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Assessment Due Date


Link to Trip Proposal
BC Trip Proposal 1

Trip Assessment Form

1) Describe the Trip in sufficient detail
that an interested reader could understand if/how
the original purpose(s) and outcome(s) were
realized (please be as expansive as possible):  

  • In preparation for outreach in Uganda - venue of the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2019, Lawrence Olawale-Roberts the BC focal point and representative for the outreach printed 100 copies of the BC fact sheet in English language for distribution, produced 50 customized BC pens, 50 customized laptop stickers and a customized roll-up banner for advocacy during the event.
  • The African GSE team lead by Pierre Dandjinou in the company of Yaovi Atohonu and Bob Ochieng were very helpful to the cause of our outreach and ensured the BC was granted space at the ICANN exhibition stand to announce its presence for over a week with the same spot serving as a venue to interact with members of the community who requested information to join the BC. They also allotted time during the ICANN Day program to allow the BC interact with the Community in a view to growing our membership. There were some small business owners in attendance who were getting to meet the BC for the first time and indicated huge interest in engaging further.
  • The BC representative participated actively at the ICANN Day sessions alongside staff and an ICANN board member. The ICANN Day forum was one of the best attended programs at the conference with community members showing great enthusiasm. The event was on the 22nd and 23rd of June. One each day of the ICANN Day event, there were over 100 persons participating in the sessions. On the 23rd the BC was given an opportunity to address the participants which lead to a couple of follow-up conversations from interested participants seeking to engage actively with ICANN after the event.
  • The daily social events were another great opportunity for outreach and advocacy. It was an opportunity to enlighten members of the business community on the values of engaging with the business constituency in ICANN and merits for membership. Some alluded to their desire to engage but that since most of the communication was conducted in English it was quite challenging as they were not native English speakers. While another member blamed his inactivity within the BC to the fact that he had to take up a leadership role within the technical community, he was encouraged by the BC rep. to nominate an alternate on behalf of his company to the BC so as to keep their participation active and get the full benefit of membership.

2) Describe the details of your attendance
activities at the meeting (including sessions
attended, written or oral contributions made to
specific sessions, etc.):  

  • I participated fully at the ICANN Day events and made presentation on behalf of the Business Constituency of ICANN to participants numbering over a 100. Currently 4 persons are being guided through the process of joining the BC.
  • I participated in the Newcomer’s session on Monday and was impressed with the arrangement made by Afrinic the organizers to have different members of the community talk to the participants on what their organizations do.
  • I participated at the Internet Measurement Workshop on Sunday afternoon at the Lake room and joined the practical class before it wrapped up
  • I participated at the AFTLD session on Monday at the Executive Boardroom and took notes of different innovations displayed via presenters
  • The opening ceremony was the peak with the Minister for Communications in Uganda taking time to flag the event open and sit through the presentations made

3) Explain the specific plans for follow-up activities
to enhance and continue the objectives of the trip for
the community structure through which you were
approved for the trip:

Four participants at the AIS2019 who own active businesses that depend on the Internet for their operations and indicated a desire to join the Business Constituency of ICANN are being mentored and encouraged by me to join the BC. Asides these, a contact list of prospective members gathered from the outreach has been passed to the BC secretariat and outreach committee for follow-up.

It was interesting to note that all the BC factsheets were exhausted by the second day of the week long event, while the stickers and pens did not go past the first day. There was so much interest in the BC and her activities at this event, such that the BC should consider sponsoring more of its members to future editions of the African Internet Summit and similar events across Africa. There is deep interest by scholars and businesses in engaging further, where the ability to understand issues and comprehend ongoing discussions within the constituency can be made easier for newcomers. Relevant courses on ICANN learn can be a good foundation for this.

4) Please fill out the date when you have completed this form:
Acknowledgements Section

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

AcknowledgementsConfirmed?Who Confirmed?Date of ConfirmationNotes
The Trip Assessment information has been gathered and properly entered into this form.
Lawrence Olawale-Roberts
The ICANN Organization / Structure's leadership has authorized the submission of this Trip Assessment.
Chantelle Doerksen
On behalf of Marilyn Cade, Chair of BC Outreach Committee


CROP Trip Assessment Template (June 2018)