[Alac-sc-outreach] Ideas for Engagement Strategies

Beran Dondeh berandondeh at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 17 06:24:54 UTC 2015

Hello Dev,

Thank you both for taking time to have this call. 

I just wanted to point out that in the Middle East and Africa region, we can take advantage of the DNS roadshows that have just kicked off and find a way of getting cctlds more involved perhaps through Aftld and other such regional organisations. 

You will be surprised that there are a lot of people that want to know more about DNS but 

1- don't know how to get the information
2- don't have the resources to get to ICANN meetings 
3- just don't know how to PLAIN engage 

We should tap into this by identifying key local events in certain regions ( through ALSes) and engaging through presentations, remote participation... Etc. 

I also want to follow up on the webinar Q and A that is currently being implemented by NARALO. This would entail having a webinar with no specific topic per se but just to allow participants to ask any question about ICANN and Internet policy processes that come to mind. I think this could be quite effective and should be considered. 



"There is nothing more difficult to arrange and more dangerous to carry through than initiating change..." Machiavelli 

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> On 17 Oct 2015, at 04:23, Dev Anand Teelucksingh <devtee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Had a conference call with Daniel Nanghaka (it was 2am for him) to
> discuss the O&E presentation and came up with some other ideas for
> engagement that I put on the wiki at
> https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/Ideas+for+Engagement+Strategies
> Please add your thoughts and ideas on this wiki page:
> Here's are the ideas:
> To solve engagement, have ALSes to care about and be involved in DNS
> related issues at
> * local level -- e.g policies that govern your ccTLD ; DNS reliability
> ; DNS security (DNSSEC) ; WHOIS privacy of ccTLD domain registration
> * regional level  -- e.g DNS reliability in the region ; DNS security
> * global level -- e.g IANA stewardship transition ; CCWG on
> Accountability ;  many locals use gTLDs and therefore are governed by
> the policies (e.g WHOIS privacy) that gTLD registries set with
> registrants,
> If ALSes don't care about DNS related issues at the local level, they
> are unlikely to care about global DNS related issues.
> So to get ALSes, engaged, have to
> - raise awareness of possible local DNS issues ;
> - ask ALSes input/opinion on their regional ICANN strategy
> - help foster discussions about other local/regional ICT/IG issues -
> e.g net neutrality
> To raise ICANN issues for ALSes to respond to, have to get ALSes to
> understand the impact of the ICANN issue to them, and create
> compelling content for them to see the impact of the ICANN issue to
> them.
> Other engagement challenges:
> - getting connected to At-Large calls ; persons can't be reached on
> their phones, persons don't have sufficient net connectivity.
> Another suggestion to foster engagement in WGs:
> - A WG should be able to select a regional active member to attend a
> regional ICANN F2F meeting.
> Kind Regards,
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh
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