March 2017 15:15 to 16:45 

GAC USR WG Presentation to GAC Plenary
Thursday 16 March 2017 11:00 am to 11:30 am 

Correspondence concerning the .so issue

30 January 2017 - Email from Mr. Ahmed Abdi on the .so issue

3 March 2017 - GAC Chair reply letter to Mr. Ahmed Abdi regarding the .so issue

The GAC USR Working Group Co-Chairs have agreed to the GAC Leadership’s request and have decided to assist GAC Members regarding those issues as follows:

-          The Working Group will create two-page summary containing information in brief with links to larger documents (FoI, GAC PrinciplesonccTLDs,ccNSO, IANA documents, etc.) that should be made available to all GAC Members.

-          The Working Group will also create an FAQ document that will attempt to respond to government’s questions ontheissuesofdelegation,redelegationandretirementofccTLDs.

The USR WG Co-chairs would like to involvetheccNSO, IANA and other ICANN constituencies that may be involved in delegation, re-delegation, and retirement of CCTLDs to respond to the needs to GAC members.

Africa Capacity Building Workshop

23-26 January
Nairobi, Kenya 

23 and 24 January 
Agenda GAC AF Capacity Building Workshop

Workshop presentations

25 and 26 January 
Agenda Africa LEA Capacity Building Workshop

 

WORKSHOP REPORT

LEA WORKSHOP REPORT

ICANN 57
Hyderabad 

Thursday 3 November 2016, 09:30-10:30 - GAC Working Group work plan (endorsed by the GAC at ICANN 57) II Session recordings

Sunday 6 November 2016, 18:30-20:00 - GAC Asia Pacific Capacity Building Session slides II Session recordings

Monday 7 November 2016, 17:00-18:30 - HIT - Underserved Regions in ICANN II Session recordings

ICANN 56
Helsinki

Monday 27 June 2016

Capacity Building Session

11:30 to 12:30

Capacity Building GAC session - GSE presentation

English Transcript
Translations:   العربية II Español II français II Português II Pусский II 中文  

Recordings: https://meetings.icann.org/en/icann56-sched

ICANN 55 Marrakech

Monday 7 March 2016 High LevelGovernmental Meeting

 

Tepua Hunter, Cook Islands speech:

THANK YOU CHAIR.  IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, COOK ISLANDS WOULD LIKE TO ECHO THE KIND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS EXTENDED BY PREVIOUS DELEGATIONS IN RELATION TO THE WONDERFUL ARRANGEMENTS AND HOSPITALITY ACCORDED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS BY OUR HOSTS, THE GOVERNMENT OF MOROCCO, SINCE OUR ARRIVAL INTO THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.

WHILE RECOGNIZING THE MULTISTAKEHOLDER MODEL OF ICANN, A MODEL BOASTING INCLUSIVENESS AT ALL LEVELS WHERE MULTITUDES OF VOLUNTARY INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE EFFORTS HAVE EACH CONTRIBUTED TO THE DIVERSE AND OFTEN COMPLICATED POLICY AND TECHNICAL PROCESSES SUCH AS THE IANA TRANSITION PROCESS THAT WE SUPPORT, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE BOTH ACKNOWLEDGE AND REMAIN MINDFUL OF THE MULTITUDE OF CHALLENGES AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, PARTICULARLY FOR SMALLER ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES, IN TERMS OF INADEQUATE RESOURCING AND CAPACITY LIMITATIONS THAT CONSEQUENTLY CONSTRAIN OR HAMPER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FULL AND EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL. 

AS MUCH AS THE COOK ISLANDS AND, I BELIEVE, OTHER SMALLER ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES, ARE DESIROUS TO PARTICIPATE AND ENGAGE FULLY AND EFFECTIVELY - EITHER REMOTELY OR IN PERSON - IN THE WORK OF ICANN WITHIN THE VARIOUS WORKING GROUPS, UNFORTUNATELY WE FACE ONGOING CHALLENGES AND HURDLES WHICH PROHIBIT US FROM DOING SO.  OUR REMOTENESS OR ISOLATION, THE LONG DISTANCES FROM MAJOR CENTRES, THE LACK OF REGULAR INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, THE HIGH COSTS OF TRAVEL, THE LACK OF ADEQUATE INTERNET SPEED AND THE LACK OF RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE INTERNET THROUGHOUT OUR SMALL COUNTRIES, ARE JUST A FEW OF THE NUMEROUS CHALLENGES OR OBSTACLES THAT WE, AS SMALLER ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES, CONTINUE TO FACE ON A DAILY BASIS.

AT THE SAME TIME, OUR SEVERE CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, THE LONG DISTANCES INVOLVED AND LENGTHY TIME IT TAKES TO ATTEND THESE MEETINGS, DOES IN FACT PLACE A CONSIDERABLE BURDEN ON, AND CHALLENGE TO, OURSELVES THAT THE BIGGER COUNTRIES DO NOT HAVE TO CONCERN THEMSELVES WITH TO THE SAME DEGREE.  IN SAYING THAT, HOWEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE NUMEROUS CHALLENGES AND CONSTRAINTS THAT WE CONFRONT AS SMALLER ISLAND STATES, I CAN REAFFIRM THAT THE COOK ISLANDS REMAINS BOTH FULLY COMMITTED TO AND SUPPORTIVE OF THE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER MODEL.  ALBEIT THIS MODEL MAY NOT BE PERFECT IN TERMS OF ENSURING FULL AND EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION, THERE IS MUCH MERIT IN SUPPORTING IT.  TOWARDS THIS END, I AM PLEASED TO CONFIRM THAT THE COOK ISLANDS WILL ENDEAVOR TO CONTINUE TO BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT OF THE ONGOING WORK WITHIN GAC AND ICANN WHICH WE ATTACH GREAT IMPORTANCE TO.  THANK YOU.

December 2016

GAC draft survey to understand challenges and capacity needs of members from under-served regions

Version 1 (with comments providedfromWGCo-Chairs,Egypt and CTU)

 

Most of the relevant information is found via the page “GAC Membership” at https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/GAC+Membership with links to the pages:

“Newcomers to the GAC” with induction information and advice for the GAC newcomers at: https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Newcomers+to+the+GAC

“Links to ICANN SO/ACs” with links to the other ICANN SOACs at: https://gacweb.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=27132076

“The GAC within ICANN” with information regarding ICANN’s GSE/GE team activities, including jointly developed Guidelines for Government Engagement and links to the GSE/GE reports to the GAC, at: https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/The+GAC+within+ICANN

Moreover, under the tab “News” there is also a link ”e-learning” to ICANN’s E-Learning page where there are fact sheets, glossary, beginner’s guides and podcasts at: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/learning-2012-02-25-en 

ICANN 54 Dublin

Monday 19 October 2015
16:30 to 17:30 

https://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54/schedule/mon-underserved-regions