|No.||Recommendation||Recipient||Thematic Group Source||Assignees||Status|
|3||ICANN should continue to shape an accountability model reaching not only Board members but all parts of the ICANN community, in order to develop a more transparent and productive environment||ICANN Board; ICANN Staff; ICANN Community||TG1|
At-Large Community members actively contributed to the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 1, which produced a set of enhancements to ICANN's accountability mechanisms that must be in place within the time frame of the IANA stewardship transition. Establishing an Empowered Community, which would make the ICANN Board more accountable, is one of the final recommendations. The Work Stream 1 proposal has been approved by the ICANN community and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The implementation of the recommendations is underway, and the At-Large Advisory Committee is formal participant in the Empowered Community. In addition, the Board has also put in place measures to increase the transparency of their work processes, including publishing Board meeting transcripts.
Focused on addressing broader accountability topics that extend beyond the IANA Stewardship Transition, the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 2 would propose further enhancements to a number of designated mechanisms, including the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committee accountability, staff accountability, and improving ICANN’s transparency. At-Large members have been leaders and/or active participants in different SubGroups in Work Stream 2.
At-Large will continue engaging in the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 2 to help shape the accountability model reaching all parts of the ICANN community. Seasoned At-Large leaders will encourage more At-Large members to participate.
In the final Proposal of CCWG-Accountability WS1, it includes the Community Power which makes Board members more accountable. The Proposal has been ratified and passed to NTIA, pending review from the Congress.
WS2 will deal with the broader accountability issues;
Board has come up with measures to make their work more transparent, including publishing their meeting transcripts (http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-board-decisions-to-become-more-transparent, e.g.: ICANN should do no less. Every official ICANN Board meeting should be webcast in real time. When the Board is meeting telephonically then the Web audiocast should be available simultaneously. And all should be archived for future access and review. Only limited redactions should be made, such as when the Board is discussing internal personnel matters or when the proprietary and confidential information of a contracted party might be revealed, and then only if a rationale is provided)
Next Step: At-Large Community should encourage members to participate in WS2