[menog] Fwd: [MEAC SWG] [ICANN News Alert] Call for Public Comment on the Middle East and Adjoining Countries’ (MEAC) 2016-2019 Strategy

Michael Oghia mike.oghia at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 08:59:19 UTC 2016

FYI. Might be of interest to some.


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From: Fahd Batayneh <fahd.batayneh at icann.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 10:56 AM
Subject: [MEAC SWG] [ICANN News Alert] Call for Public Comment on the
Middle East and Adjoining Countries’ (MEAC) 2016-2019 Strategy
To: MEAC-SWG <icann-meac-swg at googlegroups.com>

Friends and Colleagues,

The draft MEAC Strategy has gone out for public comments. The public
comments page can be found at https://www.icann.org/public-c
omments/meac-strategy-2016-10-27-en, and those willing to comment are
encouraged to send their comments to meac.swg at icann.org.

Please push across your relevant networks.

Thank you,

Fahd Batayneh


*Sent:* Friday, October 28, 2016 5:25 AM
*Subject:* ICANN News Alert -- Call for Public Comment on the Middle East
and Adjoining Countries’ (MEAC) 2016-2019 Strategy

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News Alert

Call for Public Comment on the Middle East and Adjoining Countries’ (MEAC)
2016-2019 Strategy

28 October 2016

Today, ICANN’s *Middle East and Adjoining Countries Strategy Working Group
*)* announced a call for public comment on the draft MEAC 2016-2019
Consisting of 48 members and 2 observers, the *MEAC-SWG*
was formed in June 2016 to develop ICANN’s regional engagement strategy. In
developing the strategy, the MEAC-SWG followed the ICANN
2016-2020 strategic plan laid down in the ICANN bylaws, addressing the
plan’s five strategic objectives below in the region.

   - Evolve and further globalize ICANN;
   - Support a healthy, stable, and resilient unique identifier ecosystem;
   - Advance organizational, technological and operational excellence;
   - Promote ICANN’s role and multistakeholder approach;
   - Develop and implement a global public interest framework bounded by
   ICANN’s mission.

The overall strategic objective is to “attract more active and engaged
participants from the region to contribute to ICANN's policy development
processes and to acquire leading roles within the ICANN community”. The
strategy has identified three main focus areas:

   - Support a Secure, Stable and Resilient DNS Infrastructure in the MEAC
   - Promote a Healthy and Competitive Domain Name Marketplace in the MEAC
   - Clarify ICANN's Role in an Evolving Internet Ecosystem through
   Engaging with the MEAC Community

The draft MEAC 2016-2019 strategy can be found here[icann.org]
[PDF, 1 MB]. Comments are due by Friday 18 November at 23.59 UTC. Comments
should be submitted via email to meac.swg at icann.org.


In late 2012, ICANN consulted Internet community members in the Middle East
on the need for a strategy that defines ICANN’s engagement in the region.
In early 2013, 22 community members from across the region came together to
develop this new strategy. The group was called the Middle East Strategy
Working Group (MESWG). The strategy document[community.icann.org]
went through a public comment period before it was finalized and ready to
be implemented. In implementing the strategy, the MESWG suggested
developing implementation plans on an annual basis, in close collaboration
with ICANN staff.

While the three-year mandate of the Middle East strategy concluded on 30
June 2016, ICANN staff, along with the MESWG, rolled-up their sleeves early
on to evaluate the strategy and, at the same time, seek input from the
regional Internet community on the need of continuing the strategy for
another three years.

After public consultation at ICANN55 in Marrakech (5-10 March 2016) and
productive discussions over the MEAC ICANN mailing list, the community
suggested the establishment of a Charter Drafting Group (CDG) that would
define the work methods of the new MEAC-SWG. The CDG worked from mid-April
until mid-May of 2016, and published their work[community.icann.org]

In mid-May 2016, a public call was announced, seeking members and observers
to join a new MEAC-SWG. 50 community members responded to that call, with
48 joining as members and two as observers.

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