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Trip Proposals must be completed at least six (6) weeks before the event start date.

Person Completing Form:Philip F JohnsonDate:


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Trip Proposal Section

1) Number of Travelers:
(Note: Each traveler uses one trip of the five (5) allocated to each organization/structure).  


2) Traveler Contact Information and Itinerary:

Philip F Johnson DakarSenegal05-Aug-201409-Aug-2014
3) Special Travel Circumstances, Arrangements,
Explanations, or Notations: 
(Please identify each traveler, as applicable)
Secretary of the African Regional At Large Organization
4) Event/Conference Name, Title, or Descriptor:West African Internet Governance Forum 2014 under the theme: Internet! A Freedom for All.
5) Event/Conference Dates:
6) Event/Conference Website Link:
7) Primary Event/Conference Location:
8) ICANN Geographic Region:Africa

9) Activity Sponsors:
(Note: all event sponsors must be identified
in order to comply with ICANN travel guidelines).

The Project(West African Internet Governance Forum 2014) is run by a consortium led by the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA). Other members of the consortium include AfriNic, Panos West Africa, the IISD, APC, ISOC and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The project has received support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Google, dotAfrica, Internet Society AFRINIC among others. see forum website for sponsors;

10) Purpose and Goals:

Purpose and Goals: The West African Internet Governance Forum is a annual gathering or event to promote Internet Governance issues in West Africa through a multi-stakeholder process. In this light, this purpose of this trip is to engange in an outreach mission at the Forum,where I will be creating an awareness to relevant stakeholders on the new Initiatives taken by ICANN and the role of the African Regional At large Organization within ICANN. , this Mission will also be an opportunity to updates participants at the forum on the Africa Strategy and perspectives on ICANN's social responsibility programs in Africa.

11) Proposed Outcomes:Effect an awareness to many West African institutions/organization professional associations(including Internet Society Chapters, Universities, etc) from participating countries, and other possible West African structures about the activities AFRALO within ICANN and its role regards to Internet users in Africa. Recruit at least five new African ALS. Establish a framework for cooperation between the West African Internet Governance Forum and AFRALO
12) Additional Information (optional):

As Secretary of AFRALO, I have taken a serious note of ICANN 52, which is taking place in Africa. Therefore, there are lots to be done in preparation, such as mobilizing some of the major stakeholders in Africa to attend and participate in this event.

At this event, I am looking forward for effective networking with key stakeholder who will be attending this Forum.

I have already expressed interest in promoting NextGen@ICANN at ICANN 52. My task now is to identify universities and institution that will be participating in the NextGen@ICANN during ICANN 52 in Morocco. This could be an important forum to help with this task.

Community Confirmation Section

Note: To be completed by a Pilot Program Coordinator (PPC) designated by this organization/structure.

The participants identified in this application are familiar with the Program Operations associated with this Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (CROPP)-FY15 and agree to abide by its terms and conditions.NoFatimata Seye Sylla03-Aug-2014Trip Proposal was submitted too close to the event dates allowing insufficient time for travel booking.
The ICANN Organization / Structure's leadership has authorized the submission of this Trip Proposal.No
The ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Vice-President has concurred that the Purpose/Goals of this Trip Proposal are consistent with operational plans and/or strategies.No



Program Administration: STAFF USE ONLY
Program RequirementDate Satisfied/ConfirmedInitialsNotes
Constituency Travel Notified JDLTrip Proposal was not submitted six weeks before the event dates and could not be accommodated.
Trip Assessment Approved and
Transferred to Official Forms: 

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