[Alac-sc-outreach] Updated Fellowship spreadsheet for research for Outreach and Engagement

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 04:52:21 UTC 2016

Hi Glenn,

- https://www.icann.org/fellowshipprogram has the selection criteria :

"This is a means-tested program. Applicants must either be citizens of
eligible countries listed in the World Bank classification as low,
lower-middle, and upper-middle economies
, or listed in one of the three (3) UN groupings of developing and
least developed nations: the AIMS, Pacific and Caribbean which are all
Members of SIDN and eligible for consideration in the Program. The UN
Listing of SIDN
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1520) is based
on distinctly different criteria that stretch beyond the World Bank's
economically deterministic view.

The programme is targeted at individuals who are either new to the
ICANN environment, are familiar with ICANN but have yet to attend a
face-to-face meeting, or have started participating in ICANN through
the program or by other means but are in need of travel funding in
order to broaden their knowledge and deepen their engagement.
Candidate backgrounds are diverse: government, the ccTLD community,
civil society, academic, technical, security, commercial and
non-commercial sectors."

Fellowships are awarded by an independent selection committee based on
a mix of criteria including applicant experience and references,
geographic proximity to meeting, receipt of past fellowships, etc. For
more information please see the Terms and Conditions

ICANN may not be able to provide fellowships for all qualified
applicants. In the case of a dispute or similar applications final
decisions will be made in coordination with the Fellowship Selection
Committee (https://www.icann.org/en/about/participate/fellowships/committee)"

- some fellowship announcements noted the number of applications
received but I don't see a place where that's collected. Any
volunteers want to hunt down those numbers?

- the categorisation would be a challenge since the fellowship
categories themselves need to be harmonized (some applicants say
Gov't, others say Government as an example) and some fellows didn't
self identify

- civil society and end user categories would be the core groups for
becoming more involved in At-Large. Certainly, there have been some
fellowship alumini that did get involved in At-Large but it would
require an analysis of each fellow.

- Typically outreach was done by the ALAC chair doing a early morning
session with the Fellows, there were also attempts to attend the
fellowship Sunday meet and greet, and there were networking
opportunities at a RALO showcase. But I don't think there was ever a
structured way of marketing towards certain fellows identified as
ideal candidates. Perhaps the O&E members at a F2F meeting can work to
do outreach to the fellows in a more structured way, coming up with an
marketing message about At-Large and info on key At-Large sessions,
for example.


On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Glenn McKnight
<mcknight.glenn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Dev
> A number of issues come to mind
> 1. Beyond the obvious what is the selection criteria
> 2. How many applications
> 3. What is the split based upon category ie. civil society, gov etc
> 4. If civil society is the core group for Outreach and Engagement what is
> our success
> 5 What efforts have we done to Outreach to those members
> 6 How many volunteers have be obtained through the fellowship program
> If the Fellowship is important to ALAC then we need to create ways and means
> of reaching those potential volunteers in a meaningful way.  Perhaps we need
> to add this as an issue on our next call.
> Glenn
> Glenn McKnight
> mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
> skype  gmcknight
> twitter gmcknight
> .
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 12:54 AM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh <devtee at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear All
>> Glenn Mcknight did a spreadsheet breaking down the Fellowship
>> recipients by region.
>> I've produced an updated version with additional sheets to allow for
>> easier display of fellowship applicants by region or by country
>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15882YWPkhx-Gv2tAEPBdJPJKK5QBjvsX2_mvRyDJUQs/edit?usp=sharing
>> Screencast:
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/5oss2emxhlsz8v0/Outreach-Engagement-Fellowship-Analysis.gif
>> In addition, I also did some research in the ICANN country names and
>> the ISO country names to study the differences. You can look at the
>> comparisons-of-ICANN-ISO sheet to see some of the differences and
>> highlighting the importance of the georegions report now under
>> comment. One of the challenges are that the Fellowship uses different
>> country/territory names than the ICANN or ISO list ; the Fellowship
>> sheet notes the changes made to align the country names in the
>> fellowship announcements to the ICANN and ISO lists
>> Finally, I've also implemented a methodology so that a fellowship
>> announcement list can be pasted into the "temp" tab for quick
>> breakdown and sorting.
>> I inputed the data from ICANN 39 to the present ICANN55, I'll polish
>> off the rest later tomorrow
>> Hopefully, the spreadsheet will continue to be more useful for
>> locating persons that attended fellowship that could be possible
>> members of At-Large or who know persons and/or organisations that
>> could be potential members of At-Large.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Dev Anand
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