The working group was formed at the AFRALO monthly call held on Wednesday Sept  6 2017 to discuss the Hot topics identified at the Johannesburg meeting.

See: AFRALO Hot Topics

References: EURALO 2016 Hot Topics 

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Previous Call: 02 October 2017 

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  1. These topics were identified by AFRALO ALSes at the  ICANN 59 Johannesburg meeting at  the AFRALO GA Thursday wrap up session.

    • Internet fragmentation 
    • Online safety related to content 
    • Cybersecurity / Cybercrime 
    • Access of ICANN materials in languages other than English 
    • Remote region support 
    • Public vs. private IP addresses 
    • Raising awareness of Internet policy issues (e.g. DNS, security) 
    • WHOIS / privacy 
    • Impact of the IANA transition 
    • TLD geographic names 
    • IPv6
    • Auction Proceeds
    • IGF activities / work in the CCWG-Internet Governance

  2. Thanks for sharing - I suggest that we look at each of them in details 

  3. Thanks Everyone for the productive call, we will post the new agreed topics and new proposed topics beside the WG action items in the wiki

    1. Hello Mohamed,

      Concerning the last item which went through very quickly due to time constraints, I have a suggestion to make

      Replace "ICANN's accountability and Jurisdiction" by "ICANN's Accountability and Transparency" and keep "ICANN and IGF Activities"

      Based on its multistakeholder model, same as ICANN, the Internet Governance Forum has through the years gathered lots of momentum. Many of us from Africa do participate in IGF activities and by discussing as a hot topic we can bring to agenda more participation of ICANN in IGF activities, especially related to our region.

      I can elaborate more on our next conference call

      Thanks and best regards


  4. Thanks Fatimata Seye Sylla and Dave Kissoondoyal, i have updated the list based on your feedback :

    1. Internet Shutdown and impact on DNS

    2. Cybersecurity, Online Safety, Privacy and WHOIS

    3. Promoting DNSSEC Implementation in Africa's TLD registries

    4.  New gTLDs and Geographic names

    5. ICANN's Accountability and Transparency

    6. Internet Governance activities and issues

    7. General ICANN Issues Awearness and Outreach to Africa ( e.g Access of ICANN materials in African/Other languages other than English )

    New sugguestions or items to be clarified items on the next call :

    • Remote Region Support
    • How ICANN can contrubute to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda? I know this is not a hot topic but it is of great importance to our region