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Title of Proposed Activity  



THEME: A resilient Internet with what DNS for DRC



Community Requestor Name


CAFEC (African ALS)


ICANN Staff Community Liaison


Heidi Ullrich




request description



1. Activity: Please describe your proposed activity in detail


The seminar-workshop relates to technical community and will take place in two phases:

*The first phase is to train 30 trainers in Kinshasa. The DRC currently has 26 provinces. There will be a candidate by province. The four candidates supplements are intended for the monitoring and evaluation of the other candidates in the provinces.

Congolese actors will be trained by people expert resources in managing a DNS.


For four days, participants will deepen their expertise in the field of management of the DNS. The two days will serve to strengthen their expertise in the field of DNS Security (DNSSEC).


The interactive nature of the workshops will allow participants to engage in a number of group exercises to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the course during training sessions they will hold in the provinces.


*The second phase will take place in the 26 provinces of the DRC. This gives rise to the establishment of focal points in each province. These focal points will train local actors identfied on DNS. In this second phase, the trainers will organize also training sessions on content production, management of a web site by establishing the correlation between a DNS and website.

This approach will lead to clarify what is meant by the new gTLD expansion and importance of good management of the ccTLD.


The workshops will focus on the essential elements needed to create, launch and manage a DNS company; the domain name industry value chain; marketing communications and strategies; Branding ; business continuity.

The domain name is the foundation of the web presence. The real development of the Internet and local content in DR Congo will inevitably go through a real development of the domain name industry.

The Internet community in Democratic Republic of Congo: public sector, private sector and civil society are directly concerned by this virtuel momentum to imagine solutions for the development of the domain name industry and ownership model multi-actor (multistakeholderism) of Internet governance.







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


For Phase 1: Two trainers will be supported (airfare, accommodation and fees); 30 local participants will be supported (airfare, lodging and per diem).
Organizational costs for the seminar secretariat rent a training room, restaurant, office,

For second phase: the trained trainers will organize training workshops in each province. In total 26 workshops. Each workshop will include 15 local participants who will benefit from this training in DNS.


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



Phase 1: 4 days


phase 2: 3 days in each province



  request objectives




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



The seminar-workshop called "Internet Governance Multi-stakeholder approach Event", can be considered as part of the implementation of the African Strategy for ICANN launched in Toronto in October 2012 at the 45th Public ICANN meeting :


- Stimulate the development of industry domain names
- Educate and train Africans for better understanding of the issues of the domain name industry and for effective participation in the development of policies regulating
- Encourage the adoption of the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Promote greater and more active participation of Congolese in ICANN and other global organizations for development and Internet governance.



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


The Congo - Kinshasa has about 450 ethnic groups can be divided into several groups.
The Bantu group (Luba, Mongo, Kongo among others) which represent about 80% of the population.
Non-Bantu ethnic groups are divided between the Sudanese, the Nilotic, the Hamites and the Pygmies.
The official language is French.
There are 221 ethnic languages ​​including 186 languages ​​belonging to the only  Bantu family and spoken by more than 80% of the Congolese population. Other languages ​​are represented by the Nilo-Saharan family.
Among its various national languages, there are four regional lingua franca that divide the country into four language areas:
- Swahili or Kiswahili is spoken as a second language by about nine million people in the eastern regions, notably in Katanga in Kivu, through the Lualaba to the west and the Great Lakes to the east (and In Kenya and Tanzania).
- Lingala conquers about 8.5 million speakers located in Kinshasa, the capital and regions of Kongo Congo and the former Eastern Province.
- The Tshiluba (or Luba-Kasai) is practiced by about six million people in the South, particularly in the Kasai region.
- The Kikongo is adopted by two million indigenous people, mainly in the Central Kongo region and Bandundu (and Angola).


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


-30 trainers were trained in the management of a dns;
-390 local players are trained in the provinces;
-dns forum drc is created;
-local content can be produced on the drc websites
-thousands of people will be connected in 12 months

-to educate representatives of different companies, mainly registries and registrars, the relationship between registries and registrars, policy development process, marketing opportunities and their role to support capacity building and social initiatives in dr congo.


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


-the number of web sites created from the ccTLD;
-The diversity of local content on the sites;
-The minutes of physical or virtual meetings of the DRC DNS Forum;

-Number of Communities and individuals connected;

-Number of registrars accredited






Resource Planning – incremental to accommodate  this request

Staff Support Needed (not including subject matter expertise):




Costs basis or parameters

Additional Comments



Booking room

when financing agreement



2 400$


Travel arrangement

when financing agreement


18 000$


catering and refreshment

when financing agreement



1 600$



6 days




Support for training supplies


when financing agreement




Fees for 2 trainers



Following Icann support


Phase 2

26 training workshops because of a workshop by province

when financing agreement


78 000$

26 workshops x 3 000$

Fees for 26 trainers



Following Icann support


Subject Matter Expert Support:

This training workshop-seminar is primarily intended to improve the institutional framework of the actors engaged in the field of the DNS to ensure network security ..

Second, this approach is to give the opportunity to connect more than thousands of people from their respective communities.

Finally, what will push the momentum to restructure the management of "dot cd" and have more accredited registrars with ICANN.

This process will serve as a springboard to explain the benefits of new gTLDs


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

overhead projector


Language Services Support:




Travel Support:


Phase 1: 30 participants form provinces : airfare, accommodation, per diem

phase 2: 6 technical staffs: airfare, accommodation, per diem


Potential/planned Sponsorship Contribution:

If this is approved we will approach some other sponsors to see what kind of financial contribution may

be possible.