The ICANN Board launched the strategic planning process for fiscal years 2026 - 2030 in September 2023. This represents a significant milestone in shaping the future of ICANN. The Board Strategic Planning Committee (BSPC) leads the strategic planning process on behalf of the Board, and ICANN org works closely with the BSPC and the Board to support this work. The outcome of this process will be a new five-year strategic plan.

A well-defined strategy is essential to effectively navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities. Strategic Planning is not simply about setting goals, it is also about involving all relevant stakeholders in defining a roadmap that guides us towards our future. 

The Strategic Planning process will be done in four key phases:

  • Environmental Scan 
  • Develop Strategies
  • Develop Implementation Strategies
  • Public Comment and Adoption

This process is designed to be highly inclusive, emphasizing the active participation of the ICANN community, Board and org. The Board firmly believes that by pooling our wisdom and insights together we can shape a strategic plan that not only reflects our shared vision, but also drives ICANN towards a bright future. 

This page intends to provide key reference documents and other useful information regarding the FY26-30 strategic planning process. 

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to ICANN and we look forward to taking this journey of strategic planning for FY26-30 together.

TopicDatePresentationsRecordings and Resources
FY26-30 Strategic Plan Development Community Kickoff Webinar21 September 2023

21-September-2023 Community Webinar Slides

FY26-30 Strategic Plan Development Process - Environmental Scan5 October 2023

05-October-2023 Community Environmental Scan Slides

Session not recorded. 

FY26-30 Strategic Plan Development Process - Environmental Scan
24 October 2023

24-October-2023 ICANN78 Environmental Scan Slides

Community Environmental Scan Session #316 November 2023

16-November-2023 Community Environmental Scan 3 Slides

ICANN Board Engagement with Community Work Session during ICANN79 Prep Week

21 February 2024

ICANN79 FY26-30 Strategic Plan Development Community Consultation

6 March 2024

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