FY20 Additional Budget Request Results: 

RECOMMENDATION: Yes (partial approval)

20,000 USD

Based on the success of the FY17,  FY18 and FY19 experiences, this activity will be supported for an additional fiscal year and administered by Policy Development Support staff in collaboration with the 
regional vice presidents from the Global Stakeholder Engagement team. 
As this will be the fourth consecutive year that similar activities have been funded through the ABR process, funding for FY20 is conditioned upon the following requirements:

(a) publication in a central, publicly-accessible online location of criteria used in FY17, 18 and 19, as well as criteria to be used in FY20, to determine what activities are funded for each RALO;

(b) submission of the above-noted criteria to ICANN Organization’s Finance and Policy Development Support departments ; and

(c) submission of a written report by the ALAC to ICANN Organization’s Finance and Policy Development Support departments by the end of FY20 documenting and reviewing the usage 
of these funds in FY17, 18, 19 & 20, for the purpose of assessing the success of RALO outreach programs funded by this means. The criteria and reports are to be submitted to sbr-outcomes@icann.org
and submission is a condition of future resource allocations, if any,


RALO Discretionary Criteria:

1.0  Purpose of the Discretionary Funding

To provide opportunities for members of all RALOs to do local outreach and engagement about ICANN and ICANN policy related issues within the region.

Please refer to the Finance and Budget Subcommittee (FBSC) Proposal, page 7 HERE for more details.

2.0 Selection Criteria

  1. The applications for funding support for the local  ALS activity must come from a certified ALS or individual member that has demonstrated to be active by consistently participating in the regional monthly calls at least once every 3 months.

  2. The ALS  or individual has previously organized or attended a special event with tangible outreach and engagement activities with specific expected results.

  3. The funds should be a portion of the full budget for the event.  

  4. The Discretionary funds use shall be in alignment with the RALO Strategic Outreach Plans filed for the relevant Fiscal year. 

  5. Staff will consider regional balance within each RALO during their review of the requests.

3.0 Application Process

  1. request form needs to be completed to initiate the process.
  2. The request needs to be reviewed and approved by Regional Leadership prior to sending to ICANN org staff. 
  3. The request must be sent to Silvia Vivanco, Manager, At-Large Regional Affairs and Heidi Ullrich, Vice President, Policy Development and At-Large Relations the relevant Regional Leadership at least three weeks prior to the planned activity. 
  4. Approval (or not) will be informed via email to the organization representative that made the request.

4.0 Approval Process

  1. Staff determines if request follows the established criteria. Consult with the region officials if in doubt.

  2. Staff determines if there are sufficient funds available to support the request. If not, the maximum allowed for the request will be what is available in the fund at the moment of the request.

  3. If necessary, Staff coordinates a conference call with RALO leadership and the person(s) making the request with the purpose of gathering more details about the utilization of the funds.

5.0 Reporting and reimbursement 

  1. All requests and its final approval (or not) are to be published in a WIKi page for transparency purposes.

  2. The ALS or individual member must produce, not later than 15 days after the end of the engagement, a report summarizing its outreach efforts and possible outcome.

  3. Reimbursement will be processed by At-Large Staff, upon receipt of paid invoices, after the event has taken place or project is completed.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING TRAVEL BOOKING: All trips on buses, train and planes as well as hotel accommodation must be booked through ICANN Constituency Travel. Please work with At-Large staff on any travel booking under the RALO Discretionary Funding ABR.

FY20 RALO Available Funds

Each RALO is granted $4k for FY20

RALO Funds UsedAvailable Funds

FY20 RALO Requests

RALODate SubmittedDate of EventSubmitted within three weeks of Event?SubmitterPurposeProposalAmountStatusReport
NARALO July 11 20192 November 2019YesGlenn McKnightRefreshments 

GDPR for Ciitzens Event a workshop developed by the Finnish Government and ISOC .  Expect 50 or more people with pre registration

Request for only food. 

NARALOAugust 2 2019

September 2019

Postponed to

Feb / March

yesAdrian SchmidtEquipment

Building awareness of ICANN to the technical and business students

Expected  25-30



(NOTE: Event cancelled - funding returned to overall available funds)

EURALO9 July 201912 September 2019YesJoanna KulesczaTravel and accommodation to first national IGF in HungaryFollowing a kind recommendation from EURALO Chair, the EURALO O&E TF supported my request for additional funding to participate at a local event (a personal invitation to participate in the first IGF in Hungary; https://igfhungary.hu/ [igfhungary.hu]; where we only have two individual members and no ALS). Total travel and accommodation costs should not exceed EUR 540 with one overnight stay from 11 till 12 of September.$620ApprovedReport
APRALO26 June 2019 (for FY20)15-19 July 2019YesSatish BabuAccommodation and ExpensesSupport for two additional nights accommodation and per diem (in addition to the 3 nights provided by the CROP) for the APrIGF


(Actual Expenses: $63 tbc)

ApprovedI attended the APrIGF 2019 meeting at Vladivostok on CROP (CROP report already submitted) and used additional funds from the RALO Discretionary Budget to supplement the room rent and incidentals of $63.
APRALO26 June 201915-19 July 2019YesMaureen HilyardVisa costs and ExpensesReimbursement of visa cost (USD330) and some per diem for the five days ($170)


(Actual expenses: $340)

APRALO1 July 201915-19 July 2019No (Exception made)Nadira Alaraj Visa costsVisa costs for the APrIGF$290Approved

I attended several IGFs and ME IGFs but what I’ve seen at the APrIGF of the empowerment and capacity building of their community and youth in the Internet Governance space doesn’t have its parallel at any other regional IGFs. APrIGF, does give high attention to youth from schools through introducing them to the Internet Governance policy work. That gives to youth the opportunities to be future leaders in their countries and internationally. The evidence of this empowerment is the maturity of the youth logic during the debates which is very close to senior participants.  Another activity at the APrIGF that empowers the fellows is the thematic buddy group assignment which is based on the APrIGF themes. Then at the closing plenary, members of the group provide a short summary report on each of the sub-themes.

