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Title of Proposed Activity  



AFRALO General Assembly + Capacity Building and engagement Program for the ALS representatives

Community Requestor Name



Aziz Hilali

ICANN Staff Community Liaison


Heidi Ullrich




request description



1. Activity: Please describe your proposed activity in detail

This same request was submitted for FY16 Budget, but the Finance department and/or the BFC rejected it because of the organization in Marrakech of the GAC high-level meeting; they promised to fund it in FY17. It will be a face to face general assembly of the whole African ALSes at ICANN 59 (26-29 Jun 2017), and will include daily capacity building sessions for the ALS representatives.



2. Type of Activity : e.g. Outreach - Education/training - Travel support - Research/Study -  Meetings - Other

  • Education/Training
  • Meeting
  • Engagement

3. Proposed Timeline/Schedule: e.g. one time activity, recurring activity

  • One time activity
  • 26-29 June 2017



  request objectives




1. Strategic Alignment. Which area of ICANN’s Strategic Plan does this request support?

1 st ICANN strategic Objective: Evolve and further globalize ICANN.

1.1   Further globalize and regionalize ICANN functions: engagement mechanisms supporting the regional

engagement strategies and local community participation in ICANN

2. Demographics. What audience(s), in which geographies, does your request target?

A representative of each AFRALO ALSes

3. Deliverables. What are the desired outcomes of your proposed activity?

  • The new AFRALO Operating Principles adopted (including individual affiliation, weighted votes, metrics of performance and remediation process, decertification, criteria for ALS certification).
  • More knowledge and information given to the ALS representatives through a pre-defined capacity building and program
  • More skills given to the ALS representatives through a facilitation training.
  • More engagement with the local ccTLD, and more broadly with all ccTLDs through joint working sessions with the ccNSO to build bridges between the 2 communities and establish action plan for a real synergy in the future.

4. Metrics. What measurements will you use to determine whether your activity achieves its desired outcomes?

  • Adoption of the AFRALO new Operating Principles
  • More participation of the AFRALO ALSes in the policy development activities in ALAC and ICANN
  • More participation in the working groups
  • Better quality of participation (not only attending, but also debating, drafting and making the Africa voice heard)
  • More and better participation in the AFRALO monthly calls
  • Real links built between the ALSes and their respective ccTLDs (participation of the ALSes in the ccTLD policy development and any other activities, and participation of the ccTLDs in all the ALSes activities on the ground and in the ICANN arena.






Resource Planning – incremental to accommodate  this request

Staff Support Needed (not including subject matter expertise):




Costs basis or parameters

Additional Comments

1 bilingual staff member (Fr / En)

1 hour a week X 4 months

Preparation calls, following up on Action Items + assistance onsite

Normally, it’s included in the staff normal work












Subject Matter Expert Support:

The facilitation training specialist to help in developing and implementing the related training.

Technology Support: (telephone, Adobe Connect, web streaming, etc.)

Teleconferences and onsite activities need adobe connect and telephone calls for those who couldn’t make it

Language Services Support:

  • Document translation into French

Interpretation of all teleconferences (Preparation) and the whole activity session onsite (English and French)



Travel Support:

One representative from each African ALSes certified before 30 September 2016 to be supported to attend the ICANN 59 meeting scheduled to take place in Africa (Airfare + Accommodation + subsistence cost).



Potential/planned Sponsorship Contribution:

Sponsorship will be sought to assist with the cost of the event.