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Objectives: Achieved Partially Achieved Not Achieved 1. Attend and participate in the 2016 China Internet Conference x 2. Meet with ISC to learn more about their organisation and its At-Large engagement potential x 3. Meet with ISC and ICANN Beijing Office to identify the At-Large ISC (end-user)...
Topic(s): Engagement, Internet GovernanceOrganization(s): APRALO
What Happened at ICANN56? Besides discussing the ICANN bylaw changes and the ongoing work in the CCWG-Accountability and the GNSO PDP Working Groups, the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) focused on process related matters important to the organization effectiveness of the At-Large Community....
Today, on 23 June 2016, we celebrate an exciting milestone in the history of the At-Large Community – the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) has accredited the 200th organization as an At-Large Structure (ALS). From the Arctic to the Cook Islands, ALSes form the basis of the At-Large community,...
At recent Internet Governance activities around the globe, members of the At-Large Community have been actively contributing to enhancing the public understanding of ICANN and the role of the At-Large community in the IG ecosystem. During the Africa Internet Summit in Botswana in June, ALAC Chair...
Topic(s): Engagement, IANA, Internet GovernanceOrganization(s): AFRALO, ALAC, EURALO
Since April, a taskforce within the European Regional At-Large Organization (EURALO) met weekly to review and redraft its Articles of Association (“Bylaws”), which were adopted in April 2007 and amended in May 2011. The aim of this effort is to improve EURALO’s organizational efficiency and...
The organizational review of the At-Large Community officially started in May following the appointment of ITEMS International as the independent examiner. In addition to assessing the effectiveness of the improvements resulting from the previous Review conducted in 2008, the purpose of this...
Topic(s): Reviews/ImprovementsOrganization(s): AFRALO, ALAC, APRALO, EURALO, LACRALO, NARALO
During the April 2016 APRALO Monthly Teleconference, we had 5 apologies and 19 community members actually present. A very good turnout. An English transcript and recording is available for those who couldn't make it. (there is a Chinese audio recording available as well). Below is a brief...
In the Statement responding to this public comment proceeding, the ALAC noted the improvements in clarity in the FY17 Operating Plan & Budget in comparison with the ones in past years. However, the ALAC pointed out several areas where clarification is needed. This includes the operational...
Topic(s): Operations/FinancesOrganization(s): ALAC
On May 17, the Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) and the ICANN APAC Hub will jointly organize a webinar on the topic “DNS Security and DNS Abuse”. Speakers include Champika Wijayatunga, Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency Engagement Manager in...
Topic(s): DNS, Engagement, Security/StabilityOrganization(s): APRALO
Dear All, On behalf of Alan Greenberg, Chair of the ALAC, the 2016 call for nominations for ALAC Members and ALAC Delegates to the NomCom is now open. Positions Open: Please refer to the 2016 ALAC and RALO Elections, Selections and Appointments for a comprehensive list of all available positions...
To continuously improve members’ knowledge of ICANN, the At-Large Community recently launched their 2016 Capacity Building Webinar series. Under the leadership of Tijani Ben Jemaa, Vice Chair of the ALAC, the At-Large Capacity Building Working Group selected the webinar topics ranging from the...
Topic(s): EngagementOrganization(s): ALAC
In Marrakech, after spending nearly 10 hours of substantive discussions on the CCWG-Accountability Final Recommendations, the ALAC approved the proposal by consensus. This was the culmination of 1.5 years of efforts from the At-Large Community in contributing to the process of IANA stewardship...
Led by AFRALO, the At-Large Community held a series of exciting outreach events at ICANN55 to engage African end users and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Representatives of African NGOs participated in the daily capacity building sessions to deepen their understanding of ICANN and the...
Topic(s): EngagementOrganization(s): AFRALO, ALAC
People who are deaf or hard of hearing use captions to understand spoken words and sounds. Real-time captions, or Computer Assisted Real-time Translation (CART), are widely used as events take place. This month, At-Large Community will start using this technology to provide greater access to...
Topic(s): EngagementOrganization(s): NARALO