The GNSO Stakeholder Group and Constituency Operations Team develops proposals for Council consideration based on the Board's endorsement of recommendations outlined in the 3 February 2008 Report of the Board Governance Committee GNSO Review Working Group on GNSO Improvements (BGC WG Report). Those recommendations for improved inclusiveness, effectiveness and efficiency of the GNSO constituency and stakeholder group operations and their interactions with other GNSO structures (i.e., the Council) will include outreach efforts to encourage broader participation in stakeholder groups and constituencies by explaining the added value of ICANN participation to such groups; and enhancing constituencies per the BGC-WG Report.

Work Team Tasks:

Task 1: Enhance existing constituencies by developing recommendations on constituency participation rules, operating principles, and database of members

--Subtask 1: Develop recommendations for a set of participation rules and operating procedures, which all constituencies should abide by
--Subtask 2: Develop recommendations for clear operating principles for each constituency to ensure that all constituencies function in a representative, open, transparent and democratic manner
--Subtask 3: Develop recommendations for creating and maintaining a database of all constituency members and others not formally a part of any constituency that is up-to-date and publicly accessible
--Subtask 4: Develop a "toolkit" of in-kind staff support and/or services for all constituencies.

Task 2: Develop a global outreach program to broaden participation in current constituencies.
--Reach all current members of the ICANN community and potential members, particularly non-English speakers
--Develop global outreach programs aimed at increasing participation

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