1. Please use the <Edit Contents> menu option (directly above) to complete this form. Remember to <Save> the page (bottom right) after making updates.
  2. Travelers are asked to collaborate as a team in pulling together the appropriate information.
  3. This Trip Assessment form will be automatically associated with its related Proposal; therefore, no duplicate traveler identification information is required.
  4. The information fields are 'richtext' so that they can accommodate tables, links, images, attachments, and other formatting capabilities that may be useful in explaining/describing the Trip.
  5. This form may be edited/saved as many times as needed. When completed, please fill out the completion date in question no.4 on the form and notify your Program Coordinator (PC) for further processing.

Trip Assessments should be completed within three (3) weeks of the traveler's return date.

Trip Assessment Form


1) Describe the Trip in sufficient detail
that an interested reader could understand Who,
What, When, Where, and Why concerning this
funded CROP activity (please be as expansive
as possible):  

I am Mark Datysgeld, a master in International Relations focused on Internet Governance and the impacts of technology on public and private policymaking, having joined the BC in meeting 58 with the goal of helping strengthen the Latin representation within the Constituency in terms of policymaking output. Since then, I have started working as an independent consultant advising businesses and individuals in their participation in international institutions and events, with my main partners being the growing number of Latin members in the Business Constituency.

Within the BC I have taken two tasks as my priority: A) helping the Constituency handle matters related to research and analysis, such as is the case of the Open Data Initiative (ODI) that has lately been gaining a lot of traction and starts to show great potential and B) understanding where the necessities of SMEs are being underrepresented and finding ways to include their interests in a manner that is mindful of other businesses, striving to build scenarios in which both larger and smaller companies can be benefitted from a policy.

I have also engaged in two more long-lasting projects that were ongoing during meeting 62: A) a project to better map the participation of Latin businesses in ICANN and map out their necessities, carried out with two other members of the Constituency and spanning several months of work and B) bringing the Universal Acceptance program to Brazil, with the interest of creating a more hospitable in the near future for partners within the BRIC bloc to engage with businesses.

The Panamá meeting was essential to attend for the first project mentioned, seeing as a great deal of ground work and one-on-one engagement was conduced there. I dedicated a fair share of time to getting to know better attendants, as well as engaging with the normal Business Constituency activities and generating the summaries in Brazilian Portuguese that I have been producing ever since meeting 59 to better bridge the gap between that community and ICANN.

Those objectives stack with my commitments to the NextGen and Fellowship programs, both to which I serve as coach and supporter, helping guide newcomers and explain the environment to them. This is accomplished by group talks, individual coaching, lending support via messaging, and above all helping people be in the sessions that make the most sense for their particular skillset and profile.

2) Explain the extent to which the Proposed
Goals and Outcomes were accomplished
(see above LINK to review the original Proposal):  

I believe that all of the goals outlined for this trip were achieved, seeing as we managed to engage several businesspeople from the Global South at a personal level, and are managing to better understand their needs and the logic that needs to be employed at the BC for us to be able to make the Constituency a better fit for them without compromising any of the existent structure. Our ongoing efforts are being assemble as part of a bigger project that will be better explored in Barcelona and hopefully delivered by the end of 2018.

I had the task of explaining the project to the Constituency, and I believe I did so with competence. With the support of the other project members who assisted in building the presentation, all of the key points of the methodology and the logic behind the study were positioned in a clear and objective manner. After that, we also managed to carry out personal discussions with other members to get a better feeling of their impressions of the project, and I believe the takeaway was quite positive.

As for my personal goals as a contributor to the ICANN community, I was satisfied that we managed to advance a lot the subject of the ODI, which after the meeting led to the crafting of a very rich commentary targeted at the Public Comment that sought to outline what are the immediate priorities for the project now that its launch is a reality. I also personally coached around 8 newcomers, and managed to help several others find their way around the institution, which is always a pleasure to do.

3) Additional information pertaining
to this outreach Trip (optional):
I would like to thank effusively the BC leadership and Chantelle Doerksen, who make this environment easier to deal with and offer a great deal of support to our continued participation.
4) Please fill out the date when you have completed this form:10-Aug-2018
Acknowledgements Section

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

The Trip Assessment information has been gathered and properly entered into this form.YesMark Datysgeld10-Aug-2018
The ICANN Organization / Structure's leadership has authorized the submission of this Trip Assessment.YesChantelle Doerksen21-Aug-2018On behalf of the BC Chair, Claudia Selli, and BC Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Mack
The ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Vice-President has concurred that this Trip Assessment satisfactorily reports the extent to which the goals/outcomes outlined in the original proposal have been achieved.YesMaryam Bakoshi22-Aug-2018Concurred by Rodrigo de la Parra.

CROP Trip Assessment Template (May 2017)

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