Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
- Organization's Name: Anais.AC
- Organization's email address: anais_ac@xxxxxx
- Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): (237) 223-02-15
Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
- Organization's website (URL) (if available): none yet
Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
Robertine Tankeu Keutchankeu
Description: National Director
Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
Anais.AC is a regional non governmental organisation dedicated to social appropriation of ICTs. It covers actually - countries ( Cameroon- Chad- Gabon - Central Africa Republic- Congo and RDC). It's part of Euro-African network Anais, present in 11 african countries.
After advocating and advising decision makers on ICTs appropriation, the Cameroon national branch is in the process of lunching a network of Out of School Capacity Building Centers, dedicated to high potential Out of School from poor neighbourhoods in cities. 20 such centers are planned, and in two years or so, we will start setting such centers in the others central africa countries.
Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
There is no requirement. The only criteria is to be Internet centered and ready after training if needed, to explore it potential.
In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
French and English
Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
The organization is self-supporting for its daily business.
Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
Board of Directors- Regional Coordinator- National Director- Councellors- staff
Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
We make information available to people through our network, we use boards and from time to time media.
Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
Not yet but in consideration. As for the statute, structure and goals, will send by attach doc.
Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
Regional Co-ordinator: Olivier Nana Nzepa, Ph.D.
Africa Region Focal Point on WSIS CS Bureau, Member of the African Bureau, Ict's lecturer National Director: Robertine Tankeu Keutchankeu, MBA, ICTs and gender expert. Consultant for various organizations.
Chair of the Board: Pro. Laurent Charles Boyomo Assala Lecturer, School of Communication, University of Yaounde II
Advocating and advise on social appropriation of ICTs. In that regard, the organization has lunched a quarterly newspaper titled "Le d�fi num�rique". Participation to broad constituencies dedicated to ICTs in Africa. ICTs Capacity building.
What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
Help to build a knowledge society in Africa.
What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
Internet is at the core of Anais.AC business. ICANN related issues are therefore of critical importance to enable the organization play its leading role in the sub region.
If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?
Robertine TANKEU KEUTCHANKEU, MBA
P.O. Box 13918 - Yaounde Cameroon