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ICANN Fellowship Program Application Process Review Follow Updates

Alan Greenberg

Ariel Liang

     
Janice Douma Lange
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For information about this Public Comment, please click here 

 

FINAL VERSION TO BE SUBMITTED IF RATIFIED

The final version to be submitted, if the draft is ratified, will be placed here by upon completion of the vote. 



FINAL DRAFT VERSION TO BE VOTED UPON BY THE ALAC

The ALAC appreciates the opportunity to comment on the ICANN Fellowship Program Application Process Review. The ALAC believes that the Fellowship Program is one of the best methods for attracting and integrating dedicated younger generation participants into the ICANN Community. The At-Large Community, in particular, has greatly benefited from the contributions of Fellowship alumni. For example, several current and past leaders of AFRALO, APRALO and LACRALO, as well as ALAC Members from those regions (including the ALAC Co-Chair of CCWG-Accountability) were ICANN Fellows. They play an impactful role both within ICANN and in their respective countries to advocate for the interests of end users and help in the development of the Internet for the future.

The ALAC strongly supports the projected FY17 improvements to the ICANN Fellowship Program. These changes promise to make the program even better by:

The ALAC appreciates that these changes may make the process of selecting candidates more difficult, but believes ICANN is making a wise choice in doing this, ensuring that under-served communities everywhere can begin to be involved in the ICANN community.

In light of the proposed changes to the ICANN Fellowship Program, the ALAC is confident that this successful initiative will continue fulfilling the capacity building needs of an evolving ICANN Community, bringing in new blood, and strengthening the multistakeholder organization.

 


FIRST DRAFT SUBMITTED

The ALAC appreciates the opportunity to comment on the ICANN Fellowship Program Application Process Review. The ALAC believes that the Fellowship Program is one of the best methods for attracting and integrating dedicated younger generation participants into the ICANN Community. The At-Large Community, in particular, has greatly benefited from the contributions of Fellowship alumni. For example, the Chair and Vice Chair of APRALO, former Chair of AFRALO and LACRALO, current LACRALO Secretariat, current ALAC member selected by AFRALO, and current ALAC member selected by LACRALO/CCWG-Accountability Co-Chair were ICANN Fellows. They play an impactful role in their respective countries to advocate for the interests of end users and help in the development of the Internet for the future.

The ALAC strongly supports the projected FY17 improvements to the ICANN Fellowship Program. These changes promise to make the program even better by:

The ALAC appreciates that these changes may make the process of selecting candidates more difficult, but believes ICANN is making a wise choice in doing this.

In light of the proposed changes to the ICANN Fellowship Program, the ALAC is confident that this successful initiative will continue fulfilling the capacity building needs of an evolving ICANN Community, bringing in new blood, and strengthening the Multistakeholder Model.