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

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Thu Nov 23 16:20:27 UTC 2017

Dear Sarah,

thanks for your comments/questions. Please be so kind to find my answers

On 23/11/2017 17:02, Sarah Kiden wrote:
>     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 justify?

We are short of 1 slot in two meetings: the one in March and the one in
June. The ALAC has some discretionary slots for policy people. The ALAC
could decide to allocate one of these slots per meeting to a mentee
focussing on policy.

>     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.

I'll let the ALAC Chair summarise what's agreed. I think we have not
formally agreed anything yet, but need to focus on agreeing quickly.

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

There is no funding for more people at present. The alternative is to
have 1 mentor and 2 mentees per meeting, so they might be the same or
change at each meeting - but with 5 RALOs that really is limiting - and
some RALOs might therefore not benefit from this program.

Kindest regards,

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