[Alac-sc-outreach] [Secretariat] [ALAC] Fwd: [ICANN60_Onboarding] Call for ICANN61 Nominations

Sarah Kiden skiden at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 16:02:44 UTC 2017

Dear Olivier, all,

Thank you for your input into this process. I just have some questions for
Olivier (and probably Beran) in-line.

On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 18:10 Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> on the process to select mentors/mentees.
> On 22/11/2017 00:01, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
> ALAC Selection Committee?
> SO: I think this group are used to reviewing and selecting such non-RALO
> centric positions and may be in a better place to perform this task.
> Overall my suggestion is to push this to the ASC.
> Recognising it was an excellent idea I shared this with the ALT yesterday
> and this idea has received support.
> Today I had a call with Beran Dondeh Gillen, one of this past year's
> Mentees. She, along with Isaac Maposa, were mentored by Dev Anand
> Teelucksingh and put together a proposal for a follow-up to the mentoring
> program. This proposal was that in the next cycle, five people from
> At-Large should be mentored, one from each RALO.
> With the news that only 1 mentee & 1 mentor would be funded, specifically
> in the lead up to the next ICANN meeting, with 1 other mentee that  would
> need to be funded by other means, the concept of having 5 mentees sounded
> as though not possible. Heidi asked Ergys Ramaj about having 5 mentees
> funded, one for each region. That was categorically refused as there isn't
> the funding to do this, this year.
> So Beran suggested a version of the proposed plan:
> - 5 mentees, to be proposed by each RALO, but actually selected, one per
> region, by the ALAC Selection Committee.
> - 1 mentor selected from a slate of applicants, by the ALAC Selection
> Committee
> The mentor starts mentoring all 5 mentees through a set of calls
> throughout the year, with the 5 mentees. The mentor travels to each of the
> ICANN meetings in the year.
> With 3 ICANN meetings in a year, 2 mentees go to March meeting. 2 mentees
> go to June meeting. 1 mentee goes to AGM in November. Thus, all 5 mentees
> have had a chance to attend one funded ICANN meeting. This means there is
> actually a shortfall of only 2 travel slots, one at the March meeting and
> one at the June meeting. As the focus for mentoring is about policy, one
> slot for each of these two meetings could be a discretionary slot current
> available for a policy person to take part in the meeting.

This proposal sounds good to me. Just some clarification. I’m not sure if
I’m mixing up numbers.  The mentor travels to all the meetings but we have
2 mentees for the March and June meetings. That makes it 3 travellers per
meeting, yet there is funding for 2. Is the discretionary slot easy to

> This is just a simple proposal - Feedback/Comments welcome as soon as
> possible! We need to have finalised a process by the end of this week.

Has it been agreed that mentees are chosen at RALO level? Otherwise, I am
happy with this proposal as well.

Another question unrelated to travel slots. Is the mentor: mentee ratio
(1:5) good? Are 5 mentees not many for one mentor?



> Kindest regards,
> Olivier
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