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Strategy Status 


Person Completing Form:
Maryam Bakoshi

FY19 Outreach Strategy

Outreach Goals:


* The NonCommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) plans to continue its ongoing efforts for outreach and diversification of its membership. Currently we reached over 560 members from 130 countries. More details and statistics can be found here While we got more members from developing countries in particular Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, we are aiming to increase our efforts to inform noncommercial Internet users globally about NCUC involvement with policy making at ICANN.


* We aim to coordinate efforts with GSE for participation in ICANN events bringing local audiences to the DNS policy debates currently in focus in the organization.


* To include CROP program in our current projects with members more to make them part of capacity building initiatives and relevant events and conferences, which could run previously, during or after an ICANN meeting. For FY19, we could use the 3 approved slots in quite short time for a new elected executive committee.


The CROP is complementary to our regular outreach efforts during ICANN meetings. Our strategy is to combine the different resources and also try to coordinate with the help of our existing members. We will experiment for FY19 to let more members doing outreach with support from the executive committee and chair. We have also organized some outreach events previously to ICANN meetings. For FY19, we would like to continue the ongoing work, improve with the feedback and inputs got from previous events , and coordinate more with GSE staff, in particular for some regions.

The strategy is built around the following core objectives, which will guide us in targeting opportunities for NCUC members to attend regional events with CROP assistance.

Expected Activities and Outcomes:

1) Increasing knowledge of ICANN and making civil society more visible

Recent events have raised some interest from several civil society organizations in DNS Policy and we got some of them to be involved with us. However, we are trying to get more involved on GNSO PDPs in light of the outcomes of the yet to be started EPDP on Whois Time Specifications and other existing long-term and heavier processes that will be influential. We are also continuing our work to follow the implementation of ICANN accountability and the positions advocated by NCUC that may appeal to civil society organizations, such as the Human Rights discussions.

Building national/regional engagement

For FY19, we gave more priorities for CROP proposals bringing regional members to events in parallel or linked to ICANN meetings. Previously, we attended the African Internet Summit proposed by AFRINIC and one of the LACNIC meetings. We hope to connect more with regional community to strengthen our presence, using the experience and knowledge of our members.

We will keep this approach and explore with members and GSE staff about possible partnerships in ICANN events. We are planning to submit session proposals, requests for session/meeting rooms and more for those events to optimize our presence there.

Building internal capacity

To continue our inreach efforts, we are empowering our members more by encouraging them to attend capacity building sessions and using ICANN Learn, applying for CROP, guiding them to other sources of funding. The executive committee is playing its role for supporting the members and helping them when they volunteer.

NCUC events in ICANN meetings are playing the double role of inreach/outreach since mostly our active members and not officers make the presentations about main topics and positions advocated by NCUC in ongoing policies processes.

Events to be covered by CROP FY19

(one or more events may be replaced due to extraordinary reasons - meeting cancellations or strategy readjustments)

* ICANN63 - Barcelona

Request deadline by 31 August  2018

* ICANN64 - Kobe

Request deadline by TBC

* ICANN 65 - Marrakech

Request deadline by TBC

Other Details:

Date Submitted:
Acknowledgements Section

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

AcknowledgementsConfirmed?Who Confirmed?Date of ConfirmationNotes
The detailed Outreach Strategic Plan has been properly completed per CROP requirements.


Maryam Bakoshi


The ICANN Organization / Structure's leadership has authorized this Outreach Strategic Plan.


Maryam Bakoshi


The Outreach Strategic Plan has been concurred by the Stakeholder Engagement V.P.


Maryam Bakoshi


Concurred by Rodrigo, Jean-Jacques, Chris (asked for concrete metrics - provided by NCUC - OK'd by Chris), Save, Jia-Rong, Pierre, Alexandra, Baher


CROP Outreach Strategic Plan Template (June 2018)