The APrIGF Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) is open, inclusive and transparent, because any community member can join the MSG mailing list and contribute to their discussions and planning. I'm now on the MSG and the program committee. I consider myself an active community member because I'm already contributing to the revision of their rules and procedures.

A strategic invention stemmed from APrIGF is the Synthesis Document which takes into consideration all the community inputs. Comments are collected from participants through different methods, a dedicated platform that receive comments, the daily panel after the meeting and from panelist. The synthesized outcome would reflect the current Asia Pacific concerns and updates of the region and it will be shared at the IGF.

EURALO24 August 201923-25 September 2019YesRoberto GaetanoAccommodation and Incidentals 10th Ukrainian Internet Governance Forum (IGF-UA-2019) that will take place on 23 September 2019 in Kyiv and the RIPE NCC Days that will take place on 24-25 September in Kyiv.$1,000ApprovedReport
EURALO27 SeptemberMonday 25 November 2019 - 
Saturday 30 November 2019
YesOlivier Crepin-LeblondFlight  and Accommodation2019 Global IGF$1,000Approved
APRALO3 December 201912-21 February 2020YesSatish BabuThe request is for the reimbursement of expenses to attend APRICOT 2020 for 3 persons (Maureen Hilyard, Lianna Galstyan and Satish Babu) from APRALO/ALAC. The expenses include accommodation and per-diem but not travel. The actual reimbursement is to be made subject to bills/receipts being produced.2020 APRICOT$3,000Approved
AFRALO4 December 201911 June 2020YesNkem NwekeLocal production and distribution of AFRALO brochures (1000 copies in English and a major Nigerian language) for the 2019 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable in Lagos, Nigeria. We see the availability of brochures as essential part of the outreach activities for this event and bridging language barrier in IG4D. Nigeria has three major languages, namely Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. A time will also be devoted during the event to explain the brochure to participants and will be useful too during our National IGF. in addition, we plan to have a AFRALO standup banner at the event.


(actual cost of brochures: $510)

Partially Approved

(Update: only brochures are covered due to no ICANN meetings/support of meetings through September 2020)


10 January 2020

20 Marsh 2020YesAziz Hilali

True to its mission, the Moroccan chapter of ISOC, representing the interest of local internet users, is devoting its national Internet day this year to the theme "Blockchain and its Applications"

The event will take place on JUNE 22, 2020. The aim is to respond and inform participants about technological developments and the immense potential of this technology.

The expected participants will be students, academicians, scientific researchers and business leaders.


Regarding the approval of the RALO discretionary funding request obtained ((See above) for the event on "Blockchain and its Applications" and following the consequences of the pandemic health crisis, the event will be organised as a Webinar. This webinar will take place on Thursday June 19, 2020.

For more details :



Not approved as the event took place in webinar form rather than face to face given the COVID-19 Pandemic

NARALO15 January 202020 March 2020YesGlenn McKnightRequest for train travel to IGF Canada to network to promote NARALO.


(NOTE: Event cancelled - funding returned to overall available funds)

LACRALO16 January 2020January through March 2020YesSergio Salinas PortoContinued mediation for LACRALO for the development of their ROPs. 
NARALO8 January 2020
YesEduardo DiazFunding to support catering and material for our 2020 event named: “Fall in Love with Internet” We expect approximately 75 participants. Event focus: How the Internet works, what’s happening in ICANN in 2020 and How the Internet enables communication during a natural disaster. Locale: Ecoexploratorio: Museo de Ciencias de Puerto Rico, Bayamón, Puerto Rico


"Fall in love with the Internet" Internet Society Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico February 14, 2020

On February 14, 2020, our Internet Society Chapter held the traditional "Fall in love with the Internet" event. The event took place at the facilities of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus.

The theme of the activity was "The Internet as a facilitator of our daily lives." Norberto Cruz, President of the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Internet Society, welcomed and made a presentation about the Internet ecosystem.

Eduardo Díaz, Chair of the ISOC Chapter Advisory Board had a presentation on “How the Internet works”.

Finally, Professor James Lynn made a presentation entitled “How does the Internet facilitate our daily lives now and in the future?”

25 Members of community organizations, students, teachers, teachers of public and private schools participated in the event.

The activity was a success and served for a valuable exchange of information among those present.

NARALO5 February 20207-9 April 2020YesAlfredo CalderonRegistration Fee for the approved CROP Trip # 2 Net Inclusion. If after February 7 Fee is $330.


(NOTE: Event cancelled - funding returned to overall available funds)

NARALO17 May 2020N/AYesJudith HellersteinEight table top pop up banners
$234ApprovedTable Top Retractable Signs-8 total. 3 to LA Office, 3 to DC and 2 for Canada. Requesting the size to be 11.5*18 inches with the NARALO logo
AFRALO5 June 202028 June 2020Yes

Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong

Workshop: Citoyens Tchadiens face à la montée des Fakenews, de Désinformation à l’ère de la pandémie de Covid19 au Tchad

Not Approved due to no ICANN meetings/support of meetings through September 2020)

NARALO8 June 2020N/AYesJudith HellersteinPromotional materials for use during upcoming NARALO events.
$3,066ApprovedMail cards, Batteries, Web Tacos, and Webcam Covers
EURALO11 June 2020FY21 and beyondSubmitted January 10, 2020Sebastien Bachollet

EURALO polo shirts for events, including the 2021 General Assembly

$1,380Approved80 polo shirts for outreach and promotional activities. 
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