- Organization's Name: Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC)
- Organization's email address: rajnesh.singh@xxxxx
- Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +679 332 0606
Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
310 Princes Road
PO Box 4160 Samabula
- Organization's website (URL) (if available): www.picisoc.org
Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
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?
PICISOC is a chapter of the Internet Soceity covering 22 Pacific Islands Countries and Territories. Our current membership of about 300 individuals is represented at 90% of people living in this region
Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
This is an organisation composed of indivduals. The organisation is associated with the Internet Society. We organise a yearly meeting called PacINET to discuss Internet and ICT adapted to the Pacific Islands needs. We have aboout 300 members over 22 Pacific Islands Countries or Territories:
American Samoa - Cook Islands - Federated States of Micronesia - Fiji - French Polynesia - Guam - Kiribati - Nauru - Marshall Islands - New Caledonia - Niue - Northern Marianas - Palau - Papua New Guinea - Pitcairn - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tokelau - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu - Wallis and Futuna
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):
Members must be individual members of the Internet Soceity and choose the Pacific Islands Chapter for their affiliation. They fill the form on the ISOC web site and ISOC contacts us. There are no financial requirment for individuals to become member. Any person can become a member. We also maintain a discussion mailing list for our members.
In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
English. Hoever members may whish to express between themselves in any of the Pacific Islands languages if it can help new members participation.
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):
PICISOC is an independent organisation which is already financially self supporting in regards to its affiliation with ISOC. It would be the same with ICANN.
Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
PICISOC has a board elected for 2 years term by all its individual members. The board includes a Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and 3 board members.
Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
We currently inform our membership of any Internet related activity via our mailing list. We are active with the WSIS process and want better link with ICANN to stay abreast of development in ICANN. Some of our members run ccTLD or ISPs.
Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
We have a mialing list where most of our members are subscribed. We keep them informed via this mailing list of activites in the region. We also provide online support via an IRC channel on irc://irc.freenode.net/#picisoc. We issue from time to time press releases or statements which are discussed and approved on our mailing list. Finally we exchange point of view during our annual meeting PacINET.
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)?
We have a full fledged website using a Content Management System, where any member can post any information: www.picisoc.org.
Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
Chairman: Rajnesh Singh rajnesh.singh@xxxxx
Vice-Chairman: Franck Martin franck.martin@xxxxx
Treasurer: Leslie Allinson leslie.allinsson@xxxxx
Secretary: Anju Mangal anjum@xxxxx
Board Member: Tenanoia Simona nanoia@xxxxx
Board Member: Christina Wini c9kuper@xxxxx
Board Member: Titeem Auatabu titeema@xxxxx
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):
The Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society serves the Society's purposes by serving the interests of the global Internet community through its presence in the Pacific Islands. It focuses on local issues and developments, and as an impartial advisor to governments and the public on matters of significant interest to Pacific Island people.
The Internet is for all, so is the Internet Society and the Pacific Islands Chapter so you don't need to be a techo or propeller head to join but to be simply interested in developing Internet in all its aspect in the Pacific Islands (societal, telehealth, regulation, policies, security, digital divide,..).
What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
ccTLD organisation and policies
ccTLD implementation and management
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?
Rajnesh D. Singh
Chairman - Pacific Islands Chapter, Internet Society
06 July 2005