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Trip Proposal Section

1) Number of Travelers:
(Note: each traveler uses one trip of the five (5) allocated to each organization/structure).  

Traveler Email (Redacted) Alternate Email (Redacted)
Satish Babu HR Mohan
Samvel Martirosyan
2) Application Date:


3) Dates of Requested Travel:

Departure: 25-May-2014
Return: 29-May-2014

4) Travel Itinerary:

From City: Trivandrum Country: India
To City: DOHA Country: QATAR
5) Event/Conference Name, Title, or Descriptor: QITCOM 2014
5a) Event/Conference Website Link:
6) Primary Event/Conference Location: Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar
7) ICANN Geographic Region: Middle East

8) Activity Sponsors:
(Note: all event sponsors must be identified in order to comply with ICANN travel guidelines).

QITCOM is managed by fischerAppelt, Qatar, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies, Qatar

9) Purpose and Goals:

Participation in QITCOM 2014 will enable APRALO representatives to meet with a cross-section of the Internet user community in Qatar as well as in the Middle Eastern region. Through our participation, we will be able to re-engage with local communities on aspects such as  the Internet Governance ecosystem, ICANN & its models, and innovative opportunities of associating with ICANN, so as to stimulate interest from the local community.

In 2014, QITCOM will once again connect businesses, innovators, communities and industry leaders to consumers, entrepreneurs, students, and end-users through ICTs.

The goal of At-Large participation is outreach and promotion of the multistakeholder model of ICANN within Middle East region; to promote new ALSs in Asia Pacific region; and to enhance the engagement of existing ALSs from the region with ICANN activities.

10) Proposed Outcomes:
  • Sharing of practices of involvement of civil society in Internet governance issues, experience related to establishment of local Internet governance forum. 
  • Exploring possibilities for increasing ICT literacy among rural areas, particularly for low-resource users and community users; and use of community Internet centres as in the case of India
  • Discussing problems related security of use of the Internet, including cross-boarder security threats on the ccTLD level
  • Enhancing digital inclusion, particularly for the differently-abled as in the example of Armenia
  • Taking the message of ICANN's multistakeholder model to the Middle East, to stimulate interest amongst potential ALSes and to revitalize dormant ALSes in the region
  • Adopting steps to recruit new ALSes by networking
11) Additional Information (optional):


The participants identified in this application are familiar with the Program Operations associated with this Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (FY14) and agree to abide by its terms and conditions.

The ICANN Organization/Structure's leadership has authorized the submission of this Trip Proposal. Yes
The ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Vice-President has concurred that the Purpose/Goals of this Trip Proposal are consistent with operational plans and/or strategies. Yes

Trip Assessment Section

1) Describe how the original Purpose and Goals were accomplished:

2) Describe how the original Outcomes were achieved:


3) Date Completed:
4) Additional information pertaining to this outreach event (optional):
Program Administration: STAFF USE ONLY
Program Requirement Date Satisfied Initials Notes
Confirmation Section: STAFF USE ONLY
Program Administrator Confirmed? Date Rationale

CROPP Application Template v5 (Sep 2013)

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