DRAFT QUESTIONS ON DIVERSITY

The  CCWG Work Stream 2 Diversity Sub-Group has identified the following elements of diversity as potentially relevant to ICANN SO/AC/groups:

 

Geographic /regional representation

Language

Gender

Age

Physical ability

Stakeholder group or constituency

 

Your cooperation is sought to answer the following questions:

 

  1. Which of these elements of diversity are important to your SO/AC/group?
  2. Are there any additional elements of diversity not listed that are important to your SO/AC/group? If so, please provide details of these. 
  3. Do you believe interests and viewpoints from Africa, Asia/Pacific and the Latin American/Caribbean regions are proportionally represented within your SO/AC/group and its leadership?
  4. Is there any educational or informational initiative towards diversity in your SO/AC (seminars, reading materials recommended, a discussion group or any resource to know what the theme is)?
  5. Does your SO/AC/group have any formal policies and procedures relating to diversity?  If so, please provide details of these.
  6. Which elements of diversity does your SO/AC/group measure and track?
  7. Does your SO/AC/group measure geographic diversity? If so, is it based on member organization or individual representing the member organization? If individual, is it based on citizenship or the concept of "domicile") [1] ?
  8. Does your SO/AC/group have any informal practices or unwritten policies relating to diversity?  If so, please provide details of these.
  9. Does your SO/AC/group rotate meeting times or adopt other measures to reduce barriers to participation?
  10. Does your SO/AC/group have any plans for addressing issues related to diversity   within your SO/AC/group in the future? If so, please provide details of these.
  11. What mechanisms would you recommend be considered for in enhancing diversity (across ICANN?) ?

[1] Could we say "residency" instead?